The Fourth of July is a big deal in the United States. It was on this very day back in 1776 when the Beatles first came to America, and we like to […]
Back in 1970 when Black Sabbath merged horror films and heavy music on their debut album they were without peer. It took a little over a decade for their aesthetic to hit […]
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving actual mail? We still need a higher resolution version before we can pull prints and make posters, but postcards of this one should be arriving in a week […]
Without question this is one of my all-time favorite album covers. Number 161 in the Hipgnosis Bestiary, 1979’s Lovedrive sported yet another brilliant jacket from Storm Thorgerson.
The other day I sorted my iTunes by time just for giggles. It’s an interesting way to look at one’s music collection — not as random as shuffle, not as ordered as […]
If you could have one superpower what would you choose? The answers are as hackneyed as the question: I want to fly for the freedom; I’ll take strength for the invincibility; give me […]
The paint is still wet and my photo is crooked, but how cool is Cinder’s final? Once it’s dry we’ll get it properly photographed and off to the printers. Good times!
“Say, Tommy, let’s take TJB1 out for a spin.” “Yes, sir, Mr. Alpert! Where to?” “Doesn’t matter, baby, I just want to feel my new silk scarf blowing in the breeze.”
Cinder sent me this work in progress photo of the first ever Why It Matters print. “This is just the dead coloring,” he says. “The approach is to alternate between the final […]
Michael Stipe made his name by mumbling. R.E.M.’s early albums weren’t about the words but the tone, the feel. But a couple of generations earlier words were everything. People enjoyed a past […]