If you’ve been a good internet stalker then you will have noticed from my flickr and or twitter feeds that the last 30 days has been pretty damn chock full for me. You probably wouldn’t notice that if you’ve only been reading this blog because apparently I suck at keeping it up to date. I’m OK with that though, a while ago I realized there were events that I was attending that I wasn’t enjoying because I was too busy trying to document and decided that I’d much rather experience what I can and follow up on it later then miss it now in hopes of accurately relaying it to everyone else. Silly, I know. Anyway, in the last month or so I’ve done a lot. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve been wrong a lot. I’ve been surprised a lot. I’ve smiled a lot. I’ve made up my own rules and then broken them. I’ve decided to turn left and then gone right instead. I’ve scripted out speeches only to trash them and make it up as I go. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but that won’t stop me from trying again tomorrow. Don’t try to figure out what any of that means, just run with it. Trust me, it’s more fun that way.
Here’s a few browser tabs I have open at the moment which means they are probably interesting and worth checking out.
art.blogging.la – we relaunched this and it’s been awesome to see Caryn inspired by it again.
During SXSW, Jory pulled me aside and asked me a few questions about collecting music and the future of the recording industry. He’d done the same with a few other folks and those interviews are online now.
Greg’s Free For All Facebook Application is up and running. Use it to get rid of stuff you don’t want or find some stuff you do. It’s brand new so I haven’t gotten to look too much into it yet but at first glance it looks cool and I’ll be adding a few things to it myself in the next few days because I certainly have too much crap and if you want to take it from me then all the better.
I’ve been watching at Buster’s new 8:36PM project and I think it’s really interesting in a lot of different ways. I might pick my own minute and figure out a way to document each day for some set period of time what I’m doing right then and there, if only to look back on it later and see what the hell I was actually doing with my life. As much as I’d love to post a photo each day at that time right now i don’t trust technology enough to pull that off. There’s still too often situations where I don’t have a strong enough cell phone signal to upload something when I want to depending where I am, and I have a feeling the more interesting shots would come from more interesting places, which probably have less connectivity. Text is a good start, maybe with the occasional photo or video even. The question then becomes when. Morning, midday, evening, late night? What is a good time to document? What time of the day best represents you. Or me. Actually just me since that’s what I’m talking about. Will keep thinking about this.
Well it’s now 1:30 in the AM so if I was documenting that I’d say sitting alone in my room, feet propped up on my bed and laptop in lap writing and listening to Jawbreaker. I do that too much, or maybe not enough. And those damn birds are right out side my window causing a ruckus again. Goodnight.