July 7th, 2017

Happy belated Canada Day and Independence Day!

And welcome to the Friday Videos!

Here we go…

The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones

“Using her background in molecular genetics, Jessa has pioneered a new form of board-level iPhone repair.

“She’s teaching the world to fix devices that no one, not even Apple, thought it was possible to fix.”

I find this fascinating. Now that iPhones and smartphones are the de-facto most common computing device in the world today, it makes sense that this is the new frontier in DIY electronics investigation. I have done this a couple times and I find the small scale daunting. But this is great stuff.

Dust & Grooves visits Third Man Records

“The shop that this year alone has brought us the world’s only operational recording booth, a direct-to-acetate live LP series, the Paramount Records Cabinet of Wonder and a titillating heat-sensitive 7?, Third Man Records and Novelties (to give it its full name) is without doubt the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory of record stores.

“Taking our Golden Ticket to the dream workshop for a look behind the scenes, we learn of Third Man’s 6 most precious new releases and discover a whole Lounge of mechanical amusements not seen anywhere since way before you were born.”

Dust and Grooves is a long-running blog (and published book) all about vinyl collecting.

Third Man Records is Jack White’s (of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, etc.) incredible record store and shrine to all things vinyl-disc-recorded.

Just great.

Questlove’s Food Salon Featuring Greg Baxtrom, Enrique Olvera, Michael Anthony, Mikiko Yui

“The Food Salon is held at Questlove’s home in the NY by Gehry building with panoramic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Long Island Sound. The salon is a gathering of thought leaders in art, music, film, TV, and food. Questlove’s chef friends Greg Baxtrom , Enrique Olvera, Michael Anthony and Mikiko Yui discuss their ideas and philosophies about food and prepare one dish that represents a first course, second course, a third course, and a dessert.”

Questlove: expert drummer, musicologist, foodie.

There is, in fact, an entire channel on Vimeo for this stuff.

Just great.

When Americans Were Thrilled to Fly

“Back in the early 1980s I was doing a series of TV spots for United Technologies and I talked them into a documentary “real people” style. At the time, American airports were the greatest in the world and people saw Dulles Airport in Washington DC as the future. Everyone was thrilled to fly and felt that it was amazing to travel the world with such class and ease.”

Does anyone remember this? How vastly things have changed.

Bonus Video!

NY Times: How To Build An Igloo

NY Times: How To Build An Igloo

Shot in 360!

I know: It’s July. But still. I think it’s very cool.

And there they are. Alllll of your Friday Videos for July 7th, 2017.

Have a lovely (not-long :'( ) weekend.