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Elementalists — Diner Journal 28

 

Photo by Joshua Wiles

 

“Instrumental guitar music hasn’t been considered popular music for about fifty years, so those who make it are risking insignificance. In the past decade, a few guitar players have emerged who can summon and shred the void. Within a form that could be relegated to wallpaper and kitsch, they have invested skin and fire.” — John Hale

Diner Journal 28 release party TOMORROW at Achilles Heel, 7:00p.m..

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Is It All Over My Face? — Diner Journal 28

 

 

“I make mixes so as to do something with all the time I spend listening. I get lost in playing songs. Mixing makes you step out. You realize what songs matter? You make choices, you learn new associations, and, most importantly, you make them with an audience in mind. It’s a social end to my private world of listening.”  – Playlist by Guy Greenberg

Diner Journal 28 release party at Achilles Heel on October 2nd at 7:00p.m..

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Karaoke Manifesto — Diner Journal 28

 

 

“This moment changed karaoke for me forever, not because I hadn’t enjoyed karaoke before, but because it altered my ideas about what karaoke can do. Like a good pop song, the right karaoke song at the right moment has the power to invoke a shared “something” in a room full of strangers. It can invoke a mood or a collective nostalgia. It can push us past thresholds of seriousness.” — Hannah Tepper

Diner Journal 28 release party at Achilles Heel on October 2nd at 7:00p.m..

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Doll Face — Diner Journal 28

 

 

“In selecting and ordering these songs I tried to find a rhythm, an arc, and a connecting thread. Steady bubbling never quite boiling. That’s most often the music I identify with.” –Playlist by Joshua Wiles

Diner Journal 28 release party at Achilles Heel on October 2nd at 7:00p.m..

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She Has Arrived…

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A sentiment. A lyric. Sonny’s glass of scotch and milk on the piano. Music embarrasses us and I love that about it. Diner Journal’s music issue is a meditation not only on sentimentality, flexibility, mimicry, karaoke, astrology, opera and heavy metal, but also hash browns, vinegar chicken, and sugar steak with blackened peppers.

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tunes & t-shirts

Here’s John Hale behind the counter at Diner. He’s in charge of music at Roman’s, Reynard, Diner, Marlow & Sons, and Achilles Heel and today he’s wearing the new Marlow & Sons cooktek tee. Check out the t-shirt here, and read John’s story about instrumental guitar music in Diner Journal Issue 28…best one yet, coming soon!


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For the Farmers Market

We’re excited to tell you about a “tote that gives back.” Food52 and NY based handbag designer, MZ Wallace have collaborated to design a sleek & durable Farmers Market tote bag. Made of Bedford Nylon with leather handles and detailing, the tote can hold up to 70 lbs. For every bag sold ($365), $50 will go straight to the Edible Schoolyard Project, an organization bringing edible education programs and hands-on gardening experience to schoolchildren K-12. You can pre-order today and receive your tote in November – a perfect holiday gift for anyone or yourself.

MZ Wallace x Food52 for ESYP_Photo Credit James Ransom[26]

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DINER JOURNAL VISITS LOCAL ARTISTS

We visited Brooklyn based artists Marley Freeman and Ted McGrath in their Greenpoint studios this week. Though vastly different in style and energy, we were completely inspired by both. One word that came to mind again and again: satisfying. You will find their work in Diner Journal Issue 28: The Music Issue! Thanks a lot Marley and Ted!

Here, Marley hides behind a canvas that is “just off square”

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And Ted stands on his splattered floor to hang a painting 

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DJ JON KORBITZ // ACHILLES HEEL

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