With the recent release of Yoko Ono’s new book, I finally have vague license to post this music video for Yoko’s new(ish) dance anthem. No kidding, she made a dance anthem. Frankly, I’ve been searching for an excuse to post it since it came out.
It’s weird. It’s got two Beastie Boys. And yes, it’s got Ira Glass dancing awkwardly.
Abuela is a collaborative project of E. Vax (Ratatat, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Despot) and Agustin White (White Flight, White Ark, White Wizard). Video shot in Sacred Valley, Peru.
I’ll be following up with this as it progresses. But. Damn. Beautiful tunes coming.
Listen to ABUELA.
I have zero motivation. I’m not talking about the zero when you walk outside and icicles form on your eyelashes. This is absolute zero. 0K. -273.15°C. And fuck you Fahrenheit scale, I don’t need your shit.
When a water drop strikes a pool, it can form a cavity in the free surface that will rebound into a jet. If a well-timed second drop hits that jet at the height of its rebound, the impact creates an umbrella-like sheet like the one seen here. The thin liquid sheet expands outward from the point of impact, its rim thickening and ejecting tiny filaments and droplets as surface tension causes a Plateau-Rayleigh-type instability. Tiny capillary waves—ripples—gather near the rim, an echo of the impact between the jet and the second drop. All of this occurs in less than the blink of an eye, but with high-speed video and perfectly-timed photography, we can capture the beauty of these everyday phenomena. (Photo credit: H. Westum)