19 January 2010

Listed & Linked: January 19

Urban Decay
Stolen from a friend who has such teasingly diverse interests as wine, classical music, and Sino-African relations, here is a site with some of the most beautiful photographs of modern American de-industrialization that I've ever seen.

Detroit's Central Station

Detroit's United Artists Theater

Cover Songs
Camera Obscura puts a new spin on the forgotten (by me) Springsteen song "Tougher Than the Rest." In making the lyrics a bit more appropriate for a girl to sing, the song looses some of its working class charm, but gains some melancholy and desperate undertones.  [via Pitchfork]
Art in the Everyday
Aspiring film colorist Jeff Altman inherted "tens of thousands of feet" of 16mm film from his grandparents and instead of letting the footage rot away, he made a series of short films.  He doesn't edit anything, he just adds music.  They're strangely compelling.  Here's San Francisco in 1958.

San Francisco 1958 from Jeff Altman on Vimeo.

Don't Burn After Reading
I get it, book stores and publishers are looking for gimmicky ways to get people to buy more books.   And I also understand that people spend a lot of money on a lot of ridiculous things. But, gosh, will someone actually be crazy enough to put down $31K for signed, first edition, FIREPROOF, copies of "Fahrenheit 451" and "Firestarter?"
[via The Moment]


Aleksandra Gadzala said...

thank you for the indirect shout-out, bella. :) x

ldbahr said...

Always darling! You are a tastemaker. So many people have commented (in person) on that fantastic site.


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