Jack White‘s debut solo effort, Blunderbuss, dropped on Tuesday to the delight of the eccentric songwriter’s cult-like following. I recently realized that I too, may be one of those fans I speak of. I don’t recall consciously making the effort to purchase each one of his previous albums, but as it turns out, I own hard copies of each White Stripes record. So with that in mind, I was eagerly awaiting this new release from Mr. White, as my life had been devoid of his tunes for a few years. I can honestly say that this might be my favorite collection of tunes he’s ever released. Blunderbuss is my new album of choice, and Trash Tongue Talker is one of my new jams!
You can never be too prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse. Map of the Dead is a great tool to locate resources near by incase of a sudden outbreak. It lists everything from gun stores to grocery stores and marks the highly populated areas in red. Here’s a screenshot of the W.A.T.P. studio off Ponce. Unfortunately, we are right in the middle of Atlanta and no gun stores near by.
Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple’s Chinese producer Foxconn. See highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn facilities and connect to his full audio reports on your public radio station and at marketplace.org.
My takeaway after watching this video: There is an army of people responsible for the production of the iPad that I use to for the sole purposes of changing my Facebook status and streaming baseball games. As Americans, we should be more appreciative of our livelihoods. We don’t have it that bad. We are privileged (we make more than $14 a day, which I understand is decent pay in China) and we don’t have to travel far away from home to make wages to send back to our villages. The next time I take in a baseball game on my iPad (which will probably be tonight), I’ll be more thankful for all that I have.
The release of the Nike Roche Run has been a topic of conversation among sneakerhead & design friends of mine over the past month. It seems that the Roche Run meets all aesthetic and comfort requirements when it comes to kicks people want to wear this Spring/Summer.
Aron Phillips from HowToMakeIt.com has an exclusive interview with Nike Sportswear designer, Dylan Raasch, on the inspiration, design, and production process behind the Roche Run sneaker. Raash proves that “less is more” as he describes the 2 year process of design to production while keeping true to his original concept. Check out the full feature here.
Wait, how’d they do this? Besides the crazy tech that went into producing Tupac in the form of the hologram, how’d they sync it to music? How’d they get him to say words like “Coachella”?!? Any explanations or behind-the-scenes infographics would be greatly appreciated.
Update – Here’s a WSJ article describing how the Tupac image was created.
As creatives we are always looking for new and interesting ways to get the “word” out. It’s not so much finding a cute way of saying the same old thing, but a fresh take on telling a great story. In this case, TNT in Belgium nailed it. TNT asked, “What happens when you push the button?” A few inquisitive folks found out. A sign above the button simply read, “Push to add drama.”
It’s baseball season! You can find me at Turner Field on nice evenings all summer long. Here’s a fake tilt-shift photo I took of The Ted yesterday. These left field seats were perfect for heckling Brewers left fielder, Ryan Braun, on Opening Day!