“what’s past is prologue”—Bill Shakespeare, The Tempest
/ apr 2010
04.30.2010 | 8:23 PM EDT
Stick It To ‘Em: Steve Jobs Responds to
Mobile vs Adobe Flash I could easily be accused of partisanship on the side of Apple. I’m a die-hard Mac-head and an iPhone addict. But in this case, Steve Jobs’ recent rebuttal to the ongoing mobile Flash support debate offers the most compelling arguments I’ve yet heard on the subject. I like Flash. It does some cool things. My…
04.24.2010 | 5:23 PM EDT
Robert Benson’s “Stages of a Photographer” Such a cool idea from Robert Benson’s blog. Though in my experience among enthusiastic amateurs and serious pros, I’d have to say the “Gearfaggotry” stage tends to stay constant from Tripod to Death.
04.24.2010 | 10:23 AM EDT
Keep It Simple, Stupid: A Response to Reader
Comments on The New York Time’s article
“The National Agenda” Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. And there’s no accounting for taste when it comes to something like pop music. I could easily be accused of bias and puckering up to The National lads’ collectively firm, shapely musical buttocks. Fair enough. But there’s a few comments posted by readers of this article that left themselves wideR...
04.16.2010 | 12:23 PM EDT
Tax Man: The Marble Tea’s Sunny Afternoon Rock ‘n Read To quote from How To Get Ahead In Advertising: No one ever remembers a late delivery. They only remember a bad one. Well, seeing as this post is one day past due, I guess I better make this one count. One-man pop dynamo The Marble Tea is beloved here at maunet. As…
04.15.2010 | 1:23 PM EDT
Talent Show: Olivia Bee Photography This post is most definitely not about me, me, me. Bear with the introduction for context. Talent Show I’ve been striving to become a decent-ish photographer for 10 years. I’ve made decent progress. I’ve played the drums since my 20′s. I’ve made decent progress. I’ve been writing since high school. I’ve mad...
04.14.2010 | 11:23 AM EDT
Hard Body: New Nikon D300s Prompts a Trip
Down Memory Lane – 1976-2010 I Turn My Camera On Last week I finally made the jump from pro-sumer gear to a mid-level pro rig with the bad-ass Nikon D300s, a 12 megapixel monster boasting a Magnesium body, impressive 8 frames per second, low-noise at extremely high ISOs (up to 6400!) and quality HD video at 16:9 720p. Business has…
04.12.2010 | 11:23 PM EDT
This Charming Man:
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Joe’s Pub NYC all photos Nikon D500s | 85mm f/1.8 3200 ISO | © maunet.com Why lead off this piece with a photo of anyone other than the man who charmed the pants off all those in attendance last night? Just look at’em, why don’t cha. Ok, so you can’t really tell they’re pantless, but joyful smiles and…
04.12.2010 | 7:23 PM EDT
The Vocoder: New Vox for Sad Bastard Pop The vocal-bending gizmo known as the Vocoder has made it’s voice heard in a smattering of 20th/21st century recordings. And while it’s been employed by performers as varied as Neil Young, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Georgio Moroder, Electric Light Orchestra and Yes (to varying degrees of cheesy delight), contemporary usage of it’s robo...
04.03.2010 | 6:23 PM EDT
Bemoaning Digital Music: Get Over It I think it was Gene Simmons that said “if it’s too loud, you’re too old.” Having reached that age, I must admit “it” is in fact very often “too loud.” But the same truism can be tweaked to express disdain for old-foggie pundits endlessly bemoaning the erosion of quality music consumption by the access...
04.03.2010 | 3:23 PM EDT
Tiltshift Timelapse: Sam O’Hare’s “The Sandpit” I’m a big fan of tilt-shift photography and marginally so of Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi. Sam O’Hare has quite artfully married the two in his short film The Sandpit: 35,000 still frames of “miniature” photography sequenced as a time-lapse video documenting a day in the life of New York City. It’s beautifully...