Also scooped a couple of books while I was out. Already a few pages deep in the 2001 revised version of Nelson George’s “Buppies”, which is interesting to read the foreword knowing that 9/11 has not happened. Makes me consider how different the revision would have been post 9/11.
The other book dives into Southern Rap’s conquering of the radio waves. Can’t wait to get into this.
The issue is curated by Director / Designer / Creative Mike Mills.
His approach to the issue was to ask his hand picked contributors a personalized question and then to have them shoot photos of the same 6 things.
1. Their work desk
2. Their unmade bed
3. Their closet
4. Favorite shoes
6. Self portrait in mirror
For those living outside of New York, you can buy it here. If you live in New York, PLEASE support the wonderful St. Marks Books. I understand Amazon is a holy sanctity of cheapness, but they are basically the Wal-Mart of e-commerce and it’s getting harder and harder to support such a thing.
I started my quest to read every Murakami book about 2 months ago and have been a non stop ride ever since. Needless to say my brain isn’t functioning the same anymore and it now lives in another world.
My latest is Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End Of The World, but that was recently put on hold from a new release. I think my mind can stand a little break from the wonderful worlds of Murakami for a second either way.
DJhistory.com released The Record Players: Dj Revolutionaries late last year and it seemed to have just made it’s way stateside. Bill Brewster, author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and Frank Broughton compiled their interviews spanning nearly a decade with the worlds greatest DJs that shaped the history of club music around the world.
I have been reading this in a non-linear fashion hopping from my all time favorites to names I have never heard of. So far the stand outs have been Francois K and very unexpectedly Paul Oakenfold.
If you are antsy to get your hands on a copy and are in the New York area, St Marks Bookstore has a few left and Turntable Lab has some on order.