July 16, 2014
Weird Teeth, by Weird Teeth

weirdteeth:

The act of music is absurd. So is the act of recording, and so is the act of releasing this 3 song ep. Now, to the public. Now to you.

A bit of celebration, here. The release of the EP we recorded with Andrew Schneider, and we are playing a show tonight (7-16-2014) at Grand Victory in Williamsburg. Feels like waking from stasis. Let’s party.

July 12, 2014
A new segment we’ll call: Things we don’t post on Social Media

And so post them here, removed from context:

"[A dream in the life of a baby] one big boob: milk streaming eternal. And when you are turned around: another, milk pouring forth forever and ever Amen."

Because: what happens to a dream deferred?

July 10, 2014

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July 4, 2014
ever notice

I was at Strangeways coffee shop yesterday and noticed that a cheapo turntable through a low-end stereo and a set of crummy bookshelf speakers from the 1970’s sounded great. Smooth, articulate high-frequencies, and warm, nicely defined body-massaging low-frequencies. Everything was lush and nothing was ‘maxed-out’.

Fidelity and feel is a tired conversation in audio and photo, but yesterday I viewed Facebook on a laptop, and someone looking over my shoulder said ‘I forgot what that looked like.’

This morning I logged in to see an info-graphic of ‘the major brands’, meaning specifically the major industrialized food-product brands, and I realized that 100% of these products were superfluous, lower-quality alternatives to actual fresh food.

I think we are hitting an age where convenience in the form of access has usurped quality in every arena, and conversations about privacy and internet pipe aside, I think we are already seeing that the richness of the computer and internet experience is somewhat a thing of the past. The logical extension of smart devices is the eventual removal of voluntary user input, and then what’s the point if it tells you the present local weather at a glance. Ever heard of a barometer?

My eyes and my mind feel squeezed. The only thing the internet has streamlined in the last 5 years is shopping, and I’m shopped out. For everything else, the type input is too laborious, the search results too algorithmically obscured, and the access narrowing.

Should beautiful things be only for the privileged to experience and me to glimpse through a 4” diagonal window?

July 4, 2014

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June 20, 2014
Quotidian purchasing decision

It turns out bottled water takes 2000x the energy resources that just drinking the equivalent tap water would. It turns out the price is 1000x greater to you, the drinker, than just drinking tap water. It turns out half the bottled water purchased in the US is straight up tap water but bottled and labeled. I’m assuming most of the other half is questionably shipped long distances after bottling ‘at the source’, or questionably bottled by multinationals (Poland spring, for example, owned by Nestle) who manipulate water scarcity, destroy watersheds, and upstream the water rights of local citizens by getting heavily involved in local elections.

Also, it turns out the plastics that are made sans BPA actually carry 9x more false estrogens than the plastics they were replacing.

I just picked up a steel bottle that keeps a good seal. It’ll pay for itself in a week. I remember a time before bottled water sales. I’m going back to that.

June 5, 2014
Bananas

Every apartment I’ve lived in has had brown, frozen bananas in the freezer all the time. I don’t even see them. I haven’t made banana bread in 10 years. The current freezer bananas have been there so long they’re totally desiccated banana-raisins.

June 5, 2014
Scientists: “We found that people are in the best mood while they are bicycling compared to any other mode of transportation.”   

Shoulder-rides a close second.

(Source: southernvelo, via wanderlustandtethers)

May 29, 2014

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May 28, 2014
Solid Ground, by Winter Ring

thewinterring:

After almost two years of working on these tunes, our new EP entitled “Solid Ground” is available on bandcamp. Stay tuned for physical copies, available very soon. 

Understatement. The record is great.

May 25, 2014
10 Companies You Don't Want in Your Community

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ten-companies-paying-americans-least-112523979.html

10 companies who all showed huge profits last year. Who should not receive any tax breaks. Who need to pay their employees a living wage first and need to do so whether it’s the law or not. Slave-based businesses won’t be receiving my business.

May 25, 2014
workingamerica:

Whoa. The CEO of Subway, Fred DeLuca, supports indexing the minimum wage to inflation: http://bit.ly/1j7F2Vz
Text RAISE to 30644 to join the fight to raise the wage in your state.
h/t US Uncut for the image http://ift.tt/1ntsXPS


Meaning employees will know not to ask for an actual raise. They will always receive the minimum allowed by law. How’s that $5 footlong treating ya.

workingamerica:

Whoa. The CEO of Subway, Fred DeLuca, supports indexing the minimum wage to inflation: http://bit.ly/1j7F2Vz

Text RAISE to 30644 to join the fight to raise the wage in your state.

h/t US Uncut for the image http://ift.tt/1ntsXPS

Meaning employees will know not to ask for an actual raise. They will always receive the minimum allowed by law. How’s that $5 footlong treating ya.

(via wanderlustandtethers)