Sunday, October 19, 2014


Coastal exploration.

Reykjanesviti, Iceland


Here are a few music examples by Valgeir Sigurðsson from Draumalandið (Dreamland), a documentary about the exploitation of Iceland’s natural resources, tells a story about huge things—the fortunes of a whole nation; the destruction of vast landscapes; and the global economic forces, greater still than any nation, that fuel it all—and for his soundtrack to the film, Valgeir has brought out a heavier set of tools. His entire roster of Bedroom Community labelmates contributes in some way to the creation of the score: classical composers Nico Muhly and Daníel Bjarnason, industrial wizard Ben Frost, and American folksinger Sam Amidon, along with a host of others, and the small orchestra assembled for the record swells from moments of expansive beauty into massive, surging symphonic force. Its harmonies are anxious, pulsing, driven.


Mt.Oike / Mie Prefecture by sf1003! on Flickr.

Christmas is fast approaching so is are we skipping Halloween?


Twisting and Tumbling with Parkour Athlete @pashatheboss

To see more photos and videos of Pasha’s parkour moves all around the world, follow @pashatheboss on Instagram.

“You have to understand I trained for this for nine years,” says Latvian parkour athlete Pasha Petkuns (@pashatheboss). “If you see my videos on Instagram, don’t try to repeat them straightaway.”

Pasha was inspired by videos of parkour—a form of street gymnastics—that he saw online. “It’s a pretty cheap sport. All you need is your shoes.” But parkour can be dangerous and requires extraordinary discipline and physical strength. “I never get serious injuries because I practice everything step-by-step and do physical strength training.”

“If you want to start, start slowly,” Pasha says. “Gymnastics gyms are great for beginners because everything is soft and safe.”


Emily Sundblad - Ditch Plains Sky, 2011
gouache on paper
11 x 14 inches


Emily Sundblad - Ditch Plains Sky, 2011

gouache on paper

11 x 14 inches

Word of the day: indwell


v. Be permanently present in (someone’s soul or mind); possess spiritually.


Image: Paradiso Canto by Gustave Doré. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday, October 18, 2014