Here are some excerpts from Diplo’s recent cover article in Billboard Magazine:
Despite his sleepy, hooded eyes, his vibe is amped and chatty. Snaking down the inside of his right forearm is one of his nine tattoos, a simple line drawing of a Brontosaurus-ish dinosaur (it’s a Diplodocus, a childhood favorite and the source of his DJ name) that he got a decade ago as a source of motivation: “It was like, if I ever have to quit making music and get a real job, I’ll have to look at this every day and know I failed.”
Working for the Eameses was a tremendous source of enthusiasm, but the master’s discipline was often difficult for his employees to bear. In the office no music, chatting or chewing gum was allowed. “The projects were exciting, but working at the Eames Office was considered to be ‘like gentle agony’,” one reads in the biography written by John and Marilyn Neuhart, two of their most faithful collaborators.
Fitoussi, Brigitte. ” Husband and Wife: A Collective Work.” Eames: furniture 1941-1978. New York, NY: Assouline, 2003. 11. Print.
photo from the book (it’s not the Eames Office but those are their chairs):
This is the book:
I didn’t realize how much reggae culture had to do with marijuana until I did a Google image search for “reggae.” These images are actually pretty funny.
From the first 12 results:
From the article by Jordan Weissmann:
This afternoon, TechCrunch reported that Apple was planning to shut down Beats Music, the streaming service founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine that the company acquired, along with its headphone brand, for $3 billion. This seemed a bit strange, since Tim Cook has rhapsodized about just how much he loves the subscription service, and the fact that Apple desperately needed to find foothold in streaming. But the story cited five sources, “including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats.”
Rebranding Beats as part iTunes isn’t quite the same as shutting the service down. But it feels like we’re splitting hairs over headlines here.
In any event, here’s what we can take away from today’s late afternoon music biz news: Streaming is still the future, Apple still seems to realize that, and it’s not going to throw the whole streaming service it just bought into the trash heap because it likes iTunes better.