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my friends are cool: pine-stock

My good friend Matthew of Penny and Finn has a lovely side project with his dad called pine-stock.They're the subject of a giveaway hosted by A Beautiful Mess - you know - the folks that make that iOS photo app all the hipsters are using and the subject of my scorn?(And that website always makes me think of these guys)So, anyway, Matthew's work is incredible and you should definitely watch this video and go to...

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Jazz Giant Mulgrew Miller

Music Mondays: because life's better with a soundtrack.Last week, the jazz world lost a true giant. Pianist Mulgrew Miller passed well shy of 60 years old. He was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and a sideman from some of jazz's greats throughout the 80's and 90's. Perhaps my favorite project was Grew's collaboration with bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Russell Malone - the Golden Striker Trio. The title track (seen and heard in the...

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OK, Go!

I'm not sure I'd think this app was so great if anyone else made it. Sometimes context is everything.I just love how OK Go constantly reinvents themselves and challenges our perception of what a band is and can do.Download the app for iOS or Android. You can even play the members of the band. Feel free to add me to facebook and invite me to play....

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May 31 2013

what I’ve learned from GOLD RUSH

I've been watching Discovery Channel's Gold Rush and realized something:Much like sailing, mining has given the American English lexicon quite a few idiomatic expressions. Hitting "paydirt" and waiting to see what "pans out?" Thanks to the gold rush.I don't know about you, but I find that amusing....

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May 30 2013

you’re gonna need a bigger hoop

I don't know what I was more excited about after reading this Colossal story: the fact that Art Basel happened in Hong Kong this year or this sphere-ified VW Beetle from artist Ichwan Noor.What I really love about this piece is the way many of the lines retain their integrity. This isn't a crumpled car; it's a sculpted car. Well, that and the shiny tires.So, what artist is inspiring you lately? ...

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