The Empire Builder, Part Two: The Hills
Take a loose definition on hills for me with this one, okay? Anyway, the flats in yesterday’s post had this minimal, serene beauty to them, you know? But the mountain ranges- they’re big. They’re dramatic. They demand your attention. Passing through Olympic and Glacier National Parks left everyone on the train smashing their faces against the windows, and me burning through film and memory cards.
There’s not really a lot to wax on about here, these views speak for themselves. Enjoy.
I’m train-dreaming looking at these beautiful pictures of Amtrak’s Empire Builder line on Brent Knepper’s Railpass blog
London + Latitude with In the Dark on the road.
More beautiful drawings from our In the Dark event with Mi Casa….
Tapas Radio- colour, and all 6 courses, each accompanied by a specially chosen radio story
Love this drawing of our In the Dark Radio Tapas event made by the very talented….
Drawing at Tapas Radio last night, a special Joining of forces between Mi Casa and In the dark bristol. good stuff.
"Don’t think that millions are listening. Do remember that that you are not singing to a massed audience, but just to one man and one woman sitting together in the evening over their own fireside."
Take a trip to an early incarnation of the BBC and visit the studio of 2LO.
Taken from H.V. Morton’s 1926 book “The Spell of London”.
The border is not a line. It’s a place.
Great project from NPR. http://apps.npr.org/borderland/#_
Lovely project from audio producers Josie Holtzman and Isaac Kestenbaum.
"Winters Past is an audio project about our changing winter.
These audio pieces will allow you to experience winter the way it was, is now, and the way it could be in the future. But you’ll have to get outside first—these are “soundwalks,” which means they should be heard in a specific place, while walking.”
Loving this history of Christmas music with Mason Neely on Cerys’s 6Music show this morning.
Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Lightnin Hopkins and Bing Crosby…
Seven swans a~swimming.
12 Days of Christmas. 1944 Bantam Picture Book lithographed by Margaret Levetus.
#illustration #design #lithography #printmaking #bantam #swans #seven #xmas #folkart #vintage #popularart #noelcarrington
There is no shortage of folk and country songs about booze. But what makes the Mandolin Orange tune “Waltz About Whiskey” so enchanting is its effortlessness. Watch the rising folk duo perform the song live for FolkAlley.
Preview for Eleanor McDowell & Hana Walker-Brown’s series of ‘documentary pop songs’ - Forever Young. Coming soon to Radio 4. Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hxjr7
Northern Soul Radio
It’s been 40 years since the first all-night R&B party at the Wigan Casino nightclub in Manchester, England. That’s when Britain went crazy for soul music. From KALX, stream a 24/7 mix devoted to the best R&B songs you’ve likely never heard.
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