Nine Inch Nails

Link Tank #36

by Jamie Sanford on August 4, 2016

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Can we talk about how I am obsessed with these shoes? They are Gucci. (The previous link is an affiliate link, which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using this link.)

The AV Club has launched a series called “Soundtracks of Our Lives” and did a full examination of the soundtrack to The Crow, from 1994. I wish I had more pictures from around that time, when I was totally getting out of “grunge” music and more into way darker stuff, particularly Nine Inch Nails, introduced to me by my friend Tiffany. The Crow soundtrack had a Nine Inch Nails song on it, and that was enough to pull me in, but that soundtrack became something I could listen to all the way through. When I met my husband Will – I found out that he too loved the soundtrack, and even had the CD of the film’s score, an elusive piece of music to find even when the movie was so popular. That, along with the fact that he had more Nine Inch Nails halos than I did, made him immediately super cool in my eyes. Back to topic – The Crow soundtrack, 22 years later, still evokes a lot of emotion for me, and a lot of memories of laying on my bed or the floor, listening to it all the way through. I think I still have an ENORMOUS poster of Brandon Lee as Eric Draven somewhere in my storage unit. It was a formative movie and soundtrack, and I loved reading this piece about it.

I searched online the other day for Cahill’s Whiskey Cheddar Cheese. I used to buy this at Whole Foods and then they stopped stocking it. I have now found it online, at, which is barking right up my tree.

Shauna (Nubby Twiglet) wrote about creating a personalized workspace. I have a tiny desk in our apartment, so at the office, I’ve done quite a bit of personalization. I will put my office together a bit more and post about it soon.

I’m really excited for the Olympics, and gymnastics in particular. Here’s a great video about Aly Raisman’s spectacular floor exercise.

A wonderful human put all of season 6 of The Grest British Bake-Off on YouTube, including the Masterclass episodes that I had never seen!

An artist redrew their childhood art, and it is magical. It is like seeing the intention of the original piece.

Photojojo gives you a guide to splash photography.

New York Magazine gives us French cult pharmacy products that you can buy on Amazon.

Have a good weekend!



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Link Tank #34

by Jamie Sanford on May 26, 2016

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This Daria cosplay is amazing. I think Daria is definitely in my top 5 favorite TV shows.

A tumblr post with photos of 70s tech is wonderful.

This is some real talk about why bathroom bills are ridiculous and aren’t protecting anyone from anything, as long as so many other things stay the same.

Margie Ashcroft, AKA Margie Plus, AKA Margie, is such a badass and I can’t even with her new video. It’s amazing.

An interesting examination of the conservatorship over Britney Spears and why it is still in place, years and years later.

Nine Inch Nails albums, ranked. I’m pretty on board with this, with the exception that I would place Hesitation Marks much higher, perhaps even as high as number 2.

The before and after on baking my peach and raspberry cobbler. I have been baking this for a few years, here is the recipe I use. The addition of the raspberries was excellent.

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Link Tank #20

by Jamie Sanford on March 10, 2015

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An image I shot in a bar a few years ago. Mirror balls make their own magic.

Someone planned a road trip around the US to hit major landmarks. This is great.

Foodnited States of America is lovely, and I enjoy it even more since it was a family project.

Vintage photos from Mardi Gras – I was just in New Orleans, so these photos from 1938 are wonderful to see.

Julie Andrews + Christopher Plummer. I am excited for any and all celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music.

I would LOVE a 4-day work week, and here are 5 reasons why we need to get on that.

Margie Plus is awesome, but this Bullett Magazine shoot took it to the next level!

Nine Inch Nails mashed up with Taylor Swift is way better than it should be.

Watch the 20 best overtakes from the 2014 Formula One season. 2015 starts this weekend!

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Photography: Nine Inch Nails at Prudential Center

by Jamie Sanford on December 13, 2013

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It’s been 2 months since we went to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, to see Nine Inch Nails. I had been sick and missed the show in Brooklyn the previous night, and so had to pack all of my NIN excitement into one night. We had pretty good seats and I tried not to take too many photos because I wanted to enjoy it. I totally did, it was great, and I was so happy to be back at a Nine Inch Nails show, since it had been 4 years since those last shows in NYC.

The setlist was heavy on the new album, which worked for me as I am deeply in love with it. I have so many feelings and thoughts on the new album, and on having grown up with Trent Reznor and NIN in my life and recognizing that the music has changed and grown too, but I can’t put it into the proper words. In short, there is a part of me that still functions like a 14-year-old with hair dyed black, and has to deal with having a certain amount of darkness to contend with while still being an adult, and this record absolutely feels like the match to that scenario.

Photos taken with the Sony Alpha a550, with a Sony 75-300mm lens. (Which is not the best lens for almost anything, but it is the longest I have and so it goes.)

The full set is available here on Flickr.


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Sights & Sounds 48

by Jamie Sanford on October 25, 2013

Sights and Sounds #48

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Panorama from Custer State Park, back when we were in South Dakota in June. I can’t believe that was 4 months ago already.

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Just went to see Nine Inch Nails at the Prudential Center last week. Am now obsessed with a YouTube video of a show in Newark from 1990. Which was 23 years ago. I am old.

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For Photoshop users – this skin retouching tutorial is pretty wonderful.

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I saw Blackfish recently, which was awful and terrifying. This is another documentary called All Fall from Freedom, which is worth the watch. It is incredibly sad. Please don’t go to Sea World ever again.

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An oldie but goodie. Adam Savage on obsession.

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