- John Peel’s record collection. And it isn’t even done being archived yet. Damn. Apparently he had around 25 thousand LP’s 40-some thousand singles, and “several thousand” CD’s. Plus the site itself is really well designed, like being transported to the place he broadcasted and listened to all that music over the years. “The Space”.
I know there’s a whole shitload of record collections out there. And especially amongst the DJ’ing type, where they’ve got a basement full of shelving up to the ceiling. But I thought this was a cool picture. Apparently it’s Madlib’s collection, and it weighs 4 tons:
Madlib’s 2010 idea of releasing an album every month — the project was dubbed “The Medicine Show” — was clever. From what I took away from it, he essentially dug through his record collection by genre, then made break-beat type records zeroing in on one particular style. So he’s got an album that’s all Brazilian music, one that’s African music, there’s even one that’s “psychedelic, progressive and hard rock & funk circa 1968–1976″. It’s a great idea. And something more DJs with assloads of records should look into.
- So I’m absolutely going to go see the Avengers, no question. And I’m sure with Joss Whedon at the helm quite a bit of focus will be put on character, importantly. But I don’t know why everyone’s making such a big deal about it “outdoing” Dark Knight Rises, especially before either has even come out. I’ve heard and read so many people lately talking about how they’re doing such a better job promoting it, and how the trailers are soooo much better and all this. Dude, it’s a movie… like, can’t we judge what’s “better” based on what’s the better movie. Wait a second, it isn’t even about “better”. These are two completely different things. Avengers is your razzle-dazzle ZOMGIronManvsThor?!!!? action flick and Batman is… well, more of a film’s film. Cause seriously, in the end, I would be shocked if TDKR wasn’t the better movie on the whole. And maybe everyone is off the C. Nolan bandwagon, I dunno. I’d be fine with that. Maybe even a little bit happy.