Fresh-a-pepper

March
6
2011
Fresh-a-pepper

When Mamo Bistro opened in May of 2004, we didn’t set the tables with salt & pepper shakers. As the Maître d’, I also didn’t waltz around tables with a pepper mill “come un Ristorante Italiano”, a practice I consider completely absurd by the way. Do these kitchens honestly keep pepper from the reach of their Chefs? Mamo was a…

Committed

February
14
2011
Committed

Live vocal performance of this caliber is simply divine. These church boys from Alabama bring what they do best to pop music, and prove that when it comes to music of any kind, it has to come from your soul. No horrible auditions that celebrate mediocrity, just the best vocal groups that could be found make it on this show….

Street Corner Symphony – Fix You

February
14
2011
Street Corner Symphony

Even though they came in second place, this group demonstrates how powerful music can be. The final “full company” performance, involving the other finalist groups, the effect is truly spiritual, even for an occasionally heartless jerk like me. American Idol is for pussies! Put on the headphones, grab a box of tissue (yeah, I said it), and turn it up…

Computers are here to stay — a beginner’s guide to using this newfangled technology

January
1
2011
laptop

Every technology has its curve of acceptance. The television, for example is long past its sojourn through the diffusion of innovation so that it now has a 100% market share. Computers, on the other hand, are still trudging through this process. If you are going to finally join the planet, please read this short guide. Though televisions were not commercially…

Don’t worry

December
21
2010
Pierre Minetti

Enjoy Pierre Minetti’s “Don’t Worry”, written in the key of “happy”. At least that’s how I feel every single time I hear it. I think everyone should start every day by listening to this song before they encounter a single other person.

An education revolution

November
29
2010
Sir Ken Robinson

My own education in everything “web” was done at my computer, alone. There was no class that I attended, or college text books that I read through. Learning online isn’t a revolutionary idea, but it did end up being the best way for me to arrive where I have with it. I learned it all by trial and error, and…