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From the 70s to the Noughties…

If you are looking for something completely out of the ordinary to listen to for the next four hours…

I present you the Flight Facilities boys carefully crafted ‘Decade’ mixes!!! 4 mixes, 4 decades of music, in the order in which it came out! Each set represents the music of 10 years and moves chronologically through time. Simply amazing work from these Ozzy lads and I tip my cap to them!

To get a better idea of how this incredible mix was put together read their blog article..or you can just check out DJ MAMA over here.

 

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Unhappy hipsters for a Monday mood lifter

 

 

 

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It became their routine. And so the evenings stretched out before him: still, gray, and gravel-strewn.

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His sartorial attempt to blend in with the concrete did little to assuage the tension.

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Everyone always leaves.

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The things that once so defined him — shag carpeting, Room & Board sofas, monogamy — now suffocated him.

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Even in your company, I feel so alone.

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He is sad because his house looks like an elementary school. And all the children have died.

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And, just a random duck face for your pleasure.

More Unhappy Hipsters founds here.

Have a nice week! xx

Photo cred: Miss Moss, Pug Domination

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Fashion gone wild!

I see quite a bit of crazy fashion, living just ten minutes from the notorious Tokyo street-style mecca, Harajuku. Well, the “Harajuku gals” got nothing on these beautiful people of the Surma and Mursi tribes in the L’Omo Valley on the borders of  Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan. What an incredible tribal fashion show! And so beautifully captured by photographer Hans Silvester.

Inspired by the wild trees, exotic flowers and lush vegetation of the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, these tribal people have created looks that put the most outlandish creations of Western catwalk couturiers to shame. (From Dailymail)

Here’s a classic King Tubby dub with it.

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Toss the Vogue out the window and get one of these here.

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Why Sad Songs Make Us Happy.

I’ve always been fascinated by psychology in the field of music (I minored in Neuroscience in college). Here’s an interesting article I came across today if you’re feeling like learning something:

“Sad songs say so much,” Elton John once sang.

But what do they really say, and why do they speak to us?

In a recent study published in the journal “Frontiers of Psychology” researchers tried to find out. They played music in minor keys to participants. And what they found was that while participants could perceive music as sad or gloomy or tragic, what they really felt listening to the music were emotions they described as “romantic,” “fascinated” or even “animated.”

One, we might be experiencing the joy of “vicarious emotions” through sad music. In other words, sad music brings up feelings that are real, but also free us of the unpleasantness that would cause those feelings in real life.

Second, we might be experiencing sweet anticipation and delivery on that anticipation. In other words, we hear something sad, and expect it to make us feel a bit sad, and the satisfaction of our expectations being met makes us happy.”

So, I thought about the staple of heartbreak anthems, I Can’t Make You Love Me by  Bonnie Raitt. There are millions of sad songs, but to me, this one is in my top 3, and luckily this particular song has been covered by everyone and their mamma…so you can enjoy it…maybe six times right now! Ha!

Okay, you want to sing along? Lyrics included in Bon Iver’s version.

Fun Sad Fact: The idea for the song came to Reid after he read an article about a man who drunkenly shot at his girlfriend’s car and when asked in court if he’d learned anything, replied: “I learned, your honor, that you can’t make a woman love you if she don’t.”

Which one’s your favorite?

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“My youngest daughter, Annisa, clearly had a problem with her recalcitrant tooth fairy [...] I have no doubt that her finely tuned negotiating skills were developed as a result.” - Carolyn in Brooklyn

oh snap! This little find came to mind reading Anni$a’s note. Not my favorite genre of music but looove his raspy rocky tone of his voice. Cover done right! ;)

go on distractify for more amazing kids notes.

Flying over clouds

I can’t get my head out of the clouds listening to some of my favorite comforting/experimental tracks and discovering Jakob Wagner‘s photos. (See all of these much larger on his website.)

Press play, scroll, and soak these up for awhile…before Monday hits. xx

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What a good reminder for audio engineers, music producers, and the like, the character between the space between notes. 

 

 

 I’m no expert drummer.. but oh man, these guys can drum. Can you believe that these guys i.e. performers have separate day jobs and they’re called  Top Secret Drum Corps

 

 

It’s Friday (!!!!!!) and I have no idea what’s going on here. Shot and edited by Simon Panrucker, starring his nieces. 

Wishing you a happy weekend!