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wr3n:

Walker Open Field, 2012

wr3n:

Walker Open Field, 2012

mightyflynn:

Jack White and friends
July 22, 2014
Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois
via @nick_pants

mightyflynn:

Jack White and friends

July 22, 2014

Wrigley Field

Chicago, Illinois

via @nick_pants

The iPod, like the Walkman cassette player before it, allows us to listen to our music wherever we want. Previously, recording technology had unlinked music from the concert hall, the café, and the saloon, but now music can always be carried with us. Michael Bull, who has written frequently about the impact of the Walkman and the iPod, points out that we often use devices to ‘aestheticize urban space.’ We carry our own soundtrack with us wherever we go, and the world around us is overlaid with our music. Our whole life becomes a movie, and we can alter the score for it over and over again: one minute it’s a tragedy, and the next it’s an action film. Energetic, dreamy, or ominous and dark: everyone has their own private movie going on in their heads, and no two are the same….Theodor Adorno… called this situation ‘accompanied solitude,’ a situation where we might be alone, but we have the ability via music to create the illusion that we are not.

—from How Music Works, by David Byrne (via girlfromtralfamadore)

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fherthus:

quintessence-of-dust:

Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hgrx_kacy-catanzaro-american-ninja-warrior-dallas-finals_sport For those of us live in Canada and can’t watch the video.

SLAY

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Allan Ahlberg, the well-known author of more than 150 children’s books, announced that he declined a Lifetime Achievement Award from the inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards. Why turn down this award, and the 5,000 pounds that come with it? Because the award is sponsored by Amazon.