Archive for November, 2008

New and Unreleased Coldplay

After witnessing one of the most exciting live music experiences of my life last night, I’ve been scouring the internet for bits and pieces of Coldplay stuff.  I found some great pictures and live videos, but the best thing I came across was a live stream of Coldplay’s new EP “Prospekt’s March.”  It releases next week, but you can hear it for free today.

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Forget The Focus Groups

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
–Steve Jobs to BusinessWeek, May 25 1998

I read an article yesterday that referenced this axiom, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.  Steve Jobs doesn’t work with focus groups because he believes that they can rarely tell what the next big thing is going to be.  As an innovator, his job is to show them what they are already craving.  Is that right?  Should we lead this way in church and if so, how?

I can immediately think of examples in the life of Jesus where he both listened and had compassion with the crowds, and times when he took them places that they never would have gone on their own.  So what do you do with an idea like this?

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Eat The Seasons

If you are ever curious about what food is in season right now, check out this website. It will give you a list of fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood that are in season right now. You can also look up recipes and seasonal foods for other months of the year. Have fun, and get cooking.

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For Your Monday Enjoyment

Josh Groban at the 2008 Emmy Awards.

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My Band

I read about this band meme (meme definition: idea or behavior that can pass from one person to another) on marko’s blog. To create your band, you follow the links below.  You’ll discover your band name, album title, and album art.

1. Band Name: Random Wikipeda Link

2. Album Title: Random quote generator (take the last four words from the first quote on the page)

3. Album Art: Flickr Interesting Photo (pick one)

 

My Band Name: Wushe Incident (this was the biggest rebellion against colonial japanese forces by the taiwanese…and it’s a killer band name!)

My Band’s Album: Language I Don’t Understand (also awesome)

And here is my band’s album cover:

Far Out Puppy by Jesse Pace.

 

Pretty awesome band if I do say so myself…now all I need are some other members, and songs.  Play along, and post your band in the comments.

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Really?

I mean come on, really?  I can understand not being a fan, but 1 out of 4 Texans believe this….seriously?  

Houston Chronicle Article

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