Monthly Archives: October 2012

Read. More. Books.

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The Books – A Cold Freezin’ Night

Listening to a an old Portishead mixtape they put out right before an I’ll Be Your Mirror event they curated in 2011, I came across a track by The Books I totally missed out on.

“A Cold Freezin’ Night” is comprised of scraps of two children talking into tapes, a boy and a girl, and we daresay it expresses burgeoning feminist anger—the boy, untethered and proud, screams about “a cold freezin’ night” triumphantly, while the girl, miserable with rage, sighs, I wish I was a boy, in addition to delivering a short uninhibited treatise Valerie Solanas could totally get down with. –

The track premiered on Fader back in 2010, but is still available for download. Oh, Boy.

Schütze dein Vinyl


The History of Turntables

A limited-edition poster showcasing the best of turntable design – the cool, the quirky and the classic.

Designed as a visual celebration of hi-fi’s most enduring creation, from Berliner’s first gramophone, through the explosion of designs of the 1950s and the sleek UFO styling of the 1970s, to today’s high-performance superstars.

Whether you’re a hi-fi aficionado or just love cool design, this poster would be a great talking point in any room. It features classics such as the Technics SL-1200 (the DJ’s turntable of choice), Acoustic Research XA (the granddaddy of all high-end players), Linn Sondek LP12 (all-time classic), Garrard 301 and Thorens TD124 (1950s icons still revered today), and the Continuum Caliburn Cobra (considered by many to be the best turntable ever made).

Also featuring curiosities such as Simon Jansen’s steam-powered turntable, Simon Elvins’ paper turntable and some beautiful portables.

Avaible at HI-FI-POSTERS (via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk).

Surviving Progress

“Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.”

Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, “A Short History Of Progress” inspired this film, reveals how civilizations are repeatedly destroyed by “progress traps” — alluring technologies serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. With intersecting stories from a Chinese car-driving club, a Wall Street insider who exposes an out-of-control, environmentally rapacious financial elite, and eco-cops defending a scorched Amazon, the film lays stark evidence before us. In the past, we could use up a region’s resources and move on. But if today’s global civilization collapses from over-consumption, that’s it. We have no back-up planet.

CfP: Young Scholars’ Workshop 2013

On June 20th, 2013, the Young Scholars’ Workshop on music business research topics will take place within the 4th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Digital Music Rights Management”. Young scholars’ from all academic disciplines and at all levels of MA & PhD are encouraged to submit their paper proposals (of about 1,000 characters) until December 31, 2012 to viennamusicresearch [at] A maximum of 12 papers will be selected for presentation by an international jury until January 31, 2013. The full papers are due until May 6, 2013. The workshop will take place at the Institute of Cultural Management and Cultural Studies (IKM, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna/Austria).

The complete Call for Papers (.pdf) is available at Musikwirtschaftsforschung (german) and Musicbusinessresearch (english).

Reimagined Album Artwork

Andrew Kolb: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

Two contributions to the 33.3 (.2)  art show, where “thirty three and  a third illustrators and designers reinterpret and reimagine existing album covers… again.”

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