1. The 14 Synthesizers That Shaped Modern Music.
"The following list contains a few of the key instruments that helped shape electronic music, from the obvious (the unmistakable Roland TB-303) to the obscure (the humble Alpha Juno 2).” By John Twells.
[ FACT ]
2. Adult Swim Greenlights ‘Black Jesus’ Live-Action Comedy Series.
Are you ready for a half-hour live-action scripted comedy from The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder about "Jesus living in present-day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood”? By Nellie Andreeva.
[ Deadline ]
3. The iPod of Prison.
"The pocket analog radio, known by the bland model number SRF-39FP, is a Sony ‘ultralight' model manufactured for prisons. Its clear housing is meant to prevent inmates from using it to smuggle contraband, and, at under thirty dollars, it is the most affordable Sony radio on the prison market.” By Joshua Hunt.
[ New Yorker ]
4. On His Way Down: Williamsburg and the Birth of Record Collecting.
"What’s important is that [James] McKune’s discovery of [Charley] Patton set off an avalanche of cultural events, a revolution that’s still in progress: blues records became coveted by collectors, who then fought to preserve and disseminate them.” Excerpt from the book, Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records by Amanda Petrusich.
[ Brooklyn Magazine ]
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