Finished first https://ragmask.com from some of our wax print stockpile, some quilt batting, and a variation on the straps using paracord.
Sun is shining. Listening to Long Shadow Duo. Making my first https://ragmask.com.
Joshua Smith makes 1:20 scale miniatures of real buildings like this Discolandia storefront in San Francisco. http://www.iknowjoshuasmith.com/work/discolandia/
Gave up on going back to sleep. Listening to Emily A. Sprague’s new Hill, Flower, Fog. Very calming. https://mlesprg.bandcamp.com/album/hill-flower-fog
Laurel Canyon vibes from this new Mapache record are good for being stuck indoors. https://mapachesounds.bandcamp.com/album/from-liberty-street
I’m into miniatures, fiber art, and cooking, so these videos are right up my alley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTs63G7Wdj8
Tomorrow, Friday March 20, Bandcamp is waving their cut on all sales to help support artists who are having to cancel performances. https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser
I have a lot of Astral Spirits stuff. A lot of diverse, compelling material and great art direction on the packaging. Good Austin. https://daily.bandcamp.com/label-profile/astral-spirits-label-guide
Binned Art is an interesting concept: anonymous sales allow artists to recoup costs and clear space while providing the opportunity to own original artworks to a broader audience. https://binnedart.com/
I miss the in-store bakery flour tortillas from H-E-B so much. (My homemade ones are only a little better, but/and so much more work…)
Honorable mention to in-store bakery corn tortillas from Fiesta. https://www.bonappetit.com/story/heb-flour-tortillas
Austin Kleon on using your books as time capsules. I try to do a similar thing by using postcards, ticket stubs, restaurant cards, etc. as bookmarks and leaving them in the book when I finish. https://austinkleon.com/2020/01/29/how-to-turn-your-books-into-time-capsules/
Michael found some Billboard magazine surveys that show UT-Austin as one of the most active destinations nationally for big band touring in the Swing era. https://local-memory.org/notes/music-hub-ut/
Sahel Sounds will be releasing an EP each month in 2020 for a “Music from Saharan WhatsApp” series. Each one will be recorded on a cellphone and transmitted over WhatsApp to be available on Bandcamp for one month.
The first installment is from Agadez guitar band Etran de L’Aïr. https://etrandelair.bandcamp.com/
Interesting recent episode of Afropop Worldwide on the power dynamics involved in vinyl reissues of African music, particularly on the way that Western tastes shape what has been saved. https://afropop.org/audio-programs/reissued-african-vinyl-in-the-21st-century
Some of the “outsider pedal steel” referenced here is new to me and I’m interested to check it out. Drag that Ricky wasn’t named and given credit for a broader influence across the Phosphorescent output. Also, don’t sleep on Gary Newcomb playing with Lil’ Cap’n Travis. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/07/793989801/the-endless-potential-of-the-pedal-steel-guitar-an-odd-duck-by-any-measure
Looking forward to get the hardcopy of Issue #0 of new code::art journal.
PDF version is freely downloadable, and there’s some interesting stuff in here. https://code-art.xyz/about/
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