Ethan Andrews, Wolfgang’s Soho Stories, William Poundstone, Born n Bread & American Epic (B+A Bulletin #94)

B+A Breaking

Sup guys?

Happy Wednesday. How are you all? Email us and let us know – this isn’t a one-sided relationship yo.

So, we have new energy in the office in the form of 17-year-old new g Ethan. He’s razor-sharp, a bloody joy to be around and asks the best questions. Right now we’re debating whether Shakespeare or Kanye West is more influential, thanks to him.

We’re looking forward to him spending his two-week’s work experience with us in the Tea Building. This is Ethan, in his own words: “Intern”. English literature. Reading, listening, watching. Solange, SZA and Sampha. Kanye and Kendrick. Drama (acting or directing). Politics: what’s happening? Why? 2000-baby. Hard working, most of the time. London, always. 

B+A Brilliance

Soho House Stories is a new podcast brought to you by our personal favs at Radio Wolfgang. This podcast takes you inside super exclusive events recorded live at Soho House members’ clubs around the world. Listen in as the biggest names in art, fashion, music, film, literature and business discuss their lives and work in front of a small audience. Well good. Well intimate.

B+A Books etc.

In Priceless, the bestselling author William Poundstone reveals the hidden psychology of value. The new psychology of price dictates the design of price tags, menus, rebates, “sale” ads, phone plans, supermarket aisles, age packages, and corporate buyouts. Prices are the most pervasive hidden persuaders of all. Andrew’s bought this one as an addition to the B+A library : read along with us if you so wish. Full review in the next few weeks…

B+A Big Up

Chika from Born N Bread has been working with us over the last month or so. Last Friday her collective took over Tate London, for a Tate Late centred around travel and diversity. Andre’s experience of the event: “Born N Bread have the kind of vibe that makes you feel like you’ve known them all your life. That vibe definitely translated into their event. I was just happy to be there, quite frankly. Very few creative crews can make you feel so free to be yourself without pretence.” Big up yourselves ladies.

B+A Babble

More treats for your head tops: The Arena show American Epic: The Sessions. It’s all about modern musicians recording on a 1920’s machine. Check it on iPlayer. Really good fun and insightful on the relationship between technology, storytelling and artistry. Multi-layered innit. There are no edits, no overdubs and no retakes, and the disc only allows for three minutes of recording time. Despite these limitations, today’s recordings for American Epic have one advantage – the freshly recorded sound is crystal clear and of an astonishing depth, transporting us vividly into the past (and the future).

B+A Bye…

Bye for now kids. Oh, one last thing before we forget – a really brilliant friend of ours is looking for digital marketing manager expertise – it’ll be a role based at a wonderfully innovative hotel in London. Holla if you’re that person or if you know that person.

Love, team B+A x