Thursday, January 26, 2012

TurnTable Kitchen's Top 10 Reasons to Buy Records

solid list and dead on!

"For me, the ritual involved in playing my records is delicious. I’ll thumb through my record collection delightedly examining the spines of the records in my library before my fingers come to rest on the album I’m seeking. I’ll carefully pull the record out and remove the LP from the jacket. I examine the surface of the record in the light for dust and, if necessary, swiftly brush off any lint or dust that has collected. Next, I carefully place the record on the platter and clamp it to the spindle. I quickly blow on the stylus to remove any dust or fuzz that has collected there before lifting and subsequently lowering the needle to the record. The soft thump I hear when the needle makes initial contact with the vinyl is alone worth savoring. If music is a religion, then this is the sacrament."

Monday, January 23, 2012

Type Matters

Nice letter to Brad Bird of Pixar from Matthew Butterick on the use of the font Verdana in the latest Mission Impossible movie.

"Verdana is a Microsoft font designed in 1996 designed to optimize the legibility of small text on low resolution computer screens. It wasn't intended for large size text on high resolution movie screens."

Read the letter here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Denver Post Interviews Local Hero Jason Heller

"I grew up in a solidly blue-collar family full of truck drivers, waitresses and convicts," Heller said last week. "I know it sounds like a bad country song, but it's true. I'm one of the first people in my family to attend college."
Read it here.

Jason, enjoy the kudos and credit you deserve every stitch of it! Can't wait to keep reading what's next!

RIP King Stitt

"No matter what the people say

These sounds leads the way

It’s the order of the day

From your boss deejay, I, King Stitt

Haul it from the top

To the very last drop !"
- King Stitt

Rest in Peace Ugly One!