Friday, May 16, 2014

retro ads (this isn't yesterday #1)

Ads for Daft Punk merchandise carefully styled to look they're from a 1970s or early 80s issue of, I dunno, Rolling Stone maybe.  Via DJ Food.

I think the Random Access Memories episode will seem in the future - even if anyone actually cares to recall it --- more and more mystifying as a gesture.

When they were on the Grammy Awards, playing live with these ancient veterans of black music Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers, I couldn't help wondering what it would have felt like if someone in 1979 / 1980 had been able to see this. It would have been Mark Fisher's "past shock" in extremis. They'd be like, "2013, and music hasn't moved on at all? It still sounds like Chic and The Whispers and Odyssey?!

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