Friday, December 24, 2010

Album Art's Not Dead!

Thanks to being a fan of the band Maserati on FB, I caught a link to Seattle based Redefine Magazine's list of "90 Notable Album Covers, 2010, i."

With so many, I'm a little disappointed that Teenage Fanclub's Shadows is in the runners-up, but it could be a bias I have towards the band.

Maserati made #70 with the album Pyramid of the Sun. Post-rockers rejoice.

Illustration and design by Adam Fuchs,

I can't say I agree with all of their choices, but some are stellar. They're also clearly in the 12" vinyl format. These are not CD labels, which is another plus. And it makes me want to buy records. I'm going to give some credit where it's due for an apparent album-art renaissance - Apple. Thanks to enticing displays of album art on iPods and within iTunes, the artwork continues to matter. Now, only if they could bring back liner-notes and fold-outs... I also have to give credit to youtube, for becoming just as much a place for music as it is for sneaky marketing and displays of human stupidity.

We Got the System to Fight the System by Maserati

Friday, December 17, 2010

A little direction

It's hard to place this blog. It's the lesser-known to my LynnHappens, sometimes an outlet when my opinions fall outside the lines of what LH is for.

But, it's more personal, and so its scope is going to widen. I'm already using it as my personal link collecting site for music blogs, first amendment and open government blogs, and links to projects by friends. I check here often. It's a convenient way to see what Lynn blogs have recent posts. They appear on top.

In the new year, there will be more of those things, mixed in with the Lynn posts, that will hopefully make Living in Lynn a useful place to go for others, as well. No grand projects or in-depth interviews - I'll save those for LH, but just a little soapbox that's completely my own.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the holidays,

I've been to shows at Maxwells perhaps more than any other venue, even after moving to New England. Here's a couple of recent clips:

Elysian Charter School Chorus cover Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's in Hoboken NJ. Hannukah night 3. Dec 3, 2010.

Orig. video for Sugarcube by Yo La Tengo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

City Council Video up by late afternoon readers:

I've never promised a City Council or other video in less than 48 hours, but lately I've had them up by the next morning. Most people are used to that speed, by now.

However, last night's video will post by around 4pm today. I'm at the mercy of the upload speed of my home internet connection,  and by how late I sleep in the following morning past my alarm if the video has to upload overnight. I did make it to work on time, at least.

Thanks for your patience!


Artist: Video Production I
Song: The sound of quiz taking (remarkably silent)