Needle Drop

Needle Drop: Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs was a pioneering force in the world of Bluegrass who died just two days ago. While Earl didn’t really invent the three finger style, he certainly popularized it. It wasn’t until his banjo style met Bill Monroe’s vision that bluegrass music really came together with all of its definitive elements. So today, listen to some banjo music in honor of Earl!

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Renegade Craft Fair: Little Friends & Creatures

Renegade Craft Fair 2010: Mimi Kirchner

{ Mimi Kirchner }

Authenticity is pretty big right now, right? It’s popping up everywhere. Take Mad Men for instance. Don Draper’s not eating a sandwich, he’s eating a 1962 sandwich (literally, Matthew Weiner probably had someone track down a cellophane-wrapped sandwich from 1962, airbrushed the mold out, and had Jon Hamm eat it on camera.) But wait! He’s not drinking a cocktail either, he’s drinking a 1963 Manhattan heavy on the 1963 Canadian Club with vintage labels and 1963 tax labels recreated by a crack team of archival-oriented graphic designers. Is it too much to ask of the viewer to just imagine that this bottle of vodka is really a 1963 bottle of vodka? Can’t I use my imagination? Please?

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