music

The Green Lama Rides Again

Sunday afternoons in New York can lead to all sorts of odd discoveries. This most recent one brought me to the Rubin Museum of Art on 17th Street and into an arts mashup the likes of which I have never seen and probably would not have believed if someone were to tell me about it....

These Songs Go to 11!

Today being 11/11/11, and officially National Metal Day, we thought we’d have to find a way to celebrate. Now, most of us here at Print aren’t exactly metalheads—we lean toward the punker side of things—but we’ve been known to dabble in the epic notes of teenage doom. So, without further ado: a Spotify playlist...

The Best LP That Ever Revolved

Just heard a fantastic radio show about The Beatles Revolver, “Everything Is All Right” from Paul Ingles on PRX. Here’s segment on my favorite song. The Beatles’ seventh album was released in early August 1966. Following the release of Rubber Soul the group had embarked on what was to be their final UK concert...

The Anti-Social Network

When in 1966 John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus Christ, he sparked a firestorm of acrimony that spread throughout the southern U.S. with all the hoopla of a second coming. Boycotts were kindled. Records were burned. Anti-Beatles invective was heard from pulpits and radios.  You’d have thought Lennon was Pontius Pilot,...

Design Victims of the London Riots

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the London riots happening right now; and I’m decidedly on the fence about the government’s consideration of shutting down social media. My gut feeling is that it would be an illegal act to wage against citizenry in peaceful times. In times as violent as they’re having...

CAKE: BANDmade and Bound Away

By Nicole Torres It looks like CAKE is going far beyond the distance. The Sacramento-based rock band, known for their unique sound and front man John McCrea’s recognizable half-spoken vocals, not only released their sixth studio album early this year, but they also got their hands a little dirty with some handcrafted graphic work....

Song to the Siren

Looking again at cultural meta-conversations and changes in human thought from year to year, much like the case of Guido Jesus, Blue Monday, and Friggin’ in the Riggin’. Who’s heard of a lovely ballad called Song to the Siren? It’s turned into one of those beautiful ideas that echoes over and over and over...

Mid-Century Modern Music on Air

  David Garland, host and producer of the WNYC radio music show Spinning On Air, has produced a show that will be of particular interest to designers. He calls it part one of “a sort of quest to find the musical equivalent of mid-century modern design.” It airs this Sunday, April 17, at 8...

Today's Obsession: Bellringing

Hands down, the coolest thing I’ve found by mistake lately: The Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association. This is an association of church bell ringers, and resources for those profesionals (and, I think, hobbyists). Within, you’ll find a map of local-area bell towers, resources for ringers (such as ways to make their change ringing...

Today's Obsession: In It Together

So, I am obsessing over another video like I did a few weeks ago with Robyn’s “Indestructible.” Same reasons too: amazing simple ideas, immaculately implemented by talented artists, bringing a song to life in a rush of pure pop adrenaline. This is Human Life’s In It Together, which is an amazing mixture of late-80’s...