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Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive - Bose Better Sound
Recorded live in Bose studios

Their style’s unique, their energy’s infectious, and their talent’s undeniable. Get ready to fall in love with Lake Street Dive just like we did when they stopped by to play two songs (“Godawful Things” and “Mistakes”) from their latest LP, “Side Pony.” Featuring Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Bridget Kearney (upright bass, vocals), and Mike Calabrese (drums, vocals). Recorded live at Bose studios, “Better Sound Sessions” features our favorite artists playing music that sounds and feels the way you know music should.

Frank Hobbs







The process of painting for me begins as a kind of soliloquy through which I work out my fascinations with the contemporary landscape and the connections that tie me to my own place in the world. I discover painting sites without seeking them. Often motifs are the serendipitous results of trips to the grocery store or other practical routines of daily life.

I paint on location, executing small, quick studies in which I attempt to respond to the transience of light and weather. The challenge is to distill the essential color, form, and space from the "blooming, buzzing confusion" of nature using only my eyes and the language of painting. Balancing these outdoor studies are longer meditations worked out on a larger scale in the studio from drawings, photographs, and experimentation at the palette. The two practices complement each other but are essentially self-sufficient activities. When working outdoors I rarely think of the studies as preparations for studio paintings. If anything the reverse is true. A long season of studio work often drives me outdoors to escape the inevitable ditches I drive myself into when the direct reference to nature has grown thin.

Divesting myself of limiting preconceptions is a necessary condition of painting from observation, and so the act of painting is not so much about the resulting commodity as it is a game of consciousness. Receptivity is my primary aim. The goal, ultimately, is to construct a living metaphor in color, shape, and mark for my experience of the concrete world. The thrill when the first crude likeness appears is still as fresh and exciting as it was when I first started painting.


Frank Hobbs

Jamie XX - Gosh

Jamie xx released a new music video for “Gosh,” off last year’s excellent album In Colour, early Friday morning. Debuting on iTunes and Apple Music and directed by Romain Gavras (M.I.A.’s “Born Free”), the clip features an enormous cast – more than 400 actors filmed with no CGI or 3D effects, according to a release – moving in near-synchronization.

Grace Paley - House: Some Instructions

If you have a house

you must think about it all the time   

as you reside in the house so

it must be a home in your mind


you must ask yourself (wherever you are)   

have I closed the front door


and the back door is often forgotten   

not against thieves necessarily


but the wind   oh   if it blows   

either door open   then the heat


the heat you’ve carefully nurtured   

with layers of dry hardwood


and a couple of opposing green   

brought in to slow the fire


as well as the little pilot light   

in the convenient gas backup


all of that care will be mocked because   

you have not kept the house on your mind


but these may actually be among   

the smallest concerns   for instance


the house could be settling   you may   

notice the thin slanting line of light


above the doors   you have to think about that   

luckily you have been paying attention


the house’s dryness can be humidified   

with vaporizers in each room and pots


of water on the woodstove   should you leave   

for the movies after dinner   ask yourself


have I turned down the thermometer

and moved all wood paper away from the stove


the fiery result of excited distraction   

could be too horrible to describe


now we should talk especially to Northerners   

of the freezing of the pipe   this can often


be prevented by pumping water continuously   

through the baseboard heating system


allowing the faucet to drip drip continuously   

day and night   you must think about the drains


separately   in fact you should have established   

their essential contribution to the ordinary


kitchen and toilet life of the house   

digging these drains deep into warm earth


if it hasn’t snowed by mid-December you   

must cover them with hay   sometimes rugs


and blankets have been used   do not be   

troubled by their monetary value


as this is a regionally appreciated emergency   

you may tell your friends to consider


your house as their own   that is   

if they do not wear outdoor shoes


when thumping across the gleam of their poly-

urethaned floors they must bring socks or slippers


to your house as well   you must think   

of your house when you’re in it and


when you’re visiting the superior cabinets   

and closets of others   when you approach


your house in the late afternoon

in any weather   green or white   you will catch


sight first of its new aluminum snow-resistant   

roof and the reflections in the cracked windows


its need in the last twenty-five years for paint   

which has created a lovely design


in russet pink and brown   the colors of un-

intentioned neglect   you must admire the way it does not


(because of someone’s excellent decision

sixty years ago) stand on the high ridge deforming


the green profile of the hill but rests in the modesty   

of late middle age under the brow of the hill with


its back to the dark hemlock forest looking steadily

out for miles toward the cloud refiguring meadows and


mountains of the next state   coming up the road

by foot or auto the house can be addressed personally


House!   in the excitement of work and travel to

other people’s houses with their interesting improvements


we thought of you often and spoke of your coziness

in winter   your courage in wind and fire   your small


airy rooms in humid summer   how you nestle in spring

into the leaves and flowers of the hawthorn and the sage green


leaves of the Russian olive tree   House!   you were not forgotten

Trentemøller - River In Me

'River In Me' is the first single from the new album 'Fixion' (Out September 16th, 2016).

Music credits:
All instruments played by Anders Trentemøller. Lyrics written and performed by Jehnny Beth. Additional bass played by Jeppe Brix.

Video credits:
Directors: RITON EMENIUS (Åsa Riton & Andreas Emenius)
Producer: Linnéa Andersson
DOP: Nadim Carlsen
Editing: Riton Emenius
FAD: Jacob Eklund
Art Direction: Riton Emenius
Junior Art Director: Alexandra Stroemich
Junior Art Director: Lisanne Fransen
1st AC: Malin Gutke
Technical assistant: Andreas Almkvist
Hair & Make up: Sóley Ástudóttir
Production assistant: Lisa Jonsson
Actors: Nim Sundström, Cajsa Wessberg, Ida Jagerfeldt, Caroline Johansson & Andreas Eriksson
Director assistant: China Yggström
Colorist: Ola Bäccman
Online: Oscar Gullstrand/ Naive
Production Company: Camp David Film

Thank you to: Annika Pehrson & Swiss, Billy Söderin, Liljeholmskollektivet
Special thanks to: Tomas Jonsson, Per-Arne Sundell, Susanne Kottulinsky & Anders Fluch (Driving Event Producers) and Daniel Thisell (Ljud&Bildmedia)