How do you feel about black?
Please forgive me for the lack of posts on my blog – looks like the last one was august 2010. Reason being I have been booked solid since mid last year with helping half a dozen agencies with most of their accounts. It’s been so much fun!
Finally, today is when two rare and famous things happen at the same time: 1) I don’t need to be anywhere for the entire day, and; 2) I am well rested and not a comatose wreck from said activities (insert pathetic request for sympathy).
Therefore, the first thing I had wanted to do on this very cool day was to apologise for not posting anything on this blog for ages- and so began the search on Google Images using the term ‘busy’.
First picture I found was of a pair sneakers (‘Nike Busy P Air Force’) – inscribed on the side “ISN’T ALL THIS BLACK BORING?”.
It made me stop and think about a tonne of things, including how much black is in my day to day (think: car, shoes, socks, jeans, shirts, eye and hair colour, my macbook, wallet, phone, thoughts, etc) and this got be curious. I want to know what it means for you.
What does the colour black mean for you?
Who owns the colour black?
How do you feel about the colour black?
Describe what happens when you see the colour black on someone (or as the colour of a car)?
I would love to read a story about you and the colour black.
Online MBA created an interesting infographic that explores how these millions of tiny programs filter our world, and why there are so many of them being developed.
Of interest to me:
APPLE DENIED: 37,466 apps are no longer available for download by Apple.
PUBLISHERS: 42,403 publishers of apps (averaging 4 apps per publisher).
ATT: Digital Planners, Web Producers and Good Developers
Here is an interesting tool that will help you plan a digital campaign around the launch of a particular technology. And if you know your browser splits (by region) then you can probably figure out how many are likely to engage and interact with your digital campaign (when it goes to market).
Click here to play with the interactive version http://html5readiness.com
This tool come courtesy of the asylum – run by Paul Irish and Divya Manian
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“Still Going” is the combination of two NYC dance music leaders.
I rummaged through scores of music mixes and challenged my exquisite taste in the last month to bring you the first Culture Club Mix Fix. This mix is definitely all about up time. Bit dubious? Totally fine if you are. I suggest to try this booty-shaker as you are dressing up before hitting celebration-central. You may even pick up a new move or two.
“Still Going” is the combination of two NYC dance music leaders – Eric “Dunks” Duncan of Rub ‘n’ Tug and Olivier Spencer of Manthraxx and Mr. Negative. Spencer and Duncan met many years ago at the now infamous Rui’s Loft, where Duncan spun legendary sweaty late night parties as one half of the New York DJ duo Rub ‘n’ Tug. Rub ‘n’ Tug began to take off, and Duncan was soon DJing around the world, releasing mix CDs on Eskimo, Fabric, and aNYthing Records, and remixes for LCD Soundsystem, Coldplay, Roxy Music, and the Beastie Boys.
Both Spencer and Duncan are part of edit supergroup How & Why alongside Rong co-founder Jason Drummond (AKA DJ Spun), and as one part of House Of House, Liv is responsible for the end of the night disco-house bomb “Rushing To Paradise.”
‘Still Going’ featured as mix #172 on Resident Adviser (RA), September 14th 2009. It is 84Mb and goes for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Dare I say it is surprisingly impressive for an RA Podcast. I found it by default after listening to 1x Laurent Garnier [RA Mix #107] – downloaded a year ago.
You can score the ‘Still Going’ mix by clicking here [for a limited time]
Things worth knowing and sharing
I am disillusioned with slicing through the mediocrity that floats around (at the moment) and the suffocating feeling that comes from breathing in the mushroom cloud of an information stink bomb. A decade ago I published an email blog thing and blasted it to my friends for the purpose of sharing things worth knowing. I got great feedback. Now I have decided do it again and call it Culture Club – Things worth knowing and sharing.
[ Click here for more on context, influence and inspiration ]