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      J Dilla's Donuts on vinyl: new sleeve.







      • May 23, 2011

      Urban Outfitters exclusive through summer/fall 2011

      Back late 2005 when we were getting ready to release J Dilla's Donuts, we made a casual decision to use a drawing for the cover of the 2LP vinyl release, rather than the standard cover photo of Dilla used for the other releases. Fast forward 6 years to 2011, the retailer Urban Outfitters asked Stones Throw if they could carry the album in their stores. Of course, we say. One other request, they say, we'd like the cover with Dilla's face? Well, why not?

      So here it is, better late than never: J Dilla's classic album Donuts now released on vinyl with the smile on the cover. This can be found exclusively at Urban Outfitters through summer & fall 2011. (Don't hate!)

      Cover & illustrations by Jeff Jank; photo of Dilla by Andrew Gura. Just a few months ago we published a short back-story on the cover photo. Check it:
      BEHIND THE SMILE


      The original release will eventually run out of print, but for now we've still got them:
      J DILLA - DONUTS



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      This is so awesome. Please take a moment to read:

      A man sat at a metro station... in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

      Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

      A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

      A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

      The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

      In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

      No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

      Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

      This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

      One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

      If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing? See More

      By: Josh Nonnenmocher



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