Bookmarks for October 30th

Bookmarks for June 23rd

  • SHANE LAVALETTE / JOURNAL
    Lavalette is a wicked photographer and independent publisher of a fine-art photography zine called Lay Flat. His blog is mostly about photography, fine art and self-publishing. a great resource and seriously inspirational.
  • YouTube – BooneOakley.com – Home Page
    BooneOakley, a relatively small new ad agency, doesn't have a website. they put their whole site on YouTube. the whole site is in video, scribbled with a dry, hilarious, well-written voice-over. awesome!
  • mañanarama: luz del mundo
    awesome post on the atrocious church architecture of scientology-esque Mexican corporatocratic religion called "Luz del Mundo" or "Light of the World".
  • Urban Outfitters LSTN
    Urban Outfitters has a pretty cool music download thingy happening on their site. it's called "LSTN" and each volume has over 20 free tracks packaged individually (versus dl'ing as a mix). Tons of great artists and there are 5 volumes already. time to find some new music…. Incidentally, why iz everyone hatin' on vowels?
  • beck :: "sunday morning" (velvet underground & nico cover)
    Beck is insane! He has a new feature on his site called "Record Club". Where he and musician friends of his including Devendra Barnhart record covers of classic songs. The records are to be very minimal in production and done in under a day from start to finish with little to no rehearsal. Awesome idea! The first song to come out of Record Club is Beck's cover of "Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground & Nico). and I gotta say it's probably my most favorite VU cover ever. Beck kills it.

Bookmarks for March 27th

  • The Making of a Narco State: Rolling Stone
    powerful article: "As Mexico descends into brutality and lawlessness, the government itself has become a tool of the drug lords" – Short synopsis: frightengly underpaid police and politicians beg and steal money from narcos. And when the gov't steps up the drug war, things get wild. A lot of people have their hands in the drug pie. If Mexico weren't located next to a country filled with gun-crazy drug addicts, Mexico wouldn't be having this problem.
  • Global currency flies with push from Russia and slip from Timothy Geithner | Business | guardian.co.uk
    China (who is basically single-handedly propping up the dollar by buying our bonds) has signaled that since we are creating so much new currency – which causes inflation, which makes our dollars worth less and their investments worth less – has proposed that an IMF alternative be used as a new alternative to the dollar. This spells the literal end of any American empire that may have been and scares the hell out of me, personally, as a person who deeply believes that the IMF is a shadow world government – as described in Confessions of an Economic Hitman.
  • 43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann's Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders
    if you're in to blogging, writing, or creating anything that deals with the internet, you should listen to this talk from SxSW. amazing and inspirational – "We talked about building a blog you can be proud of, trying to improve the quality of your work, reaching the people you admire, and maybe even making a buck (in a way that doesn’t blow your deal)"
  • The Big Takeover : Rolling Stone
    "The global economic crisis isn't about money – it's about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution" – great article.
  • PostSurf » Unfiltered Thoughts on Surf Culture:
    PostSurf is possibly one of thee most entertaining and well written surf blogs I've read in awhile. I usually go for the kinda blogs that post sentimental surfing schmata, out of focus trips to the beach photos and shots of newly minted retro kooky surfboards, but I have a soft spot for curmudgeons who like to air dirty laundry. Lewis Samuels can chew up some pixels and despite his irreverent, snarky tone his shit is interesting. Definitely not for everyone, though. He was just fired from Surfline for saying his employer "licks advertisers' balls" among other things. Interesting read. And dude gets like 75 comment per post. damn?!