An obscenely nice day to drop by SF (at Mission Dolores Park)
The list of New Things I’m trying to pull-off is hard to stomach. Some of them are new to everyone, and some are just new to me.
Run on through, Ben; this is ambitious and exciting. Startups, art, and raw honesty don’t meet nearly as often as they should.
- sour buzzing
- wet complicity
- helpless judgement
- quicksilver tension
- relentless vacuity
- dripping limbo
- defensive bohemia
- boyish bed
- arrogant lust
I just finished a borrowed copy of Another Country. Resisting the urge to underline something on every third page in a book that wasn’t mine, I made this short list of especially crisp phrases.
And it’s more than a pair, but still:
- "the great livid scar of Forty-second Street"
Beirut day one, courtesy Will for getting me out here and Albert (drinking the coffee) for perfect guidesmanship.
Zack is special (@ Brooklyn Beta)
We’ve spent the past four months talking to video makers with passionate followings, and found that their fans are getting short shrift. Platforms like YouTube and Vimeo have opened the door for this new kind of entertainer: independent, direct, quirky, and deeply connected to their audience in a way the economics and technology of TV would never allow. These inspiring creators have attracted millions of die-hard fans who are watching their favorite entertainers in noisy, viral-video-centric places that don’t give them the experience they deserve.
Animator-storytellers like Jonti Picking (aka Weebl), up-and-coming writer-comedians like Amy Rubin, and new series like Rob Hugel’s I Hate Being Single and their fans deserve a better platform for their biggest fans.
We want to build a home for video worth coming back to, worth having pushed directly to your phone/tablet the second it comes out, worth getting direct access to the maker of, and even worth supporting financially.
Our first steps in a very new direction, which I hope you’ll check out.
The New York Stock Exchange is at this point essentially a heavily guarded television studio and occasional film set, which I guess is an appropriate enough symbol of American capitalism in late 2013.
#maine (at Madawaska Lake shore)