Monday, April 30, 2007

The Mojave desert phone-booth

I stumbled upon this article on wikipedia about an isolated desert phone booth.

It was placed in the middle of the Californian desert somewhere around 1960, for local miners to make 'private' phonecalls.

15 miles from the nearest highway and miles from a building, it must have been one of the most remote phonebooths. It was fully functional too: people could make phonecalls to and from the desert. And so they did... Check out this site which has truly amazing stories about the booth!

The official Mojave Phone booth site

There's even a movie about the place!
When media found out about it, the phone booth turned into a hype.

The park rangers finally got rid of the phone because of the attention it was getting, and the lack of attention the park's nature was getting...
A map of the parc is here, which shows locations of more lonely phonebooths...

I really hope they still function, so people can go there to have a private, quiet phonecall...

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Sunday, April 29, 2007


For a few months now, I have a new addiction called 'les concerts a emporter'.

A music blog called La Blogotheque - which is superb in itself - has a special little corner with beautiful take-away musicvideos.

The Paris based blog invites the freshest, hottest, newest, best indie artists to come and play.

The Arcade Fire, Cold War Kids, I'm from Barcelona, Jens Lekman, Alamo Race Track and many more have already played, and there'll be more to follow for sure...

Locations are always exciting: a busy street, hotelroom or elevator.
The songs are performed live, pure and in one take.
The atmosphere is magical!

This has to be one of the best blogs around...

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