2) Sampling - This pseudo-art makes shooting heroin and doing pushups look like composing The Rite of Spring. To make matters worse, sampling has the unique value-add of being able to ruin the original genius of the source material. It’s like music AIDS that songs can randomly catch after you know and love them.
Heh. (From a STREET BONERS and TV CARNAGE post about how photography is for jerkoffs.)
…John F. Kennedy was shot in my home town of Dallas.
In the absence of full disclosure, I’ll simply post this XTC video, which sort of bears, but not really.
So I’ve been unofficially doing this for a while, but now I can announce it officially: I am now the content director for MojoRepublik.If you live in Vegas (or attended Voodoo Experience in New Orleans), you know that Mojo is an online music-based social network/community. In Vegas, we’re mostly known for taking pictures at clubs and events and posting them on the site.
As content director, I’m hoping to make Mojo as good as any music-based news and info site out there, if not better. And I’m starting with the Daily Mojo, our music blog. I’ll be posting new music, events, news and info there daily — in fact, I’ll probably be posting any music-related stuff I’d otherwise be posting here over there. I’m limited in the sense that I’m one dude with 24 hours a day in which to post stuff (along with my other work), but as time goes on, we’ll be expanding.
So check it out and let me know what you think, and sign up for the site while you’re there. It makes me look good.
Oh, man, I want an OLPC so bad. And they’re repeating their Give One, Get One policy from last Christmas: buy two of them for $399 and one gets sent to a child in the developing world.
I actually want one to try to develop software on it; I have a nice MacBook for all my daily work, but I never really had the chance to work with the OLPC team as much as I wanted to and I’d still like to try out some of my ideas. Can’t afford one, though.
But if you know a smart young person who’s in need of a computer (other than me), you ought to get them one of these for Christmas. You’re not only helping them, but a child in a place where computers are even harder to come by.
My old buddy Abe Burmeister has started a new company, Outlier, that makes useful clothing for bicycling and other urban activities. The pants they currently have for sale are designed to be wearable both for biking to work and once you actually get to work — they look like nice dress slacks.
Also, I love their logo — the big black O with the black swan in it.
Go check it out.
New artwork, sketch for something I’m playing around with. Click to see full version.