Musings of relative value

The latest commercial from North Face really makes you love the land we live on. It catches not only the eye for its grand visuals of all US outdoors has to offer, but the ear as well:

Woody Guthrie penned the iconic anthem “This Land Is Your Land” in 1940, inspiring a generation of explorers, wanderers, artists and activists to reclaim a love for our nation’s lands that had dimmed during the challenging Great Depression and economic upheaval of the prior decade. Today, though we live in a different time, it is in the same spirit of celebrating our treasured lands that we are excited to unveil a remake of Woody’s song by American rock band and two-time Grammy nominee, My Morning Jacket. We are also kicking off a partnership with the Department of the Interior’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program to help put young people and veterans to work restoring and protecting our nation’s land, water and wildlife. Starting October 27th we are joining the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, to inspire and prepare the next generation of conservation leaders and outdoor stewards.

What’s more is a partnership with Outdoor magazine yielding a list of 50 “amazing places to explore across the U.S.” The list, plotted out on a map to explore on their site, also includes a chance to go explore these places on North Face’s dime, albeit if you are in NYC.

If you’re in the New York City area right now keep an eye out for our #SeeForYourself taxi, which will be giving lucky people an opportunity to ditch their daily routine and head out with our athletes for an adventure they won’t forget.

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Adam Dyment, aka Duke Dumont not only makes great music, but incredibly entertaining videos to match. The official video for his 2014 summer hit “Won’t Look Back” was released in late August, and I have to say, it’s one of the more creative and entertaining music videos I’ve seen in awhile.

Set in Los Angeles, the video follows a trio of masked high-flying thieves (an homage to Point Break, perhaps?) hopping through the city’s downtown area on pogo sticks.

His label that his work goes out under, Blasé Boys Club has promptly been bookmarked.

…and yes, I now desperately want a giant pogo stick.

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Of course a number of remixes have emerged from this as its base. Here’s my favorite of the bunch:

Official video for “Do It”, out today:

Tuxedo emerged last year with three tracks of smooth, synth-heavy, disco funk, and accompanied by no information whatsoever about the group except a greeting – “Tuxedo is here! Stay classy.”

Some speculate that this is the work of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One. Judging by Hawthorne’s cameo in this new video for “Do It” we might assume either that the rumors are correct, or that he has moved into the valet industry.

We’re told to expect a full album in 2015. Until then, stay classy.

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Here’s the other two tracks, “Get You Home”, and “So Good”, that they’ve so far released:

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