Goodbye… and hello in-house hosting!!!

31 08 2007

Effective today, I finished moving my entire blog over to my little ubuntu box running at home. This one will no longer be updated. Check out all the new bells and whistles:



Some interesting late summer reading…

27 08 2007

I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to spend time updating my blog or catching up on some reading. So… here are a list of articles I haven’t read yet… lol

What’s best and fastest way to break in a new baseball glove?

Why is the rest of the world using A4 sized paper and the US is still using “Letter” sized paper?

Why Max Roach was jazz’s greatest drummer

Pick the Brain – An analytical approach to self-improvement: 21 Proven Employee Motivation Tactics

Bernanke: The un-Greenspan


Silversun Pickups – Carnavas

13 06 2007

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

So I attended Live105’s BFD concert last weekend and came across some new music. This group has been described as the-Smashing-Pumpkins-gone-slightly-indie. Replete with a unique vocal timbre similar to the Smashing Pumpkins’ head man Billy Corgan, the Pickups’ debut album “Carnavas” has turned some heads (and ears) since arriving on the scene in 2006.

Check out ‘Lazy Eye’, their radio single

Pandora Internet Radio

14 03 2007

I know this may be old news to many of you but it’s been awhile since I’ve been on it and a little reminder is totally worth it.

Pandora is a website that streams radio stations to your web browser. The best part is that you start off by entering a song title, band, album or genre, and the Pandora algorithm will actually create a specialized radio station for you that will share the same qualities as the first song or band name you typed in. You can even rate each song you hear to help Pandora customize the radio station for you. Here is some more background about the Music Genome Project.

Check out Pandora and try creating a few of your own radio stations!

Rediscovering your own music

8 03 2007

Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This to Memory

So you’re listening to your music collection when you stumble upon a CD or an MP3 you didn’t know you had. Or you have your iPod on random and it starts playing from playlists you haven’t heard in ages. All of a sudden a song comes on and you say to yourself, “Whoa… this is pretty good. What IS this?” Then you check the display on your media device and realize you’ve had this album for 2 years and never bothered to listen to the whole thing.

Anyone know what I’m talking about? What ‘diamonds in the rough’ have you discovered?

BTW – If you’re wondering what the answer to the “What IS this?” question was, it was two songs by a band called Motion City Soundtrack off of their 2nd album Commit This to Memory. The songs were ‘Resolution’ and ‘Hold Me Down’.

Foo Fighters: Skin and Bones DVD

6 03 2007

As loud and obnoxious as Dave Grohl can be when he and the rest of the Foo Fighters are blasting their Marshall stacks at their concerts, this ‘unplugged’ acoustic set performed in LA is equally as entertaining. Lots of old favorites, a great mix, and of course Dave’s humor, makes this a great concert. My favorites from the concert are Razor (drop-d on his Taylor), Over and Out, Cold Day In The Sun (sung by drummer Taylor Hawkins), Next Year, Skin and Bones, and Dave’s anecdote about how he met Kurt and Krist and how the whole Nirvana thing got started.

Buy the DVD & read reviews on Amazon

Check it out if you are even remotely a Foo Fighters fan. You won’t be disappointed.

AVB feat. Gabriel and Dresden – Zocalo

3 03 2007

Great trance track from Ian Bakkes Trance Therapy 1 Mix