The Bluesman\’s Killing Floor

October 16, 2005

Kevin’s first baseball game

Filed under: My Word... — bbluesman @ 2:42 pm

Went to Sinon Bulls vs. Uni-President Lions game last night with Kevin and Tim. Lot of fun. Highest scoring baseball game I’ve ever been to-165-6 Lions won. Taiwanese baseball fans are great. They all bring hollow plastic tubes to bang and wave around in unison which makes for great visuals and good noise. Coming from US baseball tradition we seem pretty staid by comparison. Pleasantly surprised to find out that they don’t gouge you on prices at the stadioum. Bleacher seats an affordable-US$3.

So what does this picture have to do with this? Nothing-just a cool picture from Poagao of the Taipei train Station-very otherworldly.

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October 15, 2005

Brazil’s got some hope

Filed under: News — bbluesman @ 8:23 am

I found out this morning that is none other than musician par excellence: Gilberto Gil. This man has a passion for his people that parallels the pasion he has for his music. He is very savvy and brings fresh approach to the political arena. Thanks to Aron for link.

October 14, 2005

Blinken Serendipity

Filed under: News — bbluesman @ 3:26 pm

Truly wonderful bit of serendipity in the form of a VLOG about the Blinken Lights project in Berlin. You absolutely need to see this joyous piece of footage. Log of the project which turned a public tall building in eastern Berlin into computer screen with games of pong via cellphone, love letters, and movies.

October 13, 2005

Pi is 3.14 and how much?

Filed under: Uncategorized — bbluesman @ 12:23 pm

This is the link to a great music video directed by Keith Schofield, and performed by Hard & Phirm Totally cool link provided by our favorite wacky songsmith Jonathan C. Schofield has numerous other music videos of his on the site including Metro-by “We are the World Trade Center” a song previously played on Getting A Leg Up #42

October 12, 2005

Sidney Frank Rocks

Filed under: Uncategorized — bbluesman @ 11:00 am

This is the man who popularized J├Ągermeister in US and built and sold Grey Goose Vodka line for over $2 billion. The dude is 85 and still wheeling and dealing, Right on Sidney!

Homie makes good

Filed under: Uncategorized — bbluesman @ 9:18 am

One of my B’Klyn homies-Sean Carter, better known as Jay-Z is kicking butt as record label exec. Not sitting on his star laurels, he works like one driven. Here is Fortune article on the Hip Hop star/record label exec.

Filed under: Uncategorized — bbluesman @ 9:17 am

October 11, 2005

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

Filed under: Uncategorized — bbluesman @ 3:26 pm

I still have a faint impression of my grandmother’s voice asking me that question. Interestingly, according to NY Times article-China is now exporting more tea than it consumes.

Byrne Turns Factory Into Instrument

Filed under: Uncategorized — bbluesman @ 9:41 am

Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne is still up to his usual creative but zany hijinks. He turned an abandoned Stockholm paint factory into a musical instrument.

October 9, 2005

The Burning Man 2005 Comic Book

Filed under: My Word... — bbluesman @ 7:34 am

Lenny has performed a real labor of love-producing an online comic book of thousands of themed images from annual Burning Man village at Black Rock. It’s literally awesome- overwhelming in a good way. Next best thing to being there.

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