The Canon

Photo by Sacha Maric

Grimes in the October issue of Nylon:

“There’s this idea now that young people are the answer,” she says. “It’s definitely good to question how things used to be, but we shouldn’t just throw it all away. It leads to a lot of repetition and people not even realizing they’re repeating, as opposed to building on something that exists and making something new.”

This is something I see happening in Web and mobile tech constantly. There’s so little historical information about why things are done the way they are, people keep reinventing the wheel.

Alone with Bob Dylan

The Swedish film series Experiment Ensam (Experiment Alone) explores how much of our enjoyment comes from company. Among other experiments, they arranged for Bob Dylan to play a concert for one man. (via Kottke)

Are you a person who does things on your own? If so, I’m curious about what types of things. I’ve said before that I enjoy eating alone, I think I’d be happy at a movie too. But I’m not a huge fan of traveling alone, and if it came to a concert from one of my idols, I’d so much rather have a friend along so we could grin stupidly at each other.

Bone Records

I first heard about Bone Records at a Pop-Up Magazine event, and the idea made me a little teary.

From the 1930s-60s, vinyl was too expensive in the Soviet Union, so bootleggers began using X-ray plates to print records. The useless X-rays could be purchased from hospitals for very little, and were thick enough to retain an impression that could be played on a phonograph.

The quality wasn’t great, but the price was right, and these presses let people in the Soviet Union hear banned music, like Jazz and early Rock ‘n’ Roll. Romantic.

More images and information over on I looked for listings on eBay, but didn’t find anything. Any collectors know where you’d go to procure one of these?

Outside Lands, What to Wear

Outside Lands is one of my favorite music festivals, but it’s kind of a pain to dress for it. I know you want to look cute, but it’s cold here. Except when it’s hot mid-day. Before it gets cold again.

Anyway, here are a few links that will help you figure out how to dress for maxiumum comfort, style, and practicality. See you there!

How To Dress for Outside Lands
Outside Lands Street Style on Pinterest
Outside Lands Fashion, Part I
Outside Lands Fashion, Part II

Put This in Your Ears, June 2013

I’m collecting a song every day over on Spotify, so follow along with my monthly playlists if you’re looking for stuff that came out in 2012-2013. Here’s March, April, May and…

Subscribe to:
June 2013 Mix on Spotify
June 2013 Mix on Rdio

Or test the waters with these:
Green Garden, Laura Mvula
How it Went Down, Dark Dark Dark
Viking, Troy Avenue
Come Near, Lykke Li
Shortbread, Little Hurricane

What else should I be listening to? Let me know in comments.