Pantone announced that Classic Blue would be the color of 2020.
I like blue. It’s, perhaps, my favorite color. I have worn more blue clothes than any other color. But is it a good color at this point in time? To have the blues means one is sad or down. In German slang the words “Ich bin blau!”, I am blue, mean that I am drunk. I think a green color would have been more appropriate, considering everything that’s going on with the environment.
Likewise I wasn’t impressed with Pantone’s choice for this year, 2019, Living Coral:
In 2018, when coral reefs were bleaching at an alarming rate, the announcement seemed like a rather tone deaf idea.
Makes me wonder, how do they arrive at selecting the color of the year? In any case, they could do better, I think.
I saw these flash drive cards last week and figured I had to do something with them. What you see is the front and the back of a card that contains a 4GB flash drive that can pivot out. The whole thing is the size of a credit card. I haven’t had a business card in decades, but this seemed too cool to pass up, because a link is worth a thousand words, isn’t it?
I will load 25 of these cards with the album Fete in multiple file formats: 1) HD FLAC 24/88.2 2) ALAC – Apple Lossless Files at 16/44.1 (CD quality) 3) 256kbps mp3 files for people who prefer mp3s…
We will sell these at our upcoming shows for $25 each. Unfortunately the earliest I will have the cards is at the Harris Center, in Folsom, on 9/11. I don’t expect that there will be a great demand for these because most people are happy to listen to mp3 files, but I couldn’t resist making them. If I discover that there is a demand for these I can order more.
The card might be a useful format for multimedia work, to distribute slideshows using my photographs and music for example.