From Condoms to Caskets the Brand Deserves a KISS

“YOU wanted the best, YOU got the best. The hottest band in the world…” Lights go out. Explosions, fire, spotlights, screaming guitars, and the official rock ‘n’ roll circus has begun. There is nothing like a Kiss concert. Nothing. Kiss … Read More

When Nike Comes Calling

My son’s wardrobe of choice includes shorts, t-shirts and the latest kicks he can afford from Nike. Shoes from Nike, Air Jordan and all, have not lost their status from generation to generation. If anything, the appeal may be higher … Read More

Bubble Soccer Bounced Into Town

“I’m not sure what I just saw” is what I posted on Facebook. The sight of people standing in clear plastic bubbles, like some kind of artist happening was enough for me to stop the car on my way home … Read More

The end of Rock & Roll?

They all have the same thing in common and it’s really a sad sight to see. Some of the best guitar riffs played live, probably for the last time on stage, by the original band members and there sits the … Read More

Zooropa Released Twenty Years Ago…

Wow, it’s been twenty years? Really? The album that was born during the Achtung Baby tour, finished at a frantic pace, and helped launch and define the last leg of the Zoo TV tour has grown up. Think Joshua Tree … Read More

The Rolling Stones Roll Along

It was by far the oldest audience I have ever been around. I mean, that really was your father’s Oldsmobile in the parking lot right? I never ever thought I’d see the Stones with my son — at any age … Read More

About that Boston album cover…

Paula Scher really doesn’t like it, doesn’t want to acknowledge it and doesn’t want to hear it… but she created one of the most iconic album covers of all time. Art intersects music with a dash of technology. So where … Read More

Postcarders, Instagram style

How can you not like 1950’s design? So much personality on every item, it just drips hip. Polaroid was easily the “instagram” of their day, over 60 years ago. I recently came across a package of Postcarders. Simple idea, using the Polaroid … Read More

2013 SXSW Newbie’s Notes

Since 2013 SXSW is in the books, and I’ve sorted my notes on many sessions, let me start with advice for the next newbie class of interactive attendees in 2014. Lesson #1. No one in Austin calls it South by … Read More

Apple meets the Claw

My 7 yr old son is obsessed with the “claw” arcade game. He really believes he’s going to win the stuffed animal, the ball, or yes the iPod Nano. Recently, while I watched him try again at an arcade in … Read More