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onthisspot:

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

Jones Street, New York, NY

Despite Tom Cruise’s best efforts in Vanilla Sky, I still love this album and its artwork. Hard to believe the leafy Jones street is the same one, that a clearly freezing Bob Dylan walked down in 1963.

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onthisspot:

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Jones Street, New York, NY
Despite Tom Cruise’s best efforts in Vanilla Sky, I still love this album and its artwork. Hard to believe the leafy Jones street is the same one, that a clearly freezing Bob Dylan walked down in 1963.
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Nylon Stylus: Tame Impala - Half Full Glass of Wine ↘

nylonstylus:

I saw Tame Impala play at Terminal 5 on Tuesday and I have to say, out of all the songs they played that night the one that stuck with me the most afterwards was “Half Full Glass of Wine.”

I’ve been a fan of the band for a while now, but somehow missed this track, which first…

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nylonstylus:

Cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Goin’ Down,” by Vampire Weekend. Although this has been making the rounds on the internets for a while now, anyone who watched the season premiere of Girls on Sunday will recognize it as the closing credits song.

As a Jersey girl, I have a special place in my heart for all things Bruce - especially covers -  and can’t help but enjoy the sweet way in which Ezra Koenig sings one of my favorite songs by The Boss. 

You can see a video of the band playing the song, below. 

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nprmusic:

smithsonianmag:

Alex Trebek Hosting Music Hop in 1964

Before hosting Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek got his start on CBC Radio. He started his career in 1961 and covered a range of topics. His first hosting gig was on the show Music Hop in 1963. - For more information check out the CBC.

Photo by: CBC Still Photo Collection / Barry Wilson

Ed note: This 1950s game show guest had a secret: He saw Lincoln’s assassination.

h/t Reddit

Sean Connery: “I’ll take anal bum cover for one thousand…”
Alex Trebec: “That’s an album cover.”

nprmusic:

smithsonianmag:


Alex Trebek Hosting Music Hop in 1964


Before hosting Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek got his start on CBC Radio. He started his career in 1961 and covered a range of topics. His first hosting gig was on the show Music Hop in 1963. - For more information check out the CBC.


Photo by: CBC Still Photo Collection / Barry Wilson
Ed note: This 1950s game show guest had a secret: He saw Lincoln’s assassination.
h/t Reddit


Sean Connery: “I’ll take anal bum cover for one thousand…”Alex Trebec: “That’s an album cover.”

nylonstylus:

Dent May - 2099

A track that’s meant to cheer up the end of the world should be more than capable of shrugging off any January blues you might have. Dent May’s new track is more than up to the task, how can your mood not improve when your hear a sax and synth clap combo. Definitely going on the next party mix.

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Like Mac Davis, I believe in music. When I listen to music, or at least certain kinds of music, I feel transported to another place, my mood is elevated, I feel a new sense of harmony, and I am able to focus more clearly on what seems to matter most. A physicist might come along and say that what I call music is merely the scraping of horse’s hairs across cat gut, a mechanical vibration in a particular frequency range. A neurologist might come along and explain that I am merely experiencing the transduction of kinetic energy into electrical energy as processed by neurons in the auditory and higher associative cortices of the brain. And yet, there is something about the music that is hard to reckon in such terms. It would be like saying that a passionate embrace is merely the pressing of flesh on flesh.

“Something always eludes the scientists, the poets, the stargazers, the biologists, the anthropologists,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1942.

Now, in a meditation on the limits of neuroscience, Richard Gunderman considers what that “something” might be when it comes to the transcendence music makes us feel.

Complement with the science of how music enchants the brain.

(via explore-blog)

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nprmusic:

One minute, Lucius sounds like a ’60s girl group; the next might conjure images of Emmylou Harris.

Watch Lucius’ Tiny Desk Concert.

Photo: Lauren Rock/NPR

nprmusic:

One minute, Lucius sounds like a ’60s girl group; the next might conjure images of Emmylou Harris.
Watch Lucius’ Tiny Desk Concert.
Photo: Lauren Rock/NPR

aconversationoncool:

Joe Strummer, NYC, 1978. 

photo by Bob Gruen

aconversationoncool:

Joe Strummer, NYC, 1978. 
photo by Bob Gruen

Littlepixel re-imagines classic albums as Penguin book covers. More here

Littlepixel re-imagines classic albums as Penguin book covers. More here
derekeads:

Red Hats by Derek Eads
*Bill Murray Week Contest
Django Django at Bowery Ballroom

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nevver:

Tools of the Trade

Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues - A HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE from Leandro Senna on Vimeo.

Inspired by Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video, graphic designer Leandro Senna decided to do his own take on the concept, recreating the lyric cards using handmade type.

You can read more about the experience here.

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"Sexed up" and synth-heavy cover of Grizzly Bear’s "Two Weeks" by Philadelphia-based duo Night Panther

(Source: soundcloud.com)

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Presuming that there is such a thing as ‘progress’ when it comes to music, and that music is ‘better’ now than it used to be, is typical of the high self-regard of those who live in the present. It is a myth. Creativity doesn’t ‘improve.’

— A counterintuitive model for how music and creativity work from David Byrne (via explore-blog)

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