Plans for 2011:
We are considering a look back at 21 years (3 x 7) of music. A Greatest Hits show of some kind. Current favorite idea: setting up a Bingo cage (((preferbly an old one, with a microphone catching the noise of the balls turning in the cage))) on stage, containing balls with the names of 40 popular songs from the 25 or so albums I have released. When the time comes, I might call upon you to help us select the 40 songs. At the beginning of the performance, and in between songs, I would turn the Bingo cage to select the song to be played. Depending on the venue perhaps an audience member could be invited to turn the Bingo machine. The band would have to learn 40 songs, but that could be done with a couple of weeks of rehearsals. The set, perhaps 15 songs per full performance (((meaning, not in clubs))), would be different every night!
I will finish the re-working of The Santa Fe Sessions for a Spring release. We will also record a new album, which will contain the new piece we started our performances with (((most recent tour))). I think Stephen Duros will have a new album in 2011, well worth the wait! And I have found a very promising, and completely unknown, guitarist who lives in Turkey and France – one of his parents is French, the other Turkish – who will make his debut on SSRI next year.
Wild sunset last week. One can see the rain in the distance:
That’s a water bottle, standing on a rug, in front of a lamp.
Marginal Revolution: What is emblematic of the 21st century?
A recent reader request was:
What things that are around today are most distinctively 21st century? What will be the answer to this question in 10 years?
Click here to read Tyler Cowen’s picks. Interesting choices, possibly right on, but not very exciting, are they?
P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Crowdsourced curation, reputation systems, and the social graph
Crowdsourcing is the only curatorial/editorial mechanism that can scale to match the increased ability to produce that the Internet has given us. As the former “consumers” become “producers”, we’re going to see better and better implementations of reputation systems, and better integration with our social graph, because they are the only mechanisms that are feasible, but also because we just love to share. Twentieth century mechanisms for curating/editing are built for a top-down, mass-production age, and they can’t keep up with us, the former audience, as we make the leap into production.”
Hm, I am not looking to have a mechanism, based on reputation systems and a social graph, tell me what to watch, read or listen to.
The Internet is not even twenty years old. What will it look like in a hundred, in five hundred years? Will comments keep accumulating at the current pace, meaning that each item on any shopping site, each video on YouTube, will have been littered with millions of comments? Will comments older than twenty years be deleted automatically? Will people, those who have survived climate change, water scarcity and so on, still use an Internet of some sorts, or will it have disappeared altogether? We stopped using it, because it didn’t work. Just a big bathroom wall, really, with scribbles and taunts and insults and advertisements from billions of people.