Austin-amorous (ooh, flossy, flossy!)

Sleepy-deepy McPlane-Seatwuhrmer
Afternoon coffee, The Hideout

Apparently I'm here for South by Southwest again.

And I'm rolling with RPM.

And I think I'm hosting the IRC chat for this year's Bloggies. (That'll be irc://irc.freenode.net/Bloggies)

And I'll be on a new TV show with my band.

And I'll be on a panel and watching all the other kickass panels.

Friday, 9 March 2007


  [X] 03:30PM The Real Story Behind Snakes on a Plane (9ABC)


  [X] 05:00PM How to Rawk SXSW (9ABC)

Saturday, 10 March 2007


  [X] 10:00AM World Domination Via Collaboration (10AB)


  [X] 11:30AM Bridging the Online Cultural Divide (9AB)


  [X] 11:30AM Under 18: Blogs, Wikis and Online Social Networks for Youth (8ABC)


  [X] 02:00PM Tag. You're It (10AB)


  [X] 02:00PM Everything's Gone Douglas Coupland (Day Stage)


  [X] 04:05PM Web 2.0 / 3.0 ArtsEntrepreneurship.com: Make Your Passion Your Profession (Ballroom F)


  [X] 05:00PM Boss Lady (10AB)

Sunday, 11 March 2007


  [X] 11:30AM Blogging Where Speech Isn't Free (Ballroom F)


  [X] 02:00PM Keynote Conversation: Limor Fried / Phil Torrone (Hilton / Grand Ballroom)


  [X] 04:05PM Fictional Bloggers (8ABC)


  [X] 05:00PM The Rise of the Blogebrity (12AB)

Monday, 12 March 2007


  [X] 10:00AM User Generated Content and Original Editorial: Friend or Foe (10AB)


  [X] 11:30AM The Digital Ethnorati (9AB)


  [X] 02:00PM Dan Rather Keynote Interview (Hilton / Grand Ballroom)


  [X] 03:30PM Journalism in the Blogosphere: A Legal Guide to Internet "Press" (8ABC)


  [X] 04:05PM The Invisible Blogosphere (8ABC)


  [X] 05:00PM Open Content, Remix Culture and the Sharing Economy: Rights, Ownership and Getting Paid (19AB)

So, like, Twitter/e-mail/IM me to tell me what else is going on, would ya?

QotD: Musical Horoscope

What's your musical horoscope?  (Put your player on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that come up.)
Inspired by Stephanie.  

"Fex" off Matthew Dear's "Leave Luck to Heaven"
"Everything Irie" off Eddy Grant's "Reparation"
"All You Want" off Dido's "No Angel"
"Desafinado" off Ryuichi Sakamoto's "A Day In New York"
"Por Acaso, Pelo Tarde" off Celso Fonseca's "Rive Gauche Rio"
"Just Can't Stand It" off Bim Sherman's "Miracle"
"Every Word" off Sade's "Lovers Rock"
"Brief Passions" off Zuco 103's "Tales of High Fever"
"Everybody's Getting Down" off The Incredible Moses Leroy's "Become the Soft.Lightes"
"The Sun & The Rainfall" off Depeche Mode's "A Broken Frame"

Give this post a soundtrack

[…] The mini-fad for referencing turn-of-the-'90s hip-hop may just be
an accident; the samples Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and Musiq Soulchild employ
have been mined by other artists, including Nelly and Ini Kamoze.

But
by vocalizing these hooks instead of just interpolating them, the
younger artists claim a legacy. Lloyd and the members of Pretty Ricky
were barely in grade school when Salt-N-Pepa and PM Dawn were at their
peak; Musiq probably admired De La Soul as a teen. This music echoes
forth like a favorite children's story, a hint of a more innocent, if
not simpler, time.

Perhaps the pumped-up Lotharios of today
want a break from all the bump and grind, and dream of eroticism as a
realm that celebrates not just performance, but as Prince Paul said,
bodies of all kinds.

"The talk turns suggestive," Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times

[…] During her '90s crusade against rap's habit of degrading women, the
late black activist C. Dolores Tucker certainly had few allies within
the hip-hop community, or even among young black women. Backed by folks
like conservative Republican William Bennett, Tucker was vilified
within rap circles.

In retrospect, "many of us weren't
listening," says Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, a professor at
Vanderbilt University and author of the new book "Pimps Up, Ho's Down:
Hip-Hop's Hold On Young Black Women."

"She was onto something,
but most of us said, 'They're not calling me a bitch, they're not
talking about me, they're talking about THOSE women.' But then it
became clear that, you know what? Those women can be any women." […]

"Has rap music hit a wall?" Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press

[…] Local hip-hop artists Boots Riley from the Coup and rapper and producer
Kirby Dominant express reservations about hip-hop university classes. "One
time, someone came up to me, and said, 'I know so-and-so, they're a professor
at Harvard, they're a big fan of your work,' " Riley says in a phone interview.
"But that doesn't impress me more than any other people feeling that way. I
don't need to be validated by academia because that presupposes that academia
is a pure endeavor and not guided by market forces, which is not the case.

"Anthropology, for instance, was all about studying the natives so they
could figure out how to control them. Again, the natives are being studied."

Dominant, a UC Berkeley alumnus who actually attended the much-publicized
class on Shakur in the late '90s, says that he finds value in hip-hop studies,
provided they take the long view. "With hip-hop and all black music, you can't
talk about the art separate from a lot of other things," he says. "You can't
talk about hip-hop as an art form without talking about the people, the
economics, how and why it was made. You have to be pretty thorough." […]

"Academic hip-hop? Yes, yes, y'all" Reyhan Harmanci, San Francisco Chronicle

Whats yr take on Monteverdi?



[…] However, which works of classical music are worthy of our precious
time? What repertoire is considered the foundation of every classical
music library? For the beginning music appreciation student, the
endless choices might seem daunting. What follows is a recommended list
of the classical music giants and their most enlightening and ethereal
repertoire in which every business person MUST indulge at some point in their lives. […]


HBS Student Classical Repertoire List

Renaissance Period
MONTEVERDI, The Coronation of Poppea: Act III, Scene 7

Baroque Period
HANDEL, Messiah
BACH, Cantata No.8
HAYDN, Lord Nelson Mass

Classical Period
MOZART, Don Giovanni
MOZART, Symphony No.40 in G minor
BEETHOVEN, Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)
BEETHOVEN, Symphony No.5 in C minor

Romantic Period
BERLIOZ, Symphonie Fantastique
BERLIOZ, La Damnation de Faust
MENDOLSSOHN, A Midsummer's Nights Dream
CHOPIN, Premiere Ballade in G minor
SCHUMANN, Piano Concerto in A minor
LISZT, Wild Hunt: Transcendental Etude No.8
RACHMANINOFF, Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.3, No.2
GRIEG, Concerto in A minor, Op.54 (Norwegian Concerto)
WAGNER, Die Walkure: Act III, Finale
VERDI, La Traviata
TCHAIKOVSKY, The Nutcracker
DVORAK, Symphony No.9 in E minor (From the New World)

Contemporary Period
SKRYABIN, Piano Etude, Op.8, No.12

(Bad George! Overwrought title reach! No cookie for you!)