Part of the joy of a physical record collection is the browsing – you start out looking for something and inevitably get sidetracked (no alphabetical listing here, a la High Fidelity
, I’m happy to say). Choosing a record, CD, tape, minidisc, becomes a game of join the dots. But as record collections melt into air
, the mp3 blog becomes the contemporary substitute for flipping through the shabby cardboard spines of a hundred thrift-store records, looking for gems. (Oh so many links to chose from - these links to collections of links are the easy way out
, and a sign of just how much stuff
there is out there).
Diary of a record
at the asking for trouble
label. We should do diary of an issue
, but it would be far, far duller / Popjustice
is still, touchingly, obsessed and thrilled by contemporary pop / The Pop Group Jukebox
, music and information about the UK's angular avant-gardists from the early 80s.
A Web Page
, contemporary art imitates 'life', gets bought by the very life it seeks to imitate. Circle is completed / take a virtual tour of Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
(virtual tours never really took off, did they? Problem was, the term means different things to different people. To me, a virtual tour means a sweeping rollercoaster ride through a computer generated space. To others, it means clicking through a bunch of tiny thumbnails) / Le Corbusier's Couvent de La Tourette
Jak's view from Vancouver
, a weblog / Troubled Diva
, a weblog / experimental mp3s at erikm's
site / the American Highway Project
/ the roller coaster database
/ Weird New Jersey
. Issue 14 mentions the remarkable sculpture, Light Dispelling Darkness
, in Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ - the electric triumph vanquishing evil
(more at Midnight Society
, 'NJ's Tristate Area Historical Society of the Strange and Unusual').
We have no idea what this sounds like, but admire the themed artwork and overall spirit of the project: Plans for Travel
, a concept album by the band 90 degrees south / Ohio Trespassers
/ Western Heights
, defences in Dover. This Victorian map
gives an overview of the vast fortifications, now largely derelict / Deep Cold
, re-imagined sci-fi pasts / Top Secret Projects!
/ X15 Design
, fonts and more / more design experiments at Setpixel
/ 'A Village Life', photographs by Andrew Stockdale
/ Chance Projects
, the work of Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska.