March 9th, 2012
My bookmark list has been bulging at the seams for some time now, so it’s time for an expanded edition of Cleaning Out The Bookmarks. So sit back, click and enjoy some great internet ephemera!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have no time for Bon Iver, nor do I care for Bon Jovi, but Bon Joviver I can get behind.
frizbee always sends me great stuff, and this link to a Cracked.com & VirusComix.com Rock Timeline is no exception.
In November of 1979, Pink Floyd released “The Wall”. The 30 shows they played on “The Wall” tour in LA, NY, Dortmund and London are legendary for the sheer scope of the production. “Pink Floyd: The Lost Documentary” is a rare look behind the scenes of the shows the band did at Earls Court in London, and really shows how much work goes into putting on a rock opus of this kind. Make sure you watch Parts 2 & 3 as well.
Turns out the old rock n’ roll maxim “Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll” may only apply to men…well at least the first part, according to Ellen Campesinos! bassist for the rock band Los Campesinos!
And while we’re on the subject of women and music, I enjoyed this article “On Being A Feminist Metalhead”. Black Metal ain’t just a boys club gentlemen.
Do you love Nirvana? Then you’ll want to check out “A World of Nirvana”, a mash-up of Google Maps and YouTube, that allows you to view Nirvana shows by year from the band’s early beginnings in 1987 through some of their last shows in 1994.
And speaking of live shows, you gotta love this Flikr pool.
Bob Dylan as a zombie? Madonna as a zombie? Keith Richards as a zombie? Wait a minute, Keith IS a zombie! Check it!
Alternative- pop song lyrics got you wondering? No need to worry, McSweeney’s provides “Common Sense Solutions to Alt-Pop Song Problems”.
Project Thirty-Three is a blog devoted to “the seemingly infinite number of vintage album covers that convey their message with only simple shapes and typography…”
If this house is rockin’…you CAN come a knockin’!
I love to lie in bed and listen to music, but this is ridiculous…ly cool.
This real band used fake band member names to drum up some mystery that turned into internet hype that turned into an album, tour, etc. Funny how that works…huh?
Moyssi.com is a website collection of the more than 300 concert programs created by James D. Moyssiadis aka Moyssi for John Scher Productions from 1977 – 1984. The cover illustrations all depict something original about the artist performing. It’s really great stuff, so check out the whole site.
frizbee also sent me this article from Webdesigner Depot that showcases some of the Common Design Styles Used In Album Artwork.
Turns out rock bands cop more than just riffs from other people! Who knew a font could cause so much trouble!
Who needs a Vegas wedding when you can have Reverend Sister Go-Go perform your nuptials.
Inspiration Feed posted this great article on “10 Ideas Smartly Expressed by Awesome Typography”.
They also had this cool post on “40 Exciting Occupy Movement Poster Designs”.
Graphic designer Simon C. Page created these alternate album cover designs for a series he called “Music Inspired Album Covers”, all of which “were created, influenced and inspired by just listening to the music”.
About.com’s Chad Bowar released his Best Heavy Metal CDs of 2011 list, and it’s a doozy. Plus he compiled a list of his Top German Metal Bands.
And in the WTF Dept., Disney Is Selling a Joy Division Mickey Mouse T-Shirt.
Looks like Figment News isn’t the only one interviewing fake bands!
Ever wonder how Grace Jones managed that arabesque on the cover of her Island Life album cover? Here’s how.