Monday, October 31, 2011

40 Noises That Evolved Pop

Great list for fans of music, along with samples. Good stuff!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Obama Asks for Free Graphic Help

we call this spec work and no, it's not cool to ask.
"Yes, the Obama campaign is soliciting unpaid labor to create a poster "illustrating why we support President Obama's plan to create jobs now, and why we'll re-elect him to continue fighting for jobs for the next four years."
no thanks!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Aaron Draplin

Aaron Draplin, one of my favorite graphics designers interviewed about some of ths shit he collects. Thanks Aaron, you're making my day.

Review of the OFF! Show Last Saturdy Night

Git Some opened, sorry I missed you guys, I love your album - but I was drinking in another bar at time you went on.

Fontside 5 played next, you guys need a sound engineer and a sound check.

- I like your studio stuff more than your live show, my take from you was fire the singer and move the drummer to the front. That guy can play!

OFF! Keith and the boys kicked out the jams for sure, I love how on the encore Keith says "we've played all out songs already, we haven't written anymore so we're gonna go back and play the first 2 songs"

European Motorcycle Ride in 1953

this is a great photo essay of days gone by. Link stolen from the mighty Coudal!

In the Summer of 1953 my father Geoffrey Gander and his friends set off on their annual Motor Cycling holiday around Europe.

It was probably quite an adventurous trip to take at the time.

They would ride through France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

We think of old bikes as being unreliable, but my father and his friends were keen riders and engineers and completed the trip without much more than a puncture.

The bikes that took part in the trip were:

GAU 856 Brough Superior SS100 with fuel in the loop sidecar

AHC 650 Triumph Thunderbird. He bought this one on 22nd July 1950 for £219 16 9 and by the day they set off in July 53 it had done 24,900 miles.

KBY 571 Sunbeam

VMM 871 Sunbeam

AHC 963 Triumph

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

About the Sounds

I have hundreds of gigabytes of digital music. Yet I listen to less than one percent of it. Why? Because it's entirely overwhelming. I have so much, and it's so intangible, that I may as well not even have it. Don't get me wrong, I love the convenience of having entire days (weeks, months) worth of listening in my pocket. But scrolling down an endless list of albums just ain't the same as flipping through a crate of LPs. Cover Flow? Please. Listening to records is an entirely different musical experience. For me, vinyl is more active. More visceral. More mindful. More immersive. I pick the album, admire the cover art, slip it from its sleeve, and play it. And after 20 minutes or so, I turn it over and play the other side. Remember "the other side"? I had forgotten until recently, when I retrieved my record collection from storage and immersed myself in the vintage audio forums online to find the perfect new, old stereo system.

Punk Rock Parents

documentary on punk rock parents, looks good

Monday, October 3, 2011