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Mesmerizing vintage western photos by Carl Moon

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By Pony Boy in New Photography on Friday 29 March 2013

Carl Moon shot incredibly iconic photos of Native Americans in the early 1900s, which became used by legendary pre-depression ad campaigns for companies such as Stetson. He shot a lot of photos among Pueblo tribe, who he traveled with and whose members he befriended. There’s a quiet strength in each photograph that also evokes a […]

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Greatest Unknown: new single from Pony Boy

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By Pony Boy in New Music on Thursday 28 March 2013

Recorded in one take one late night near the old Echo Park stomping grounds of Tom Waits and Bukowski (Alverado and Temple, LA street fans), Greatest Unknown came out as I think it was meant to be. I tried to re-sing the lead vocal a few times, but we just decided to keep the first […]

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Late July: music by Shakey Graves

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By Pony Boy in New Music on Thursday 28 March 2013

I probably met Shakey Graves in a divey venue in Los Angeles with a few people in it, but I can’t be sure. It seems the most likely. Needless to say, I was an instant fan of his music. Totally lo-fi, unique and undeniably badass. A great live show and a swell fella.

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21st Century Sherlock and Dr. Watson: wit, sex, and style

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By Pony Boy in New Trends on Wednesday 27 March 2013

British. Brilliant. Benedict Cumberbatch. Do I need to go on? The Sherlock BBC series consists (so far) of six full length features put together as one gripping series. Martin Freeman is so good you forget he was in the Office. Shot with wit, sex and style by the talented director, Paul McGuigan who I’m incredibly […]

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SModcast: the funniest download on iTunes?

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By Pony Boy in New Trends on Wednesday 27 March 2013

SModcast is in my opinion the funniest podcast download on iTunes. Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s genesis seems to have been that two friends thought it would be a good way to stop the third friend potentially committing suicide. The aforementioned suicidal one is easily one of the funniest human beings […]

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The Teleportation Accident: filthy, funny and endlessly interesting

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By Pony Boy in New Products on Wednesday 27 March 2013

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012, Ned Beauman’s second book is filthy, funny and endlessly interesting. One of the most exciting young writers out there, his books are a joy to read.

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Blues Jumped the Rabbit by singer-songwriter Karen Dalton

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By Pony Boy in New Music on Tuesday 26 March 2013

I first discovered Karen Dalton through a friend and she features in the Bob Dylan autobiography, ‘Chronicles’, where Dylan says she had ‘a voice like Billie Holiday and played guitar like Jimmy Reed’. This clip is taken from a French TV show at her then home in Summerville, Colorado, in 1970. She struggled with addiction […]

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