Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Kick-Off Monday & FAQs

Since it’s a holiday today, most folks are trying their hardest to inject a little extra summer into their weekend. ie- Not reading blogs posts like this. Which totally means less pressure for me to get this writing project I’ve given myself off the ground, alright!

I cheated and got a bit of a brainstorming head start over the weekend, so I’ve already got a slew of posts and exciting things to share in the works. Figured I start with a little dose of nostalgia in the form of re-posting this song from my first ever blog post on September 9th, 2008. First Aid Kit’s Fleet Foxes cover only had a mere 2k views on youtube then, now they’ve got over 2 million. Perfect for music Mondays, long lazy weekends that actually feel like summer, and a reminder to get the new Fleet Foxes album too. It’s a goodie.

First order of Project Blog Improvement Bonanza: an FAQ page. Occasionally I get emails from students asking for design advice and/or general questions so I’m thinking of posting some of those, but it’s a pretty short list so far. If there’s anything you’d like to know, deposit your inquiries into the comments por favor.

And course you can also reach me these ways too:
twitter: @pitchdesign
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Google chat: margotharrington

Music Monday

In case you haven’t heard there’s a new Radiohead/Fourtet/Burial collab that dropped last week, piggy-backing on the new Radiohead album. I wasn’t immediately gripped with The Kind of Limbs, but not so with this song, it’s an earworm for sure.

Ruckzuck by Kraftwerk is one of those songs I’ve known almost my whole life but never actually knew what it was until last week. Apparently I’ve been a Kraftwerk fan since childhood, because this was the theme song from 1980’s Twin Cities Public TV show Newton’s Apple. (Ira Flatow anyone?) Got me started early on science learning & electronic tunes long before Bill Nye the Science Guy cornered the market on wacky science tv shows for kids!


And now for a completely different sound, Fleet Foxes new single, Helplessness Blues. It’s off their new album launching May 6th. Oh man, if the rest of the album is anything like this…hot damn, I’m excited! This one’s from Visual Armory.

Friday Links

+ This is the part of winter starts to get reaaaaaally tedious, March is such a tease. So I figured a little reminder of a warm memory from last summer’s Art Camp wouldn’t hurt. Just me, the swing and the sun, taken by famed photographer Bob Coscarellii. You can read more about our adventures last summer here on Outpost.

+ Wilkie Birdsall is the 2-person shop responsible for the branding & web design of Makr Carry Goods (brand new website!) & food-blog Honest Fare. All three are equally, stunningly gorgeous. Thanks to Andy for telling me about this!

+ All Things Considered covers the curious increases in vinyl sales; Slow & Steady, Vinyl Survives.