Has Fall finally fallen upon us? It rained in Los Angeles – that was weird. Halloween is around the corner, which is always delightfully weird. And while it should be strange to see Christmas decorations for sale in stores in October, sadly that’s now totally not weird.
If the dropping temperatures and rising holiday are starting to get you a little stressed, we’re here some of the internet’s best offerings from the past four weeks to help take your mind to more expansive places.
If you do not know the feeling of sipping a fresh, cold daiquiri while wandering the streets of Old Havana, Buena Vista Social Club made the next best thing with their legendary self-titled debut album that just turned 25 this month. One spin of ‘Dos Gardenias’, and this classic Cuban musical troupe will transport you straight to the shores of Cuba.
25 Years After Its Release, Examining the Legacy of ‘Buena Vista Social Club’
bringing boards to montana
The Montana skate scene has a fresh new influential face in Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, who has been quietly contributing to his home state’s infrastructure, recently completing the build of his 27th new skatepark in seven years. Avant recently sat down with NY Times about his four wheel passion and what he’s been up to in the Big Sky state since the pandemic has taken PJ off the road.
A Rock Star’s Next Act: Making Montana a Skateboarding Oasis
captain kirk and the trip he deserves
In some of the more heartwarming news this month, Mr. Shatner is going to space. The-90-year-old Captain Kirk will be boarding Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin’s next flight. It’s hard to think of someone who deserves the window seat view from space more than William Shatner.
William Shatner, 90, is Headed to Space
all the lonely people
Ever wonder what Sir Paul was thinking where all the lonely people belong? Now you can from the horse’s mouth itself. Sir Paul McCartney took his typewriter to pen the story of the groundbreaking composition for the New Yorker last week.
Paul McCartney on Writing ‘Eleanor Rigby’
roblox listening parties have arrived
Last month, we let you know that Roblox was up to something with their virtual concert experiences. To follow up, this month they dropped Roblox Listening Parties, the latest way to drop an album in the metaverse. The future is here.
Roblox Launches Roblox Listening Parties – A New Way to Release Music
a call for rock ‘n roll patronage
for those of us at a certain age, there is a choice before us. bury ourselves in nostalgia and complain about what is, or get out there, pay it forward, and buy a t-shirt from that new band that could have been us 30 years ago so maybe they don’t have to have to all sleep in their tour van tonight.
Dear Gen Xer At The Rock Club