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Paul McCartney’s Number 2

January 3rd, 2011 Carl Morris

Paul McCartney

Credit: Ashley MacDonald / Matt Landry

McCartney/Lennon

October 16th, 2010 Carl Morris

McCartney/Lennon

Credit: Dustin Geddes

When I’m 68

June 18th, 2010 Carl Morris

jamie macdonald paul mccartney

Happy Birthday Macca!

Credit: Jamie Macdonald

First known academic paper about Sleeveface emerges – in Brazil

May 22nd, 2010 Carl Morris

When I’ve finished doing some serious Sleeveface I like to cuddle up to a proper academic paper with some hardcore theorising about (say) cultural theory, music, one or more persons doing media and so on. YEAH.

Paul McCartneySo you can imagine the academically-flavoured cocktail jamboree which took off in my household when I discovered Sleeveface.com: re-significações do vinil na cibercultura, a paper written in Portuguese by Simone Pereira de Sá of the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil. VIVA!

What’s more she’s clearly done her homework as she references some of my favourite people like Marshall McLuhan, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Diana Ross. And of course David Bowie. TOGETHER AT LAST!

I’m still pondering the ramifications of Simone’s work here. The Portuguese language is not among my core competencies (yet) so feel free to enlighten me if you are any the smarter. At the moment I have to make do with a crummy qualitat machine translation into English or Welsh.

Check out the paper Sleeveface.com: re-significações do vinil na cibercultura.

You can also follow Simone Pereira de Sá on Twitter.

Brazil sends a lot of traffic to this website and I also get stacks of astounding Sleeveface pics from Brazilian Sleeveface enthusiasts. It is a very strong place for Sleeveface. If you want to know why, it’s probably the same reason that righteous rhythm mestre Gilberto Gil once became culture minister in the government. The country is just straight up cool. Big up Brazil.

Image credit: Iain Peebles / Ewan Jones-Morris / Carl Morris

Many Years From Now

May 25th, 2009 Carl Morris

naho and olle, paul mccartney
Credit: Naho and Olle

McCartney II

February 26th, 2009 Carl Morris

sleeveface

Credit: Peter Rockwell

Uned 5

March 8th, 2008 Carl Morris

Sleeveface works in any language.

Watch this Sleeveface item on Uned 5, a TV show in Welsh.

The Sleeveface item begins at 28 minutes into the stream. Originally broadcast by S4C on 7 March 2008, stream expires 15 March.

Related sites:
S4C (English)
Uned 5 (Welsh only)

Mae Sleeveface yn gweithio mewn unrhyw iaith.

Gwyliwch yr eitem Sleeveface ar Uned 5, rhaglen deledu Cymraeg.

Mae peth Sleeveface yn dechrau am 28 munud i mewn i’r nant. Darlledodd yn wreiddiol gan S4C ar 7 Mawrth 2008, nant gorffena am 15 Mawrth.

Safleoedd perthnasau:
S4C (Cymraeg)
Uned 5 (Cymraeg yn unig)

BBC TV News

February 15th, 2008 Carl Morris


wales today

Watch this Sleeveface interview item on the BBC news programme Wales Today.

The most fun you can have with a sleeve in front of your face

January 21st, 2008 Carl Morris

credits: Feldman Leon / Naomi Lane / Ben Trow / Huw Evans