Posts filed under “Weekend”

Jack Johnson at Jones Beach 6.7.14

* JJ Blue

 

Long time readers know I am huge Jack Johnson fan — especially those first three albums – Brushfire Fairytales (2001), On And On (2003) and In Between Dreams (2005). (Start with the first one, and if you like it keep going).

We saw him play MSG in 2010 — and the music got lost in that venue (good photos though). Even though Mrs. Big Picture is a big fan, after the Garden show she had to be talked into going to see him again.

This weekend, he played Jones Beach — and it was phenomenal. We also had great seats (the photo above is from the crappy camera on an iPhone 5). It was just the right vibe for a laid back surfer dude singer songwriter. Open air theater, on the Great South Bay, less than a 1000 yards from the Atlantic Ocean.

If ever a venue and an artist were perfectly matched, this show was it! He should (liek James Taylor does) make this a regular stop on his tours.

If you have never seen a show at Jones Beach, it is highly recommended.
JJ JB setlist
Source: Setlist.FM

 

Previously:
A Different Kind of Top 10 Music List For 2004 (December 24th, 2004)
A Different Kind of Music List: The Anti-”Best of 2005″ (December 29th, 2005)
Jack Johnson: Sleep Through The Static (February 12th, 2008)
Jack Johnson, MSG July 14, 2010 (July 15th, 2010)
Jack Johnson Photos from MSG Show (August 3rd, 2010)

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Category: Music, Weekend

The Values of Science

Robert Krulwich’s commencement speech at California Institute of Technology gets at the heart of what Radiolab does.

From RadioLab

Category: Philosophy, Science, Video, Weekend

Uber

“Why Uber just might be worth it at $18 billion‘ It’s all anybody talks about, other than Airbnb. This exalted status used to be occupied by music. How did this happen? Interestingly, Travis Kalanick, Uber’s majordomo, used to be in the file-trading business, with a company called Scour, you know how that turned out, the…Read More

Category: Music, Venture Capital, Weekend

How Wine Detectives Determine Wine Fraud

NPR: How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery      

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

2015 Ferrari California T

 

 

 

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Category: Weekend

Myths

1. Sales count. They’re almost as irrelevant as the old billboards on the Sunset Strip, they’re a way to stroke the egos of the players involved. It’s no longer whether someone buys your album, but whether they listen to it, that’s the relevant metric that everybody seems to ignore as they trumpet the anemic, irrelevant…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Weekend

Whole Lotta Love

Back when music didn’t require autotune: “In late 1968, Led Zeppelin began pioneering a heavier, more metallic-sounding form of rock geared for FM radio’s new album-oriented stereo format. By combining a slashing electric guitar and wailing vocals with a rhythmic bass and locomotive drums, the band quickly became the darlings of better stereo systems and…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Building The Ferrari LaFerrari

Source: Automobile Magazine

Category: Weekend

Fender Chases Star Power to Sell Guitars

Fender is the world’s largest manufacturer of guitars. But the recession, inexpensive manufacturers and the shift toward synthesizers and drum machines have threatened Fender’s profit margins. See also In Search of Star Power, Fender Enlists Members of U2

Category: Music, Weekend

Five Extremely Awesome GoPro Videos

GoPro, the rugged action camera company, has filed for a $100 million initial public offering to be listed on Nasdaq. Professional athletes, extreme sports and other user-generated content helped sell 2.3 million cameras in 2012, according to the CEO. Bloomberg’s “Ranx” looked at the popular and most extreme of these videos Bloomberg May 20 2014

Category: Weekend