“3D Sound Illusion” – Barbershop ( Put on your earphones )

**ONLY WORKS WITH EARPHONES** I It will sound better if you close your eyes. “Holophonic Experience” – Barbershop Holophony is a 3D sound recording technique which uses a technique where an original recording is combined with a reference recording. The result is an extremely lifelike three dimensional audio recording which has been said to exceed the realism of stereo sound.

Shepard Tone

From Wikipedia:

A Shepard tone, named after Roger Shepard, is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with the base pitch of the tone moving upwards or downwards, it is referred to as the Shepard scale. This creates the auditory illusion of a tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower.[1]

Here’s an example of the Shepard tone.

Critical Mass Bicyclist Assaulted by NYPD

From Gothamist:

Though the city has not been enforcing the controversial parade permit law when it comes to Critical Mass, police have been ticketing cyclists during the ride for such infractions as not having the required lights.

A representative for TIMES UP! tells us that the cyclist in this video was arrested, held for 26 hours, and charged with attempted assault and resisting arrest. One other cyclist was ticketed Friday night for riding outside the bike lane, which is not actually illegal and often necessary, considering how popular bike lanes are for double parking.

UPDATE: The AP is reporting that the police officer in the video has been stripped of his badge and gun and the NYPD has “placed the unidentified officer on desk duty pending the outcome of a department investigation.”

Chase – Get It On (Live February 28, 1974)

Rare footage of Bill Chase and his band performing live at the Faces club in Chicagao on February 28, 1974. This video was shot during the album release party for the Pure Music album. This is the only known concert footage of the band. This clip is the encore with solos by the whole trumpet section.

Sadly, just six months later, Bill and three members of his band were killed in a plane crash.

(Thanks Bill)

Bush Administration Projects Record 2009 Deficit

From Yahoo! News:

WASHINGTON – The next president will inherit a record budget deficit of $482 billion, according to a new Bush administration estimate released Monday.

The administration said the deficit was being driven to an all-time high by the sagging economy and the stimulus payments being made to 130 million households in an effort to keep the country from falling into a deep recession. But the numbers could go even higher if the economy performs worse than the White House predicts.

(via Oliver Willis)