Devoted Pix

Amy’s posted some cool pix of The Devoted Few at the Metro the other night. It was such a top gig – I had sooo much fun. Can’t wait to do it again some time 😉

PocketPen

I’ve been remiss in not following this up – but another friend, Toby, has just started a new blog. Will be good reading I expect… For anyone with a news aggregator, the Atom feed is here.

PodCasting

Seems like there’s lot’s of movement around Podcasting (audio weblogging that is automated to appear on an iPod or other mp3 device). iPodderX and Podder.py are two such examples. I haven’t had a chance to play with any of this to any great extent, but what I’ve seen so far is very interesting. Bandwidth is always an issue with these kind of things, but still has a lot of potential…

How big a blunder?

Mitch Ratcliffe: How big a blunder? How about 950 bombs, 19,000 dead and 95,000 wounded.

The White House is playing down the fact it lost 380 tons of high explosives. Apparently, it’s no big deal to the Bushies that they’ve let an ammunition dump that had been identified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) prior to the war to be looted to the floorboards.

Blog flow…

…has slowed again. Combination of catching a bus part way to work (try as I may – reading or using a laptop on a bus just doesn’t work for me), doing more personal writing (offline) in the morning, not reading as much and keeping off the computer a bit more to maintain my sanity. Trying to cut down on the million and one things I feel compelled to attempt in order to not go completely nuts (some recent events have sent me in a bit of a spin – working through it – all is well). Blogging has been one of those things…

Still enjoying the new job – keeping busy, and some new responsibilities keeping things interesting. I love the passion our customers have for the products we sell – it’s very cool to help people find the right tool to help them achieve their goals.

Hopefully going to see Bluebottle Kiss on Friday and will definitely be going to see The Devoted Few at the Metro on Saturday.

We have added a housemate to the list – Owen is his name – and we’ll hopefully be moving somewhere new (still in Stanmore/Newtown/Annandale area – apparently it’s the new black) with a better living arrangement (i.e. not having one person sleeping in the lounge room!)

That’s about all I can think of at the mo… Back soon.

Future of music

Web 2.0, Day Two Plus (kottke.org),. Very interesting pointers and thoughts on the blog/net space… Sorry Dave :p Particularly good snippet from Danger Mouse:

Artists are responsible, because for some reason we think we should be millionaires for making people smile. But I don’t worry too much, because it will be over soon. There won’t be a market for making people smile because kids will just do it for free.

Amen to that. Most musicians I know don’t want a million – they just want a decent living creating. The “business” model (“living” model might be a more apt description) still isn’t quite there yet – but perhaps a more distributed culture would spread those dollars more evenly, allowing more artists to prosper.