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Newsletter June 2019

Ugggg, June Gloom

Ugggg, June Gloom

Sunny Summers
are for silly suckers,
out-of-touch optimists,
and all-day-long day dreamers.
In California,
Summer starts
when it wants to;
and it wants to start
in July.
from fly-over states
and the East Coast
come out here in June
looking for sunny rays,
but all they get are
cold, cold glares from the locals.
Put your pasty thighs away
and dig into
this Newsletter’s links.


What To Read

Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. Take a look below to learn about stuff you didn’t even know you wanted to know about – expand you mind, man.
  • The Design Industry Needs to Take a Stand Against Free Pitching – (
  • 20 CDs curated by Steve Jobs & the iPod team – (
  • ‘MissionRacer’: How Amazon turned the tedium of warehouse work into a game – (Washington Post)
  • Streetwear is what happens to fashion when consumers start dictating the terms – (Quartzy)
  • What the Hell Was That  ‘S’ Thing Everyone Drew in School? – (VICE)
  • Quiksilver’s Role in the Creation of Streetwear and the Future of Sustainable Fashion – (Highsnobiety)


What To Watch

The Golden Era of Television? What’s a Television?? Let’s all subscribe to our favorite YouTube Influencer’s channel, add The Office to our Netflix cue, and skip through commercials together.
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Official Trailer (HD) – (YouTube)
  • The Lion King 2 – Not One Of Us (English) – (YouTube)
  • Kanye West Styles Dave | My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman | Netflix – (YouTube)
  • THE GOLDFINCH – Official Trailer 1 – (YouTube)
  • Free Sticker #35 – 530media Lab (SASE) – (YouTube)
  • Still Ill: 25 Years of ‘Ill Communication’ by the Beastie Boys – (YouTube)


What To Listen To

How cool are we at 530? We are so, so cool that not only have we already heard, saw live (twice), and gotten over that hot band you are totally into, but we were a huge influence on their sound.
  • Peggy Gou – Starry Night – (YouTube)
  • Skepta – ‘Greaze Mode’ ft. Nafe Smallz (Official Video)  – (YouTube)
  • Young Jesus – Green – (Soundcloud)
  • ROSALÍA – Aute Cuture (Official Video) – (YouTube)
  • Lana Del Rey – Doin’ Time – (Spotify)
  • Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – (YouTube)

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