Monday, September 29, 2008

The Bird and The Bee

I just got back from checking out The Bird and The Bee at Pearl Street in Northampton, MA with my buddy Rob of the design super-group Rob & Damia - the show was a blast. The venue was filled with Inara George's warm voice and Greg Kurstin's brilliance on the keys. Their debut full-length or EP are definitely worth picking up. If you'd like to treat yourself to the audible form of sweet candy, euphoria, and guilty pleasure, this group is for you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sasquatch Spotted on the Cover of Inc. Magazine

Be sure to check out the October issue of Inc. Magazine in stores and on newsstands everywhere. This issue showcases eighteen entrepreneurs under the age and influence of 30. It profiles my business, Ten Minute Media, mentions one of my future projects Holyoke, and references my mentors (one being a "social responsibility guru" from Springfield).

Weezing in Lowell

Last night, Elizabeth and I along with a good friend went to see Weezer in Lowell, MA. This city, just like Holyoke, was planned for industry and manufacturing - the Merrimack and various canals are lined with beautiful red-brick buildings. When we got there, our buddy at Interscope brought us inside to meet Tom Delonge (ex-Blink 182) and his band Angels & Airwaves. Elizabeth mentioned her museum and surprisingly the guys all wanted to know more about Houdini and Holyoke! She's turning into to quite the museum elevator-pitcher. All in all, it was a nice adverture.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Art on the Canals

Last night I stopped by The Canal Gallery in Holyoke for a bit. It was the opening reception for a major installation piece by New York City artist, Jonathan Bee. The art brough you into a surreal world of colorful 'junk' that rivaled that of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory in the ways of a multi-sensory experience.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another day in NYC

I just got back from another day in New York. I was there to have lunch with Chef Jeff. If you haven't heard of Chef Jeff - he's the New York Times best-selling author of "Cooked," "bad boy of cuisine," and one of the top chefs in the country. His new show, The Chef Jeff Project, premieres on October 12th on Food Network. Check it out!

On the way back I decided to explore Yonkers for a bit. This city has a great character, charming architecture, and a socially responsible brownie factory - I'm sold! It reminded me very much of Holyoke (minus the brownie factory). I was on the search for Greyston Bakery, a business that was founded with a positive social mission. You can read about what makes Greyston so special here. I was under the impression that I could stop by and buy some chocolaty sweets to bring back home - but when I got there, it was only the factory.

I guess I'll be ordering some brownies online. Anyone want some brownies?