I could have joined my high school band back in August of 2000, but I didn’t. Why? Probably because Daft Punk’s Discovery hadn’t been released yet, and wasn’t in the band repertoire. Fortunately, that album came out in 2001, and a few months ago, the Trinity Orchestra played Discovery in its entirety.
Talent Show posts showcase work I enjoy. Today’s is supplied by a great little group of creatives in Austin called PUBLIC SCHOOL, “a group of creative folk working on the east side of Austin. 2 photographers and 5 graphic designers doing our best to show you everyone’s best.”
They recently…curated, might be the right word…a sports themed show at Dallas’ We Are 1976:
…see more at Public School’s blog.
Remember: The best way to ensure a safe, solid high-five is to stare at the other person’s elbow and follow through. Friends don’t leave friends hanging.
Beautiful. But a bit morbid.
From Julijonas Urbonas and Design Interactions Research: ““Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetical euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death. Thanks to the marriage of the advanced cross-disciplinary research in aeronautics/space medicine, mechanical engineering, material technologies and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasing, elegant and meaningful. Celebrating the limits of the human body, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster: John Allen,former president of the famed Philadelphia Toboggan Company, once said that “the ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four people and they all come back dead. This could be done, you know.”
Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 16th! (It’s also Foursquare Day, FYI…4^2 (four, squared)=4/16) So you can plan on celebrating them all at once by checking into DC’s area record shops and picking up your favorite limited edition, sometimes colored vinyls. I don’t own a colored vinyl, and I don’t know why I want one so badly, but tomorrow might be my day.
Anywho, I’ve done the honors of mapping out the locations of each participating record store in DC (mostly for myself, but I thought it’d be nice to share), and found a few things out about each along the way. See the map below, and after that, see what each store has going on:
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Crooked Beat (2116 18th St NW): “We’ll be opening an hour early on Saturday, April 16th, and the first 75 paying customers will receive a free Crooked Beat tote bag stuffed with posters, CDs, 7-inch records, and more. Five lucky people will find a $20 gift certificate inside their bag.”
Som Records (1843 14th Street NW)
Smash! (2314 18th ST NW 2nd Floor) "Hey, a reminder that Record Store Day is Saturday. We will also be celebrating our anniversary. PBR is sponsoring the event as well!"
Politics & Prose (5015 Conneticut Ave NW)
Melody Records (1623 Connecticut Ave NW)
CD Warehouse (3069 Canal Street Northwest)