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Something Less Than Intended
December 18, 2012
hometapes:

I can’t tell if I’m unraveling or multiplying into a technicolor blanket to cover us all. This year.I didn’t hear you the first time.Star Over.
DOWNLOAD: Star Over, a Hometapes holiday albumFREE with the option to DONATE any amount to Smallwater and their efforts to rebuild the Rockaway, NY community in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. 
Thirty-five tracks that travel through time, space, and the past few years of Hometapes holiday albums, Star Over is the music we’re listening to as we close our eyes, grab your hand, and step off the cliff edge of 2012. Juxtaposed in new ways — and including brand new additions by Chris Rosenau (also of Collections of Colonies of Bees & Volcano Choir), The Caribbean (a collaboration with Insect Factory), Keith Sunset (also of CYNE), and Sunless (Hometapes’ own Adam Heathcott) — these songs are the recipe for the sunrise and sunset of the hardest and best year of our lives.

hometapes:

I can’t tell if I’m unraveling or multiplying into a technicolor blanket to cover us all. 
This year.
I didn’t hear you the first time.
Star Over.

DOWNLOAD: Star Over, a Hometapes holiday album
FREE with the option to DONATE any amount to Smallwater and their efforts to rebuild the Rockaway, NY community in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. 

Thirty-five tracks that travel through time, space, and the past few years of Hometapes holiday albums, Star Over is the music we’re listening to as we close our eyes, grab your hand, and step off the cliff edge of 2012. Juxtaposed in new ways — and including brand new additions by Chris Rosenau (also of Collections of Colonies of Bees & Volcano Choir), The Caribbean (a collaboration with Insect Factory), Keith Sunset (also of CYNE), and Sunless (Hometapes’ own Adam Heathcott) — these songs are the recipe for the sunrise and sunset of the hardest and best year of our lives.

(via bradlaner)

April 26, 2012

megafaun:

I could write a book about the influence this man has had on my life, and our life as a band. The unmistakable feel he placed in a groove, the subtle flourishes he pulled out of that dry snare drum, the earthy quality and raw power of his voice, his epic charisma as a performer; they’re all…

April 5, 2012

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Nerve Damage (by pitchforktv)

Efil4ylzzirg!!!

March 13, 2012
Quite proud of this one. xo to everyone who worked on it.
(via Meet Daniel Johnston’s Space Ducks | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce)

Quite proud of this one. xo to everyone who worked on it.

(via Meet Daniel Johnston’s Space Ducks | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce)

February 29, 2012

RIP Davey. You were my gateway drug to Minor Threat.

(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone Monkees (the original)

(Source: youtube.com)

February 21, 2012
Can’t argue with this. #hertzdonut

Can’t argue with this. #hertzdonut

February 9, 2012
January 19, 2012
marathonpacks:

Fever dreaming.

Whoops.

marathonpacks:

Fever dreaming.

Whoops.

January 8, 2012

juliahoffmann:

A couple of months ago I read the Steve Jobs book. 
I used the highlighter function in my kindle app, which I have never done before. I just went through those highlights, which gives me a nice little summary of the book, which I enjoyed quite a bit

In chronological order:

The dean of his college remembers: “he refused to accept automatically received truths, and he wanted to examine everything himself.”

After his India trip: “Intuition is a very powerful thing, more than intellect.”

Business advice that was given to him: “Pretend to be completely in control and people will assume that you are”

He emphasized that you should never start a company with the goal of getting rich. Your goal should be making something you believe in and making a company that will last.

“the best way to predict the future is to invent it”

On design: “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”

“hey, if we’re going to make things in our lives, we might as well make them beautiful”

“design should be simple, yet have an expressive spirit”

“The main thing in our design is that we have to make things intuitively obvious”

“Great art stretches the taste, it doesnt follow taste”

“form follows emotion”

When asked what type of market research he had done he replied: “Did Alexander Graham bell do any market research before he invented the telephone?”

When Jobs hired Paul Rand to do his logo for NEXT, Rand declared that he did not create different options for clients. “I will solve your problem, and you will pay me. You can use what I produce, or not, but I will not do options, and either way you will pay me”

“people who know what they are talking about dont need powerpoint slides”

“we made the iPod for ourselves, and when you’re doing something for yourself, or your best friend or family, you’re not going to cheese out. If you dont love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.”

“Never be afraid of cannibalizing yourself. If you dont cannibalize yourself, someone else will.”

“Embrace uncertainty”

“Nothing kills humor like a general and boring truth”

December 16, 2011

I really hope average (non-industry) folks come across this information and find a way to process it. I don’t have enough hours in a day to craft a proper write-up. So if anyone wants to discuss, hit me up. #dang 

marathonpacks:

The sales numbers of Pitchfork’s top 50 albums. The ones with suspiciously round numbers are estimations based on when an album dropped out of the top 200 and the fact that it has to sell less than 300 copies in a week to do so. If you have verified numbers to fix any mistakes or omissions, send…