Sturgill Simpson :: Life of Sin
I think Letterman likes him some Sturgill.
Hey, here’s what I’ve been enjoying these past six months. Listen via my Best Albums of 2014 for Real Spotify playlist, which will be updated all year long. Because I’m addicted, you see.
1. The War On Drugs :: Lost In The Dream
2. Sturgill Simpson :: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
3. Future Islands :: Singles
4. Beck :: Morning Phase
5. Strand of Oaks :: HEAL
6. Real Estate :: Atlas
7. Jack White :: Lazaretto
8. Damien Jurado :: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
9. Parquet Courts :: Sunbathing Animal
10. Band of Horses :: Acoustic at The Ryman
11. Mac Demarco :: Salad Days
12. Sharon Van Etten :: Are We There
13. Jamestown Revival :: Utah
14. Hurray For The Riff Raff :: Small Town Heroes
15. Walter Martin :: We’re All Young Together
16. Hamilton Leithauser :: Black Hours
17. First Aid Kit :: Stay Gold
18. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks :: Wig Out At Jagbags
19. Damon Albarn :: Everyday Robots
20. Kevin Drew :: Darlings
This chart is kinda blowing my mind right now. (via FTW)
I’m surprised more media people don’t think this way.
"Young released the vinyl-only A Letter Home, a collection of covers recorded in single takes on acoustic guitar in Jack White’s Voice-O-Graph booth at Third Man Records. About the size of a phone booth, the machine records you to vinyl as you play, which is exactly what Young did, giving the album a unique vintage quality.”
This is relevant to my interests.
Future Islands :: “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
As Letterman says at the end, “I’ll take all of that you’ve got.”
As part of Yahoo! Sports’ not-so-recent redesign they removed the headers we’d hung on their blogs when launching them in 2008-09.
These fun little designs have a piece of my heart, you see, and they deserve a home, if only for me to look back on years from now.
Here they are, along with a little director’s commentary …
This was the first blog we staffed (J.E. Skeets and Kelly Dwyer!), named and designed. My favorite.
Note the ivy, which is a tip of the cap to original BLS editor (now Yahoo! Sports blog editor) Kevin Kaduk, who wrote a book about Wrigley.
I never really understood this look, but I like it. Gritty.
Puck Daddy is great, and Greg Wyshynski is a force of nature. Solid header too; the blood is a nice touch.
Nobody knew what “the marbles” were anyway.
Nobody knew what “devil ball” was either, but Jay Busbee is my dude.
Love the Strangelove-inspired name and header. The tagline, though isn’t all that relevant anymore. (RIP, BCS.)
It’s about fantasy sports, you see.
This is just kinda gross, which is a shame, because the alternate version (with dinosaurs and laser beams) was A+.
Not sure why the “Y” is on fire. Interesting choice.
Very Wes Anderson, which is to say I like it very much.
This is the Olympics blog, so it could look like shit and still do ALL OF THE PAGE VIEWS.
I can’t find the old header for the college hoops blog. It’s lovely and in line with the rest, mostly designed by Mark Delamare. He did good.
UPDATE: Thanks to Patrick Clarke, here’s The Dagger.
And I somehow forgot Dirty Tackle the first time around.
The takeaway? Super Bowl commercials have always been really, really expensive, now more than ever. (via USA TODAY Sports)