Automattical

My last post was pretty obtuse because I wasn’t yet ready to blog about blogging, but the reality is, I now work for Automattic, the makers of WordPress. The thing about blogging is that it really works best when you’ve got, you know, something to talk about. And…

Logo with Flare

clientsfromhell: Client: I already know what I want for the logo. It’s a house, with a face, and it’s on wheels with an exhaust pipe coming out of the back which is shooting out smoke in the shape of dollar signs.…

A boy in a balloon

Yes. A boy was reported to be in a home-made balloon that was sailing thousands of feet in the air at over 20 miles an hour. When the balloon landed, the boy was not found to be where everyone had assumed he’d be. The worst was feared, that he’…

Funky balls

Kevin Conboy: i’m wary of this mighty mouse though Kevin Conboy: i don’t trust them Philip Luedtke: why not? Philip Luedtke: what do you use, a microsoft mouse? Kevin Conboy: no i bought a mighty mouse Kevin Conboy: you never listen to me Kevin Conboy: but i don’…

My Top 10 Tracks of 2008

2008 was a big year all around. The collapse of a world economy, the election of a landmark president, half of my clients merged with the other half. Oh, and I had a baby this year, too. I listened to a lot of music this year, and not all of…

Quickie - The Wrens

In 2003, indie-rock band The Wrens released The Meadowlands. This album, combined with their rarely-touring ways have made them legendary. These songs are something the producers of The OC would use to lend impact to a particularly emotional scene. Which sounds lame but totally isn’t. The Wrens – Hopeless The…

...And baby makes 5

Please welcome Koen Richard Conboy into the world! “And check out his very own blog”:http://koen.alternate.org…

I can't believe I've never seen these before

Beirut live on the streets of… Paris? Check out the rest of the site, with many, many more indie bands playing your favorite songs on the street: La Blogotheque. Next time, I’ll post the Voxtrot ones, I just think the Beirut ones are better.…

Yeah, I know. I redesigned.

After submitting my previous design to Command-Shift 3, I was forced to realize something I’d been ignoring: my design was old and no so good. So today I worked this up, and despite the fact it is “gradienty” and not “kev-like” and looks like “a WordPress theme,” it’s…

Top, well, 8 of 2007

So I’ve been trying to put together a list of my top 10 albums of 2007, something I feel obliged to do, despite the fact that everything at this time of year is in convenient list form. The problem I’ve found myself having is that basically I can’…

MPAA Infringes Copyright

I rarely get the impusle to blog anymore, but I’m working on that. The first item to inspire such behavior is from Boing Boing today: The MPAA’s “University Toolkit” (a piece of monitoring software that universities are being asked to install on their networks to spy on students’…

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

I don’t have much time to spend on telling you why I love all of these songs on these bands’ new albums, but trust me, this is all good shit: Album Leaf – The Green Tour EP Fear of Flying A real return to form for TAL, much more personal…

Eddie & The Omens

Last Saturday night, Tai and I went to see my friend Eddie play with The Omens. It was Eddie’s first time playing live with them. It was his first time playing anything live, anywhere, period. The show was totally packed and totally awesome and I must admit there’s…

Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero

I was going to review the latest NIN release, but Fluxblog does it much better. I would have spent too much time talking about The Downward Spiral. Nine Inch Nails – Capital G Nine Inch Nails – The Great Destroyer…

Short Entries

So for some reason, I’ve placed this requirement on myself to post long, sprawling reviews of albums and artists, but what this has done is simply de-motivate me to write on music. Sometimes, I don’t have a long list of reasons filled with personal anecdotes to try and…

SXSW 2007 Impressions

I started writing up an entire trip report detailing how every minute of my trip to Austin this year went. But I realized that it didn’t really get to the heart of what I wanted to say. Here’s what I wrote to my team at work to summarize.…