Noordpool Orchestra • Radiohead, A Jazz Symphony
Never in my wildest imagination did I think this track could ever sound like the soundtrack to a Mission Impossible or the opener to Charlie’s Angels. But right there at 2:30 and 3:45, it kicks in.
"Catch me if you can…"
An evening with Crumpet… (at Portland Center Stage)
Searching for the perfect gift for that special techie in your life? Look no further. We’ve got something for everyone here.
In 2004, it was impossible. In 2007, it was unbelievable. In 2013, it was deserved. Congratulations, Red Sox. “Oh Boston, you’re my home.”
Using mass customization, Big Shot Bikes pedals individually-designed bicycles, made to order.
Henry Ford’s statement that the Model T was available in any color a customer wanted, so long as it was black, is remembered mainly for its pithiness, but the economics behind this assembly-line innovation were revolutionary. By eliminating options, Ford kept prices down, making automobiles suddenly attainable for the masses.
Now the pendulum has swung in the other direction. Today’s consumers aren’t satisfied with a single option; they expect individually designed products, in the color schemes of their choice—but they don’t want to pay a premium for this customization. Fort Collins, Colo.-based Big Shot Bikes has capitalized on the trend, making its fixed-gear, single-speed (“fixie”) bikes in any color combination the customer wants—so long as it’s rad.
#getbeard or #getout
Super Bon Bon
Mike Doughty • Circles
Too fat, fat you must cut lean. You got to take the elevator to the mezzanine, Chump. Change, and it’s on, super bon bon. Super bon bon, Super bon bon.