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Open G Blues

“Open G Blues” played by me on my acoustic in open g tuning. Footage from Imagine “How Do You Sleep?” and Muddy Waters “Mannish Boy” playing live at 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival.

Brian Eno and the Death of the Record

Brian Eno

“I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a living from them for a while were lucky. There is no reason why anyone should have made so much money from selling records except that everything was right for this period of time. I always knew it would run out sooner or later. It couldn’t last, and now it’s running out. I don’t particularly care that it is and like the way things are going. The record age was just a blip. It was a bit like if you had a source of whale blubber in the 1840s and it could be used as fuel. Before gas came along, if you traded in whale blubber, you were the richest man on Earth. Then gas came along and you’d be stuck with your whale blubber. Sorry mate – history’s moving along. Recorded music equals whale blubber. Eventually, something else will replace it.”
– Brian Eno

Read the full article here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/17/brian-eno-interview-paul-morley

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.