yvynyl

yvynyl:

Holy shit. I just got the update: yvynyl turned 7 years old today.

Amazing that this weird journey continues. Or that it’s been that long, and that this photo is that old now.

Probably going to make some changes in the coming months… and maybe you’d like to come be a part of it.

For one thing, I’d like to have some contributors. Want to tell some stories? Write about live changing albums? Shed life on a critically unappreciated artist? Cover a hot scene in your city?

Let’s try a test:

  • Pitch me your media ideas!
  • Include how they might go into series of 6-10 episodes.
  • They must include excellent visual artwork and of course audio.
  • Could also be video - it is a show? Episodic?
  • Music-heart, but travel, adventure, art, ideas are welcome.
  • Bonus points if you have a budget need in mind. 
  • Email one or more of your best proposals to yvynyl@gmail.com (Use subject line: #YVYNYL2.0).

Is this magic? Nah. But it’ll be fun!

Much respect and love to the man Mark!

landonspeers

landonspeers:

PRINT SALE

This past week at a private Christmas party I had the unfortunate experience of having all my camera gear stolen. After 10 years of shooting and many travels, I’ve finally managed to be had by a real-life Grinch. After exploring my options to solve the case, I’ve come up with a cold trail and empty hands.

In an attempt to try and offset some of the the costs of new gear, I’ve set up an online store to sell some prints of my work. I’ve narrowed down a selection but would like to note that if there’s any image on my website, or a special request for sizes- you’re more than welcome to get in touch.

You can find the online print store HERE

I’d like to give a heap of thanks for all the help and many good vibes I’m receiving from friends & family near and far. It’s meant the world to me. After spending days thinking about some of the worst kinds of people- it’s been thoroughly inspiring and heart warming to be reminded by those around me that there’s so many people just the opposite. It’s kept me relatively sane sorting through this. So thank you so much- words on a screen can’t really sum it all up as well as I’d like.

-Landon Speers |  mail@landonspeers.com  |  www.landonspeers.com

Couple notes on ordering:

  • All images are full bleed except for the 8x10’s. They’ll have a small white border on the top & bottom to accommodate the standard frame picture sizing.
  • Orders should take 2-3 weeks to receive.

mountainshow

mountainshow:

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I’m not sure how to describe what FMLY is, so here’s an article with a bunch of people trying to. FMLY has organized shows that revolve around critical mass bike rides, informal and unamplified gatherings in public spaces, and around potluck dinners in people’s apartments. If I…

From our favorite albums of 2013 feature…
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"Normally it’s not this harsh," said Jordan Lee, in a calm yet slightly terrified tone as his gorgeous album unfolded over the absolutely blown-out stereo of a 1995 Honda Prelude. We were bound for Mt. Taurus, the final leg of FMLY Fest Brooklyn. Only the highest and lowest frequencies survived: unfortunate conditions for any recording, though especially unkind to something as lush and as delicate as Love’s Crushing Diamond. This was the first time Jordan had heard it outside the mixing process. And while self-deprecation is part of his charm, clearly the levels had jarred him. I quickly credited this to the speakers, and we then drifted in wordlessness. What remained audible was enough to prompt immediate awe, along with an internal conflict of my own: what to say next. Our silence grew; the sun flickered between passing trees, we missed a highway exit. By the end of the second track, all that could surface was: “can you play that one again?”. He obliged, though surely not without concern for interrupted sequence. And he’d oblige again when asked to do the same after the next. Love’s Crushing Diamond is autumnal in nature, and brilliantly affecting without the influence of personal association or anecdote, but my mind will always return to that late summer morning. That golden drive. That hike, and finally, that performance at the peak of Mt. Taurus. Maybe this somehow compromises the dynamic between blog and musician. But, well, here’s to throwing any unsaid rules to wind (from a figurative mountain, while shouting some real love for a friend’s work of art), after all: perhaps “we weren’t made to be this way.” 
DS

From our favorite albums of 2013 feature…

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"Normally it’s not this harsh," said Jordan Lee, in a calm yet slightly terrified tone as his gorgeous album unfolded over the absolutely blown-out stereo of a 1995 Honda Prelude. We were bound for Mt. Taurus, the final leg of FMLY Fest Brooklyn. 

Only the highest and lowest frequencies survived: unfortunate conditions for any recording, though especially unkind to something as lush and as delicate as Love’s Crushing Diamond. This was the first time Jordan had heard it outside the mixing process. And while self-deprecation is part of his charm, clearly the levels had jarred him. I quickly credited this to the speakers, and we then drifted in wordlessness. 

What remained audible was enough to prompt immediate awe, along with an internal conflict of my own: what to say next. Our silence grew; the sun flickered between passing trees, we missed a highway exit. By the end of the second track, all that could surface was: “can you play that one again?”. He obliged, though surely not without concern for interrupted sequence. And he’d oblige again when asked to do the same after the next. 

Love’s Crushing Diamond is autumnal in nature, and brilliantly affecting without the influence of personal association or anecdote, but my mind will always return to that late summer morning. That golden drive. That hike, and finally, that performance at the peak of Mt. Taurus. Maybe this somehow compromises the dynamic between blog and musician. But, well, here’s to throwing any unsaid rules to wind (from a figurative mountain, while shouting some real love for a friend’s work of art), after all: perhaps “we weren’t made to be this way.” 

DS

yvynyl
yvynyl:

I love anything with the words “records” + “club” + “music” + “journal”. 
songabout:

I couldn’t be more excited to announce Singles Club today. Part record club. Part music journal. We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help produce and promote the first volume of releases.Our first release will be a 7” from Daniel Bachman, good friend and one of the most talented guitar players around.
Find out more about the club, subscribe for Vol. #1 and learn more right here. Lots of good stuff coming up in 2014.
Give us a follow/like/shout-out Twitter, Facebook, &Instagram.

yvynyl:

I love anything with the words “records” + “club” + “music” + “journal”. 

songabout:

I couldn’t be more excited to announce Singles Club today. Part record club. Part music journal. We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help produce and promote the first volume of releases.Our first release will be a 7” from Daniel Bachman, good friend and one of the most talented guitar players around.

Find out more about the club, subscribe for Vol. #1 and learn more right here. Lots of good stuff coming up in 2014.

Give us a follow/like/shout-out Twitter, Facebook, &Instagram.