ELON MUSK’S IDEA OF A PRINTER ON MARS

I have Virginia Woolf and a rural childhood to thank for the idea that a handsome book was something that could be made swiftly, as needed. Reading her diaries at a young age, with no worldly experience to attach to what I was reading, I doggedly ploughed through rather than savoured them. And I became … Continue reading ELON MUSK’S IDEA OF A PRINTER ON MARS

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Nick Cave and the re-invention of music journalism

That the songs are now of life, with life, not about life, is the tectonic shift that occurred with the Bad Seeds album Push the Sky Away. The songs are fragmentary, coherent enough to have a defined form, but open too, as they become more familiar, through replaying, hearing them has the effect of walking … Continue reading Nick Cave and the re-invention of music journalism

Music Merchandise Designed for Living

I find myself getting lost in music merchandising sites these days. There are none better than Wilco's Wilcoworld and Awesome Merchandise . . . They're the Eameses and Herman Miller’s of the music merchandising world, creating objects that enhance living. Merchandise is evolving beyond dumb, badly designed, poorly made useless stuff that’s bought to show a … Continue reading Music Merchandise Designed for Living