G’Day World #348 – Everett True, “The Man Who Invented Grunge”

Meeting Everett True isn’t what you’d expect.

When I went to his house a few weeks ago, I expected to be confronted by Spider Jerusalem in the flesh. Instead I was greeted by someone looking like a middle-aged accountant. Quite the anti-climax.

But the man is still the man. Who is Everett True, I hear you ask? Is he:

a. the man who introduced Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love?
b. the first music critic outside of Seattle to do a story on Nirvana?
c. the man who outraged the Australian music industry by denouncing some top Aussie bands as
“abominations against nature” and suggesting the local music press are all sycophants
?
d. the man who wrote the definitive biography on The White Stripes?
e. the man who writes a regular column for VillageVoice.com and The Guardian?
f. the publisher of PLAN B magazine?

If you answered “all of the above”, then you’re a complete smart-ass as it wasn’t even one of the options. But yeah you’d be right.

Listen in as we discuss the future of the music business, why Nirvana was “the most overrated band of all time” and The White Stripes would be nothing without Meg.

This is what he looked like back then:

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Colbert KILLS Me

Funniest line from a very insightful EW interview with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert:

STEPHEN COLBERT: One of the things I love about my character is I can make vast declarations and it doesn’t matter if I’m wrong. I love being wrong. So my character can tell you exactly what’s going to happen: The Democrats are going to change everything. We’re going to have gay parents marrying their own gay babies. Obama’s gonna be sworn in on a gay baby. The oath is gonna end ”So help me, gay baby.”

I also love this line from Stewart, which goes to show that it doesn’t matter a damn which party wins the election:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do you think anything will change if the Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress?
JON STEWART: Look at what they promised when they took over Congress. I’ve never heard such hardcore rhetoric. ”The era of the blank check is over! And we will send a sternly worded memorandum — nonbinding — to somebody at the White House. Not necessarily the inner executive circle, we certainly don’t want to offend, but…” And then they got in and were like, ”Really, you want to eavesdrop? Okay, we’ll let this one go. But this is the last blank check! Unless you want another. But let me say this: The next one will not be blank, because we’ll just write in the memo line. Can we write in memo? Would you be bothered by that?”

G’Day World #347 – Microsoft TechEd 2008

Ahh…. Microsoft. I love ya. Where do they get so many folks who can’t cope once they lose their powerpoint cheat sheet?

In the first of a series of interviews with Microsoft folks from the last couple of weeks, today I present a few interviews I did at their TechEd 2008 event in Sydney.

In order of appearance, I chat with:

Gary Gross, Director of Customer Partner Connection Mobile Information Worker Division;
Michael Kordahi and Shane Morris, Evangelists for Silverlight (and other stuff);
Reed Schaffner, Product Manager, Microsoft Office

We talk about why Apple is kicking Microsoft’s ass on the mobile front; why the porn industry isn’t using Silverlight; and why Microsoft Office is (or isn’t) boring.

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“Secrets of Life” (mp3)
from “End of Days”
(Dark Star Records)

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Impossibible

In my ongoing attempts to coin at least ONE WORD which makes it into the dictionary, I tonight stumbled upon “impossibible” which I define as “any claim found in a religious book which is obviously impossible”. Here’s how you use it:

“Jesus rising from the dead is obviously impossibible.”

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