There are plenty of shitty things about the first of every month (housing payments, a reminder that I’m one month closer to dead, etc.), but the list of $5 records available from Amazon isn’t one of them. And despite my … Continue reading
Category Archives: Music
Amazon announces Cloud Player and launches the first cloud-based music storage and streaming solution, beating both Google and Apple. Continue reading
If you’re in Miami this coming weekend for Ultra, I’m confident that you’ll be tempted to sleep in on Saturday morning, particularly if you hit any of the Ultra after parties on Friday night. Set an alarm instead. Continue reading
The Ultra Music Festival in Miami is already worth staying up for three straight days to attend, even without the new “Carl Cox + Friends Megastructure” (in which Mr. Cox will be joined in performing by the likes of Afrojack, … Continue reading
When someone takes the time to pair wines with breakfast cereals, as Gary Vaynerchuk did last year (if you’re wondering what to pair with Cap’n Crunch, it’s the 2007 Von Kesselstatt Spatlese Scharzhofberger Riesling), I think it’s time to admit that the obsession with pairing has gotten a bit out of hand.
Don’t get me wrong: I certainly like food, and I’ve been known to enjoy an occasional glass of wine with a meal, but the obsession some people have with claiming that the notes of fruit from the wind passing over the pear tree in the field adjoining the grape arbors sets of some part of the steak sauce is lost on me. CU349CP3GUUG Continue reading
The topic of moving came up at my house recently. Nothing definite, just a preliminary chat between spouses, but it’s a worrisome thought all the same. Years ago, before I was married, well before I had children, moving was a fairly common occurrence for me.
One year I moved to Washington DC and lasted almost nine months before packing up and moving back to New York. Not much time, I’ll admit, but longer than I had been able to stay in Houston the year before. Of course in my defense, I might have lasted in Texas a bit longer had I not come home from work one day to discover a mysterious set of tire tracks leading to my front door, and approximately one half of the objects that had been in the house that morning missing. Continue reading
Ah, memories. With 2011 SXSW just around the corner, I’ve gotten all misty eyed over my time there last year (highly doubtful I’ll be returning this year, much as I want to). Here are a few of the many Tweets from my SXSW 2010 coverage, many of which were picked up by New Times and other assorted Tweet-picker-uppers.
Adrian Grenier (or whatever his name is) from Entourage makes small screen glories real @ #sxsw gifting suite (http://plixi.com/p/15210423)
Having the gifting suite bartender call me sweetheart was oddly comforting. Then she said it 2 the guy next to me. Whore. #sxsw Continue reading
It’s human nature to remember the positives from past experiences while conveniently forgetting the negatives. I’m not talking about aspects of experiences that were generally unpleasant: it’s doubtful that a nice receptionist is going to be foremost in your mind after getting a root canal that required 20 ampoules of Novocain to keep your yelling down to a level that wouldn’t empty the waiting room.
But it’s different when an experience was generally positive. In those cases, people tend to view the past through somewhat rose-tinted glasses. If you think about it though, there are probably excellent reasons your broke up with your exes, your first car likely broke down a lot more than you recall, and Wallabees weren’t the most stylish footwear on the market. So in general, it’s not a bad idea to enjoy the memories but leave the past behind. Continue reading
This article was originally published by New Times as part of my SXSW 2010 coverage. Backstage after Thursday night’s Kashmir show at Maggie Mae’s, an awfully tall fellow could be seen laughing with Kashmir’s lead singer, Kaspar Eistrup. Turns out it … Continue reading