Archive for March, 2013

Holiday Matinee’s March Mixtape!

We’re back with another monthly mix to satiate your audio cravings. For our March mixtape we’ve got some new tracks off the latest Local Natives, Strfckr and Rhye albums, plus some throwbacks to songs that just rule. Morrissey, we feel you, get well soon.

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Holiday Matinee March 2013 Mixtape

A little necktie history for you

It’s really weird sometimes to think about how traditions start. Take the modern necktie. Louis XIV was supposedly impressed by some Croatian mercenaries and because of that, we now wear them as office attire or to dress up. I’m not complaining, us guys look good in them, but it’s just strange that’s the norm because of some dude that looked like this. Oh, necktie history.

I’m not sure when tie clips came into play, but they can be a cool accessory, especially if they’re designed to celebrate a special event. I’m digging these ones by Bird of Virtue which can be custom made with initials or other designs. What’d be really cool is if airport employees who have to wear ties as part of a uniform got three letter initials of the airport they work at. That or you could pick them up as keepsakes from all the places you travel.

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Here’s what the obituary of a ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler looks like

Harry Weathersby Stamps died this past weekend, and his daughter Amanda Lewis memorialized him in a witty, at times hilarious, obituary. Ladies and gents, this is not your typical eulogy. This is a true celebration of life.

“He had a life-long love affair with deviled eggs, Lane cakes, boiled peanuts, Vienna [Vi-e-na] sausages on saltines, his homemade canned fig preserves, pork chops, turnip greens, and buttermilk served in martini glasses garnished with cornbread.”

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Photo courtesy of Amanda Lewis: Harry Stamps rests at a campsite.

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