Thursday, April 27, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I Spoke Way Too Soon

Apparently, both Nick Hornby's High Fidelity and "hit-movie" (not my term) The Wedding Singer are also coming to Broadway.

(Hat Tip: Gothamist)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Musical Theater is Officially Doomed

Anne Rice's vampire book, Lestat, is coming to Broadway.

I'm not sure if the fact that Elton John wrote the music is a point of redemption or damnation.

Couch & Cushions

Monday, April 24, 2006

Music Exploration

Pandora, an offshoot of the Music Genome Project, allows you to create your own personalized "radio station" based on artists and songs that you like. All you have do to is enter a song or artist and the site constructs an entire stream of music tailored to your mood and tastes.


Previously Unheard-Of Favorites So Far (Entered Artist = Iron & Wine):
Up To My Neck In You, Mark Kozelek
Ghost Story, Casey Abrams
There Will Be Soft Rains, Dead Heart Bloom
Words for Two, Six Organs of Admittance

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Remember How Much I Hate Dog Clothing?

Well, it gets worse.

High Dynamic Range Imaging

Basically, this is amazing. Must start experimenting once deluge of papers/exams has receded into the blissful distance.

HDR imaging is the result of blending a series of photos of different exposures to create a single, super-detailed and almost surreal image.

Image 1

Image 2

Image 3


There are some beautiful examples of HDR popping up around the net. Check out a Flickr pool of contributed images for some great examples.

An Excerpt

I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.

Wallace Stevens, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Monday, April 17, 2006


My photo website is desperately in need of a redesign because it's 1) ugly, 2) hard to navigate, and 3) hasn't been updated in a year. The only problem is that I'm used to designing all my sites in a bastardization of notepad and FrontPage, and I have no idea how to procure similar software for my iBook. What I'd really like to do is create a Flash site, but I've never worked with the necessary software (though I figure it can't be that hard) and I have no idea where to get it. Help?


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Simple Pleasures

01. In the city that never sleeps, neither do the birds. I can open my window at 4 a.m. and listen to the kingbirds out in the quad.

02. Opening the restaurant on Friday mornings and dancing around in the bar to Juanes.

03. Closing the Spectator office on Tuesday nights.

04. The underside of pigeons' wings when they're mid-flight. Otherwise, they're ugly bastards.

05. Dangly earrings.

06. Anything with tamarind, pineapple, or raspberries. But probably not all at once.

07. The perfectly timed shadow.

08. Watching the George Washington Bridge from my fire escape.

09. Getting lost intentionally. Or maybe that's just what I tell myself so I don't feel so stupid.

10. The corners of his eyes.

Monday, April 10, 2006


I'm back to selling photos (read: I'm poor and want to buy a new camera before I go to Viet Nam). Matted 5x7 & 6x8 prints are $15, 8x10's are $25, and 10x12's are coming soon (e-mail for more information). One weekend fairly soon Francis and I are going to head to Central Park and set up a table.

In other news, photo posts are delayed because my hard drive is completely full. Will commence as soon as my external HD arrives and I can actually upload photos off of my flash cards.

Sunday, April 02, 2006