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"Recent Linear Landscapes"

by Michael R. Allen

While I have wide cultural interests, I try to keep this blog focused on architecture, urbanism and place.

Whether or not a link to the new video for “Recent Linear Landscapes” by local band Finn’s Motel qualifies as germane to this blog is debatable. However, beyond the song title and the band name’s reference to a place (a building, no less), the video features some amazing architectural backdrops including what may be the most interesting scene featuring an astronaut riding MetroLink yet.

Take three minutes away from land speculation, election-time race-baiting and other heady concerns and enter an odd and beautiful world. For those who want to keep it a bit pertinent, the video features acting by local architecture critic and photographer Toby Weiss in addition to the man playing that astronaut, Thomas Crone.

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