I just discovered “The Wilderness Downtown“, an interactive video for Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait,” from their new album Suburbs. The project was created and directed by Chris Milk, who is responsible for a number of interesting videos and commercials, including one my favorites.
David Byrne recently (I’m not sure how recently, but the video is new to me) gave a Ted Talk on the relationship between architecture and music (see video below). Byrne begins by considering the architecture of CBGBs, a venue that facilitated the early career of the Talking Heads, as well as countless other punk and [...]
Thanks to that rather unnecessary cinematic sequel, the dawn of 2010 should make the present seem futuristic. But, for me, the reality of the future, the ineluctable advance of time, came in realizing that today is Paul Westerberg’s 50th birthday. This has no direct relevance to anything architectural. But it’s significant (to me at least), [...]