BURNING dAN: hitRECord’s Big Brother. Temple of Juno, Black Rock City, Nevada, 2012.
I gave Jeff the first-ever test pressing of our new record to bring with him to the Temple at Burning Man. I’ve only been to Burning Man three times, so other burners can chime in, but I think it’s safe to say the Temple is the most sanctified place in the whole joint. It’s always a unique, beautiful and massive structure, and reverent people go there to honor the dead and remember to live. Then they burn it up on Sunday night while thousands watch in observant silence. Last year, I brought the first-ever copy of RECollection there to go up in that ceremonious blaze. A million thanks to the Peffamist for bringing Move On The Sun there this year.
For those who don’t know, dan helped me start hitRECord in its early incarnations, and he would be absolutely astonished and giddy at how good the art has gotten that we all make together. We couldn’t do it without him.
— Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase (via observando)
“One in five people in their 20s and early 30s is currently living with his or her parents. And 60 percent of all young adults receive financial support from them. … The common explanation for the shift is that people born in the late 1980s and early 1990s came of age amid several unfortunate and overlapping economic trends. Those who graduated college as the housing market and financial system were imploding faced the highest debt burden of any graduating class in history. Nearly 45 percent of 25-year-olds, for instance, have outstanding loans, with an average debt above $20,000… And more than half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, meaning they make substandard wages in jobs that don’t require a college degree.”
Newsreel from 1944 covering I Am an American Day, promoted through the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Thirty-five nations celebrated at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. The nations/groups featured in this gif set are India, Greece, Korea, Poland, Holland, Hungary, Scotland, France, Mexico, Native American (referred to as Original Americans in the 1944 newsreel), the Philippines, and China.