Playlist: January 8th, 2013

Luxury Problems

 

Atoms For Peace – “Judge, Jury and Executioner”

 

Andy Stott – “Numb”

 

A Place To Bury Strangers – “You Are The One”

 

Boards of Canada – “Everything You Do is a Balloon”

 

Emery Street – “Got No Twist”

Mitz Takahashi

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Mitz Takahashi is a Montreal-based furniture designer/maker/artist who works with mostly recycled wood and materials.

Above is his Hallway Console II, made from reclaimed Cherry, Walnut, Birch, Mahogany, Maple. Here’s some more of his great furniture and household accessories.

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Movember Starts Today

Movember starts today. I decided to become a Mo Bro a little while ago. This morning I’ll be clean shaven. By the end of Movember I’ll look like Tom Selleck. OK, maybe my moustache won’t be that full, but it’ll be there. I’ve setup a little Movember page here, but you can donate here. Thanks!

Playlist: September 18th

Major Lazer – “Get Free”

Love is All – “Felt Tip”

Françoise Hardy – “Le Temps de L’Amour”

Teengirl Fantasy – “End”

Beirut – “Gulag Orkestar”

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – “Hoshi Neko”

Original Laptop Musicians

Whether its behind the scenes or on stage, its not uncommon for performers (mostly, but not limited to, electronic or sample-based music) to have a laptop, possibly running a software like Ableton Live and triggering one-shots and loops. This video of Pet Shop Boy’s no. 1 hit and remake of Elvis Presley’s Always on My Mind, shows us that there was a time that performers integrated PC’s into their rig but laptops weren’t as accessible or powerful as they are today and desktop computers with hunkering CRT monitors had to be used instead.