Thursday, December 06, 2007

Specialized wishes all of us a happy cycling holiday.

Leave it to the .:Kind:. folks at Specialized to put together a Christmas present that plays Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite from nothing more than bicycle parts.
Incidentally, i saw it at, he saw it at Roger Kramer's Cycling Blog, and Roger Kramer apparently saw it at Bike Biz. My how this thing gets around.


Dennis said...


I'm working for a filmcompany in The Netherlands and we are doing research on the forthcoming international documentary 'Between Ears'. This will be a film by which the viewer is taken away in the discovery of the different and surprising aspects of how and why people use their mp3 players in different kind of places. You can find more info about our project on

Our filmcompany is trying to get in contact with a person in Antarctica who is using a mp3 player. It's likely that some people take their portable players out to remote field camps where they may work for weeks at a time. If people climb Mount Everest with their mp3 players it would seem that there is every reason to expect scientists in Antarctica would have similar interests. Hearing ones favorite song can be very soothing when there is a complete absence of all other forms of audio/video entertainment. It's a way to feel more comfortable and less lonely for example. The mp3 player is becoming an 'emotional tool' for a lot of people.

I was wondering if maybe you have any suggestions how to come in contact with someone in Antarctica who is using a mp3 player like this. We are very interested in hearing their story about this subject.

Hope to hear from you! Thanks!


flip said...

Glad you liked it. I'm the guy who created it.