Interwebby Things: TMA on Tumblr and Twitter

Just wanted to bring your attention to some relatively recent developments that have been occurring in the sidebar over yonder.

As you may have noticed, the section called “Random Interesting Stuff” is updated nearly every day and is powered by my Tumblr feed.

It’s where I include links for interesting things found ’round the web (musical and otherwise) that tickle my fancy.

You can also follow me on Twitter to find out the latest updates and random ruminations.

Random Photos/Emails I Found In My Gmail Account

Currently my Gmail account is at 97% full–I know that seems humanly impossible, but it’s true.

So I’m taking some time this weekend to go through and delete some of the old stuff I have on the account, and I came across some things that I thought some of you might enjoy.

Check it out:

Sept 24, 2004: Scans of a Sondre Lerche interview in Interview magazine.

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October 11, 2004: An image of Julian Casablancas taken at the Ramones Tribute gig at Irving Plaza.

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Some Cool/Slightly Nerdy Things I Learned Today

In no particular order…

The Observer UK has an entire section devoted to crafting, and a running series on how to make your own versions of designer clothes!

You can send photos to Adorama on 18th Street
and they will print them out for you in a number of different Ilford and Kodak Professional photo paper. So much better than going to CVS.

Green lifestyle guru Danny Seo has a line out for JC Penney.

Found this out a while ago when I went to Seaport Yarns, but nonetheless still fascinated: square knitting needles!

Thoughts on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Hey everyone, I’ve been here in Los Angeles for the past couple of days. Yup, from Inauguration to Academy Award land. It’s been a bit rainy, but it’s pretty nice not to have to wear a big puffy down jacket when I go outside.

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Tom Cruise’s star is under a construction site.

On my way over American astronaut Buzz Aldrin was on my flight, sitting two rows in front of me. When you have a man who landed on the moon sitting in your sight line, you feel pretty confident that if something goes wrong, and something happens to the pilots, that it’ll be OK because you know someone on board can probably manage to steer you to a safe landing.

Know this is old news now, but being there on Inauguration Day was truly amazing. To see all the millions of people out there on the Mall, so happy and enthusiastic, it was fantastic to see. Standing out there for several hours wasn’t exactly my favorite activity (it was incredibly cold!), but it was definitely worth braving the chilly temperatures to actually be there during a pivotal moment in our country’s history.

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Kinda mad I didn’t wait on line to buy these OBAMA socks at Shepard Fairey’s OBEY pop-up gallery in Georgetown. Fairey was actually onhand DJing the party…but no one there seemed to know who he was!

Watching millions of people waving flags, hearing the voices of everyone cheering (and jeering when shots of Bush came on the screen), made for a memorable experience.

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Mad crazy amounts of people on the Washington Monument Hill and on The Mall.

Afterwards you couldn’t go anywhere without stopping and talking to people about being down there during the swearing-in ceremony. Walking into stores, the storeclerks were eager to hear about it–getting into a cab, the cab driver wanted to chat about the experience, sitting down to lunch, all the people around us wanted to chat and trade stories about our time down there.

I know I’m not being so eloquent, but there are no words to describe how excited I was to be there as President Obama took the oath of office. It was a proud day to be an American, and a day I will never forget.

Was anyone else there on that day? How did you feel about the experience?

Washington, D.C. Here I Come!

Right now I’m on my way down to Washington, D.C. Excited to be participating in a long weekend full of celebration in honor of our soon-to-be new president.

Riding down on the Bolt Bus as I type. Despite having read tons of complaints, I gotta say, the ride has been pleasant so far. This bus is ridiculously quiet–I think everyone must be on their laptops or sleeping. Definitely a bit more leg room, and having the WiFi and electrical outlets are pretty awesome.

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I see you, people two rows up watching The Office on Youtube. I dare you to turn around…

The Christmas Spirit

If you haven’t already realized, Christmas is only HOURS away.

Almost all the presents are underneath/near the Christmas bush (there is hardly any room in my tiny NYC apartment for a tree, hence the bush), and I keep singing “Here Comes Santa Claus” while walking down the street.

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Hope Xmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa 2008 is going great for you and your family…

I’m really tempted to buy one of these yule logs for the ol’ TV.