“Anytime I ever downloaded something it felt disposable and it hasn’t matter as much. But like when I would buy something, especially when I was a kid and I didn’t have much money to do that, you would sit there and you would really like look at the artwork and you would think about it and you would listen to it more than once, because you couldn’t just delete it. You weren’t just going to throw some CD out that you just bought; you’d actually give it a chance and some of those things that started becoming maybe some of your favorite things. You actually gave them some time because they were more real, you know? — Tom Fec on Black Moth Super Rainbow and how music may or may not be a product.
The pet fawn of Brad Curry of Galesburg, Michigan, watches him depart from home every morning on his schoolbus, 1960 (via Vintage Photos LJ)
Places, with books, for teens to stay.
“A lot of public spaces try to keep teenagers out (remember those high-frequency noise generators that play a pitch only kids can hear?). But the New York Public Library is trying something different. What if they designed a space specifically for teens? What would that look like?
Their answer can be found on the third floor of Harlem’s Hamilton Grange branch. The 4,400-square-foot space is the NYPL’s first full-floor space dedicated to teens. It cost $1.8 million to build, and was just honored as a 2013 winner of the American Institute of Architects Library Building Awards.”
Amanda Erickson speaks with architect Lyn Rice of Rice+Lipka Architects about his firm’s teen-centric library design.
[Images: Rice+Lipka Architects]
Well paired with this.
“People change so much with time. And right now I don’t feel like I have anything to prove anymore, in terms of life. Life is too short. I wanna sometimes go on stage with no make-up, and jeans, and a shirt. Life is too short to put myself in this box of limitations. Don’t get me wrong, back then it worked for me. Back then that was part of my, I don’t know what the word is, …process. It was part of my discovery, but now I’m like, OK, I don’t need to limit myself anymore.” — Teri Gender Bender
Learning better in color
there’s a colorful school in paris!
lecture two: silence by r. murray schafer
“I think environment does have a part to play with what you create, but as far as how big of a part is unknown to me. The biggest influence on what people are creating is what is going on inside them mentally. So really what it comes down to is how much an environment affects someone’s thought process. I would think its effect is dramatic.” — Trevor Powers
“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.” — Willa Cather
And then the second 7” came out, everyone was so into that song, like that song made me realize, oh wait people like this, and I had no idea and that was the first time I ever sang a love song that I wrote, and that’s when I realized I totally don’t have to be embarrassed about singing about this kind of stuff. With Jessie, she totally doesn’t question my lyrics at all and she like likes them and I feel totally comfortable.