Shout out to Terry’s Five Minute Velo channel for demonstrating a dead simple way to fit a tight tyre to a bike wheel using your foot. (via r/bikewrench)
The last gig I went to was The Beths in 2019. A top-ten event. This film was recorded when NZ was “doing really well” with the COVID pandemic. You can get the record of the show on Bandcamp.
18 months after it’s release, Plastic Bouquet by Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams is still a regular listen. I like it so much I bought it twice!
Part of my morning routine is reading a letter from the wonderful book Letters of Note. My favourite entry is this exchange between an opponent of paper planes and the General Counsel of the Cleveland Stadium Corporation.
In 2007, Madrid-based artist and illustrator Pep Carrió’s expansive diary project began as a challenge with a simple premise: to draw something every day. No matter what materials were at hand and without any predetermined theme or subject matter, he took a game-like approach to see if he could accomplish filling an entire Moleskine datebook throughout the year. The numerous editions that have followed feature a dazzling array of scenes fashioned from marker, pencil, tempera, pen, ink, collage, and found materials.Figures and Events Are Transfixed by Time in Pep Carrió’s Extensive Daily Visual Diaries – Colossal
That’s How I Remember It is a podcast that examines the connection between memory and creativity. Each episode will feature a discussion between Craig Finn and one creator — a musician, author, filmmaker, etc. — about the role that memory plays in their art.
The episodes with Patterson Hood and Edward Kitsis were good and I’m really looking forward to listening to his conversation with John Darnielle.
The podcast has encouraged me to listen to the album a lot more and I’m really enjoying how Finn has leaned back into characters and storytelling in his lyrics.