On Perfection

Sep 6, 2011

“It was like perfection was the thing that was destroying me — being totally focused on making it perfect,” she says. “And I found that when I would improvise, I didnt care about the technique. I would just put my mind outside of where I was, and just be in the music.” via Zoe Keating: […]

Patagonia Music

Mar 1, 2011

Patagonia Music launched today: Buy a song, benefit the environment. Patagonia has teamed up with a diverse group of world-class musicians to help protect and restore our natural environment. The musicians donate an exclusive song, you buy some great music on iTunes® and non-profit environmental groups receive much-needed funds. Download the Patagonia Music iPhone app […]

Sonos S5

Sonos S5

Dec 3, 2010

With iPad controller.

The Moment Before the Music

The Moment Before the Music

Oct 5, 2009

My parents flew in from the east coast and we went to see Michael Tilson Thomas conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 at Davies Symphony Hall as part of the Mahler 2009 Festival. This is the moment as the symphony warmed up just before MTT entered the stage. Click for a larger view. Taken with the […]

One in four songs sold in U.S. is from iTunes

Aug 21, 2009

Reading this and re-realizing that I live in a bubble of technological affluence: One in four songs sold in U.S. is from iTunes NPD MusicWatch’s report indicates that audio CDs remain the dominant format, responsible for 65 percent of all music sold in the first half of 2009. But digital music, which makes up the […]

Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash

Mar 12, 2006

It’s cool to know that as we’re listening to a compilation of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and the Furious Five here at home, DJ Grandmaster Flash is at SupperClub tonight, literally just down the street a half a block away on Harrison!  He’ll be on the turntables starting in one hour – at 12:30 AM.  […]

Sample the Future

Oct 27, 2004

Just ran out to get a copy of the November issue of Wired, which includes a CD of 16 songs produced under the Creative Commons License.  So, now you can truly collaborate with the Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Thievery Corporation, Chuck D, Matmos, and more.  The same way open source software spread a network of […]

Love Parade 2004

Love Parade 2004

Oct 4, 2004

I’d heard about the Berlin Love Parade festival and stopped by the site once in a while.  This is the first year Love Parade San Francisco is being held in the US.  This city definitely supports electronic music and dj culture, and gave roots to the progressive peace movement to begin with. Apparently, we’re right […]

Why iTunes has bands on the run

Jul 30, 2003

Explores a growing split in how musicians and their fans view online digital music services. Some bands say fans downloading only a song or two dilutes the artistry they put into creating an album of songs, but customers, on the other hand, like being in control. Story at BusinessWeek [via VirtualR]