Posts from March 1st, 2008

Saturday, 1 March 2008

"Of the Month" March ’08

Link of the Month:
Oobject
From the "About Oobject" page: "Oobject is somewhere between a blog and a directory. We pick topics for lists of gadgets . People then suggest items to go into them by tagging things as Oobject in wists. Visitors then vote on items to create something like ‘Billboard charts for gadgets’, voted by everyone. Some of the topics we pick will be standard categories such as ‘top digital SLRs’. These will be constantly updated over time, with new items. Other topics will be quirky and fun, one offs, where we find a particularly interesting topic such as ‘retro soviet gadgets.’ Each day, instead of single blog posts, we will feature a single topic which is new or has been newly updated."

DVD of the Month:
The Simpsons Movie
It’s really hard to dislike a movie when you’re laughing out loud every couple of seconds. Not only is The Simpsons Movie flat-out one of the funniest movies of the past several years, but it actually does a really good job of feeling like an honest-to-goodness movie and not just a long episode of the TV show.

Album of the Month:
Zero 7: Simple Things
Simple Things is my very favorite downbeat album, and by "downbeat" I don’t mean depressing. I mean that the songs and instrumentals are all mellow and laid back, but they also have an absurdly smoothe groove to them that I find irresistible. Supremely relaxed/groovy/funky bass lines and beats weave under densely layered, hypnotic guitar and synth lines. The vocals are all sung by voices that excellently match the smoothness of it all. It’s sexy stuff. It’s "smooVe" with a capital "V"

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