The Common Good

Links of Awesomeness: June 13, 2012

Take a little break for the B-Sides. Listen to two new cover songs performed by Iron & Wine. Released yesterday is their rendition of Little Feat’s “Trouble,” which you can listen to here. And also hear their take on George Michael’s “One More Try,” which appears on a new singles series from Suicide Squeeze records. Or, listen below.

  "Trouble" by Iron & Wine                "One More Try" by Iron & Wine

Environmental artist Nicole Dextras posts photos of her incredible mobile garden dress, writing “the basic intent of my art is to challenge the prevalent colonial mindset that assumes that the natural world is either a resource for us to exploit or a recreational playground for our amusement.” [Soiled & Seeded]

Wine stains can ruin clothes or tablecloths, but one artist is inspired by these purple stains to create some unique portraits. [Colossal]

This is a priceless reaction from a young kid after taking his first sip of root beer. [Videogum

This week Conan takes his late night show to Chicago, and in a city known for its blues music, Conan takes it upon himself to sharing this art with first grade children. Take a look at the blues songs they create together, where the kids provide inspiration with what annoys them. [Team Coco]



Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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