Funnily enough, this title arrived quite shortly after my dad was telling me how much I liked the Beatles cartoons on TV, growing up. I didn’t even recall that there were any, let alone having watched a lot. Enter this new title from Skira Rizzoli, Beatles in Comic Strips, written by Enzo Gentile and Fabio Schiavo, who have assembled over 200 Beatles comic strips, many of which are rare and very had to find elsewhere. [Read More / View Images]
Dig a little deeper than Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits with this great Withers, Revisited post from Soul-Sides editor Oliver “O-Dub” Wang. It’s a follow-up to his radio review of the new Bill Withers Box Set and Still Bill, a post of five Withers covers, both for NPR. I interviewed Oliver over on the Imprint Culture Lab website earlier this year.
Egotripland have this great series of features called “5 Records That Changed My Life” and the latest is with my former employer Jeff Staple. I just noticed you can listen to the songs while you read about their significance, which is a nice feature, and possibly one that has been there since day one.
Check out this short video with Flea, the legendary bassist from Red Hot Chili Peppers. It describes the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which he helped found 11 years ago. They do great things to keep music education alive here in Los Angeles, including quite a lot of full scholarships. They are raising funds in the hopes of expanding into a larger building. [Read More] [Watch Video]
In his ongoing series of great articles about music in LA for KCET, Oliver Wang has recently documented Art of the LP: Making The Album Cover (Literally). It’s all about the finer points of producing a top notch album cover. In related news, I interviewed Oliver for the Imprint Culture Lab blog earlier in the year. Via Egotripland.
I’ve been enjoying Anthony Harrison’s InstaGram feed tremendously since discovering it recently. If you’re on InstaGram you should definitely check it out – thehomeoffice is his account name, just like his website. I love these happily illustrated numbers, which are paired with classic hip-hop lyrics, so I asked the esteemed Tony Bones if I could repost them here. If you’re interested in seeing more of his work, check out this interview I posted here a few years back, as well as the interview we did for The Hundreds Chronicles a little bit more recently. [See them all]