#84: Unlucky Lottery
A daily roundup of interesting links about music, culture and marketing
You Are Being Influenced.
Yes, you. This Q&A with Taylor Lorenz from the New York Times about the state of the influencer is worth your time, if only because it’s a great broad view of the state of things right now.
It’s Friday, let’s end the week with a good one. A terrifying tale from the visual effects team for the movie adaption of the musical Cats that bombed miserably at the box office last year. This one is equal parts hilarious and terrifying.
I Edited the Buttholes Out of ‘Cats’
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A wonderful human has uploaded the entire Wattstax documentary to Youtube. If you’ve never heard of the event, Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records on August 20, 1972 to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 LA riots. The event is informally known as the “Black Woodstock”.
This LA Times piece about the documentary provides great context into how the events of this concert trace a direct lineage to artists like Prince and Kendrick Lamar. Seriously, take the time to watch this over the weekend. Speaking of the weekend…
WASH YOUR HANDS! STAY IN THE HOUSE! CHECK ON YOUR LOVED ONES!
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