Monday, December 28, 2009

One More

And if we're counting live albums, I'd have to include "Glitter and Doom Live" by Tom Waits.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Top 10 Albums of 2009

Here's my top 10 list for 2009.
  1. Phoenix - "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix"
  2. As Tall As Lions - "You Can't Take It with You"
  3. Brendan Benson - "My Old, Familiar Friend"
  4. Sondre Lerche - "Heartbeat Radio"
  5. Brand New - "Daisy"
  6. UGK - "UGK 4 Life"
  7. Empire Of The Sun - "Walking On A Dream"
  8. The Bird and the Bee - "Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future"
  9. Bat for Lashes - "Two Suns"
  10. The-Dream - "Love vs. Money"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Enjoy some Holiday Music

'Tis the season... so enjoy some great Holidays tunes brought to you by the fine people at EMI Music. Click here! Every time you send this player to your friends, EMI will make a donation to the EMI Music Sound Foundation and The Grammy Foundation. Great cause, great music, and great project to conclude 2009 over here at Ten Minute Media.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Over the Last Few Months...

Over the last couple of months, here at Ten Minute Media, we've finished a slew of projects, here and there, for New Kids on The Block, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, 30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, Jason Mraz, Alice in Chains, Billy Bush, T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment, Cat Deeley, Joey McIntyre, Brendan Benson, Jon Reep, James Patterson, and many others... I look forward to more exciting projects this upcoming year!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another small Renaissance City: Telč

On the same cue as Zamość, I came across another small Renaissance City in Eastern Europe by the name of Telč in the southern regions of the Czech Republic.

Telč's street scape is enhanced by dynamic gables, continuous arcades, and impressive sgraffito façades. It's a much deserving World Heritage site.

I'm eager to get over there this spring when I'm living in Warsaw.

Friday, December 4, 2009


On an after-work research spree, I came across a beautiful aerial view of Zamość and was excited to find a dense, miniature city plan. I never knew much about this small town in Poland, but this picture along with images of the market colorful Armenian merchant houses that line the market square, inspired to me to find out more.

According to UNESCO, Zamość is a "perfect example of a late-16th-century Renaissance town", not only in terms of Poland but for the entire of world! It's supposedly one of the only untouched Renaissance cities on the planet. It has an interesting story too: Jan Zamoyski, an extremely wealthy Polish magnate, had tremendous sums of money to burn so he hired a reknown architect to create what they considered to be an "ideal city" and a capital to bypass paying certain trade tariffs. Clever. When all was said and done: the outcome was vivid, unique and awe-inspiring.

Zamość... it might even be more adorable than Cieszyn. Hopefully on my next trip, I'll have the opportunity to explore Zamość.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Last Saturday's Voyage to NYC

This past Saturday, a bunch of friends/entrepreneurs spent the day in NYC. Instances of the dreadful flu knocked out a couple of our comrades, but Sam, Zach, Caleb and I headed on our way. We grabbed lunch at Daniel Boulud's DGBG Kitchen, where we met up with Dominic of Garment Valet, and then made our way into the depths of SoHo to see some compelling art, cast-iron architecture, and furniture design. After parting ways with Dominic, we were joined by Justin, a friend of Zach and Sam of One Mighty Roar / BuildInternet.

We then made our way uptown to Columbus Circle to explore the Museum of Arts & Design where we were enticed and inspired by the current exhibition, Slash: Paper Under the Knife. Highly recommended. After that, we walked up to Verdi Square, one of my favorite general areas in the city... as I made the claimed that coffee taste better the closer you are geographically to The Ansonia. How could that not be true?

We headed back down to SoHo for dinner at Mercer Kitchen, and were joined by Andy of One Blue Brick / Edopter. The conversation was great... the food was so/so. Come on Jean! After narrowing down to the original Pioneer Valley crew, we hit up the Upright Citizen's Brigade for the some hilarious improv. I haven't laughed so hard since Jim Jefferies. After that came to an end, we made our way back to our neck of the woods. Time well spent. Always a good time in New York City.