Friday, October 12, 2012

The Worst Earworms

I've started a second blog, called The Worst Earworms and it's at

For any of you who know me, I'm a pop music geek. I oftentimes find myself with the absolutely most random crap in my head... and I do mean crap. It could be a theme song to an 80s sitcom like that Nell Carter gem, "Gimme a Break!" or Madonna's oddest choice for a single ever—"Hanky Panky" from Dick Tracy (it actually somehow went Top 10!).

So I thought I'd share my misery—and my somewhat encyclopedic knowledge of disco and terrible 90s alt rock. Hope you visit sometime!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Remembering Steve Jobs, one year later

Visit today, and you'll be treated to a poignant montage of Steve Jobs' visionary successes. To mark the one-year anniversary of the Apple co-founder's death, Apple has honored him with a video of Jobs posing with his products, from the original Mac, to the iPod, to the iPhone.

It is accompanied by snippets of Jobs' keynotes, starting with a Wayne Gretzky quote that he loved: "I skate to where the puck is going to be. Not where it has been. And we've always tried to do that at Apple."

The video is set to Yo-Yo Ma's rendition of the prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1.

All I have to say is, "Thanks, Steve."

Monday, September 10, 2012

Farewell, Peet

Peet's Going-Away PartyLast night was Peet's going-away party. He has to head back home to the Netherlands. The silver lining is that we now have another reason to visit Amsterdam. My buddy, Mark B. (who works at Lufthansa), and I plan to visit him in May, with a side trip to Paris, so je peux pratiquer mon fran├žais ! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The renaming of the Atlantic Ave-Pacific St subway station

The renaming of Atlantic Av-Pacific St
My pic of the renaming of this iconic transit hub has gone viral! It's been posted on several NYC blogs, including Fucked in Park Slope, Join Bklyn, Read New York, and Curbed.

The name change to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center was official last month.