Saturday, June 30, 2012

Google Glass Rocks!

Did you catch Google I/O this past week?  No?  Neither did I.  But I did see this video from the event.

Project Glass: Live Demo At Google I/O

If you have any interest in Google Project Glass, you NEED to watch this.  How cool is this?  Un-f@#$ing-believable!  As Sergey said, "It's a hangout on air!"  Almost makes me wish that I worked at Google!  :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Song of the Day: Xenia Martinez - Price Tag (second time)

If you remember, a while back, on June 16, 2011, I posted a great performance by Xenia Martinez:

Song of the Day: Xenia Martinez - Price Tag (The Voice Live Performance)

Unfortunately, the two videos linked in that post have been removed.  :(

But the good news is that we now have a better version to listen to.  Well, I guess I still remember the power of the first time I heard the song.  But this new version is pretty damn good.

Price Tag - Xenia (Version) feat. Jessie J

But wait, there's more!  Here's another very good song:
Xenia- Summer Dress

And in my surfing I uncovered this absolute gem, a cover of one of my favorite songs from a few decades ago (am I really that old???):
Xenia- Vienna (Billy Joel Cover)

I would be remiss if I didn't post the original for those of you who missed it the first time, back in the 70's.
Vienna-Billy Joel (Lyrics in Description)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Song of the Day: Sara Lou - Strangeness

Sara Lou - Strangeness

Here is what "busking" on Grafton Street looks like.
Sara Lou singing The One That Got Away

I stumbled upon (almost literally) Sara Lou while she was busking (look it up!) on Grafton Street in Dublin.  Just one of the cool things about Dublin, that you can find stuff like this. Maybe not all the artists are as good as Sara Lou, but you know what I mean.  I took the picture above, by the way.  This is not one of those posts where I search Google images to find just the right picture.  I already got just the right picture myself!

Can you imagine just wandering aimlessly, walking off a light buzz from a few pints of Guinness, and hearing this?  This is a short video that I recorded, I wasn't able to catch the beginning of the song.
Sara Lou - I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
By the way, if the video seems a little too smooth, it's because YouTube automatically "fixed the shakiness in your video."

P.S. I love Dublin.

P.P.S. If you look closely, you'll see that towards the back of her guitar case, where the hinges in the main section are, there are some CDs.  I bought one and am thoroughly enjoying it now.  Complete impulse purchase, but maybe the best 5 Euros I've ever spent.