With a new Moleskine journal featuring LEGO bricks, both iconic companies have teamed up and created this fantastic video that has a little bit of fantasy to it. Who doesn’t want to fly? Buy the limited edition LEGO Moleskine here.
In reference to the Bon Iver review today on Pitchfork, they brought up Howard Jones, and the fantastic track “No One Is to Blame.” You know what, this fucking version is brilliant. We want to write a song with this guy. Or Bon Iver.
We like BBC’s Gilles Peterson as a DJ of sometimes obscure, sometimes cutting edge, but always on point music. He was a huge Gil Scott Heron fan, and because he was such a fan and Mr. Heron recently passed away, Gilles made this fantastic mix that we listened to all Sunday, and you should listen to it, too.
Philosopher Walter Benjamin once wrote, “Among children, collecting is only one process of renewal; other processes are the painting of objects, the cutting out of figures, the application of decals — the whole range of childlike modes of acquisition, from touching things to giving them names.”
According to this fantastic look at archiving as art on Poetry Foundation, Benjamin was saying that “all of these impulses — making, collecting & archiving — can be construed as folk practices.”
One of the author’s points throughout the piece, and we 100% relate, is that we spend far more time archiving and organizing, whether it be digitally or manually, than we actually do engaging with what we own. Or better put, “The ways in which culture is distributed and archived has become profoundly more intriguing than the cultural artifact itself. What we’ve experienced is a inversion of consumption, one in which we’ve come to engage in a more profound way with the acts of acquisition over that which we are acquiring; we’ve come to prefer the bottles to the wine.”
We care more about the iPhone than the phone call, which is the dead-on truth. We care more about the look of the iPod and its organization than the crappy sound it emits.
Great read. You’re not working anyway, you are pretending to archive.
One of our favorite bands of the past few years, Women, look like they may be headed to the sad ending of an onstage fight turned breakup. But what they have left in their wake, including the fantastic Public Strain LP and now this single “Bullfight,” will be a mark of growing respect for the Canadian band in the years to come.