Friday, January 29, 2010
Seriously, the applications are huge! Everything from its already stated uses like e-book reading, photos, web browsing, and access to the entire iTunes store (apps, music, movies, podcasts...), to things which I'd really like to see happen.
JazzMutant Lemur-like controller apps for DAW's, lighting systems masters, augmented art tours at museums, inventory tracking and warehouse management for businesses, interactive theater, wireless MIDI and synth control applications, restaurant ordering and seating management. I could go on and on but a medium form piece of portable technology which is both WiFi and 3G enabled and has the power to handle processor intensive applications and retain 64GB of data is noteworthy. Being able to do it and look good is something to coo about. Coo Coo...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Still one of my favorite ways to goof off-
Between 1975-1977 Chicago's South Side night clubs were a little lighter. Not just because of a lanky white guy skulking about, but rather because of the camera and strobe light he carried. Michael Abramson hit Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, The Patio Lounge, and The Showcase Lounge, not to capture the artists on stage, instead popping off a half dozen rolls every night on the crowd. Light: On The South Side gathers for the first time over 100 of these images, as Numero shines its own strobe on yet another dark corner of the past. The 132-page hard back book features photos, an ephemera section, and an essay by Nick Hornby. Housed in a gorgeous slipcase with the 12X12 book is Pepper's Jukebox, a seventeen track compilation of the kind of funky Chicago blues heard from the stage and the Wurlitizer. The deluxe 2LP set is packaged in a sharp gatefold jacket with two inner sleeves crammed to the gills with label scans and stories. All in all, it's the classiest Numero record ever made, spotted easily from across the room with it's near 2" spine. The first 1000 copies contain a limited edition bonus 45.
So for those that don't know, I have a wide and weird group of interests including various musics, some art, humorous stuff, delicious food, outrageous spectacle, and things I'll tag "Chicago sh*t". Oh and dogs. I almost forgot about the dogs. That's my "blog map". With some luck and possibly a little divine intervention, I'll get there.
The Human League News hit me up a little while ago and wanted to talk Human stuff. Naturally, I obliged. Check out my interview (let's just hope that they've changed the pictures...)
- "Why the Apple iPad is the future"
- A group of nuns have lost their fight to prevent s...
- I like some of it too.
- ...and the genius award goes to -
- "Cheer up sleepy Jean"
- Word of the day
- Exit Through The Gift Shop - A Banksy Film
- Funny Sh*t
- Aussie art that doesn't kangaroo
- Light: On The South Side
- Blog Map
- From my local bodega
- Human League News!
- ▼ January (14)
- I sing. I dance with my eyes closed so you can't see what I'm thinking. I make music and like going to restaurants. I like naps, drink shots, eat meat and think that I can speak French (I can not). I'm capable and vulnerable. I have a good grip, and want to stand like a silhouette against the backdrop of my dreams. Oh and I'm into all kinds of stuff including but not limited to everything that currently exists.