Repairing is the new recycling


Platform21’s Repair Manifesto opposes throwaway culture and celebrates repair as the new recycling.

With our new project, Platform21 = Repairing, we seek to make repairing cool again – with your help. Let the manifesto inspire you, comment on it or add to it. Rediscover the joy of fixing things and share your most ingenious repair, your tips and your tricks. You could present them in person later, or see them on our website or in the exhibition that opens on Friday 13 March.

This project is about sharing knowledge and skills. Together we can start a movement, one that isn’t new per se but has been forgotten. So if you know a way to save a product, let us know by emailing info [at]

Via Core77.

DAILY MAGPIE – February 28th – Balloon Mountains at ARTHURDESH

Before you go to ARTHURDESH, I want to let you know about another contributor to the benefit’s jam-packed lineup: balloonist and inventor Mathew Lippincott of the portal Where The Summer Calm of Charity Perpetually Reigns. Keep watch during the ethereal warblings of Californian experimental folkie Michael Hilde (Mountainhood) as Lippincott’s balloon mountains float across the stage. Lippincott recently finished a guide to solar balloon-building (available for download in .pdf format here), and if you find him after the performance he will give you free plastic and instructions so that you can make your very own inflatable tetrahedron — it’s even better than flying a kite!

DAILY MAGPIE – Feb 28 – Bring Out the Sound System: The West Indian Roots of Hip Hop


Bring Out the Sound System: The West Indian Roots of Hip Hop

Saturday, Feb 28th, 3-6pm

The Point CDC, 940 Garrison Ave in the Bronx


Hip Hop came from the Bronx.  But hip hop’s Bronx pioneers came from the West Indies, and the Jamaican sound system tradition of “toasting.”

Dr. Natasha Lightfoot of the Bronx African-American Oral History Project, will lead a discussion featuring Hip Hop pioneers and legends including DJ Kool Herc, Kool DJ Red Alert, Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) and VP Records co-founder, and Patricia Chin.  

The discussion will be followed by a demonstration on Jamaican and hip hop sound systems from the 1970s by DJ Kool Herc and Brother Vincent. The evening concludes with a reception, where audience members can view From Mambo to Hip Hop: The Exhibit, a photo exhibit which complements City Lore’s award-winning documentary directed by Henry Chalfant, From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale; dance to the music of DJ Just Ice; and purchase West Indian fare provided by Bascom Catering with delicious roti, jerk and curry chicken, and salt fish.

Then ride to Brooklyn for Arthurdesh!

The lost electric Six Organs of Admittance album…


Whoa. Stop the presses and grease up the download slide… Howlin Rain/Comets on Fire bro Ethan Miller has posted lost electric Six Organs album recordings at his Silver Currant blog:

It was made during the ‘Field Recordings From the Sun’ rehearsals. Ben Chasny decided that he wanted to do an electric project with some of the Six Organs songs. He wanted a mellow groove oriented backing band as a platform and a foil for wild guitar and the Six Organs narrative and asked Comets On Fire to be the band…. MORE MORE MORE

ARTHURDESH – Sat Feb 28 8pm SHARP, $8-up, all ages, Bushwick, capacity is 375 so arrive early


The story ch. xiii presents

benefit for arthur magazine, independently curated by michael curtis hilde and produced by todd p.

Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders) and the Ether Frolic Mob
Dr Ragtime & Pals (Jack Rose Band)
Jana Hunter & TJO
quad (Helen Rush, PG Six, Samara Lubelski, Bob Bannister)
Sharon Van Etten
White Hills

Readings by Louise Landis Levi, Byron Coley and Gary Panter, Wesley Eisold and Max Morton, Angela Jaeger, and Robbie Snyderman

Visuals by Flying Andes

Saturday, February 28, 2009
$8-30 sliding scale | all ages
Market Hotel
1142 Myrtle Ave
Bushwick, Brooklyn

curator michael curtis hilde .:. readings curator byron coley
.:. production .:.

Poster by Arik Roper

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