Folly of the Week – How the necktie industry saved Fathers Day

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. In honor of Father's Day this weekend, here is an amusing article from Vox on the history of Father's Day, from it's initial inception in 1910 (shortly after the founding of...

Folly of the Week – A Bang and Olufsen History Lesson

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. The brand Bang & Olufsen has become synonymous with audio and video quality, selling some of the most lauded speakers in the world - though not without the...

Folly of the Week – Gorillaz and Defying Genre

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. I've read pieces in the past about the Gorillaz, but an article recently surfaced on AVClub with the intriguing title "Gorillaz revolutionized pop music without actually...

Folly of the Week – Allen Toussaint, ‘American Tunes’

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. I've long been a fan of Allen Toussaint, and was saddened when he passed away late last year. Getting one more album of his work almost seems too good to be true, though I'm...