IDLE WARSHIP (2009)

HEY! I want to share a free album download with you all. (who doesn’t like free stuff?). So, I’m a fan of Res, she’s a folky r&b singer with a distinct voice and sound, she’s pretty much “underground” right now, when she released her first studio album “How I do” back in 2001, there was a little buzz… but as you know sometimes great things aren’t always an epidemic. I just recently found that she has her 2nd album “BLACK.GIRLS.ROCK” ready to download free on her website here.

She has also done a mix tape with various artist’s entitled “IDLE WARSHIP.” I’m really loving the song “Fyah,”  from Graph Nobel, I think many of you will too, it’s a very groovy and trance like song. It’s unlike Res’ original sound that I’m used too, but it’s good, very good. ^_^* I love it! …and you can too! Download the whole mixtape here.

Nikola Tesla | The Forgotten Father of Today

One of the greatest minds in history, Nikola Tesla. But unfortunately his name was discredited by Thomas Edison who had power, money, and many followers. Edison did not invent the lightbulb. In fact, many of “his” inventions were actually invented by the scientists that he employed. Edison was a genius, but also a ruthless cold hearted man that thankfully also made way for great progression in the electronic age.

“Nikola  Tesla developed and used florescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years before industry “invented” them. At the World’s Fair, Tesla took glass tubes and bent them into famous scientists’ names- the first neon signs. Tesla also designed the world’s first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls in 1895. Tesla also patented the first speedometer for cars in 1916. In fact, Tesla invented all of the things that are listed at the beginning of the paper.

But Edison soon had too much money invested into his DC system, and he tried his best to discredit Tesla by showing that AC was more dangerous than DC. Edison paid local children 25 cents for each stray dog they could bring him. Then he would hold press conferences and electrocute the dogs at public gatherings to frighten people. He claimed that DC could not kill, but in fact, it could.

Tesla was one of the world’s most original and greatest inventors and thinkers, but because he was so original and out of his time, his genius was mistaken for insanity and science fiction. Maybe next time, the world will recognize a true genius when it comes around.”

This excerpt is from an article entitled “Tesla versus Edison.” [here].