Tim Rutili has always seen genre as suggestion. Although ‘folk’ is the best way to describe his band, Califone (a favorite of mine), this song from very early in the band’s evolution is almost groovy. Drum machines and synths start your head nodding while Tim slowly mixes in bluesy guitar and distorted vocals. It’s great.
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When Ruth Radelet sings, “But I’d kill for love,” she does it with a mixture of sweetness and longing so strange that you’re not sure whether to find the sentiment cute or creepy. The whole song runs with that dynamic: sad, almost obsessive longing that somehow comes off as sweet and endearing. Couple that with glittery synths and guitars and drum machines and hot damn you have one great pop song.
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Alejandro Guijarro - Momentum (2010-12)
“The artist travelled to the great quantum mechanics institutions of the world and, using a large-format camera, photographed blackboards as he found them. Momentum displayed the photographs in life-size.
Before he walked into a lecture hall Guijarro had no idea what he might find. He began by recording a blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall was included, the blackboard frame was removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations. Effectively these are documents. Yet once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Color comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.”
1. Cambridge (2011)
2. Stanford (2012)
3. Berkeley I (2012)
4. Berkeley II (2012)
5. Oxford (2011)
16 Oct 2012 / 1 note
Yum. Please obtain and send post haste in an insulated container so that I may consume.
We’re on our way to fall in love.
I don’t know if dudes are supposed to think about these things, but for years I’ve wanted this to be the first dance at my wedding. It’s beautiful and slow and perfect.
Isn’t the point to never stop falling in love?
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