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ACL 2008
September 24, 2008, 1:09 am
Filed under: CNET, music, video | Tags: , , ,

I’m leaving for Austin at 9:20am tomorrow.  I will be doing some work stuff, hanging out with a bunch of my CBS Interactive colleagues, and attending Austin City Limits this weekend.  I may even find time to float the river.

I feel that I’ve done a disservice to the handful of people who check the Geisenblog every morning expecting some fresh content only to find that same photo of my broken iPhone.  I’m going to forego the “post everyday for a month challenge” as that’s clearly not happening and try my best to get some awesomeness up here as often as I can.  ACL should provide me with an opportunity to do just that.  I’d also recommend checking Twitter to see how much sense I make at 2am and, if I manage to avoid breaking my old iPhone, blurry photos may appear here at random points throughout the weekend.

In honor of the Mono (which sadly seems to have taken a cue from my playbook and fallen off the face of the internet), I’ll leave ya’ll with a clip of “Come Home” by Back Door Slam.  They play blues in the vein of the Allman Brothers, but without the 20-minute drum solos.  I had the good fortune of seeing these guys at SXSW this past spring and I’ll be catching their show on Saturday.  Their front-man is a 21-year guitar phenom by the name of Davy Knowles.  He’s from random British tax haven, the Isle of Man and he was apparently inspired to play the guitar when he was 11 and heard “Sultans of Swing” on the radio.  He’s been described by one music critic as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix and while I’m not sure about that, I am sure that he’s pretty damn good at the guitar.  See for yourself:

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“Just Lasers and Data”
July 14, 2008, 3:18 pm
Filed under: in brief, music, video | Tags: , , ,

It’s a shame that Steve doesn’t like Radiohead.  I suppose he’d rather tout his contrarian credentials than succumb to enjoying a contemporary band that’s well liked by a large swath of the human population.  Steve’s asinine musical tastes aside, it’s interesting that it’s taken several days for this video blow up.  It first appeared last week and it seems that it’s taken until today for the heavyweights to weigh in.  Rather than do some data-mining, I’ll just theorize that the iPhone 3G monopolized the attention of those most susceptible to the charms of lasers and data.