They look like trellises and fishtanks, spacesuits and mailboxes. One squeezes into the cracks of a historic building. Others offer built-in seating. New York, meet your newest public libraries. Holding no more than about 20 books for old and young, the 10 new Little Free Libraries — miniature lending libraries where anyone can take or leave a book under the honor system — will pop up all over downtown Manhattan on Saturday afternoon, and will stand until Sept. 1. (via With Tiny Libraries, Bringing Free Literature to the Streets - NYTimes.com)
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe was delighted to play a small part in this project!
run run run run. make good habits and keep them. a little better everyday.
also, yay endorphins! :)
Congrats anon! At least we’re rocking the world, one song at a time.
Well…. maybe not triple (yet) but yea.
America’s got a pretty dirty history when it comes to race, but at least the situation is getting better. And some would argue, completely transforming: after all, we just inaugurated our first black president a second time, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federally-observed holiday.
So why isn’t the music industry transforming, as well? …I took a look at Billboard’s recent ‘Power 100’ list, marking down every gender and race.
Hmm, I don’t like those asian female stats….
Really interesting read about race and indie music.
“When I listened to rock music as a kid, it often felt like I was sneaking past the guards of racial barriers and into a cool party I wasn’t invited to. But I didn’t want to feel that way. I just wanted to enjoy the music just like everybody else…
…I went to the same venue to see Joanna Newsom, who was touring behind Ys at the time. When I got there, it felt like one of those dreams where you’re walking around the hallways of your high school completely nude. I was being hit with every other person’s best speculative glance, just like the ones I was given as a kid. One girl audibly opined, “I had no idea black people liked Joanna Newsom.” A hushed reverence fell on the crowd while Bill Callahan opened with a solo set, and then broke as people cheered wildly when he played favorites like “River Guard” and “Let Me See the Colts”. When I yelled along in approval, I received a few more weird looks. I stood in uncomfortable silence for the remainder of the night.”