CONVERGE is the Word!

iPodWhen we launched this site back in August, I said that the technology would afford the convergence of all media to one hand-held device. And we decided that we would use that technology to deliver our content to you. Not only the convergence of the audio and video, but the convergence of ideas and artistic sensibilities. Like the true definition of salon; a gathering place for people to share, listen and view literature, art, music, film, even politics.

It was no accident that I turned my phrase -- "CONVERGE is the Word' -- into our site's manifesto. Thus, It was only a matter time -- in the world of computer technology, only a few months -- before iTunes would jump from iTunes to Podcasting to Vidcasting and then converge them all together.

Bang! You're Alive Again

biggerbang.jpgI attended the Stones' press conference on Julliard's balcony at Lincoln Center this past May. What can I say...I was curious and it was in my neighborhood, required no great effort. A beautiful spring day in New York and the Stones were rumored to be playing a truncated set. If they sucked, I'd duck out and cruise Tower Records across the street. But the crowd seemed to be buying into the big press circus hype of their umpteenth tour announcement, and after running into about 20 excited friends/colleagues, I quickly got swept up in the fervor of the moment. Even for a jaded rocker such as myself, I was surprised.


cramps.jpgWho said you can't have a hip, edgy, smart audio and video podcast site? One that offers more than a modicum of creativity to the World Wide Web? Well, I started obsessing about my own site for about three weeks -- not a long time, but certainly an eternity in my mind. As soon as my partner Richard got me hip to podcasting, I was hooked and needed to fling myself into the podcasting fray. So I took a running leap and flung myself into it -- belly-flop forward -- and started making calls and begging some hip people I knew to let me interview them.