Boom. RyeRye / Group Hug girl rap tour with Kreayshawn and Chippy Nonstop. (at Irving Plaza)
We went to Adrian Grenier’s house. He talked about building a studio in his basement. We got to see Moon Hooch. Which Adrian’s BFF Damien calls Moon Cooch. (Why not?)
Photos by Josh
Monique Maion, performing at at Tumblr <3 Brasil in Sao Paolo last night.
We went to Moby’s house. He lives in a castle.
The last LP factory in Latin America. Rocking out to #loshermanos. #music #brasil (Taken with Instagram at Belfort Roxo, Brasil)
Confessions of a Michael Stipe
“It’s only been six months,” longtime R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe says quietly. “So it’s really hard to even figure out who I am.” The 52-year-old is of course referring to life after his band, who — after three decades, 15 albums, and a meteoric rise from indie sainthood to mainstream superstardom — announced they planned to “call it a day.”
“It’s pretty wild,” Stipe says. “I have this sensation that I’ve never felt … It’s kind of a newfound freedom.”
It was the end of an era, and not only for Stipe, but for anyone who’d grown up with REM. And yet, even as Stipe soul-searches, he is making some of the most creative work of his life. He’s got a studio in downtown Manhattan, where he is creating bronze sculptures of old cameras and cassette tapes. He’s producing a documentary about Internet fame. He (was) on Instagram, until a few weeks ago, when he proclaimed he did not want “any part” of Facebook “up in my grill.” And he has a crazy, beautiful, eccentric Tumblr — Confessions of a Michael Stipe — that he uses as a scrapbook to document it all. We sat down with Stipe at the Tumblr offices (among many giddy staffers) to get inside his head.
We sat down with Michael Stipe, who talked about life after REM, his sculture and, well, TUMBLR. Let’s just say there were a lot of squealing engineers in the office.
Listen to this! We just teamed up with Spotify so you can post tracks, playlists, and full albums from their very extensive library. Search for tracks or paste a Spotify link to embed your music — without the daily limit. :)
To celebrate, we’ve put together this playlist featuring musicians from theTumblr Spotlight. Hit play and enjoy!
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R.E.M. - Man On the Moon
Hackers got a hold of about 3,000 emails from account shared between Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife. One conversation chronicles the ruthless leader’s iTunes purchases, and let’s just say it’s an interesting mix. Without further ado, here’s a selection of songs purchased by be the al-Assads. (Spotify playlist!) [h/t The Atlantic]
Blake Shelton - “God Gave Me You”
Right Said Fred - “Don’t Talk Just Kiss”
New Order - “Bizarre Love Triangle”
The Cover Girls - “We Can’t Go Wrong”
Leona Lewis - “Hurt”
Chris Brown - “Look at Me Now ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes”
LMFAO - “Sexy and I Know It”
Easy Street Records through the rain. Seattle’s oldest record shop. West Seattle, WA.