Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rainy Days, The House Where Nobody Lives, and Apple

It's been a rainy day in Central PA, and thanks to the magic of generation 1 U2 iPod and the random feature on my VW Golf stereo, I found Tom Waits' Mule Variations. I normally hate days like this - rainy and gloomy - and I wouldn't normally be so transfixed by an album like this one, but today they just fit together in a way that was just a little bit special in an otherwise very usual day. That's one of the great things about carrying your music library in a wallet-sized device - you get to remember that you have music you forgot you love.

Many props to Bryce Flurie who turned me on to Waits and to Dale Brantner who let me burn the album 5+ years ago.
So if you find someone
Someone to have, someone to hold
Don't trade it for silver
Don't trade it for gold
I have all of life's treasures
And they are fine and they are good
They remind me that houses
Are just made of wood
What makes a house grand
Ain't the roof or the doors
If there's love in a house
It's a palace for sure
Without love...
It ain't nothin but a house
A house where nobody lives

- from "The House Where Nobody Lives", Mule Variations, Tom Waits

Cheers - cause I'm so British,

Friday, October 23, 2009

Videos vs. Search and a Low-Tech Stumble Upon

At my new gig at CURE International, I was sitting through a 3-hr initial meeting with a PR firm that specializes (among other things) multi-channel marketing and messaging for non-profits called Masterworks. I shared emails with their director of interactive media, went to his Twitter account, and then to their corporate blog when I ran across this fact posted there.

August 2009
# of searches of Google: 9.4 Billion
# of videos viewed on YouTube: 10 Billion

Yup... that's right. YouTube is delivering more VIDEOS than Google is processing searches. Still think buying YouTube was a mistake by Google?

Sounds like a good time to be in the video software market...

Cheers - cause I'm so British,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another Cleveland Video

At least we're not Detriot...

My favorite line: "Our economy's based on Lebron James!"

High props to Ted Brandt who posted this on my facebook Wall. Cheers dude.

Cheers - cause I'm so British,

Thursday, October 15, 2009

John Riggins Tells It Like He Sees It

Browns fans, don't we need someone speaking up on behalf of the best interest of the franchise, like Riggins is doing for Washington, and NO that person should not be Jim Brown. Let's please pick someone who can put together a few sentences

Sidenote: an obvious, interesting use of new media...

Cheers - cause I'm so British,