Cleaning Out the Bookmark List

November 6th, 2009


I’m an internet pack rat, scouring the interwebs for stuff I think will interest, inspire, and entertain all of my Figment brethren.  The only problem is that I often fail to bring this great stuff to your attention!  So today I’m cleaning up my list of bookmarked internet flotsam and jetsam, and posting links to some stuff I think you’ll really find interesting.  So check them all out when you get a chance.

Pitchfork has a great new featured called “Take Cover” that looks at album cover design by talking with the designers themselves.  In the first installment, they interviewed William O’Brien about his design for Grizzly Bear’s newest album “Veckatimest.”  Check it out.

In the “Do Not Try This At Home” file I found this beauty of a story!

I’ve always gotten a kick out of parodies, especially song parodies and this one by Cody Johnston of is a terrific send-up of The Decemberists.  So give “Hampshirefields” a listen.

And in the “We Are Not Alone” file I found this great column by Michael Hann on…you guessed it “Imaginary Bands.”

I first read about Arik Roper’s new exhibit at Fuse Gallery in NYC on, but I found even cooler stuff on his blog.  Looking forward to seeing the gallery show.

Love feedback infused rock n’ roll?  Well then pray at the altar of Blue Cheer!

Well that’s it for now, but if you’ve got something you stumbled across that you think would be a good fit – let us know and we’ll work with you to get it up on the blog.

4 Responses to “Cleaning Out the Bookmark List”

  1. theHoseman Says:

    “Hampshirefields” may be a little campy, but it’s better than a lot of the slop being spewed on the airwaves as “serious” art!

    Also got a good chuckle from the Michael Mann article. I bet he could sell some albums on Figment!

  2. theHoseman Says:

    Hey- has some pretty interesting stuff. Lot’s of cool tunes on the mp3 page as well!

  3. Eric Says:

    Yeah, is a great site. They always have very cool stuff. As for “Hampshirefields”, I thought it was brilliant, because not only did it nail The Decemberists sound and style, but it’s also something I think they would really enjoy themselves.

  4. Eric Says:

    I tried to get a note to Michael Mann about that article – wanted him to check out Figment, but alas had no luck.

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