A few weeks ago my friend totally turned me onto this “thing” called a Jambox, a wireless sound device that has accessories called things like Jamchain. It sounded like a new piece of technology that I didn’t need to immediately pay attention to, but then she showed me the video. I’ve got to say…it kind of immediately sold me on this company, the product and everything about what they do. It’s a homage to living life as a tech professional in San Francisco, and all the social glory that comes along with the typical “day” in the life of that person.
Bonus: the dude from Linkin Park liked this video so much he decided to remix it with a beat he remixed from the Ice Cube-”Today was a Good Day” inspiration. Check out his version here.
How genius is the Gumby dude showing up. Considering that we indeed have a Gumby in our own crew that regularly makes appearances at parties, I really fell in love with this video.
San Francisco rulez.
The schedule for Outside Lands has been posted and I’m actually pretty happy on it. I’ll be covering it for LIVE MUSIC BLOG.com so that’ll be where you see a ton more updates on the festival from me. But I really am excited for this year’s lineup overall. On the first day of the festival I’ll be able to see The Original Meters, Toro y Moi, MGMT and Phish (among others). The second day? Yeah, that’ll probably be boring with just The Black Keys, The Roots, Paper Diamond, and Girl Talk. Finally on Saturday, before I leave to hit Chicago for a week to see a few Phish shows and visit home, I’ll be seeing !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Major Lazer, STS9, and Arcade Fire. It’s going to be incredible.
And yes, I did mix my sarcasm and enthusiasm horribly there.
I’ve got some work coming up this Friday night that means I’ve got to get up to Seattle on Thursday. I’ll have some updates from the road coming soon. A lot of them in the next week or so will look something like this…
I really enjoyed this talk by famous Googler Matt Cuts about how he’s continually finding new challenges for himself in 30 days increments, much like the idea Morgan Spurlock spawned in his idea in Super Size Me.
I’m really excited to finally be able to announce that NVO finished our first music video for “Robotic,” one of the tracks from the first release from the band Machine Nature. If you haven’t picked up the album, holler at me so I can get you a copy. We’re working on getting our name out there more and it helps if you spread the word and get people viewing our video and sharing it on the Facebooks and Twitters. Yeah.
Last night when I got home from work, I was just chilling in my room before I gathered that my roommates were making some noise in a fit of minor commotion. Turns out a fire broke out a few doors down from us on the street adjacent to Laussat, the street we live on. The fire was closest to Fillmore and Waller and when we got out on the roof to get a look at what was going on, we were definitely floored by what we saw. Check out this post on Haighteration showing some of the photos and views we had, which includes a few shots from my roommate.
A fire broke out at a home at 436 Waller Street at around 6:30pm tonight, filling the neighborhood with smoke and bringing dozens of firefighters to the scene to battle the blaze.
I’m calling my rental insurance agent today.
Uh oh, I think I like dubstep now.
The drop in this song just sold me forever; good high-energy dubstep might just be something I’m okay with.
I’m drafting this post from an airplane about to take off for New Orleans for the annual Jazz & Heritage Festival, otherwise known nationwide as simply Jazz Fest. My trip couldn’t have started more wonderfully…
With about 30 minutes to flight time, I stopped briefly at the Gordon Biersch pub in Terminal 3 and grabbed a beer and asked what the quickest thing I could order to go would be. The bartender responds, “everything you order will take 10 minutes.”
Suddenly I hear a voice to my left at the bar. “Do you eat bacon?” said the red headed vixen.
“Why yes, I do…”
“You can have half of this if you want…it’s gonna go to waste.”
To the beautiful redhead named Melanie that just hooked me up with the best bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato sandwich I’ve ever had in my life, I will someday repay you. I may even find you on the flight to buy you a drink…
New Orleans, here I come…
This was our show opener at our recent gig at Hotel Utah.