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Codex 11

It’s Christmas Eve, and so what better time to record a new episode of the Codex (11). It’s my “favorite tracks of 2010” episode, based on what I listed in my recent “Favorite Media of 2010” post. As I explain in the show, it’s impossible for me to really say what my absolute favorite tracks of the year were, so this is mostly based on my iTunes play count. I hope you enjoy it, and just a reminder that if you’re in the mood for some Christmas music on the Eve or on the day itself, there’s last week’s Christmas episode to download — and if you liked Michael Bojkowski‘s recent Codex Coda contribution, he’s put up a great winter podcast episode as well, the “Antimix Special: Snowbound.”

The link to download the episode is below, as well as the playlist, or you can subscribe to an RSS feed of the show so as not to miss any future episode — it’s in the iTunes Store too.

Codex 11 (46.2MB)

1. The Books – “A Cold Freezin’ Night”
2. Mark Ronson and the Business Intl – “Bang Bang Bang (feat. Q-Tip and MNDR)”
3. Royksopp – “Happy Up Here”
4. Black Francis – “Threshold Apprehension”
5. Caribou – “Odessa”
6. Wavves – “King of the Beach”
7. Arcade Fire – “Rococo”
8. Four Tet – “Circling”
9. Stereolab – “Everybody’s Weird Except Me”
10. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – “Pieces Form the Whole”

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Codex 06

This week’s episode of Codex (06) comes a bit early as I wanted to get a regular show in the can before heading to the home of PMKFA (graphic designer Micke Thorsby) tomorrow to record a special episode in which he’ll be the selector. This episode also includes the very first Codex Coda, which as I explained before, are short sets by people I’ve invited to contribute. This first one is by London-based art director/graphic designer Michael Bojkowski — keep an eye also on Michael’s Linefeed site, as that’s where he posts new episodes of his Antimix podcast.

You’ll find the link to download the show below, along with the complete playlist, and you can also subscribe to an RSS feed so as not to miss any future episode — the show is on the iTunes Store too.

Codex 06 (48.3MB)

1. Arling & Cameron – “Open”
2. Quincy Jones – “It’s My Party (Feat. Amy Winehouse)”
3. Brasstronaut – “Hearts Trompet”
4. Matt & Kim – “Cameras (Mike D Remix)”
5. Lykke Li – “Get Some (Mike D Remix)”
6. Stereolab – “Two Finger Symphony”
7. The Streets – “Going Through Hell (Diplo Remix)”
8. Yacht – “Psychic City (Classixx Remix)”
9. Wave Machines – “Keep the Lights On”

Codex Coda 01 by Michael Bojkowski

1. Lene Lovich – “I Think We’re Alone Now (Japanese Version)”
2. The Zombies – “Come on Time”
3. Cotton Candy – “Fantastic & Spectacular”


Linefeed Reading List for October 2010

Michael’s latest “Linefeed Reading List” video is up, covering a few releases from October. Magazines included are: Fire & Knives, Stranded, Gasbook Pop, Paris Vogue, Another Man, Circus, Block, and It’s Nice That.

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From Blog to Magazine

Over at Magtastic Blogsplosion, Andrew goes over a few examples of magazines that have been produced using blog content — mentioned are of course Michael Bojkowski’s Lineread and Jeremy Leslie’s (pictured). Although not mentioned, It’s Nice That is another great example of this — and hey, issue 4 just came out.

It’s certainly a proposition that makes sense — as Andrew lays out, with print-on-demand services taking care of printing and distribution, all a budding magazine creator needs these days are the words and the design, and a good blog can take care of the former (with a bit of reformatting, expansion, etc.) It’s definitely something that comes to mind when I think of SNOW Magazine, and what I could do to expand on the site.


Linefeed Reading List for September (Part 2)

If you enjoyed part one of the September Linefeed Reading List by Michael Bojkowski, then don’t miss part two, which covers the following publications: Graphic, Eight:48, The Drawbridge, Little White Lies, New York Magazine, Make It Yours, Wallpaper, Rotten Apples, and Self Publish, Be Happy.


Linefeed Reading List for September 2010

And since we’re celebrating the return of Grafik and the news that Michael will be redesigning the magazine, let me also take a moment to point out that the always great Linefeed Reading List — in which Michael flips through a stack of magazines, commenting along the way — has a new edition up. This month’s list is divided in two parts, with the first part devoted to fashion mags, including W, Pop, 10 Men, Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman, and Purple Fashion. Part two should be up soon-ish.


The Rebirth of Grafik

As happy as I was to be sent a copy of Grafik for the SNOW Magazine Cafe, it was bittersweet in that it happened just before the magazine was suddenly shut down this past summer. Well, as has been tweeted and blogged by quite a few people today, the editors have regained ownership and will relaunch the magazine sometime next year. Even better, Linefeed‘s Michael Bojkowski will be designing the new look.

Magazines Technology

LineRead on iPad

At the end of my post on the first issue of Longshot, I was complaining about how I was having trouble finding some good things to read on the MagCloud iPad app, and it’s only now I find out that both issues of Michael Bojkowski‘s excellent self-published LineRead magazine — through his Press Publish imprint — are available as free downloads. If you prefer the print copies, you can of course purchase those as well, they’re even on sale right now (issue one and two).

Michael has also been teasing issue three of late, so looks like we might be getting that in the not too distant future.