Thursday, April 19, 2012

La Barque

A little composition that I did over the weekend
As usual, it's not yet finished.
The piece has some sort of arabian music touch but also with some hint of fanfare with a tuba marking the beat.
- guitars
- drums
- darbouka
- tuba
- fute

Guitars played by me, other instruments played electronically. I wish I could thank individually each transistor who contributed to the piece but I'll probably miss some, so instead I'll thank the microprocessors so that nobody is forgotten.- thank you microprocessor , thank you microprocessor !

La barque

Friday, April 13, 2012

Little compositions

hello folks,
It's been a while that I haven't posted a cartoon, and, like a recidivist, I'm not going to publish a cartoon today either. Instead here are two little composition tests that I did recently using my Boss RC-50 loop station. Still in a metastable state.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Some musical loop tests

No cartoon today but some new music that I recently recorded.
I recently got a Boss RC-50 loop station and have been doing some tests over the weekend.
This device lets you record up to three tracks simultaneously and overdub each one multiple times. This can result in some nice, weird, symphonic or cacophonous musical mille feuilles.
Here are some of the things I composed over the weekend using the thing.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Heart Attack !

For triple bypass burgers, it's straight ahead
Two weeks ago, a man suffered a heart attack while eating a Triple Bypass burger at the infamous Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. 
According to the Heart Attack Grill founder, Jon Basso, the intent is to serve "nutritional pornography" food "so bad for you it's shocking".
The menu includes delicacies such as Single, Double, Triple, and Quadruple Bypass hamburgers with "Flatliner Fries" cooked in pure lard. The "prescriptions" are served by "nurses" to "patients". If you are over 160kg, you eat for free !
Here's the menu (inside  outside).

In case you're wondering:, here's what a quadruple bypass looks like:
With some fresh tomato slices, it can't be that bad

Foie Gras

How foie gras is produced

Friday, March 2, 2012

Elections ...

Elections, time to make your voice heard

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Early Moviegoers

Cinema started a long time ago 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Early tablets

Tablets have been around for quite a while
Tablets have been part of daily paleolithic life, long before Moses received his tablets and Steve Jobs marketed them.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Aube - an orchestral composition

No cartoon today, but an orchestral piece that I recently composed.
It's not entirely finished and will probably undergo some genetic mutations in the weeks to come.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Why do bats hang upside down ?

National Geographic is interviewing two bats who explain why they are hanging upside down

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Why do Indian drivers always honk ? A scientific explanation

Today's topic is :Why do Indian drivers always honk ?
For the first time since the invention of the horn and the Indian driver, Imprimatuur is able to give you an insight about the intricate mechanisms at the origin of this mysterious mystery. 
For the scientifically inclined, we've also included a clear scientific description of the phenomenon, using scientific lingo, incomprehensible by the layman. 

This is an exclusivity of Imprimatuur. Thank you for your attention and support.
Now you can read.

(click to enlarge)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Are Smartphone Users Omniscient Creatures ?

Don't tell bullshit to a smartphone user, you'll look dumb
Today's topic is: Are Smartphone User Omniscient Creatures ?
Smartphone owners seem to be gifted with an encyclopedic knowledge about almost any topic you can imagine.
As soon as you say something they will happily contradict you by giving you some powerful example, still hot from the entrails of their smartphone, or will nod and confirm your words with a definitive "yes, you are absolutely right" after having discreetly consulted the wireless oracle.
The device acts like an natural extension of their brain, and in some sorry cases, an actual substitute.
Like St Thomas, they will only believe what their smartphone says.

So what is the answer to today's question ? I wish I had a smartphone to answer you !

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The great inconvenience of Google Latitude (tm)

Google Latitude can cause great inconvenience
So this week a colleague of mine showed me the new Android phone that he had just bought and I was amazed at the bigbrotheriswatchingyou-esque application Google Latitude which allows to track friends who have shared their location with you. With that amazing application you can track them and see where they are at any moment.
Of course you share your location only if you decide to do so, so you can only blame yourself if that application gets you into trouble or in any embarrassing situation.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 !

Switching between years is not that simple
Let's make things straight for once: the switch from one year to the next is not that simple.
Indeed, until now you've always thought that you just had to wait for the next year to come right ?
In reality, there's a great deal of negotiations and politics involved in switching between years.
Without entering into gory details I can tell you that it's really incredible that we've managed to switch smoothly and sequentially from one year to the other until this day, because as mentioned above, the switch is not that simple .
Anyway, we don't have to worry now, I mean we don't have to worry for 2012. Now, I cannot guarantee that the switch will be smooth or that it will even happen between 2012 and 2013.
We'll see, but it won't be that simple.

So happy new year 2012 !