Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Early American Roots Music

A wonderful collection of free download-able MP3s of music from the 1920's-50's.

Animated Knots by Grog

How to tie all sorts of useful knots, beautifully animated and categorized. Now an iPhone app!

Animated Knots by Grog

Catalog Living

While Gary and Elaine were in the kitchen getting popcorn,
the brave yellow sweater attempted its escape.

A hilarious look into the exciting lives of the people who live in your catalogs written by actress Molly Erdman.

Catalog Living

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

gar • baj

n. 1. where waste meets want. 2. where freecycle meets feng shui. 3. or how I got rid of 1,000 things I can live (better) without. 4. a blog by lena wetherbee

Lena is giving away 1000 things in 1000 days and writing about it. Brilliant!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Illustrations by Květa Pacovská

Beautiful quirky illustrations by Květa Pacovská for Jak Se Hraje Na Dvere a Jine Muzikantske Pohadky (roughly: How to Play on Doors and Other Musical Stories) by Ilja Hurnik (Prague, 1973) scanned and shared at A Journey Round My Skull

Tracking the Trumpet Zebra and Other Musical Stories

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dueling Banjo Pigs

It started out with a duel between friends. Guy Francis challenged fellow illustrator, Stacy Curtis, to a duel of banjo playing pigs. Now, other illustrators have joined the fun with banjo pigs of their own!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Let Your Feet Do the Talkin'

Let Your Feet Do The Talkin’ tells the story of 70-year-old buck dancing legend Thomas Maupin and examines music’s ability to form and strengthen relationships and lift us above our circumstances.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Youth Flock To Contra Dancing : NPR

Youth Flock To Contra Dancing : NPR
Contra dancing has been around since the 1700s. If you don't know it -- it's kind of like square dancing but with long lines of dancers. The dance is having a renaissance around the country thanks to a thriving youth scene.