Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Great stripped-down version of "One" performed live by a merged U2 and REM (Automatic Baby). Stipe's vocal makes this a better song than the original.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The ECM Aesthetic

Flickr group for ECM-style photography.

For those unaware, ECM is a German record label specialising in atmospheric jazz, classical and avant-garde music. Their releases are always beautifully packaged, typically featuring appropriately ethereal landscape or abstract photographs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Before the iPod, before the Walkman, portable music meant transistor radios. Many of these were beautifully designed - have a look here, here and here.

After a quick look through these galleries, I don't see the model I constantly carried around as a nine year old CHUM listener.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Barack Obama

The world feels like a better place today.

Great set of Obama photographs from The Big Picture blog.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Like a Little City

More adorable than a million kittens - Bjork explaining how her television works.