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Video: Fuman Musicoloco the Juggling Drummer

This juggling drummer is the best strange thing I saw today. The video dates back to at least May 6, 2016. Enjoy. A video of a very coordinated guy who has perfected this obscure skill is making the rounds online today. It features Spaniard Fuman Musicoloco, a true artist who has made a name for … Continue reading

A Piano Playing Cat + A Piano Playing Dog

I’d like to contribute something big to humanity, but amusing a few people with a blog about the strangest things I find is good for now. Today, two piano playing animals. Nora the cat recalls the dissonances of Thelonius Monk, definitely a jazz cat. Buddy the dog not only plays but also howls along. That’s … Continue reading

Strangest Cello Music

The guys from 2CELLOS are pretty amazing, and performing heavy metal rock music (in this case, Thunderstruck by AC/DC) with cellos is definitely a bit strange. The thing is, it works, don’t you agree? I prefer the cellos to his voice, but to each his own.   I love the audience reaction at the end. … Continue reading

Shifting Between Worlds

This is cognitive liberty lesson #37. There is a concept called the “Assemblage Point” which you may one day find extremely useful. The AP is your attitude, your current mindset, the gestalt of your recent experience. Shifting the AP is a vital skill; it is that innate playfulness we may misplace as adults. The skill … Continue reading

Bonzo’s Last Stand, A Bootleg Led Zeppelin Rehearsal

Today I enjoyed listening to a rare Led Zeppelin rehearsal bootleg on vinyl. It is the last rehearsal the band recorded about five months before drummer John Bonham died. John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band … Continue reading

Billion Year Data Storage

How can my 100 original song project be enjoyed by whatever humans exist in one million years? For starters, I’ll need very long term data storage. To make the million year mark with a margin for safety, one option may be storage on tungsten disks. There will likely come a day when humanity itself has … Continue reading

Inventor: Machines Will Have Human Level Intelligence by 2029

We may not have long until the number one threat to humanity manifests: Artificial Intelligence. Enjoy your humanity while you can, things could change dramatically in the next 50 years. TOP 10 THREATS TO MANKIND  1 – Artificial intelligence 2 – Bio-hacking 3 –  Killer robots 4 – Nuclear war 5 – Climate change 6 … Continue reading

Video: Strange Riffs: Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder

The big riff from the song “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder has always seemed strange to me. It feels like it has extra notes, but somehow it works. Here’s our Saturday night jam version, me on acoustic guitar and my buddy Karen on bass. Our version is probably not exactly right, but fairly close. We … Continue reading

15,000+ Posts on Xenophilia.com Now Restored, Happy New Year

Hello Fellow Time Travellers, I’ve done much technical fiddling to revive xenophilia.com as the now archives for truestrange.com. Stop by Xenophilia — which means “love of the strange” — to browse over 15,000 articles collected over more than 15 years. Hosts tell me I could make money if I had ads on the site, but … Continue reading

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