Nuclear O'Reilly is a duo from New York who have created an album which, they claim, is the first to be produced entirely on an iPhone. They used the app Beatmaker from Intua. The album can be downloaded free from their website.

here are two demo videos from Intua.

see also
Christian Science Monitor - Forget the recording studio, just use an iPhone
FITM - iPhone Music Videos

Ignite talks are presentations where the speaker is given 5 minutes to speak and may only use 20 slides which are automatically advanced every 15 seconds. Dr. Will Noel is the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, he is also the Director of the Archimedes Palimpsest Project. In June 2009 he gave this entertaining and fascinating Ignite talk on the work that's been done with the Archimedes Palimpsest.

see also
Ignite - Dr. Will Noel on Restoring the Archimedes Palimpsest
Issuu - Will Noel
The Christian Science Monitor - The Archimedes Codex unpeeled by modern technological sleuthing
EUREKA! Ancient Manuscripts Revealed on the Web
wikipedia - Archimedes Palimpsest

It doesn't look like this demolition worked out as planned.

some other failed demolitions

hat tip Countdown with Keith Olbermann

This is an intriguing concept car design. The wheels morph and are designed to handle roads, water, snow.



see also
Future Amphibious Hybrid Concept Vehicle with Intelligent Wheel System

hat tip Gizmodo

Books aren't just for reading, they can also be used by artists to create interesting art.




see also
Beautiful and Creative Book Sculptures
Su Blackwell
Nicholas Galanin - Georgia Russell’s et al Book Worlds
Brian Dettmer's photostream
Robert The
Kyle Bean

hat tip @guykawasaki

Lithuanian conductor and composer Mindaugas Piečaitis composed this CATcerto for Nora the Piano Cat™ (wikipedia) and orchestra. The world premiere was on June 5, 2009, the orchestra played along with a video of Nora playing piano.

hat tip @feliciaday

I don't know if today's skateboarders are into Miles Davis and jazz music. But, these skateboard designs are cool.



hat tip boing boing

Yesterday I posted about 5 year old Wesley's cover of Folsom Prison Blues. Wesley's guitar teacher is Rob Hampton (blog) and every year Rob has a Spring Coffee Shop Jam where his students perform for family and friends. You can see a number of these performances on his YouTube account (srmaximo). Another of his students is 9 year old Emma. Emma's "guitar" lessons are really lessons in guitar, keyboard, singing, songwriting and recording. Here is a video of her performance of Snow Day, a song she wrote. I love this song and performance. Enjoy!

see also
A Guitar Teacher's Lesson Notebook - Incredible performance by a 9-year-old

This is 5 year old Wesley and his fantastic cover of Johnny Cash's (wikipedia) Folsom Prison Blues.

hat tip boing boing