Daily Grind :: Electric Chocolate, Converse Guitar Shoes & Baby Makers


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Now, on to today's Daily Grind:


  • Contrary to popular belief, Vinyl is NOT making a comeback.  HBO canceled it.
  • Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon's new FX show 'Better Things' premieres in September.
  • Readers have been asking for more trailers.  Here's one for the upcoming Tom Cruise Jack Reacher sequel:

Converse is launching a shoe with a built-in guitar pedal. Jam out with the Chet Atkin's All-Wah by Converse:



  • You won't be able to phone a random Swede for free after Friday.
  • Speaking of Swedes, Here's a new track from Swedish popstar Dotter.  Thanks to one of our Stir Stick contributors, Ollie McCormack, for sending us this one: