Nine Inch Nails iPhone App Hailed as The Best by Gizmodo

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Pic from site. Here’s what Gizmodo has to say – Other bands might have been first, but Trent Reznor is about to blow them all way with NIN’s coming iPhone app, which completely enshrines his place as the Highlander of musicians on the internet. The apps looks like everything that Web 2.0 was promised [...]

The End of The Music Album as The Organizing Principle

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

It doesn’t seem that long ago since Radiohead did what was once unimaginable – release an album without being signed to a major record company. On the long march to digital ubiquity as the means of music delivery Radiohead avoided the tar pit that seems to be major label thinking and came out clear winners. [...]

Dinner and Drinks tonight with Nicole Atkins and the Sea

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Chanteuse Nicole Atkins, along with her compatriots known as The Sea, play tonight at Portland’s Doug Fir and thanks to Justin and Briana Bononcini Lowe we will be gathering at their home to eat and make merry with Nicole before the show. We need to do more of this kind of thing – the last [...]

Ziggy Stardust, 1972 Santa Monica Concert release

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

David Bowie in persona as Ziggy David Bowie is, or more correctly, has been one of our more chameleon-like musical performers since the late 60′s. By 1972 when Bowie had adopted a new persona, Ziggy Stardust, his performances were memorable not only for introducing a new genre, Glam Rock, but for his wildly coloured orange [...]

On cities, hives and human clusters and a shriekback MP3

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

The Tower of Babel Cities live and breathe. As I wrote in a post last week on Social Media, cities are no more artificial [technological] than the hives of bees. As we go about our daily lives [mostly unconsciously,] we psycho-drift from block to block through neighborhoods that we know well, in amongst communities that [...]

social media, blogs, music and advertising

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Portland band, Hockey, in a social networking environment. I have some homework for those of you who like to read. Having been on many conference panels in my time, attempting to inform musicians and others about the value of using the Internet for marketing, my research led me to notice how the online social networks [...]

Glass Candy in Fader Magazine, play Aladdin Saturday June 14th

Monday, June 9th, 2008

It’s been a bit slow around here lately as the Moose has been swanning around Honolulu since last Thursday. I came over to be a panelist at the Grammy’s Hawaii MusicTech conference where me and my fellow panelists attempted to explain the value of using social media sites to musicians who are not necessarily tech [...]

portland recycles its old recycling containers

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

What do you say, Portlanders? We’ve got some fancy new containers but what are we going to do with all those leftover yellow plastic bins? One container can be used for glass, as everything else gets tossed into the new blue thingy with the wheels, but what about the rest of the yellow containers? Where [...]