Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
(catching up…) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis knock out another amazingly weird video for Dance Off. Digitalism is back with a great album this video for Go Time. Grimes new video for California is as bright, sunny, diverse, and unique as the state itself.
Caveman are back (and bearded!) with a new video for Never Going Back.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Tom Brosseau on 'No Matter Where I Roam' from his upcoming Crossbill Records release, "North Dakota Impressions" available worldwide on September 16, 2016. A funny thing happened the ﬁrst time I performed 'No Matter Where I Roam', a song about ﬁnding signs of your home in unfamiliar places. At the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio in 2012, when I opened for the Punch Brothers, a man and his wife approached me in the lobby after the show, where I was selling my CDs at the merchandise table. They had arrived late and saw only the last song in my set. They didn't know my name, they didn't know my music. We came for the Punch Brothers, the man admitted. We didn't know there was an opening act, too. But we're curious. In the song you performed tonight you sang about sugar beets, and my wife and I thought to ourselves, OK, this kid's gotta be from North Dakota. Sugar beets are big business where I grew up. My grandfather, Dean, worked at the American Crystal Sugar plant in Drayton: an important part of the local economy. Very much part of the local identity. When the harvest season is in full swing, the beet trucks roll right through town. Every now and again a beet will fall over the side, round and heavy and purple, partly masked in dirt. Mainly the beets are turned into table sugar. But it seems nothing of the beet goes to waste. Pulp and molasses are two of the by-products and both are used in animal feed. Everywhere I go I meet someone with ties to North Dakota. For a state that doesn't have a huge population, and not too many tourist attractions, it sure has an impressive wingspan. When I mention where I'm from on stage, someone will always ﬁnd me afterward, and say, Guess where I'm from.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Prelude to Brahms Piano Quintet, Op 34 (2016) by Buck McDaniel Forest Park String Quartet
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
It’s tough to criticize taking photos at shows, because I do it myself. It’s great to have a blog as a reason - but I often wonder what some of these other people are doing with the mountains of media they’re creating on their own phones - and is it worth it? This article suggests it’s not.
"Beyond memory, does the act of documentation make us enjoy the activity more in the moment? A new study published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people tasked with taking photos during experiences ended up enjoying them more than when they didn’t—but only in certain scenarios. ‘While taking photos increased the enjoyment of observers, it did not affect enjoyment of those actively taking part in the experience,’ Kristin Diehl, assistant professor of marketing at University of Southern California and one of the study’s co-authors, told Pitchfork. In other words, if the activity centers around observing rather than doing, documenting can increase enjoyment levels; stopping an activity to take a photo became burdensome to participants. "
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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