New working house and progressive house mix on @8tracks: “Head down, power through”
The past week, in preparation for the Soundprank show tonight, I’ve been listening to some smoother electro, and I figured I’d patch it up and share. It’s a great mix, good for work, staring up at the moon, or just hanging out.
Clean Electro Mix Instructions:
Download this file, unzip it, then drag the Music folder into your iTunes. Then, in iTunes got to File->Library->Import Playlist, and import cleanelectro.xml:
In the blue night
frost haze, the sky glows
with the moon
pine tree tops
bend snow-blue, fade
into sky, frost, starlight.
The creak of boots.
Rabbit tracks, deer tracks,
what do we know.
Painting: Ivan Shishkin, In the Wild North, 1891.
I understand this is an incomplete assessment of our political climate, but Jon Stewart has certainly gotten better with age.
Jon Stewart’s “Chaos on Bullshit Mountain” ranks among his best. An absolutely brilliant demolishing of FOX News & Mitt Romney.
I love the animated GIF as a medium for art. Though it is a very limited file format with lots of restrictions for file size and number of colors, it has evolved greatly since the days of Geocities. The first notable examples I saw of a creative re-interpretation of the GIF were the beautiful cinemagraphs created by the Ann Street Studio, which you’ve no doubt seen on tumblr before.
It’s not uncommon for elite content producers to appropriate elements from low-brow culture, often to great results. In this case, fashion photographers, designers, and animators have been the first to really explore this medium. The GIFs above were created by the artist Matthew DiVito, who focuses on iconic geometric and abstract animations. Take a look around his site, there’s a lot of great stuff there.
Coming up soon: an homage to old-school GIFs!