The SOAO Weekly Roundup December 14th – 20th, 2014

If you had a busy week, don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Every Sunday we go through all the content from the previous seven days and pick out the ten most popular posts, as well as a few others you might have missed. So sit back, relax, and catch up on this past week in Socks.


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The SOAO Daily Ditty: Klockhaus – ‘Triangle’

I couldn’t find much info about Klockhaus online, and I honestly have no idea how I came across this tune because it was buried in my bookmarks, but it’s a pretty solid chillout jam that I think you’ll enjoy — if you’re into that stuff, of course.

From their Facebook page:

Klockhaus is the electronic brainchild of Dutch producer Han Schilder.He plays the interfaces between atmospheric 90s ambient house and modern sample-based digital manipulation, searching for the boundaries between nostalgia and the psyche.

Via: Artzie Music 

TED Talks With Christopher Warner: What Is Verbal Irony?

From TED-Ed:

At face value, the lines between verbal irony, sarcasm, and compliments can be blurry. After all, the phrase ‘That looks nice’ could be all three depending on the circumstances. In the final of a three part series on irony, Christopher Warner gets into the irony you may use most often and most casually: verbal irony.

Lesson by Christopher Warner, animation by Ben Pearce.

Infographic: Motion Devices Hall Of Fame

Technology has allowed video recording to be possible in something as small as our smartphone. 30 years ago, the smallest video recorder was about the size of a paperback novel.

In 1985, Sony came out with the Handycam, the first in its line for portability in the palm instead of mounting a heavy device over the shoulder (video).

A few years before that, in the late ’70s Polaroid launched the Polavision, which was a handheld camera, but you needed the big and clunky Polavision player to watch your videos (video).

Some of these motion devices were bigger and heavier. Kicking off the infographic is the first device to record motion is the Magic Lantern (video). Take a look at how design and portability have changed throughout the years.

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The SOAO Daily Ditty: Linval Thompson – ‘Look How Me Sexy’

From Allmusic:

With the release of Blood and Fire’s Ride on Dreadlocks and the reissues of his catalog of classic roots material, Linval Thompson’s reputation as one of the finest reggae singers from the roots-renaissance was rightfully assured. A prolific producer whose credits include Dennis Brown, the Wailing Souls, Eek-A-Mouse, Freddie McGregor, and the Viceroys, among others, Thompson has also released a number of his own vocal (and dub) albums through independent labels and his own imprints…[read more]


National Geographic’s Photo Of The Day: ‘Pine Needles’


From Nat Geo:

Photograph by Heather Allen, National Geographic Your Shot

“The lines of the quills were perfect, forming a Fibonacci curl from the nose right to the end of the quill,” writes Your Shot member Heather Allen of this porcupine photographed on the Oregon coast. “I just loved the light hitting the top quills, setting off its face. The final [bit of] luck was that he lifted his head and looked right at me.”