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The Healer: Ben Sollee discusses his new single

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By Ben Sollee in New Music on Friday 21 September 2012

This track turned out to be my favorite on Half-Made Man (releasing on 9/25). It’s quite cinematic: beginning with the close up of the idling trucks in the congested streets and then panning out to the suburbs. The lens widens further to farms and wilderness. We keep asking the character, Asa (which means “the healer” […]

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Awesome collage video for Thousands single On And On

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By Ben Sollee in New Music on Wednesday 7 September 2011

I’m excited to have the band Thousands joining me for some upcoming touring. I’m a new fan of their music. I like its humanity and exposed feeling. It’s like a box of old photographs. And this video is the collage they made from them.

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Bamboo Bicycles by Bamboosero

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By Ben Sollee in New Eco on Saturday 4 June 2011

These days more and more folks are exploring bamboo as a ‘sustainable’ building material. There’s even a few bicycle companies that are using it to build frames. But there’s one company in particular, California-based Bamboosero, that has created a business model around bamboo that does more than sell a ‘green’ bike.

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Tomas Saraceno’s amazing home-made balloons

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By Ben Sollee in New Art on Friday 3 June 2011

Last year, around this time, I had just returned home from being stuck overseas in Sweden due to the volcano eruption in Iceland. I missed gigs and events back in the States, but not all was lost. In Stockholm, I found the work of artist and engineer Tomas Saraceno.

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