Category / Arts and Entertainment

A happy 63 to one of my rock heros, Neil Young. And Neil shares a birthday with another hero of mine, my sister Dawn. Happy Birthday Dawn! She is not, NOT 63.

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Neat idea for a game: The Unfinished Swan – Tech Demo 9/2008 from Ian Dallas on Vimeo. [via Kottke]

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I haven’t seen it yet, but it from all the raving reviews, it looks like Pixar has extended their amazing streak of fantastic movies with WALL*E, opening today. Of course I really want to see it, and will as soon as possible. But I really want to bring Charlie (who turns 4 in September) and […]

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This new trailer for Iron Man is the best I’ve ever seen for a superhero movie. Hopefully the movie lives up to even half of what this trailer promises. I have high hopes. Robert Downey Jr. looks like he may be a fantastic Tony Stark. And I have faith in director Jon Favreau. He also […]

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This is a preview of a new physics game in development. It just won an award from the Independent Games Festival. I love these simple and thoughtful games that use computing and technology to challenge you in ways that other modes of interaction could never achieve. In the same vein, I just finished playing Portal, […]

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It is still early in the year, but I can confidently predict that Tift Merritt’s new album Another Country will be on my 2008 best of list. She has a great roots sound and an amazingly engaging voice. Her first two albums were very good as well.

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Feist (Leslie Feist) is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose infectious song “1234” is used on the Apple Video iPod commercial. Take a look at the whole video, it will bring a smile 🙂

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One of the best parts of this time of year is “best of” lists. I love finding new music from these lists. So here are two fun lists of best of lists. Careful, you might not be very productive if you venture on: Largehearted Boy: 2007 Year-End Online Music Lists Fimoculous: Best of lists for […]

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This is a fun flash-based game. Be careful, it is a bit addictive. Desktop Tower Defense

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The Internet has done many wonderful things for us: great shopping, easy access to information, finding communities of interest. But maybe the best benefit is the democratization of talent. Wha? Talented people can get exposure via the Internet very easily, bypassing the traditional gatekeepers. Here is a great example of someone who traditional media wouldn’t […]

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