Online comedian and performance artist Ze Frank (the guy behind Sad Cat Diary and more) bought a bunch of jelly beans and used them to change the way you look at your life. Don’t believe me? Just watch. And then do something that matters today. We don’t have many jelly beans left…
I absolutely love the summer. Everything about it. The sun, the heat, the sounds, the long days, and the good memories. And these memories always come with great music. I still remember the songs and albums I listened to during the summers of my youth. And it’s partially the reason I started making these mixes back in 2010. There’s a special sort of shine and pop gleam that comes with the sights and sounds of this season. And this mix falls right in line with all that – some loud/bright/fast/fun-loving jams, tailored for making some summer memories. Enjoy.
1. Son of a Gun (We Have Fun) – For the Foxes
2. Diane Young – Vampire Weekend
3. Dancing Song – Little Comets
4. Dreaming – Smallpools
5. Something In Common – Free Energy
6. Weight/Lightness – Ambassadors
7. True Loves – Hooray for Earth
8. Outsider – Snake! Snake! Snake!
9. Cayucos – Cayucas
10. I Want You – The Royalty
11. Outta My Head – Tommy & The High Pilots
12. When We Were Young – Benjamin Dunn & The Animal Orchestra
13. Adulthood – Jukebox the Ghost
14. Radar Detector – Darwin Deez
15. Holy Roller – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
16. Little Numbers – Boy
17. Sun Shy – Dresses
18. Dead Oaks – Now, Now
19. Paper Planes – Beautiful Small Machines
20. Broken Throat – Adam Arcuragi
And if you feel so inclined, leave a comment letting me know where in the world you’re listening from.
Oh, you want more? Dive into the Good Medicine Archive (hint, hint: Vol. 1, Vol. 7 & Vol. 13 are the summer mixes from 2010, 2011, & 2012).
* If you like what you hear, you had better go support these bands. Buy their music, go see them live, send them a care package. Do something to let them know you like them.
** Original cover photo by my talented Australian friend, Jay Argaet.
***And if any of the bands on here don’t want their music on the mix, just let me know and I’ll remove it promptly. Thanks.
There is creativity and beauty that can be found in just about anything. Just ask Jane Thomas, a retired music professor-turned microscopic digital photographer. For her series ‘Soap Films’ she takes incredible, trippy ultra-magnified photos of soap. And the results look like some sort of beautiful drug-induced cosmic galaxy.
via my iTunes – tracked by last.fm
Niki & The Dove
People have been saying there’s a face on the moon. I’ve never really seen it.
I mean I guess I can kinda see it. Sort of. I guess. But for artist Ed Fairburn, trying to create a rough face out of the moon’s craters is childsplay. Ed creates beautiful portraits from the natural topography and lines from everyday maps. And what he’s able to create it truly amazing.
Yep. That’s a real wave. See that little streak in the middle? Yep, that’s a person. Who’s still alive, in fact. No photoshop necessary. That’s Garrett McNamara, pro-surfer/adventure-seeker/idiot, off the coast of Portugal, breaking the world record for highest wave surfed. Over 100 feet tall. That’s like jumping out a 10-story building riding a waterbed. Or something to that effect…
I’ve never been surfing, but I can’t imagine that what Garrett is safe/easy/recommended. I’m probably just going to wait to start my surfing career until this new circular pool, designed by surfing legend Kelly Slater, is complete.
It’s still in development, but in theory, the pool would create an endless wave, allowing you to surf to your hearts content. Find out more about all the physics and whatnot that make it possible here.
My baby sister turns 21 today. Whew, it does not seem like it has been that long. Either way, she’s absolutely great. She’s beautiful and chances are she’s funnier than your sister. She loves her family, cats, and Johnny Cash. And she’s wicked smart. In about 4 or so years, if you need a lawyer, she’ll be the one you want to hire. Until then though, follow her on Twitter. Love you so much Bear.
When I was in middle school, I remember taking apart my ball-point click pens during Mr. Allen’s history class. I’d lay all the pieces on my desk, and then reassemble them. Picture that. And then multiply that idea x several thousand percent. That’s photographer Todd McLellan and his project “Things Come Apart.” It’s what you get when you channel your unreal OCD into an artistic platform. See more here.
It’s a wonder that in all my college marketing classes, and the countless marketing conversations since then, that noone has ever thought of asking this question. Until now.
via my iTunes – tracked by last.fm