Red Bull Frozen Rush: Johnny Greaves Interview Transcript (Thursday)

JOHNNY GREAVES #22 Monster Energy Toyota Red Bull Frozen Rush January 9, 2014 Greaves posted the fastest practice time in Wednesday’s sessions and followed it up with the fourth fastest time on Thursday. He will face off against Scott Douglas in the first round on Friday. You had the fastest practice time yesterday and did…

Communications Masterclass: QA Testing

In my years of owning an iPhone, the worst mistake that I ever made as the manager of multiple social media accounts was to update both Twitter and Instagram to their latest (current) iterations—Twitter 6.0 and Instagram 5.0.0. It was bad enough when Twitter removed support for viewing Instagram photos within their app. Now, I’m…

Abstrakt von München

It’s 7 AM. I am riding alone on a 57-person shuttle bus through the city of Munich, making my way to work for the day. On the radio, Humphries Singers’ “Kansas City” plays. The whole thing is slightly macabre. Then “Kansas City” gives way to “Hungry Eyes.” The moment is lost.

Review: Gob, “Muertos Vivos”

A huge departure from the sound that got them to where they were. Very polar in nature; the first half and second half sound like they’re part of two albums. The first is a heavy affair where all of the songs can sort of blend together, and doesn’t produce much memorable fare outside of “We’re…

Review: Fitz and the Tantrums, “More Than Just A Dream” (Deluxe)

Decent sophomore effort from a band whose first album was a game-changer in the world of blue-eyed soul. There’s no answer to “MoneyGrabber” on here, but “Out of My League” is a decent follow-up. Definite change in sound to something a little more poppy and synth-driven, with additional production thanks to their new major label…

Review: Bragging Rights 2

“Bragging Rights 2” makes me want to go out and drive. In the end, that’s exactly what it’s designed to do. Much like a skateboarding film for the aspiring skateboarder, or just about any promo film for that matter (especially their highlight work for race teams), it inspires by eschewing a lot of traditional narrative…

A Word on Today

I was supposed to leave Boston today for Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, for my first-ever Global X Games event. Obviously, that did not happen, although it had nothing initially to do with what happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. In a way, I’m thankful for that. Not because I wouldn’t rather be…

#fireyourinterns: April 3, 2013

#fireyourinterns is a hashtag I like to use when somebody involved with a major outlet makes a significant error or unnecessary typo that could have easily been avoided. It started when I was in the middle of my college career and desperately needed an internship. I’ve always had an eye for catching errors in printed…

Communications Masterclass: Discretion

Beyond the obvious “don’t be a dick on April Fool’s Day” advice, here are some notes on real-world applications for discretion in communication. Yesterday’s NCAA men’s basketball game between Louisville and Duke featured a frightening situation when Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware suffered an open fracture of his lower right leg while landing awkward in…