Lollapalooza (Recapped)

Tried and True Survival Skills:
1. Bring your own toilet paper
2. Do not accept watered down alcoholic beverages from strangers
4. Wipe yourself down with baby wipes for a quick hobo shower (you and those standing around you will thank you for this)

One highlight: Doomtree…Bangarang!

One regret: Choosing Santigold over Frank Ocean

One disappointment: The Weeknd

One surprise: Calvin Harris

Tried and True Fashion Suggestions:
1. Shorts (or skorts or jorts)
2. Backpack (be wary of back-sweat)
3. Stunna shades and other accessories
4. Bring a second pair of shoes in case it gets muddy
5. Sweat rag (to wipe away the oh so attractive glisten)

Kind-of-Meant-for-Me-Moment: Childish Gambino… “Asian girls everywhere…UCLA”

Most fun to watch: Oberhofer! Brad is just a big ball of sunshine and music (and hair).

And let’s not forget how the skies turned green and reigned over our sadness for 2 and 1/2 hours…

Rare Music Typerwriter!

This is the coolest frickin’ gadget ever, and it’s so rare, less than a dozen are believed to still exist. If you’ve got $6K to shell out, get yours here.

Short history from

The Keaton Music Typewriter was first patented in 1936 (14 keys) by Robert H. Keaton from San Francisco, California. Another patent was taken out in 1953 (33 keys) which included improvements to the machine. The machine types on a sheet of paper lying flat under the typing mechanism. There are several Keaton music typewriters thought to be in existence in museums and private collections. It was marketed in the 1950s and sold for around $225. The typewriter made it easier for publishers, educators, and other musicians to produce music copies in quantity. Composers, however, preferred to write the music out by hand.

via Neatorama

Analog Vinyl Sampling — Ishac Bertran

Barcelona-born, copenhagen-based designer ishac bertran turns vinyl records into their own sampled mix tracks with ‘vinyl analog sampling’, a project in which he cuts out and reassembles segments of different records.

Cool “cut and paste” idea applied to vinyl records, but the final mixed tracks didn’t really measure up to my expectations. I don’t think enough thought was put into the musical value of the recombination. Watch the process and the finished records being played below.

via designboom