Video Vault, Episode 42: The Octopus Project

Once more, it’s Friday! Here’s some indie-synth-pop for you. I first saw The Octopus Project in 2006 at the inauguration of Austin’s cheaper-than-ACL music festival Fun Fun Fun Fest (now apparently referred to as Fun cubed) by accident. They were playing on one of three not-so-glamorous stages in the same park that hosts the annual Hot Sauce Festival, so needless to say, my expectations weren’t particularly high. But sometime between Josh Lambert’s head-banging and Yvonne Lambert’s insane theremin playing, I was hooked. What is a theremin, you ask? According to…

Gotta READ EM ALL! 100 books for 1000 bones!

Been to IKEA recently? Well, you might need to make the trip soon to stock up on BILLY bookcases because you’re going to need a lot of shelf space. You may have noticed that we recently published our 100th volume in the 33 1/3 series and we had a great anniversary party last week in Brooklyn with authors Susan Fast and Carl Wilson. One hundred? That’s a lot of books. Here’s some 33 1/3 math for you. Each book is approximately 0.33 inches thick. With 100 books, that’s about thirty…