links for 2009-02-26

  • from The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong. Aw, gwan… listen to it. A fine example of context-building in the writing: "…So let the jazz purists frown at what they perceive as the sad ending of Louis Armstrong, singing kids songs. He sure as hell doesn’t sound sad to me and that trumpet solo is the truth, my friends…"
    (tags: musics)
  • via Google Maps Mania, the sort of thing I've been imagining for years, and including layers like Murdock's [semi-bogus] map of ethnic entities. Geography reborn, just as I've been saying since…
  • from The Automata / Automaton Blog, via BoingBoing
    (tags: automata craft)