Category Archives: Music

Born to Read

Tonight, you can celebrate the poetic genius of Bruce Springsteen and  also support the Book Industry Charitable Foundation by attending a the Crowdcast event “Born to Read–Booksellers Talk Bruce Springsteen. Through five decades, Springsteen has been as a cultural touchstone … Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction Fictions

Screenwriter Todd Alcott, creates these wonderful digital mashups  that combine the language of pop music and the visual language of 20th century pulp fiction paperbacks. While Alcott finds many of his vintage book covers online, he still discovers a few … Continue reading

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These songs of freedom

Paris-based Mathematic Studio produced this wonderful animation for Bob Marley’s timeless “Redemption Song.” Directed by Octave Marsal and Théo de Gueltzl, the video draws heavily on imagery and iconography surrounding the Rastafarian movement.

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Lowdown in Sweden

Perspicacious followers of TBTP may recall a short story from a while back about the World’s Smallest Bookstore. Now the folks from the aptly named AnonyMouse street art collective have returned with the World’s Smallest Record Shop. Located in the … Continue reading

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It’s really about the coffee

These days I spend an inordinate amount of time on my coffee roasting obsession. When I’m not researching green beans to buy, I’m looking for books and articles on coffee in general. I recently stumbled on this unusual artist book … Continue reading

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I am not a Luddite

Over the years, I have bored many a TBTP reader with my mini-rants promoting print travel guidebooks. And while I still always travel with the old school guides, I also am a fan of travel apps, ebooks, and travel podcasts. … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour

Vanity Fair magazine commissioned the marvelous video below guaranteed to warm the heart of any Beatles fan. It’s a 12 minute tour around the world using Google Maps, highlighting locations mentioned in the Beatles lyrics, from Liverpool to the Black … Continue reading

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Reading Is Fundamental

I just ran across these oldschool posters that were created by the American Library Association to encourage young people to read more. I guess that they were aiming for Star Wars and Back to the Future fans.

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How You Can Help From Anywhere

If you would like to help the Black Lives Matter movement but don’t know how, or are not able to contribute financially, a group of thoughtful YouTubers have created monetized videos that directly support affiliated organizations — all you need … Continue reading

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Freedom Suite

This striking performance (below)of North Carolina-born drummer Max Roach’s “Freedom Now Suite,” a medley of “Tears for Johannesburg” and the triptych “PRAYER / PROTEST / PEACE,” was recorded by a television station in 1964—the same year the Civil Rights Act … Continue reading

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