Thursday, September 28, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
I've enjoyed The Roots since their original albums 'back in the day' and I think this was their first single to get substantial airplay. They've had a few more minor hits but never broken out to the mainstream. And that's fine with me because it equates to less of chance to hear "You Got Me" on the radio which would produce nothing but embarrassment.
The story behind this song? Lots - not all of it connected. A time, a place, a woman. You know.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Yes, I know this is a little bit of a music cliche. Rock band unplugs, takes one of their hard charging hits acoustic, and displays a softer side, winning more female fans in the process. And how can something ping my tear ducts that was first heard on the Howard Stern show with the refrain of "Baba Booey, Baba Booey" repeated prior to the first chord (if you've heard the clip, you know what I'm talking about)?
I try not to analyze it, just succumb to the dulcet tones (well, somewhat dulcet, and a bit raggy) of Dave Grohl as he sings of love, loss and longing. It's my poison. If we're listening and I turn away, it wasn't that I thought I heard someone call my name. And if I brush my upper nose softly with a knuckle, and it looks like I'm itching, you might just notice that the back of my hand has grazed ever so slowly against my eye lash. And that a bead of moisture has joined the hair and freckles, small evidence that my mind is elsewhere and not coming back for a full 4:13.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
"Although Digeo was asking for only $400,000, Audible refused to pay. So, in 2005, Digeo sued. Mr. Katz went to the Audible board and explained that it was undoubtedly going to cost more to fight the suit than to pay the fee, but he felt that the company had to show that it wasn’t going to roll over. The board agreed."
Good for Don and good to the Directors for supporting him.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Didn't work, still had to have him go find someone in the office who was there in the early days and have them vouch for me.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Ori and I overlapped a year at Stanford Business School but didn't know each other before today. He gifted me a galley copy of the book and I'm going to see if he wants to visit Google for an Authors talk later this fall.