Here’s an electroswing mix I did a couple of weeks ago for the Club Foot Speakeasy-themed checkpoint during Chiditarod. The racing part of the team won for Best Art Cart with two giant hotrods drag-racing, one of the cars driven by drag queens. Pretty great. The Secret Gentleman’s Spontaneously Innocuous Assembly Soundtrack by Liz Revision on Mixcloud 1. The Hang Track Pt. II (Rupert Mennert Imploded Remix) byTimo Garcia Manu Delago 2. Ginger Vibes (Short Version) by Ragout De Lapin 3. Moving Like A Train (Smith N Hack Remix – Bonus Track) by Herbert 4. Snake Charmer by Benny Berigan 5. Ample Slacks by Crackhaus 6. Gotta Hold On (Extended) by The Basement Boys present Mudfoot Jones 7. Invite Everybody by James Copeland 8. Busy Line by Lazlo … Read More
Doing it right. Susan Gregg Koger turned her fascination with vintage clothing collecting (as in, buying gorgeous, unique pieces from thrift stores in Florida, even if the clothes didn’t fit her personally) into an business known for its “vintage-inspired” designs made accessible to the masses, through an initial survey that showed them it was a need. Along the way, they crafted their own “democratic” social shopping experience that allows the customer to have a voice in the decision of the buyer and what actually becomes a piece for sale. She does name drop Threadless as a business model, but they are more private label oriented, from what I gather. She’s not a natural in front of an audience, which is endearing in its awkwardness, which is a good … Read More
Yes, it’s by the BBC and they really go on about UK Garage at the end, but there are some real gems of insights and great interviews here. Set aside a few hours, even if you think you know the history of Chicago House. This one is really well done. If you prefer books, check out “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: A History of the Disc Jockey”. Buy four and give them away to your friends that love electronic music but need schooling on where it came from.
On June 4th, 2011 is the 4th Annual Experimental Garage Sale! This craft fair focuses on circuit bending and DIY musical instruments at the Experimental Sound Studio space with 12 sellers who will have plenty circuit bent devices, un-bent toys, electronic parts, kits, experimental instruments, contact microphones, guitar pedals, art, and more. The sale will begin rain or shine at 12:00 PM and last until 6:00 PM. Here’s the Facebook Event page.
Write anything you want in a cool vintage arcade font, like Street Fighter II, Ninja Gaiden, and Afterburner with NFG’s Arcade Font Tool. You can even download the PHP script and run it in your own web app.