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Jan112021

Daily Links: Today in Tabs, Fashion During COVID, Bicycles and Goats.

Today in Tabs, the world’s greatest weird-stuff-on-the-internet newsletter,  is back. Subscribe for free and witness the hilarios genius of my old friend Rusty Foster

— “How the press can hold Trump’s enablers—and itself—to account” [CJR]

“The Year Without Clothes” is New Yorker staff writer Rachel Syme’s brilliant assessment of what “fashion” means when no one can leave the house.

— URL’s, like plants, are part of a living system. Which means someday, they will die. A great point . [Maya.Land]

— There’s going to be a Season 2 of Zoey’s Infinite Playlist? Really? [Paste]

— Bicycle ownership around the word is booming [BBC].  (via Clive Thompson)

“Militarizing the Police was a Failure” — Cory Doctorow breaks down just how badly.

— “How Music Persisted During the Pandemic” [Pitchfork]

Culture Type: “An essential resource focused on visual art from a Black perspective” could open up and swallow me whole and I wouldn’t mind.

— Leading the comeback of vinyl records…goats!

May72020

Daily Links: Prince, Members Only Jackets, Live Music Venues during COVID

Daily Links and Good Reading and Questions from the Highways of Arts and Culture…

— Live music venues are barely hanging on in a COVID-19 world. And they need our help. [NYT]

Sessions is a global live music streaming platform co-founded by Ex-Pandora Founder Tim Westergren.

RIP Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kratfwerk, dead at 73. Overdue for induction in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

An Oral History of the Members Only Jacket (via Collectors Weekly)

Anil Dash breaks down every music video Prince ever made.

— “The Elusive ‘Good Marriage’ in Crime Fiction” [Crime Reads] (via @lithub)

— Currently seeking alternatives to Pocket. Is Raindrop it? (Update: Yes it is!)

Apr32020

Daily Links: Bill Withers (RIP), COVID-19, Joan Didion

Goodbye, Bill Withers. You will be missed terribly but your songs–“Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Just the Two of Us”, “Lovely Day–will live forever. Mr. Withers twin interviews on Death, Sex and Money and Bullseye are two of the great conversations with a musician in the history of radio.

 

“Every Food Service and Delivery Strike Happening Right Now”  [The Cut]

 

The cancelled SXSW Film Festival will be showing many of its feature films virtually via a partnership with Amazon Prime [Indie Wire]

 

Unsurprisingly, time spent watching streamed entertainment has spiked 20% worldwide [Bloomberg News]

 

“This Pandemic is not your Vacation” — Anne Helen Peterson [BuzzFeed News]

 

“I’ve Spent 27 Years in Solitary Confinement. Here Are Some Tips on Making the Best Use of Time Alone.”[Mother Jones]

 

Recommended: “Trouble in Lakewood” the classic 1993 New Yorker story by Joan Didion about The Spur Posse.  [via Robert Kolker]

 

Feb42020

Daily Links: Dan Deacon, Sundance, Harper Lee

— If you think old @giorgiomoroder film scores are Boss, you’re going to love @DanDeacon ‘s new album “Mystic Familiar”. Case in point: https://t.co/TmfqjYlBVJ

— “Sundance Names Tabitha Jackson as New Festival Chief” https://t.co/ZL5JeN2jkX (via Farai Chideya)

— “150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations Available for Free Download from Biodiversity Heritage Library” https://t.co/J7VlJHhhoZ

— One of the better names I have heard for a movie blog is “The Projector Has Been Drinking” https://t.co/leu0UyZClR  

— “People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.” — Harper Lee (via @Belletristbooks)

 

Jan202020

Daily Links Special for Dr. Martin Luther King Day

 

MLK March on Washington Speech

— NPR: ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech, In Its Entirety https://t.co/kBC12Wlln0

— New Yorker: From 1965: Renata Adler reports on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. https://t.co/KevfNjsnou

— Paste Magazine: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Musical Tributes From Patti Labelle, Joan Baez & many more. https://t.co/YBCTnHi8cH

“I fear I may have integrated my people into a burning house” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

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