Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crooked Still - You Were Gone

Live version of an original song from the recent album, "Some Strange Country."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Red Baraat

Shot by the spouse (you can see my arm encroach into the frame from the left). Yes, I was dancing. The breakout act of the Lotus Festival. And the NYC-based group, doing Dap-Kings styled Bhangra, has an amazingly diverse and accomplished pedigree.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The XX - Infinity

The latest melancholy brit pop.

Monday, September 6, 2010

"U-S-A, U-S-A"

"America's the greatest country in the history of ever anything."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The View from "Business"

Daily Dish has been running some readers' letters on the work they do (one is from a junior college professor). To me, though, the one from a "businessman" is the most interesting and the kind of opposite-of-marketing work of business I could imagine doing.

3. Business is fascinating at the organizational and logistical level. I'm more interested in books and music than I am in business. But that is just my personal preference. People who act as if their interest in, say, indie rock is intrinsically more deep than an interest in org charts are simply misinformed. Referencing point 1, the world of abstract ideas in business is often arid, silly, and pretentious while at the same time overly cutesy. But the world of how things get done in business - the world of factory floors, imports/exports, incentives, distributors and retailers etc. is mind-blowing, and only becoming more so as more and more markets are knit together. If you go to Dubai you can see Nigerians selling generators made in China to a mix of Urdu and Persian speakers who captain wooden boats down the Dubai Creek to Al Ain. That is interesting, no matter what your leaning.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

ediT - "Crunk de Gaulle"

Glitch-hop from Los Angeles.