The SOAO Daily Ditty: Mark Lanegan – ‘One Way Street’

For those who don’t know, Mark Lanegan was the frontman for the seminal indie-rock band, Screaming Trees. He has had a rather prolific solo career as well, releasing 12 solo albums since 1990. This song is off of his 2001 release, Field Songs.

From AllMusic:

Mark Lanegan’s solo albums are sufficiently dissimilar in tone from those of his regular group, Screaming Trees, to make listeners wonder where his true interests lie. His records often employ a much more acoustic tone, and address much more serious, personal concerns. Despite ample critical acclaim, Lanegan always kept the Screaming Trees his primary concern (that is, until their breakup)…[read more]

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4 Bloopers

The season four blooper reel from Comic Con was just released and it’s actually pretty funny. I hadn’t seen any of the bloopers from previous seasons, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I like seeing funny outtakes from serious dramas like GoT. It gives us a different perspective and a bit of insight into the personalities of the actors.

Source GameofThrones

Building An Almost Invisible Treehouse

The Mirrorcube by the Treehotel, is a hotel that’s in a forest in Sweden. The exterior is built with mirrors to make it look invisible. The structure is 15 ft (4.6 m) high and 13 ft (4 m) wide structure supported only on a 10 in (25.4 cm) wide pine tree.

How is this strange and interesting architecture built on something so small? It’s built in two halves and lifted with cranes on either side of tree and held in place by stabilizing wires and rings to give the illusion that it’s floating.

Source: Science Channel

Auto Tunes With Flula: ‘Cars’ By Gary Numan

I was first introduced to Flula when I posted a video about beatboxing by SmarterEveryDay. The guy cracks me up with every new video he puts out. I realized the other day that I haven’t yet shared any them here on SOAO, so what better time than the present?

This one isn’t new by any means, but it’s one of his funniest and most impressive in my opinion. The dude is not just a clown-act to be laughed at though. He definitely does bring the funny, but he’s also a very talented musician. The humor may be lost on some, and that’s fine — to each, their own — but there is no way you can deny his musical talent. Oh, and he’s also a bit crazy. But the good kind of crazy…

Source: Flula