Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
New song and album to come from the band Brad. It's a Seattle band with Shawn Smith and Stone Gossard (of Pearl Jam). I've tried to embed the new song below. If it doesn't work, just go to their website.
Here are a couple oldies as a bonus:
Brad - Screen (Shame) by shawnsmith
Shawn Smith - Wrapped In My Memory (Shield of Thorns) by shawnsmith
Monday, July 25, 2011
"Ed ended the set with the Pearl Jam song “Arc.” The song is a wordless elegy to nine people who died at a Pearl Jam concert in Roskilde in 2000 and a very loose treatment of the sufi spiritual stylings of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the now deceased Pakistani singer who Ed collaborated with on the “Dead Man Walking” soundtrack in 1995. It is also a duet with himself as Ed records the first verse and loops it over the first and second and third until it is a full chorus of one that continues playing even after Ed has left the stage and although I have seen it live many times, I get goose bumps every time."
Sunday, July 24, 2011
- Popcorn App is Now Available in the App Store - we've worked really hard on this, check it out!
- The United States of Yelp (Kedrosky)
- Cool SEO Periodic Table (Ning Creators)
- Pinterest - fascinating new service that Chelsea of Sugar Paper told me about.
- Larry Summers on Wearing a Jacket & Tie (Fillup)
- Steve Jobs on ESPN's Phone (Fillup)
- Entourage - 10 secrets Never Told (Mark Lisanti)
- Humpback Whale After Being Saved (Maximum Alex Bain)
- What Commitment Phobes & Investment Phobes Have in Common (Kathryn's Conversations)
- 5 Hours Sleep vs. 7 Hours (My Zeo)
- How to Review Your Retirement Plan in 10 Minutes (Kathryn's Conversations)
- The Trick... (A Softer World)
- Lemonade 10 (Kenna)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
|Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni)|
7/23/11 11:20 AM
Winehouse memory: walking SXSW in 2006, I heard amazing soul voice coming from bar. Peeked in and couldn't believe what singer looked like.
Orn Comment: I hope my buddy Matt expands on this story more. She was so small time that she didn't even have a real venue. 2 months later she was humongous, world famous. First time I really got a perspective on how fast stars can blow up. It was probably a contributor to her downfall. Sad for her and her family.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Btw - you can read their regular blog too (http://sugarpaper.com/blog/)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Some quotes from a long New Yorker profile of Bridgewater and its founder, Ray Dalio. Lots of the usual unsettling stuff, but nuggets about strategy too.
To guide its investments, Bridgewater has put together hundreds of "decision rules." These are the financial analogue of Dalio's Principles. He used to write them down and keep them in a ring binder. Today, they are encoded in Bridgewater's computers. Some of these indicators are very general. One of them says that if inflation-adjusted interest rates decline in a given country, its currency is likely to decline. Others are more specific. One says that, over the long run, the price of gold approximates the total amount of money in circulation divided by the size of the gold stock. If the market price of gold moves a long way from this level, it may indicate a buying or selling opportunity.
…"We are still in a deleveraging period," he said. "We will be in a deleveraging period for ten years or more."
Dalio believes that some heavily indebted countries, including the United States, will eventually opt for printing money as a way to deal with their debts, which will lead to a collapse in their currency and in their bond markets. "There hasn't been a case in history where they haven't eventually printed money and devalued their currency," he said. Other developed countries, particularly those tied to the euro and thus to the European Central Bank, don't have the option of printing money and are destined to undergo "classic depressions," Dalio said. The recent deal to avoid an immediate debt default by Greece didn't alter his pessimistic view. "People concentrate on the particular thing of the moment, and they forget the larger underlying forces," he said. "That's what got us into the debt crisis. It's just today, today."
Dalio's assessment sounded alarmingly plausible. But when one plays the global financial markets a thorough economic analysis is only the first stage of the game. At least as important is getting the timing right. I asked Dalio when all this would start to come together. "I think late 2012 or early 2013 is going to be another very difficult period," he said.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
- Hollywood Reporter Annual Power Lawyers - Matt Belloni on the Hollywood Reporter
- Mona Lisa in 140 Dots (Kottke.org)
- Bad Decisions - Chuck Klosterman on Grantland
- The Franchise on Showtime - Tim Goodman on the Hollywood Reporter
- Ending the Deficit in 5 minutes - via Alex Bain
- Why Whales - Give Me something to Read
- Derek Jeter's Diary - Mark Lisanti on Grantland
- A New Leonardo Painting - Kottke.org
Friday, July 15, 2011
Summer is here (slash it's been here for ~2 months) so it's time for the latest installment of Lemonade. Crack a beer or pour a bourbon, find a comfortable seat outside, enjoy. It's that simple.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
"Dance like the photo's not tagged, love like you've never been unfriended, tweet like nobody's following." (says @juliacantor!)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
- Peter Gabriel's Cover of Cape Cod (by Vampire Weekend)
- The Best Intro Books to Anything
- What are Some Favorite Starbucks Hacks?
- Byliner - great collection of articles. Thanks Matt Koidin
- Modern Community Building by Joel Spolsky (via Fred Wilson)
- Deskbound: Hacking Your Desk & Posture (via Kedrosky)
- Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
- Ben's Friends Patient Support Networks great 15% in June to 26,000 unique visitors
- Hacking Gamification by Bing Gordon
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Best of luck Dre!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Hegs' tumblr: "soupsoup:
Most every show on U2’s 360 world tour has ended with “Moment of Surrender,” but before walking off stage last night in Nashville, Bono saw a blind fan up front holding a sign saying he wanted to play a song for his wife.
“What do you want to play?” Bono said to him. “Get a guitar for this dude. Gents, we have a surprise guest.” The man said he was really nervous but once handed Bono’s acoustic guitar he began playing “All I Want Is You.”
It started with just Bono on vocals, but soon enough the entire band joined in for a moment the man is unlikely to ever forget. When it was all done, Bono gave him the guitar.
springworks.org |: "There are a disproportionate number of women and minorities in leading or supporting roles within venture investment sized start-ups. Historically, companies owned by women and minorities have received less than 5% of total venture capital investments"
"Moreover, Google+ instantly changed my sense of Facebook's value. Prior to the + launch, Facebook's ascendancy and victory seemed written in stone. 100s of millions of users, no competition, brands flocking to Fan Pages, etc. In my first + session, I realized how easy it is to switch from Facebook to + - outside of my contacts and the occasional photo, leaving behind Facebook, just like I left Blackberry behind to go to the iPhone, proved a no-brainer and truly easy."
Most Eligible Dallas Season 1 - If You're Single, This is the Place to Be - Video - Bravo TV Official Site
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Chuck Klosterman on Led Zeppelin's last stand - Grantland
...Details that have been lost to social memory can still thrive within the context of modern products, even if no one recalls who made them up or what deserves the credit; while we're always predisposed to credit the progenitors of certain ideas, it's those who normalize the concepts that define what our social experience is. I think of that when I watch this footage of "In the Evening." This is, I suppose, a monolith on the cusp of hemorrhage: Nothing in the clip is classic, the band is on its last legs, and no part of the performance would be included among the 500 greatest moments in Zeppelin's history. But watch it again. Watch it 10 times. When is the last time you went to a concert and something like this actually happened, despite the groups overt efforts to make it so? When is the last time you watched a band play this well, for this long, without even trying? How often are you able to see the very premise of rock music, produced on the largest possible scale, as an act of utter normalcy? How many bands aspire to this alleged mediocrity and totally fail?
This is Led Zeppelin when they sucked. And wouldn't it be wonderful if all things were this bad?
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Two quick graphs to make the point. First, in drug discovery, where we are seeing a decline in new molecular entities per dollar spent...
Friday, July 1, 2011
"Bon Iver, Bon Iver
A pretty divisive album from what I can tell, but I fall into the “I love it” camp. For Emma was such a ridiculously good album, trying to recreate that would have been a disaster. I like the fuller sound but unmistakable voice. I like that there are sonic nuggets of lots of different things going on a la Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I like that there are sections of songs that fall into the category of wishing they’d go on minutes longer even though I know it wouldn’t work as well if it did. I find the whole music/sound on this one (almost) as moving as For Emma, but with a feeling of near optimism rather than desperation. And I’m 100% down with the 80’s influence that loads of people think is cheesy as hell. As an old Dead fan, I became an unapologetic Bruce Hornsby fan years ago. Overall a great album and Calgary may be my favorite song of the year so far."