Category: Creative

Shimi – A Smart Musical Robot For Your iPhone

Shimi – A Smart Musical Robot For Your iPhone

| September 17, 2012 | Reply

I just backed Shimi 0n KickStarter. Shimi is a new robotic music player that plays from spotify or Pandora, finds songs in your library, answers yes/no whether you have certain songs or bands, and dances with your music. The reason I backed it is because (a) I want one for the office, and (b) I […]

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Lace ’em Up

Lace ’em Up

| September 15, 2012 | Reply

I’ve been waiting for a while, but I finally get to wear my Sex Pistols boots.

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Benjamin Zandler Persuades You to Fall in Love with Classical Music

Benjamin Zandler Persuades You to Fall in Love with Classical Music

| January 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

Benjamin Zandler, motivational speaker and conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, gives a fabulous TED talk to persuade the audience to fall in love with classical music. He explains that everyone can hear and no one is tone deaf. He then plays a piece by Chopin and helps you identify impulses and chord progressions – ending […]

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What Do the Employees of TakeLessons Do in their Spare Time?

What Do the Employees of TakeLessons Do in their Spare Time?

| December 23, 2011 | Reply

They use their lunch hour to record Christmas music in the TakeLessons Jam Room! Listen now.   Last Christmas: Everyone II by JasonHears

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Do Something Extraordinary. Personal Notes from 10 years ago.

Do Something Extraordinary. Personal Notes from 10 years ago.

| May 6, 2011 | 2 Replies

I routinely like fixing a martini and writing about philosophy and what I'm experiencing in life at that moment. It helps me stay clear and focused on the bigger picture. It helps me not get caught in the 'thick of thin things'. I was looking through a few old notes and I fould this posting […]

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Spending Time With Incredible People

Spending Time With Incredible People

| March 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine who was drained. It seemed that all of the people in her life were requiring more energy than what she had to give. It was sucking her energy dry. She told me that she needed to make a change. She needed to limit her […]

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Design You Life. Find the Flow.

Design You Life. Find the Flow.

| October 5, 2010 | 3 Replies

I wrote this on a napkin in Amsterdam last week while contemplating: ———————————————– Say 'yes' more often. Yes to Life.  Challenge your barriers. Live outside your comfort zone. Seek out novel experiences. Make people's day. Bring them into your world. Remember that you have a path – a natural flow. Find it. Design it. Drive […]

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Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

Congrats on the great job. Now, back to work.

| February 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

…As we continue to expand, I encourage you to master your current position and begin to prepare yourself – at work and on your own watch – for the position you want to grow into. It will be those who continue to require more of themselves who will be the ones that naturally rise up. Will it be you?

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California Arts Council Announces Arts License Plate Fees Are Now Charitable Deductions, Launches Goal of One Million New Arts License Plates On California Cars

California Arts Council Announces Arts License Plate Fees Are Now Charitable Deductions, Launches Goal of One Million New Arts License Plates On California Cars

| December 8, 2009 | Reply

From our friends at the California Arts Council A recent clarification from a state tax agency could be a significant boon for the arts in the state. California Arts License Plate fees are charitable deductions to the State of California for tax purposes, according to the Franchise Tax Board. The clarification comes just in time […]

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Steven Answers Article in Union Tribune on School Budget Cuts

Steven Answers Article in Union Tribune on School Budget Cuts

| March 11, 2009 | Reply

On behalf of students and parents in the State of California, we ask the school board to carefull review their Plan B decision to cut the arts out of schools. We all want kids that are successful in school and well-prepared for the workforce. Learning and playing music starts kids on the right path to […]

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U2 to Appear on Letterman – ALL WEEK!

U2 to Appear on Letterman – ALL WEEK!

| February 14, 2009 | 1 Reply

Image via Wikipedia U2 will appear for a five nights in a row on the Late Show with David Letterman. The long-lived Irish quartet will be the musical guests from March 2-6 on the CBS late night talk show. This is the first time the program has ever had a single act for so many […]

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Beware Headbangers – your neck may be at risk

Beware Headbangers – your neck may be at risk

| December 23, 2008 | Reply

HEADBANGERS TOLD: WEAR A NECK BRACE OR RISK SERIOUS INJURY Medical experts in Australia have warned that headbanging is likely to be behind a silent epidemic of head- and neck-relatedinjuries. Dr. Andrew McIntosh, biomedical and injury expert at the University Of New South Wales, carried out research intoheadbanging, and published his findings in the British […]

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RIAA Finally Notices that Suing Customers is a Bad Idea

RIAA Finally Notices that Suing Customers is a Bad Idea

| December 22, 2008 | Reply

From Marketing Vox and The Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081219.wgtriaa1219/BNStory/Technology/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20081219.wgtriaa1219) The Record Industry Association of America's legal witch-hunt of P2P fileswappers is coming to an end. The industry body, which represents major record labels, just announced it will no longer go after people that illegally share songs protected by copyrights. Since 2003, the RIAA has sued […]

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Waterlilies and Stainless Steel (artist Bansky)

Waterlilies and Stainless Steel (artist Bansky)

| December 19, 2008 | Reply

Artist: Bansky. Thanks to Matt, for turning me on to him.

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Proliferation of the Media (artist – Bansky)

Proliferation of the Media (artist – Bansky)

| December 18, 2008 | Reply

Artist: Bansky. Thanks to Matt, for turning me on to him.

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