tuneage
bow-down-to-bowie:

Lisa Robinson: You’ve written at least one really good rock’n’roll song every year.
David Bowie: Incredible sort of luck and a shred of mercenary attitude got me that far.
LR: Isn’t It hard to write good rock’n’roll songs?
DB: Not if you’re desperate enough. And not if you passionately want to be a rock’n roll star and be lionized and have eulogies written about you. Then you write a bloody good rock n’ roll song. If you don’t, you’re not going to be a rock n’ roll star.
LR: Why are you attracted to all that?
DB: Because I do what I want very well. I’m a good synthetic. I’m the first really synthetic rock star. There is no other. 
Lisa Robinson interview, 1977 from Spin Magazine. 

bow-down-to-bowie:

Lisa Robinson: You’ve written at least one really good rock’n’roll song every year.

David Bowie: Incredible sort of luck and a shred of mercenary attitude got me that far.

LR: Isn’t It hard to write good rock’n’roll songs?

DB: Not if you’re desperate enough. And not if you passionately want to be a rock’n roll star and be lionized and have eulogies written about you. Then you write a bloody good rock n’ roll song. If you don’t, you’re not going to be a rock n’ roll star.

LR: Why are you attracted to all that?

DB: Because I do what I want very well. I’m a good synthetic. I’m the first really synthetic rock star. There is no other. 

Lisa Robinson interview, 1977 from Spin Magazine. 

smithsonianmag

smithsonianmag:

With Google Maps, It’s Now Possible To Travel Through Time

We can all be Marty McFly thanks to a new tool in Google Street View that offers seven years of views from street corners around the globe

By Helen Thompson

A lot can change in seven years: buildings rise and lanscapes change. Whether you’re standing near the ocean in Japan or in the middle of Times Square, your view will likely be quite different in less than a decade.

That’s the premise behind Google Maps’ newest time-lapse tool, launched today. Since it was released in 2007, Google Street View has allowed users to explore a given area from the perspective of walking along a sidewalk, but with the new tool, they’ll actually be able to see how the street and its surroundings have changed.

Read more and see more images at Smithsonian.com.

newsweek
blakegopnik:

THE DAILY PIC:  The sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux painted this wild little image in about 1870, and it’s now one of the most impressive and surprising pieces in the survey of his work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The canvas shows his wife giving birth (so I’m not sure why the experts are in doubt about its date). It must be one of the first – and only – Old Master pictures to document that moment. Whatever the drawing’s relationship to an actual scene Carpeaux might have witnessed, it is amazing that he could conceive of birthing in such grandly romantic terms, and that he would want to claim to have made a record of it.
The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

blakegopnik:

THE DAILY PIC:  The sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux painted this wild little image in about 1870, and it’s now one of the most impressive and surprising pieces in the survey of his work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The canvas shows his wife giving birth (so I’m not sure why the experts are in doubt about its date). It must be one of the first – and only – Old Master pictures to document that moment. Whatever the drawing’s relationship to an actual scene Carpeaux might have witnessed, it is amazing that he could conceive of birthing in such grandly romantic terms, and that he would want to claim to have made a record of it.

The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

casiestewart
newmanology:

Byte, April 1981

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newmanology:

Byte, April 1981