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How Long Gone anchor
In #084 @themjeans & @donetodeath chat with Nate Freeman, the Senior Art Business Reporter for artnet.com currently living in the heart of Dimes Square, New York City. He’s well known for running the infamous gossip column of the art world Wet Paint. They chat about Jason’s Substack, unmasking Banksy, the failing Art Basel fair, Bad Basquiats, the glory days of New York nightlife, and we run down some of our least favorite successful artists.

Son Volt - “Windfall”

Courier Weekly applepodcasts
We dig into the future of hype, fitness, fashion, media and a whole lot more with Chris Black from Done to Death Projects and brand consultancy Public Announcement.

The Travis Scott Cheeseburger letmegetabite
Jason Stewart compares the similarities of the Travis Scott and McDonald's franchises, and breaks his boycott of the arches to review his cheeseburger.

The Legend of Peter Beard vanityfair
The artist and bon vivant lived a spectacular life, but in death, shadows loom over his legacy.

This Ain't My First Rodeo: America's Queer Cowboys guardian
Luke Gilford spent four years immersing himself in LGBTQ+ rodeo culture – and discovered a world where steer-roping meets lip-sync battles and camp glamour.

The Radical History of Corporate Sensitivity Training newyorker
The modern-day human-resources practice is embodied by the Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, which is best known today as where “Mad Men” ’s Don Draper ends up.

Dust Off Desks and Boot Up Terminals: Wall St. Returns, Fitfully nyt
New York’s finance industry is beginning to reoccupy offices in fits and starts, impeded by uncertainty around the virus.

Wikipedia is getting a new look for the first time in 10 years. Here’s why. wikimedia

How House House added multiplayer to Untitled Goose Game playstation-blog
“Another big task was teaching the townspeople how to keep track of, and react to, two geese. Our AI code didn’t keep track of anything like this before […] we had to make sure the people were effective at stopping both geese when they had to, while making sure the geese had lots of chances to help each other (for example by distracting someone while the other goose steals something).”

What Is the Sound of Thought? mitpress
Reading linguistic thought directly from the brain has brought us closer to answering an age-old question — and has opened the door to many more.

‘Give Your Community What They Want’: DTC Brands Are Increasingly Leaning On Merch modernretail
Typically, DTC branded item giveaways were relegated to  physical popups or flashy contests to give away limited edition merchandise, namely with logos, slogans or phrases. But more companies are increasingly thinking of these collections, and going beyond the occasional tote launch. 

Lawrence Weiner and Kim Gordon on the Ins and Outs of Making Stuff interview
Geographically, Lawrence Weiner’s West Village townhouse isn’t that far from the South Bronx neighborhood where he grew up. But in the seven decades between then and now, the wily, wise, bearded, disputatious bohemian maestro has hung out with the Beats and the Abstract Expressionists; experimented in painting, sculpture, film, books, and even dynamite; and created what could be considered his very own genre of art production. 

An Interview With Competitive Gardener Medwyn Williams, King Of The Vegetable Realm defector
Williams was a little disappointed that the COVID-19 pandemic interfered with his plan to showcase his regal onions this year at the Chelsea Flower Show, where he has won 12 consecutive Gold Medals, but he was happy to show off one such onion over video as he spoke to me about the world of competitive vegetable shows. 

How Radiohead Struggled to Reinvent Themselves While Making Kid A pitchfork
Read the first excerpt from This Isn’t Happening, Steven Hyden’s new book about Radiohead’s prescient 2000 album.

‘Wonderwall’ at 25: How Oasis’ Unlikely Ballad Became One of the Last Rock Standards rollingstone
A quarter-century ago, the British band broke into America with an uncharacteristically sensitive hit. The song remains shockingly popular — even if the guy who wrote it isn’t really a fan

Green River Project: Walnuts In September uncommoncave
“We have a small team, we make things slowly, we consider the details. Sometimes we will get asked to do something like a millworker which we're down to do, but only when clients respect our time. Even if it's a small cabinet pull, it needs to take time to do it right.”

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~ NEW MUSIC ~

Fleet Foxes - “Shore” anti 
Tim Heidecker - “Fear of Death” spacebomb
A$AP Ferg - ‘Floor Seats II” rca
Public Enemy - “What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?” defjam
Sufjan Stevens - “The Ascension” ashthamtickitty
The Neighbourhood - “Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones” columbia
IDLES - “Ultra Mono” partisan
Sylvan Esso - “Free Love” lomavista 

~ OLD MUSIC ~

Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano (Live at the Mercury Prize, 2017)
R.E.M. - "Fall On Me" (LIVE @ Unplugged 1991) 
Linda Ronstadt - Tracks Of My Tears (Official Music Video)
Oasis - MTV Most Wanted (18th August 1994)

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