#COVID19 — or a recipe to fight zombies

COVID-19. I don't really want to talk about it. Enough to say it exists and is happening. But what this means, for the population; I really can not say.  I am sure the social networks are storming. Reticent to even look. It's bad, I'm sure. Millions of voices, screaming. Here come the zombies We all … Continue reading #COVID19 — or a recipe to fight zombies

Making friends with strangers. Exploring social media on Twitter

I went from five to thirty followers in one day. Posted using hashtags and at symbols. Joined a chorus of talking voices all hoping to be heard. If they follow, I follow too. We chase each other around, yelling into the crowd: notice me, like me, see me. Mundane observations become the fuel for the … Continue reading Making friends with strangers. Exploring social media on Twitter

Huckberry.com: The artifice of the working man.

Recently I got a password alert from Google. Someone had compromised one of my accounts. I found Huckberry.com and discovered I had created an account there. Why, when, I don’t know. It must have been a time of aspirational thinking if they can sell a work shirt for $128. Shoes. Denim. Coats. Everything is of … Continue reading Huckberry.com: The artifice of the working man.

Affinity: What designers should be using

If I were running a graphic department today I would have already switched them over to it. I am as certain with this as I was with Adobe CS3. Affinity is the future of graphic design. Adobe will diminish. With it Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. They subscribed themselves out of a customer. They innovated out of … Continue reading Affinity: What designers should be using

Begonia: She’s quirky, she’s Canadian, she’s got a set of pipes.

https://youtu.be/4Y_i2IAwybw Now hear this. One of my favorite discoveries of 2019, the singer songwriter from the Prairies: Begonia. She performed not long ago on the CBC chat show Q. She’s fresh, she’s new, she’s deserving of discovery. Give her a listen, I think you might like. Watch as she goes from a little shy and … Continue reading Begonia: She’s quirky, she’s Canadian, she’s got a set of pipes.

David Byrne: Once in a Lifetime (Live) – SNL

Screen shot from broadcast

https://youtu.be/bkhQKV5o1-g He rocks again. This is something else. Transformative really. If you ever liked this song, and well remember it through a lifetime, to see what the creator has done with it. And see, and feel every note in his performance. That voice, that tone, it is still there.... But it is stand up. And … Continue reading David Byrne: Once in a Lifetime (Live) – SNL