A Tribute to My iTunes: a Short Story

Photo by Craig Cloutier A short story. It’s Raining in Baltimore a little toward Sullivan Street. I guess it’s going to be a Long December Round Here. This happens Time and Time Again. I guess that makes me the Rain King. So, I’m just going to put my Hand in My Pocket, smoke some Mary […]

The Official Unofficial SXSW Playlist

I know there’s probably only one of you that remembers back when I was doing custom playlists on request. Those were the days. I should revive that game. At any rate, a lot of geeks like myself are heading down to Austin next month for SXSW Interactive, possibly the Mecca of all web conferences. In […]

Yahoo! Live Jam Session

A couple days ago, Yahoo! released a new collaborative video service called Yahoo! Live. These kinds of things are getting fairly prolific and Yahoo has its standard disclaimer that this is experimental. And it is. What makes this unique is that anyone with a webcam can participate in an ongoing video chat – and of […]

Marc Orchant, a Hero to Many

All this week, since I heard about the massive coronary that my friend, Marc Orchant, suffered last Sunday morning, I’ve been following the progress reports that Oliver Starr has been posting for the entire blogosphere. Unfortunately, the news tonight is not good. Marc has passed on from this earth leaving many of us on this […]

Universal Music Goes the Wrong Way on iTunes Music

Odd that Universal Music is apparently thinking it can walk away from Apple and iTunes. You heard that right. Universal Music Group is talking about walking away from the third largest retailer of music in the world – online or brick and mortar. The Unofficial Apple Weblog has the story. The story was originally floated […]

With Apple/EMI, Music Can Now Move into the 21st Century

In a move that demonstrates questionable sanity on the part of Apple and EMI, the companies released joint statements on the day after April Fools Day. Indeed, several folks I’ve spoken to since then have admitted thinking the announcement about the entire EMI music catalog going DRM-less in iTunes was nothing but phony. However, it’s […]

A little Something Musical and Thought Provoking to Think About This Week

In this video, I share some of my thoughts on faith provoked by this post and this week of Easter. I don’t generally share my faith in this venue. I find it to be a private and personal issue. However, I felt compelled to share some of my thoughts and a song on this video.