People often ask me, "Jace, how can I find contentedness and peace in this workaday world in which we live?" My first response is, "thank you for not ending that sentence with a preposition." After that, I usually remind them that I'm not a licensed professional, so nothing I say should be taken seriously. Once I've covered those bases, I simply tell them that it's all about perspective. For example, say you recently invested you entire retirement savings into Facebook. You're probably feeling a bit down in the dumps, but with the recent incident involving cannibalism in Florida, you may not want to retire in the first place. Just keep reminding yourself that greeting Wal-Mart patrons is slightly better than having your face devoured and you'll be fine.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
This week, electronic music lovers such as myself were delighted to find that Robert Moog's legacy was being celebrated in the form of a Google Doodle. He was a true pioneer, inventing the famed synthesizer that shares his name and building a company that remains on the forefront of waveform synthesis. I can't think of a better way to remember his contributions than to share this funk-filled electro throwback courtesy of Brooklyn-based Chrome Canyon. Long live the Moog synthesizer!
Chrome Canyon - Computers Of Love
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Another week, another untimely passing of a musical icon. Long-time receivers of the Song Of The Week e-mail will undoubtedly know of my fondness for all things disco and new wave, so news of Donna Summers' death was unwelcome and saddening. If any solace can be taken, it's due to the fact that she left an indelible mark on the music industry, and her influence can still be heard today. She was the original disco diva, and dancefloors the world over owe her a debt of gratitude.
Van She - Idea Of Happiness
Van She - Idea Of Happiness
Friday, May 11, 2012
Many of us were dealt a devastating blow this past week with the passing of Adam Yauch. Though he is with us no longer, we can take solace in the fact that while he was here, he was like a lemon to a lime, a lime to a lemon, and he sipped def ale with all the fine women. He will be missed, but no one can deny that he, Adam Horovitz, and Mike Diamond stayed relevant for over twenty years, and in doing so, not only provided a soundtrack for a generation of people the world over but also touched countless hearts, minds, and ears in the process, including mine. RIP, MCA.
The KDMS - Wonderman
Friday, May 4, 2012
After putting in some serious academic overtime, I'm finally graduating with a Masters of Business Administration. Yes, that's right, I went out and got probably the douchiest of all graduate degrees. My only regret is that I never took the time to learn how to bundle subprime mortgages into Triple A bond rated securities. Nevertheless, I've learned a great deal over the last two years, and I'm hoping that someday it will lead to an overpaid executive position with a nice golden parachute package.
On a more serious note, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to my beautiful bride-to-be for her unwavering love and support throughout this program. Cass, you are my everything, and I am truly blessed to be sharing my life with you. I'd also like to thank my family, friends, professors, and fellow classmates who have, throughout the years, helped me get to this point. You have all played a major role in my academic, personal, and professional development, and for that you have my eternal gratitude. Now let's party!
Punks Jump Up feat. Dave 1 - Mr. Overtime (Mickey Remix)