Archive for September, 2006

Audioplayer Updated: Imogen Heap

Over on twelvestone, polymorph posted a link to a pretty cool video of Imogen Heap, playing live. She was doing a spot for Zach Braff’s latest movie, and the songs were pretty amazing. Heap is one part of the group Frou Frou, which I got into after hearing their song “Let Go.” Of the three tracks I’m posting, her live…

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Dear Kate

You left me a message, but it got cut off before you left a contact number. I have no way of reaching you. I’m not even sure if you read this thing, but if you do… please send me an email, and let me know how I can get a hold of you.

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What’s Up, Doc?

Went in for a routine physical today. First time in a super long, long time since I’ve been to see a doctor. Since I’ve started the diet, I’ve been more conscious of my body overall… and it felt time to get a checkup. I liked my doctor (Dr. Sanjay Patel), and he was immensely kind and reassuring. The whole time,…

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Mario Wallenda, Crossing the Chicago River

Today, outside of the Mart, there was a big WLUP promotion featuring Mario Wallenda and his “Skycycle.” A thin wire was stretched across the Chicago River (via two cranes), and a big crowd had gathered to see the spectacle. For the backstory to this, check out the press release I posted, a few days back. This is the view from…

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Two Futures

Check out these two videos of Zero 7 (featuring José González). The first version is by Robert Seidel and the other by DuckEye (the first being deemed not commercial enough, or some such thing). Personally, I like the Seidel version a bit more. Futures, directed by Robert Seidel. Futures, directed by DuckEye.

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Media Pass

Got my little media pass today from work, which should allow me to hang with the actual reporters/media tomorrow. I debated going up to the roof of the Mart, as that was one of the media locations… but that seems a little bit TOO high. I’ve been up there before, and while it’s a spectacular view, I don’t know that…

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Welcome, Paige!

Liz and I went down to Frankfort today, and had dinner with her family. She took my car early this morning (she’s working part-time, down there) and I met up with her later on via Metra. Tonight was my first glimpse of baby Paige, newly arrived and all sorts of cute. She was in and out of sleep the whole…

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Renegade Craft Fair

Today, Liz and I had a big day planned, attending the Renegade Craft Fair at Wicker Park. However, at Liz’s apartment, we both had a bit of a surprise in store. This is the view from her front steps. Looking out onto the street. Where a festival was being set up. Vendors were getting their booths ready, and ATM machines…

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Twenty Four

I have more plans and projects than there are hours in the day. With each passing year, the notion of time has become increasingly more valuable to me.

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Wii!

Nintendo’s latest console system (named Wii) arrives on November 19. The controllers are what’s most attractive to me. I don’t know that I actually want to buy a home gaming console, but looking at this… I’m very tempted. If I actually got one, I would assume I’d always be playing games with someone else at the same time. For some…

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Renegade Craft Fair: This Weekend!

My friends Kent and Christine (aka Twospace) will be participating in this year’s Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago’s Wicker Park. Lots of good stuff to be had, and a great way to spend an afternoon. If you do attend, make sure to swing by their booth and check out their wares! For a taste of what the fair is like,…

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Press Release: MARIO WALLENDA OF THE “FLYING WALLENDA’S” TO PERFORM HIGH-WIRE ACT ACROSS CHICAGO RIVER

WLUP-FM (The Loop 97.9) morning air personality Jonathon Brandmeier invites Mario Wallenda to travel across a high-wire above the Chicago River on a motorized “Skycycle”, live on the air in front of the world-famous Merchandise Mart! Paralyzed from the waist down in a high-wire accident in 1962, Mario Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas now uses a specially constructed “Skycycle”, allowing…

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WLUP Promotion

Today, in my Inbox, I got an email about an upcoming WLUP (The Loop) promotion, slated for next week. I’ll let you read the actual press release (below), for all the details. Suffice it to say, I think this whole event sounds pretty darn incredible. The actual tightrope will be very close to eye-level for us in the office, since…

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Hysterical & Unsettling

Got this text message late in the day yesterday, from rypunked. My question is: why can’t people see my 60-year old millionaire dopplegänger, as he’s walking by, blowing his nose with $100 bills? Last night, hanging out with Justin, we saw a guy at Filter who could count as my dopplegänger: asian, long hair, glasses, facial hair. Seems like there…

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