Japanese minimalist retailer Muji is getting in to the construction business. They’re selling a simple, minimalist huts, installed for $28,000. If this offer wasn’t Japan only, I could see it being very popular with the Tiny House movement in the US.
In 1964 Them released Gloria and changed the face of garage rock forever. In 1966 Van Morrison (the lead singer and principal songwriter of Them) left the band to persue a solo career. In 1970 Jerry Cole joined Them, and together they released what is probably their best album, even though no one was paying attention.
If you know any of the Wilson brothers, it’s probably Brian Wilson. Brian was the brain behind the Beach Boys’ most well remembered albums. Dennis, though, released an excelent solo album in 1977, and he was working on a follow up when he passed away in 1983.
Yesterday was Record Store Day. This was my first Record Store Day as a consumer, rather than a worker. It was a lot of fun! One of the releases I picked up was called Astro Sounds from Beyond the Year 2000. I hadn’t gone in looking for it, but it was pretty hard to pass up based on the title and the cover art.
Are you a fan of horror films? Thank Georges Melies. I’ve written about Melies before, but this is a little different. It’s a horror film, a comedy, one of the longest narrative films released up to that point, and 3 minutes long.