Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Things I'm Into These Days

Every so often I like to write a post that shares what I am into these days. I feel obliged to do this because I have titled my blog "Items of Interest(to me)". A bit of history: when I was originally setting up my blog a few years ago, I wasn't really sure what to write about so I decided to what anybody else would do, write about things that interest me.

#1 Videos of Guitars on Youtube
I have been into Youtube for years but I had started to move away from it until I discovered the insane amount of videos about guitars. I used to play guitar and although i don't anymore, I still enjoy going into music stores and looking at guitars. Nice guitars are like cars, except in some cases they are much less expensive. But there are a few cases where this isn't true. Once case is a 1959 sunburst Gibson Les Paul. These guitars are highly sought after and played by some of world's most famous guitarists. I am particularly addicted to watching videos on the Fretted Americana channel on Youtube. Here is a demo of one of these amazing guitars.

#2 United States of Tara
I think everything that I need to say about this show, other than it is awesome, is said in this clip from Showtime.

#3 George Parker's Blog: Adscam/The Horror
George Parker has been in the advertising/creative game just about as long as I have been alive. His blog is one of the best things I read every single day because I thoroughly enjoy his frank, no bullshit angle on the business of advertising/media/marketing which, unless you've been living under a rock, are in the process of becoming more integrated now that ever before. Don't get me wrong, I love the industry but hate it at the same time. Mostly because people get highly self-important and because agencies/marketers often complicate things more than they need to be. George calls it like he sees it and for that I think he deserves all of the attention he gets, and more. (Yes, I tweeted about this blog too).

#4 Tea
That's right, tea. Every once and a while, a good cup of tea is truly something magical.

#5 Coffee
I also love coffee. So much so, that I would never mention something good about tea without mentioning coffee as well. Coffee consumed in mass amounts on a daily basis are bad. But a good cup of coffee (never from Tim Horton's) makes everything else you do better.

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