Some musicians are more comfortable in studio than on stage, and it shows. While on stage, they often resort to clichÃ©s and canned lines. We should have a game called “musician bingo.” We can print out cards and bring them to shows. Here’s what I have so far: musician mentions name of city musician asks […]
Why Farhad Manjoo still watches The West Wing: The show is a fiction, certainly. There isn’t a politician in the world like Jed Bartlet, an exceedingly smart, (mostly) honest man with principles, who doesn’t govern by politics, who takes counsel from the cooler, calmer heads on his staff, and even from his opponents. Today in […]
Robert F. Kennedy at the Sierra Club, September 10, 2005 [via Wil]: I do 40 speeches a year in red states, and there is no difference between how Republican audiences and Democratic audiences react when they hear what this White House and this Congress are doing. There is no difference except that the Republicans come […]
A couple of months ago, Sarah got engaged. She declined to get an engagement ring (she doesn’t elaborate on her reasons). This, in my opinion, was an excellent decision. Why? Since then, I came across an Econ-Atrocity Bulletin “Ten reasons why you should never accept a diamond ring from anyone, under any circumstances, even if […]
Like many people, I get a lot of email. Maybe not as many as Cory or Steve, but a few hundred a day, fairly easily. I manage to read and respond to most of it pretty quickly. Last March, boingboing pointed out Stever Robbins’ article at the Harvard Business School, Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload. […]
Wil Shipley on ideas: Delicious Library was not an original idea. It was a new approach to an idea that’s been around for as long as computers. Hell, longer. I think the first cavemen carved on rocks when they lent out their, uh, sticks to other cavemen. Which wasn’t efficient, but still worked better than […]
FloridaÂ university discovers misplaced $275,000: Three University of South Florida officials were fired after the school discovered $275,000 in misplaced checks and cash scattered throughout an office. Nearly half the money at the school’s English Language Institute — $133,647 — was in checks up to 10 years old and could not be deposited, said university spokeswoman […]
Cory Doctorow has a great op-ed in The Toronto Star about the harm done by bad copyright laws. There’s sizzle with this steak, too: Musicians want to be remembered as “the guy who wrote the song you lost your virginity to,” not “the guy who wrote the song you lost your hard drive to.”
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I ran into Guy Kawasaki at Macworld on Monday. He has a new blog. It’s got some material from his books mixed with commentary on current tech events. I liked the “10 lies” pieces.