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Brian Wilson, CDs, Warm Up, Icelandic yogurt, Stevie G, car parking, when DJs grow old, Shake Shack, small festivals, Lithuanian discos and much more
Question: when was the last time you left a voicemail for someone? Fascinating piece on how our telephone habits have changed in tandem with the design of the handset.
Interview of the day: spending time with Brian Wilson cruising the streets of Los Angeles, eating tacos and watching basketball. Fun, fun, fun ’til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
Laibach go to Pyongyang: analysing the politics and semiotics of the Slovenian band who’ll become the first foreign band to perform in North Korea when they play the Kim Won Gyun Music Conservatory and the Kum Song Music School on tonight and tomorrow.
Food department (1): how Icelandic yogurt ended up in almost every Whole Foods in America. Lessons galore to be learned about marketing foodstuffs
They haven’t gone away, you know: how CDs keep clinging to life. Prediction: I think CDs are going to turn out to be the new vinyl.
Warm Up: the story behind the weekly party at the outdoor courtyard of New York’s contemporary art museum MoMA PS1
One for all those who find it a melt, ‘mare and fiasco to park their car: why we turn down the radio when we go to park our cars.
Anyone for some rosé? How rosé wine became a thing
“Drugs and alcohol are unshockingly the number one occupational hazard for DJs, and there is a direct relationship between excessive intake and burnout”. What happens when DJs grow old?
It’s not just in Ireland that smaller festivals like next weekend’s Another Love Story or last weekend’s Big Grill are making waves. Interesting report by Harley Brown into the rise and rise of micro-fests Stateside where people are doing a whole lot more with a whole lot less.
Food department (2): inside the Shake Shake burger revolution