September 2, 2014

railpass:

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 

9:01pm
Filed under: trains rail travel photography 
August 18, 2014
Going going going going going

Going going going going going

July 21, 2014

London + Latitude with In the Dark on the road. 

11:07am
Filed under: radio listening festival 
May 10, 2014

More beautiful drawings from our In the Dark event with Mi Casa….

harrymorganillustration:

Tapas Radio- colour, and all 6 courses, each accompanied by a specially chosen radio story

May 9, 2014
Love this drawing of our In the Dark Radio Tapas event made by the very talented…. 
harrymorganillustration:

Drawing at Tapas Radio last night, a special Joining of forces between Mi Casa and In the dark bristol. good stuff.

Love this drawing of our In the Dark Radio Tapas event made by the very talented…. 

harrymorganillustration:

Drawing at Tapas Radio last night, a special Joining of forces between Mi Casa and In the dark bristol. good stuff.

May 9, 2014

geoffmcq:

"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”.

April 3, 2014

The border is not a line. It’s a place. 

Great project from NPR. http://apps.npr.org/borderland/#_ 

January 20, 2014
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.”

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.”

1:48pm
Filed under: winter walk soundwalk 
December 15, 2013
Loving this history of Christmas music with Mason Neely on Cerys’s 6Music show this morning. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/on-air
Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Lightnin Hopkins and Bing Crosby… 

Loving this history of Christmas music with Mason Neely on Cerys’s 6Music show this morning. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/on-air

Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Lightnin Hopkins and Bing Crosby… 

11:51am
Filed under: christmas 
December 15, 2013

wnycradiolab:

The Science of Animal Locomotion by Eadweard Muybridge, in GIF form.

December 15, 2013
englishmodernism:

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

englishmodernism:

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

November 25, 2013

nprmusic:

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.

(via npr)

8:45pm
Filed under: folk bluegrass country 
November 21, 2013

Forever Young: Love and Marriage from Falling Tree on Vimeo.

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 

November 21, 2013
Northern Soul Radio
nprmusic:

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.
Photo: John Minihan/Getty Images

Northern Soul Radio

nprmusic:

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.

Photo: John Minihan/Getty Images

(via npr)

November 13, 2013
New 99% Invisible episode.
There is an allure to unbuilt structures: the utopian, futuristic transports; the impossibly tall skyscrapers; even the horrible highways. They all capture our imagination with what could have been.
Listen here. 

New 99% Invisible episode.

There is an allure to unbuilt structures: the utopian, futuristic transports; the impossibly tall skyscrapers; even the horrible highways. They all capture our imagination with what could have been.

Listen here

10:12am
Filed under: unbuilt 99% invisible map