Relaxing with a hint of danger! Great stuff from Man About Town, Atelier Franck Durand & Kilian Martin.
Taking a break from the normal nonsense I post on this blog, I thought I would interject something enlightening and inspiring….and serious. Despite being roughly a decade old now, this article rings more true today than it probably did when it was written. This is Bill Joy, co-founder and chief scientist of Sun Microsystems, on technology, robots, ethics, and the future of us humans. Never so much had I wanted to put everything I own into NASA research *just in case*. It’s quite a long piece, but give it a chance, it’s definitely worth the time.
Great video for an upcoming Bruce Haack compilation album. Get your birthday party on.
Ramping up to Les Savy Fav’s show at Cargo in September, here we have lead singer Tim Harrington’s comprehensive guide to things to do and see in London.
A pretty hilarious video for a great song. I doubt it’s an official video, but fitting nonetheless!
Guru the man, yes the one with all the JAZZ. I’ve been seriously lagging on updates to the blog lately (as you’ll see on the tardiness of this post), but I had to post a shout out to Guru, who has been on daily rotation in my headphones, car, home stereo, iTunes, you name it, since probably 1995. RIP Guru.
More by his brother Harry on the Boston Globe’s site.
Is anyone staying up on this cat fight between Primo and Solaar? Leave a comment if you know the latest.
Some interesting thoughts and discussions about the future of publishing (particularly newspaper publishing). Definitely worth a listen to anyone who designs for print, web, devices, or anything really. Monocle Weekly is a, well, weekly audio show hosted on Monocle.com that features editor in chief Tyler Brûlé, editors Andrew Tuck and Rob Bound, alongside a dynamic panel of industry folks and academics. Topics change weekly. You can subscribe to this show via iTunes or download an mp3 of this show as well. Organized folks, those Monocoleans!
As a result of being in the right place at the wrong time (namely, St. Pancras Eurostar arrivals), I had the lovely pleasure of seeing one of my favorite musicians arrive in London yesterday. And although I’m sure he saw the “holy shit it’s Jarvis!” look on my face, he didn’t stop and ask me to go get a tea, nor did I ask him to sign my tits. Casual star sightings at their best.
So in honor of that, I figured I would post some Jarvis. I think this is my favorite song off his new album (does anyone else think this must be a male response to “Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time?” I do. And here is another famous karaoke number for the weekend.
Kirk Hammett waaaaailing - 02:50!
I met him once actually. He came into the office at Nixon one day after surfing in Encinitas. I was introduced, shook his hand and didn’t even realize it was him until he was walking away from my desk. I was like “no wait….Kirrrrrk…you ruuuuule!” (in my head). I never saw Kirk again.