Hard Working Americans

Feb 12, 2014 | Posted by in Music | 0 comments

Todd Snider has put together a top-notch band and recorded a killer set of cover songs under the moniker Hard Working Americans. Do yourself a favor and buy this one, it’s a keeper.

Hard Working Americans album cover

Track list (with original songwriter)

“Blackland Farmer” by Frankie Miller
“Another Train” by Will Kimbrough
“Down to the Well” by Kevin Gordon and Lucinda Williams
“The Mountain Song” by Kieran Kane
“Stomp and Holler” by Hayes Carll
“Straight to Hell” by Drivin’ N’ Cryin
“Welfare Music” by The Bottle Rockets
“Mr. President, Have Pity on the Working Man” by Randy Newman
“Run a Mile” by Dan Herron and Chuck Mead
“I Don’t Have a Gun” by Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack
“Wrecking Ball” by Gillian Welch

Steve Jobs presenting the Macintosh publically for the very first time

Jan 26, 2014 | Posted by in Technology | 0 comments

A previously unpublished video from January 30, 1984 where Steve Jobs presents the new Macintosh personal computer to the Boston Computer Society. He starts off with some jabs at IBM, then follows up with the haymaker 1984 Macintosh commercial. He then goes into Jobs mode with tech specs and abundant hyperbole about how insanely great this computer is.

My Favorite Music in 2013

Dec 23, 2013 | Posted by in Music | 0 comments

Here are my favorite albums of the year. Enjoy!

Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Jason Isbell – Southeastern

Superchunk – I Hate Music

The Greencards – The Sweetheart Of The Sun

The Avett Brothers – Magpie And The Dandelion

The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still

Aoife O’Donovan – Fossils

John Fullbright – From The Ground Up

Dawes – Stories Don’t End

Steve Earle & The Dukes – The Low Highway

Son Volt – Honky Tonk

Josh Rouse – Happiness Waltz

Tim Easton – Not Cool

Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones

Pokey LaFarge – Pokey LaFarge

Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

Joey Ryan & The Inks – [Pause]

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon

Deer Tick – Negativity

Bill Callahan – Dream River

 

Quantum computing will open new frontiers

Oct 17, 2013 | Posted by in Technology | 0 comments

New favorite band: Parquet Courts

Jul 16, 2013 | Posted by in Music | 0 comments

Okay kids (actually, not so much for kids), here is my new favorite band: Parquet Courts. Their album is called Light Up Gold. Enjoy!

At SXSW

Awesome set

Documentary “Light Up Gold Road Trip”

Rolling Stone with “Borrowed Time”