The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

October 6, 2016
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Gimme Danger

A Jim Jarmusch documentary about Iggy Pop and The Stooges? YES. Gimme Danger is scheduled for a limited release on October 28th.

October 21, 2014
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Iggy Pop’s BBC Music John Peel Lecture

Last week, Iggy Pop delivered this year’s BBC Music John Peel Lecture on the topic of ‘Free Music in a Capitalist Society’ at Radio Festival 2014 in Salford: I worked half of my life for free. I didn’t really think about that … Continue reading

October 1, 2013
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Steve Albini: Aspire to Great Things

(This has been doing the rounds, but it is kind of great…) Letters of Note has published the letter Steve Albini sent to the band Nirvana, prior to recording their final album In Utero, laying out his methodology: I like … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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Trains, Punks, and Photographs

In 2002, 17-year-old Mike Brodie started hopping trains. Over the next five years he took photographs — first using a found Polaroid camera and then an old 35-mm Nikon — documenting his experiences. In the July/August edition of Book Forum, Geoff Dyer … Continue reading

March 11, 2013
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Monday Miscellany

“The Bat-Man” by Chip Kidd and Tony Millionaire from Bizarro Comics #1. I can’t quite believe I haven’t seen this before… (via Martin Klasch) Could Have Been Something — José da Silva interviews Billy Childish for The White Review: Critics want you … Continue reading

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