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🕺🏼 New and catchy 70s-style ska tune from the Netherlands; about low women representation in politics; encouraging voters to select a women on the list in the upcoming elections.

(Made easy given gender indicators in the party lists on our voting ballots; Yes, it's complicated.)

H/T @michel

youtu.be/0W10_ORUxs0

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Welkom op Soundcafé!

Wil je meer weten over Soundcafé en hoe Mastodon werkt? Zie mijn handleiding die ik in het Nederlands heb geschreven:
soundcafe.nl/about/more#about

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"Beautiful Strangers" van Kevin Morby.

Heerlijk nieuwe versie, prachtig ook met zangeres Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) erbij. Live in Parijs, waar het verhaal eigenlijk begon na de aanslagen in november 2015.

Invloeden van ondere Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, en Nina Simone.

H/T @arjen

kevinmorby.bandcamp.com/album/

Exactly how were medieval bridges built in Europe? Before steam engines, cranes, bulldozers, etc.

In 1357, construction of this bridge in Prague began and would take over 50 years to complete. This visual animation shows it all in elegant detail, step by step.

(No audio descriptions or subtitles on this one.)

kottke.org/20/10/fantastic-3-d

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I love reading about examples of survivorship bias. It's such a nice blend of intuition, counter-intuition, and round about cleverness!

#todayilearned #reads #reading

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivor

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This #bluebird was perched near this tree, possibly even on the same post, but the moment I snapped the shutter, it flew up to a nearby roof. So I tried to get a decent angle on it, and was about to walk away when it flew back to the tree, landing on this post, grooming itself for a few moments, and then stopping to look around.

#birds #nature #photo

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"If it has music in it, it has value. I don't think songs try to be films, I think films try to be songs." – Tom Waits

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Last year, my pear tree produced one pear. This year I got two!

If this trend continues I will be able to supply 100% of Australia's pear requirements within 25 years.

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The national bird of Kenya Lilac Breasted Roller, with 8 colours

The spirited man says things are about to get heavy, for we are amidst our move from crisis mode toward humanity's next period of flourishing.

The video shows how we are currently toward the end of our third cycle of an 80 year block (from 1780), with the fourth cycle starting around 2028-2030.

An interesting theory.

youtu.be/xeVyfiP0cLk

"Stop Motion Lego Chocolate Cake" by tomosteen.

Superbly well-done animation, love the attention to detail - to the very end!

yewtu.be/watch?v=qnfYo7RFER0&f

via kottke.org/21/04/stop-motion-l

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by popular demand, now with logarithmic y axis scale to fit more data points

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Veritasium on light bulbs, obsolescence and repairability: "This is why we can't have nice things"

youtu.be/j5v8D-alAKE

Reminds me of that Mrs Kearns interview in Shutter Island.

"""
I don't know the world anymore.

They tell me there are... televisions?

Voices and faces, coming from a box. — He? — I hear enough voices already!
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youtube.com/watch?v=DcpUNHl1N9

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"20,000 metal boxes carrying goods"

I love this unpretentious and dull phrasing, because of course how else would you describe this if it weren't so normal, e.g. to someone a century ago?

nytimes.com/2021/03/26/busines

🕺🏼 New and catchy 70s-style ska tune from the Netherlands; about low women representation in politics; encouraging voters to select a women on the list in the upcoming elections.

(Made easy given gender indicators in the party lists on our voting ballots; Yes, it's complicated.)

H/T @michel

youtu.be/0W10_ORUxs0

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Take a break and spend seven minutes back in 1973 during this moment when Stevie Wonder and friends stopped by to perform a cookin' rendition of "Superstition" for the people in their neighborhood:

youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1v

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Soundcafé

Sound Café is een Nederlandstalige server open voor muziekliefhebbers.

Deze server maakt onderdeel uit van Mastodon, het onafhankelijke sociale netwerk van de toekomst.