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Vinyl Factory's 30 favourite reissues of 2017 http://bit.ly/2AxWaoP 🎧
This year’s must-hear reissues, retrospectives and compilations.
Since our first end of year rundown five years ago, reissues have played an increasingly important role in helping us tell the story of the year on vinyl, and 2017 was no different.
Such is the proliferation of labels and scenes represented by contemporary reissues, it’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t have instant and direct access to all the ’70s East African psych-funk, sci-fi dub or Germano-tropical drum tracks our hearts desired.
But as a result, sifting through these superb collections of music – whether reissued in their entirety from hard-to-come by originals, or assembled into new compilations – has never been harder.
A realm where music has become truly global, these reissues have also been instrumental in shaping some of our favourite new albums of 2017, whether through the proliferation of Japanese ambient electronics, or spiritual jazz masterpieces now more available than ever.
That said, our idea of a brilliant reissue is one goes beyond re-enforcing notions of canonical greatness to add something new to the conversation. This is music that contributes to the sum of human understanding around our collective musical heritage, breaking down borders or genres in whatever form they are manifested along the way.
How do you feel as we come to the end of the year? I notice a sense of busy, apprehension and sometimes caution about the new year, and sometimes a sense of pressure when weighing up achievements and goals. Xmas also can deliver its own stresses, as well as being a time for joy and family. Does any of this resonate with you or do you have a different experience? The end of the calendar year is a beautiful time to check in with yourself, to soften and to realign. Its a good a time as any to move through limiting patterns and form a space for resilience and for a stronger structure to emerge from the foundations you need.
What does this mean? It means perhaps asking your body what story it is telling, and listening to what it has to say. If you have things that are tight, or ‘out’, a sense of dis-ease or something blocked, stagnant, or not flowing as you would like; and asking what you can provide or allow yourself to create a space for pleasure, play, movement, thought, flow, open mindedness, action or what ever your body is asking for.
The gift to ones self of prioritising ones own health and wellness can be life changing, it was for me and continues to be every time I choose it. I invite you to book a session with me to experience Rolfing (for fascial release) and/or Exercise Physiology (Personal Training for my USA friends) as a gift to yourself this xmas and new year, one of many beautiful ways to honor what is going on inside and a yummy way to realign and get functionally clear on moving forward.
I have some sweet offerings for my California friends (Utah and Aussie friends too), please connect with me to learn more & tag a friend who might enjoy a Rolf or Movement session this season. .
Found on a Quora discussion board...written by Marc Clamage... Agree?? Or Disagree?? (Does it matter?) The Heron Project
----- Marc Clamage
Answered Oct 26, 2016
Speaking as an artist, let me say, art is useless. That is the very definition of art: it can’t be used for anything. If a piece of art is useful, it is no longer art; it is craft. Let me illustrate.
This is craft: (coffee cup)
This is a coffee cup. It was designed to be used to hold hot beverages, and the other objects in the picture have their uses as well. The plate prevents coffee from spilling on the table and the spoon was designed to transfer sugar to the coffee and then stir it in. These could be the most beautiful designed and made objects in the world (a better example is denied us because the Ming Dynasty did not know about coffee) and yet they would still not be art. They are craft.
This, on the other hand is art: (fur cup, Object 439)
This is Merrit Oppenheim’s “Object 439.” Despite looking very much like the previous image, it has no utility whatsoever. You cannot drink coffee out of it (or you wouldn’t do it more than once), you cannot measure your sugar or stir your tea with the fur-covered spoon. It is completely useless, despite sharing almost all the characteristics of a regular coffee cup and spoon. That is why it is art. Whether it is good art or bad art is another question, but it is definitely art.
Art is not useful. Art is. It has a purpose, but not a function. It is up to you, the viewer, to discern what that purpose is.