Leonard Cohen at The Paramount TheaterI don’t know if there will be evenings like this again.Posted via LiveJournal.app.
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Friday night Cynthia took me to see geek troubadour Jonathan Coulton play a show in San Francisco. The tickets were my birthday present. You might recall that he wrote the closing theme for Portal, the popular game about cake, companion cubes, interesting guns, and mad computers. At least here, the cake was not a lie. [...]
Tim Bray has a sensible approach to Yodobashi Camera. Go in the morning on a weekday with a goal in mind. During our trip last August, Cynthia and I visted the Yodobashi in Akihabara on an early Saturday evening. But then, we were on vacation, our time was our own, and the packed mob scene [...]
Thanks for the music. [via Nick Currie]
[via imomus] Tony Wilson, the Manchester TV producer and music impresario who founded Factory Records, has died from a heart attack.I learned about the Manchester scene too late for Ian Curtis’ Joy Division, but played the hell out of my New Order reco…
High Contrast Two Tone:If Yoko Kanno’s Vespa ran over The Articles:Frack, they are playing a gig while I’m in Japan, but it’s in Nagoya. But their first US album comes out next week, so I’ve pre-ordered it.
While I was not exactly the audience they had in mind, three things in Hot Fuzz made me smile: Desk sergeant reading a Iain Banks novel. Pub playing Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me). Skellingtons reference. Dana Stevens has the best summary of the movie: Hot Fuzz is like an Agatha Christie novel directed [...]
Three things that worked great during 2006: 24 Hours, The Kleptones 2200 The Underground Hand That Buttoned The Widow was my most played track of 2006, according to iTunes. WriteRoom, Hog Bay Software I joined a short story a week writing group in 2006. WriteRoom allowed me to clear my desktop and focus on writing [...]
Nostalgia ho! Thomas Dolby released a live album from his recent solo tour. When I saw him play back in 1985, in support of The Flat Earth, he had an engineer offstage managing a rack of computers (who he brought out and introduced during the show.) Shows you how far kit has come in the [...]