Passing Time / Commemorating Time (ON AN ON Takeover)

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Hey. I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from tour and a few killer podcasts I listen to while driving across the country. This is my first blog post ever by the way. Here goes…
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Driving through the barren Arizona desert listening to the Chemical Brothers is an out of this world experience.  But there is almost too much music on tour.  Live music every night, loud venues and clubs, music in the tour van and through my headphones.  Sometimes it’s good to just have silence… and other times its time for a damn good podcast.  It’s like safely reading while driving.  Here are a few of my solid go-tos that really get me through my saturated music world.  Check them out on your next long car ride.

RADIOLAB.

I highly recommend this Loops episode.  It features the amazing work of William Basinski.

HEARING VOICES.

This recommended episode celebrates John Cage.  The unique way Hearing Voices weaves sound and voices together fits the topic perfectly.  (Here’s one about John Lennon if John Cage isn’t your thing).

HERE’S THE THING.

I loved listening to Alec Baldwin interview Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.  Radiohead was one of the first bands I really got into and it was pretty cool to hear him speak humorously and candidly about his career.

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Being on tour is a complete sensory experience. I’m constantly trying to turn the sounds, smells, and sights into permanent memories.  In the digital world of blogs (like this one), twitter, facebook and smartphones, photographs will never be the same.  I love turning the pages of my parents’ photo album—physically seeing the printed photographs chronologically mark the life they lived.  I want that.  And so I’ve tried to take more photos on tour.  Not just for social media posts and to share with all of you, but to print out physical copies that I can later leaf through.  I want to sense the marks of time and experiences I’ve had on the road.  Here are some of my favorites from the first half of 2013 (USA, CANADA & EUROPE).

cologne cathedral

Visiting a Cologne Cathedral (Germany)

lichtenstein

My bed in Lichtenstein

prism

England lawn prism

Silver Lake, CA after a pool party

Silver Lake, CA after a pool party

Brighton UK during The Great Escape music fest

Brighton UK during The Great Escape music fest

England Countryside (self portrait reflection)

England Countryside (self portrait reflection)

Czech Republic (from our tour van)

Czech Republic (from our tour van)

the alps

The Alps Forest

Switzerland

Switzerland

Paul McCartney @ Bonnaroo

Paul McCartney @ Bonnaroo

Hyde Park, London

Hyde Park, London

Inside Luminarium a lifesize sculpture

Inside Luminarium a lifesize sculpture

cologne cathedrallichtensteinprismSilver Lake, CA after a pool partyBrighton UK during The Great Escape music festEngland Countryside (self portrait reflection)Czech Republic (from our tour van)the alpsSwitzerlandPaul McCartney @ BonnarooHyde Park, LondonInside Luminarium a lifesize sculpture

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This post was written by Alissa Ricci of ON AN ON as part of their Takeover of Indie Music Filter.  Follow Alissa and ON AN ON on twitter.