Newsletter: Loving Vincent 🎨

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The beautiful train scene from Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away

Below are five links worth sharing this week. Listen to Pessimist's new track ‘Glue' and the 1979 track ‘Resurrection Los' from Cameroon's legendary Los Camaroes after the jump.

web gems

  1. It took six years of development and 125 painters to recreate Van Gogh's brush strokes to make the world's first oil painted feature film, Loving Vincent, which drops next month. Check out the trailer.

  2. James Holdman was one of the most prolific travelers of the 19th century. He was also blind, compelling himself to see through touch. Wrote one of his friends, “He had eyes in his mouth, eyes in his nose, eyes in his ears, and eyes in his mind, never blinking, but ready on all occasions to perform his services with remarkable precision and efficiency.” Read about The Blind Traveler.

  3. A good photo speaks for itself. But with the tiniest of tweaks using iPhoto or VSCO, it can be that much better. Kirk McElhearn explains why you should spend a few seconds editing your photos before you post them online.

  4. I put together a Twitter thread of my favorite John Peel quotes to celebrate the greatest rock DJ's birthday this week. He would've been 78. Take a look back at his record collection.

  5. All the internet's a stage. Agree or disagree?

Thought of the week

“15 years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world. Now, the real world is an escape from the internet.”

— Noah Smith

New track on loop

Pessimist – Glued

Digging in the crates

Los Camaroes – Resurrection Los

PS: I created a music club on Facebook. If you want to experience some new tunes and relive some greats, knock on the door!

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

Wells Baum (@bombtune)


Wells Baum is creating a daily blog that collects and remixes the most interesting pieces of art, beats, life, and technology from around the web. Your support goes a long way: for every contribution, I can keep the blog running and continue to provide you interesting links.


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