Balance Bike

Balancebike Seeing more and more of these Skuut balance bikes around – kids learn to balance with their feet from the get-go, and never have to go through the training wheel stage at all. Here’s a higher-end option. Seems like such an organic, natural process to me – wish I had known about these a few years ago. Just watching kids on them makes me jealous — wonder if they make them in grown-up sizes? Should hook up with the gang at woodenbikes, maybe they have a kit? I can just see myself hurtling down Hearst Ave., trying to stop with my feet.

Music: John Fahey & Cul De Sac :: Gamelan Collage

Pancake Mountain

New on Stuck Between Stations this week:

Fear the Reaper: Me, on a dying meatspace record store and the technologies that replace tangible recording formats.

Return to Pancake Mountain: Roger Moore on the little-known, but dynamite sounding music show for the kids of hipster parents (George Clinton on a kiddy show? Need I say more?)

When Romantics Collide: Finn, Sorkin, & Dana’s Panties: R. Sal Reyes’ take on the greatest TV show / pop music collisions.

Nick’s Knobs: Me, on the crazy-ass home-built synth played by Nick Collier of Sheffield’s psychotic sextet Pink Grease.

Music: Baguette Quartette :: J’attendrai