Tuesday, July 25, 2006

42, 25, It's All Just a Number...

and just a state mind. Birthdays are all about fun and this was FUN. A concert on Friday that rocked! Monday dinner at the House of Seafood and Jazz for some GREAT cajun from NOLA. Can you say Alligator! The live jazz was styling and grooving. Dinner was followed up with more drinks at the Saloon and some live Rockabilly. The best part... dinner and drinks with someone who is just coooooool, and looked stunning in their vintage black dress!

Anyway, who gives a F about a number. It's what is in your heart. You can either live life or just watch it.

Currently listening :
Girls, Girls, Girls
By Motley Crue
Release date: By 08 April, 2003

Angels & Airwaves Very Impressive

Took a few days to catch up after the show... birthday celebration (will get to that later!).

Angels & Airwaves were the highlight of the concert. An incredibly tight performance, amazing stage show and great stage presence by Tom DeLong. You can easily see the U2 influence in the band's sound, songs and message. I will be honest all their songs had a similar sound, that "Edge" guitar sound. But, I didn't care... they were great songs. Go out and buy the album, and catch a show if you can... I know I will see them again!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Taking Back Sunday, Angels & Airwaves, Head Automatica, The Subways

Celebrating my birthday by heading down to San Jose with Lyndsey this afternoon to see the Taking Back Sunday, Angels & Airwaves, Head Automatica, The Subways concert at the SJ Events Center. Decided to get a hotel in San Jose so we don't have to drive home tonight. I think I will continue celebrating my birthday by getting a tattoo this weekend. I am going to head over to Lyle Tuttle's on Saturday and give them a couple ideas and see what they can come up with. I loved the cross they did, so I am sure they will create something cool.

Currently listening :
Sorry About Tomorrow
By Hot Rod Circuit
Release date: By 12 March, 2002

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Netscape Buying Digg Content Creators

Background on this is available at Revenews.com.

Is this good, bad? Will it work?

As a marketing person I tip my hat to Netscape for trying something just a bit different to win the war with Digg. Is it proper? Maybe not, but this is a business and integrity won't buy you groceries. Will the content creators say no to this offer. It wouldn't surprise me if many said yes. If you could make $1000 a month, $12,000 a year, for just reposting news to another site would you? I know I would.

Will it work? Probably not. Only because they can pay the top content creators on Digg now, but if they leave they will just be replaced with someone else.

I think the Netscape vs. Digg war is only just heating up.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Google Storm Large

So I am watching Rockstar Supernova ( the show kicks ass, great talent ), and Storm Large ( more of a porn name then a rock name ) finishes up her performance and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue says he wants to see more of her. Storm responds... six letters, G O O G L E. That is all she said, and she didn't need to say anymore. F*$king brilliant. She just plugged her website on national tv without giving out a url. Unfortunately minutes after she did this her site had already exceeded it's bandwidth. Regardless, awesome marketing Storm!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

The New Keane is Amazing -- Get It!

The new Keane is amazing, for the last three days it hasn't left my CD player (if I had a CD player). Really, it is almost always playing on my iPod. The first single Is It Any Wonder is just great!

Currently listening :
Is It Any Wonder
By Keane
Release date: By 27 June, 2006

Scanner Darkly -- Scanner Boring

I went and saw Scanner Darkly today, really because the live action/cartoon style of the film looked very interesting. Well that is about all that was interesting. The story itself seemed like it was interesting, but the movie was just slow and boring. The film "looked" great, but damn was it a snooze... something I think I did for about 10 minutes in the middle of the movie.

Skip it.