Supercollectors: Boomboxes

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LL Cool J once proclaimed “I can’t live without my radio.” It was an ode to the massive, but portable, AM/FM/cassette players of the 1970s and ‘80s. Today, photographer Lyle Owerko still can’t live without boomboxes. He owns more than 50 of them, as documented in the book “The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music and the Urban Underground.” He joins us to take your calls, in the latest installment of Supercollectors.

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Guaranteed to improve your Monday

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yale Graphic design grad student Ely Kim conducts a 1-man dance off to his 100 fave songs. You won't hear more than a few bars of each, but you will want watch all 100 (and marvel at all the great art school interiors from printshops to bathroom stalls). Best of all, guests at your future dance parties will thank you for his playlist. (M.I.A. , Technotronic, Yaz, Lil Mama) Watch. Smile. Repeat.
BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo.

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Unsilent Night

Saturday, December 24, 2005

It's become a holiday tradition: every year, hundreds of people gather with boomboxes to perform Phil Kline's ambient, techno Christmas carol called "Unsilent Night." Jonathan Mitchell went along for the ride.