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Hospital Food is a photoblog that collects images of (you guessed it) plates of food in hospitals from around the world. Some locations are identified, some are not, but after bread and butter, fish heads and unidentifiable sandwiches, strange things start to look enticing. Also it’s fun to guess where the patient is on a map.
This one looks like Germany to me.
Kevin is gone for a couple of weeks, and since he’s overseas without regular Internet access, we’ll communicate much less than usual when he’s on the road. I’ve decided to make a mixtape for him while he’s gone, song by song, on this blog. Each day I’ll post a new tune for him, along with some image from home that should seem familiar. Long love note, I guess. Anyway, you’ll enjoy it too – a new song each day from my archives (and newish pile). Today, the first day of his absence, I’m sharing my favorite tune from the new Okkervil River record, which came out yesterday on Jagjaguwar.
This mix represents the last few months of my life fairly well, there’s a little bit of everything: gloomy, happy, loving, excited and full-on rockin’. There’s a nice mix of new and old, too. I hope that you enjoy it — it’s a lot less esoteric than the last handful of mixes I’ve made, and there are individual tracks this time too (though it’s better listened to in iTunes or on your iPod than in Winamp).
01 Baltic Fleet “Baltic Intro”
02 The Mae Shi “The Potential”
03 Castor “Moving Backgrounds”
04 Squeeze “Another Nail in My Heart”
05 Adem “Loro”
06 John Phillips “Drum”
07 Goldmund “To”
08 Ruby Suns “Oh, Mojave”
09 Mount Eerie “Appetite”
10 T. Rex “Monolith”
11 Sun “Mosquito”
12 Tindersticks “Yesterday’s Tomorrows”
13 Fleet Foxes “Mykonos”
14 Roxy Music “2HB”
15 Lambchop “Being Tyler”
16 Nick Lowe “What’s Shakin’ on the Hill”
17 David Grubbs “Show Me Who to Love”
18 John Cale “You Know Me More Than I Know”
19 Pretty Things “Grass”
20 The Kinks “Strangers”
More photos of Stephen Malkmus and D Berman in Justin Kent’s photostream on Flickr.
If you aren’t, you should be looking at Onesixoneeight’s Flickr Stream: awesome images accompanying mp3s. Simple and straight to the point, the stream acts as a wordless blog that invites you to imagine what inspired the guys to pair certain images with certain songs. You might also want to just subscribe to the blog @ one.sixoneeight.net.
Meetings is a hardcover book with 40 photographs taken by Paul Shambroom in meetings. Meetings, he says, are full of theatrics. “There is a “cast”, a “set”, an “audience” (sometimes) and a “program” (the agenda). Seating arrangements, clothing and body language all provide clues to local cultural traits and political dynamics.”
Annie Ray photographed the Austinist pre-ACL party, and the entire set is brilliant: engaging, unique and addictive. I clicked through every single photo even though I didn’t recognize half the people (but hey, thanks for coming to our party!). A few recognizable faces emerged with patience, though, as I finally stumbled across this adorable shot of my boyfriend Kevin and our dear pal, James Petralli.
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These were taken by Josh Huck for Austinist
I spent an hour or so pouring through Matt Weber’s Urban Photos on Flickr. Each shot deserves to be examined full-size, each black and white reveals more detail than the last. I love and admire his ability to make a walk through town evocative and startling, hum drum and breathtaking. The photo shown above is called “The Incident 1986″, and can be viewed in Weber’s Flickr stream, or via his web site.
Horgan’s book captures a time period that for many of us in my age bracket represents a very serious and monumental coming-of-age. Though notably more intense for kids that grew up in the D.C. area, the feelings of nostalgia and sentimentality associated with these early photographs of Minor Threat and Henry Rollins bring back many memories.