Angsty times in the Longranch Inn with Grass is Green and Bad History, both out of the Boston DIY scene. Angsty times in the Longranch Inn with Grass is Green and Bad History, both out of the Boston DIY scene.

Angsty times in the Longranch Inn with Grass is Green and Bad History, both out of the Boston DIY scene.

64 degrees is cold for this Austinite. To be fair, she was sitting in the shade for a while. But I mean, come on.

Victor Eduarte, SX veteran and Austin native: “I just like the energy at South-by!” So he’s been giving free hugs for six years. Victor Eduarte, SX veteran and Austin native: “I just like the energy at South-by!” So he’s been giving free hugs for six years.

Victor Eduarte, SX veteran and Austin native: “I just like the energy at South-by!” So he’s been giving free hugs for six years.

Neil Young gave a fascinating talk in Austin today. Highly compressed, digital music is bad for our souls, and you can’t feel an MP3, he said. 

He also spoke a lot about his new music service, called Pono. It’s a clunky, pocket-sized device, plus an interface for your computer (like an iTunes). The player has lots of memory space to hold uncompressed, super high resolution audio files. It’s supposed to sound just like analog - just like having a record player in your car or in your pocket. 

I was raised on MP3s and CDs. I grew up hearing that people who still listen to records are hipsters. Neil Young says they’re the people who really feel the warmth of the music in their bones.

Pono isn’t out yet. Young and his team are still looking for funding. In the meantime, maybe it’s time for this music lover to finally invest in a record player.

-ZDH Neil Young gave a fascinating talk in Austin today. Highly compressed, digital music is bad for our souls, and you can’t feel an MP3, he said. 

He also spoke a lot about his new music service, called Pono. It’s a clunky, pocket-sized device, plus an interface for your computer (like an iTunes). The player has lots of memory space to hold uncompressed, super high resolution audio files. It’s supposed to sound just like analog - just like having a record player in your car or in your pocket. 

I was raised on MP3s and CDs. I grew up hearing that people who still listen to records are hipsters. Neil Young says they’re the people who really feel the warmth of the music in their bones.

Pono isn’t out yet. Young and his team are still looking for funding. In the meantime, maybe it’s time for this music lover to finally invest in a record player.

-ZDH

Neil Young gave a fascinating talk in Austin today. Highly compressed, digital music is bad for our souls, and you can’t feel an MP3, he said.

He also spoke a lot about his new music service, called Pono. It’s a clunky, pocket-sized device, plus an interface for your computer (like an iTunes). The player has lots of memory space to hold uncompressed, super high resolution audio files. It’s supposed to sound just like analog - just like having a record player in your car or in your pocket.

I was raised on MP3s and CDs. I grew up hearing that people who still listen to records are hipsters. Neil Young says they’re the people who really feel the warmth of the music in their bones.

Pono isn’t out yet. Young and his team are still looking for funding. In the meantime, maybe it’s time for this music lover to finally invest in a record player.

-ZDH

Zach Hirsch here. I’ve arrived in Austin for SXSW, the legendary music/film/tech festival. I’ll be covering some of the music part, which starts today!

First stop: Fancy shmancy Vimeo party last night in downtown! It was at the kind of place where you have to wait on line outside and then they say, when you get to the door, “Oh I’m sorry, you’re not on the list.”

My girlfriend, videographer Meghan Oretsky (who works at Vimeo), got us in.

yearonthefarm:

It’s good to have good friends! The Kents’ neighbor and cake decorator Peggy Beldock from A Touch of Icing made this beauty for their birthdays.



NCPR’s Year on the Farm Tumblr blog is giving us a look into life and business on one organic vegetable farm in St. Lawrence County, New York. Follow it all year long!

yearonthefarm:

It’s good to have good friends! The Kents’ neighbor and cake decorator Peggy Beldock from A Touch of Icing made this beauty for their birthdays.

NCPR’s Year on the Farm Tumblr blog is giving us a look into life and business on one organic vegetable farm in St. Lawrence County, New York. Follow it all year long!

mothernaturenetwork:

Guts of volcano revealed in 3-D images
By getting an inside look at some of the most active volcanoes in the world, researchers hope to develop a better understanding of what triggers eruptions.

Listen to the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble in a rehearsal for its spring concert in Watertown, NY.

Photo of the Day: Red fox in Lake Placid. Photo: Larry Master. More photos at ncpr.org/photo

popsci:

We chatted with legendary astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on extraterrestrial life and more.

Popular Science: Would you rather have a jetpack or flying car?

Neil deGrasse Tyson: What I would rather have is a transportation system that requires neither: a wormhole.

PS: What incredible thing will we see in our lifetime?

NDT: I think that we will know whether or not there’s life on planets other than Earth. And I think the best location would be on Mars or on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

PS: When we find life on other planets, is it going to come and eat us?

NDT: No. People’s first thought every time scientists discover something new is, “Oh, my gosh, you created a virus, so there’s gonna be a killer virus.” I’m not more afraid of something I might find on Mars than I am of a polar bear who’s pissed off because his ice floe is melting.  

Read the rest of the Q&A here.

(via amnhnyc)

braiker:

Happy birthday, Townes. Woulda been 70 today.