Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Those Crazy Norwegians

I was checking out rocketboom.com yesterday and they did a story on percentages of people from which countries commute from point A to point B by means of "the bicycle." It turns out there's a hilly college town in Norway where more than half the people ride their bike when they need to get themselves someplace. The report went on to say that one of the main reasons people are out pedaling the streets of town is the "trampe lift," which is a moving foot holder that pushes you up the biggest hill in town.

Below is a link to a video that has some great shots of the Trampe in action. It also has some fantastic background music. You MUST check this out.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

The BTO!

What is the BTO you ask? Why it's the Boston Typewriter Orchestra of course! It's a bunch of guys who sit around in a room and pound away on typewriters to crank out some sweet beats. They have a little video demonstration of what they do and how they do it at their website. I'm not one to predict the future, but I think we're going to see a lot more of this typewriter stuff incorporated into today's music. I hear Justin Timberlake is already working on a song called "Bringin Type keys back."