A track off of Ministry of Sound's, Late Night Sessions compilation. An oldie - this may be from 2007 if not older - but a great listen with groovy beats that gets me in the mood for this weekend's trip to Mexico.
In A la Plage, A la Piscine, Gray Malin photographs beach imagery from doorless helicopters. The photographs remind me of Massimo Vitali, who did a series of Italian beach panoramas almost two decades ago. Massimo's series was shot from the ground and were deeply rooted in the themes around Italy's political changes. Whereas Gray Malin's photographs are the inverse expression, celebrating summer and tranquility with color, patterns and repetition from every day shapes and forms.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass starts tomorrow. I haven't been in a few years but am looking forward to free music, sunny weather (our last days of Indian Summer!) and fun with friends. While the festival is not my usual genre of music, there are a few bands I'd like to see including Joy Kills Sorrow. This quintet is a Boston-based string band specializing in folk, roots, Americana, rock and indie-rock. I especially enjoy Emma Beaton’s soulful voice on this cover of Such Great Heights by the Postal Service. Love, love, love.