Tagged: music

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Good ambiance, poor sales

Photo Memory in the car by vanderwal Now Playing at Starbucks?: A brief musing on a crucial element missing in Starbucks foray into the music market. I haven’t done a podcast before, but I’m trying this service gabcast which seems...

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Shika-shika ka-BOOM!

Some storm last night, huh? (ok, that picture isn’t from last night but you get the point) It woke me up in the wee early hours. I thought it was my nature mp3s, but after the bright flash and subsequent...

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Strange ways, how we fly

Let’s hope for a better day today brain-wise than yesterday. It was like I had a 24-hr case of aphasia. My normal order at Starbucks (now) is a triple grande vanilla skim latte, and that’s what I thought I ordered...

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Tonight make me unstoppable…

It is so a Bloc Party listening day. Is there such a thing as an ambush promotion? Or at the least should one be the first instead of the last to know when such a thing happens? A few months...

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He was always so good to his mother

RIP John Inman – I remember first watching “Are You Being Served” in my room on PBS station Channel 8 in Atlanta on a tv set with a smaller screen than the computer monitor I use today as part of...

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A Defected Weekend Ends in Jade

That could have been a prognostication about my March 3-4, 2007 and I wouldn’t have known what the hell it was talking about. It was a Defected Weekend in that I got a lot of new albums from the Defected...

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Music is the food of love, so play on, Macduff

I seem to be allergic to my office today. I was fine when I woke up and got in here, but since arriving this morning I’ve been sneezing so much that my nose and throat are starting to hurt (mmmm,...

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Letterbox robbery!

Metro fare to Gallery Place: $1.35 Bottled water and candy for two at CVS: $4.00 Movie tickets for two to see Dreamgirls: $20.00 If this is the MPAA’s and retail theater industry’s response to piracy, I don’t understand how they...

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it’s official

The first iPhone spam has arrived. I’m not sure how it made it past the junk filters on my ISP, but I’d rather be reminded about this than being asked to choose which is better: Grey’s Anatomy or House. When...

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Because it just is, that’s why.

One of the things that gives me a fun break during the workday is reading Mark Morford’s columns at SFGate.com. Last night I watched Real Time with Bill Maher from last Friday (check out his New Rules for that night’s...