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“my tv antenna at different times of the year and day.” photo by Civilistjävel!

Sasha- Frere-Jones’ newsletter brings dear readers his musical finds. Always worth sampling. If you want a slow, sound experience check out Civilistjävel!

“The fastest way to learn about Civilistjävel!: try this recent DJ set on NTS and then buy Järnnätter, his fantastic new album. In a world of autopilot drone buddies and Burial weed carriers, Civilistjävel! makes an honest loaf of dread. This is gorgeous, stately, re-centering stuff. I cannot imagine a single person reading this who would not have some use for Järnnätter. There are other releases, none of them easily found.”

S/FJ interview with him.


The June issue.

The dandy Hamish Bowles is Vogue magazine’s global editor at large. Last year he was also named as the new editor-in-chief at The World of Interiors.

Bowles in his New York apartment.

The magazine has always been a lush indulgence, especially the print editions. With a few issues under his belt, it’s clear that he was the right choice by her Royal Highness Anna Wintour.

It’s not all fancy houses of the rich and famous either. He’s continued with a good mix of high and lowish-brow interiors from around the world. I’ve especially enjoyed the wallpaper coverage

As my friend said “I think it’s fitting for Hamish since he was raised by that magazine.”

WOI on Instagram

Hamish on Instagram


Chez Baldwin

Some of the sounds that filled the abode of James Baldwin in St. Paulde-Vence, a town in the south of France. These songs document the vinyl records left behind in Chez Baldwin after his death in 1987.

Wednesday Distractions

More from the watercolor postcards. This time experimenting with crude mono-printing, or what?!

Magazine Reading:

Diane Feinstein has had quite a ride. A great job of reporting by Rebecca Traister that ties together a long public life. Unfortunately it makes the current state of her mind so frustrating and sad. Catch it in New York Magazine.

Music:

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1-5. Music for a slower start to the day.

KKCR Radio Shows

 

In 2000-2004 we lived on the beach on the island of Kauai. We operated The Aloha Dude Vacation Rentals and had a retail spot called The Aloha Dude Internet Hut.

During that time the kind folks at KKCR Radio gave me the dream of a lifetime, a radio show all my own. My first foray was a very early morning show I called “Sleep Walking”, then my pal Michele Rundgren offered me a chance to fill in for her Friday drive-time show “Chick Rock.” As I had taken the DJ name DJ DICK. it made sense that I would rename the show to “Dick Rock” for those shows.

I have an appreciation for obscure audio bits and this was in the era of Napster, so I found a ton of interesting clips to mix in with the shows.

Someday (or not) I’ll convert the many live recordings which are on VHS tapes and CDs.

Here are a few of the shows:

DJ Dick – April 27, 2002

DJ Dick – February 2, 2002

DJ Dick – January 19, 2002

DJ Dick – September 30, 2005 : 1-3

DJ Dick September 30, 2005 – 2

DJ Dick – September 30, 2005 – 3

                

Here’s a set from August 1, 2003 Part 1:

and Part 2: