August 18, 2010

‘Vancouver’s Got A Posse’ at South By Soutwest Interactive 2011 - Comments (4)

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Once again that time of year has sprung upon us. If you haven’t noticed a strange influx of SXSW chatter on the internet, then you are one of the lucky ones. Geeks all around the world clamored for three strenuous weeks to pull together amazing and awe-inspiring proposals for potential panels during the 2011 SXSW Festival that takes place in Austin, TX every spring. This festival is a pure landscape of geek heaven with a 4 day Interactive portion of the festival geared specifically towards technology, geekery and all things ‘internet’.

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January 20, 2010

Tons Of Rad Music Coming to Vancouver As Part of the 2010 Olympics - Comments (2)

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With the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games right around the corner, the city is in a buzz with all the arts and culture programming that is scheduled for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. For the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Cultural Olympiad has a digital edition, otherwise known as CODE, that is split into four separate areas, all with different arts programming during the month of February. The four areas of CODE are CanadaCODE, a photography website that encourages submissions and remixes, CODE Screen 2010, an interactive experience that brings the arts to your home computer, CODE Motion Pictures, a curated film schedule from Canadian filmmakers, and CODE live, an 18 day festival of music and digital media installations.

August 19, 2009

FIELD GUIDE: SXSW Interactive 2010 Panel Picker - Comments (12)

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Mid-august can be exciting for a few things: summer vacation, hot weather, long days. For the geeks of the digital community, this is always a very exciting time of year. It is this time of year that the panel picker is released for panels submitted to the SXSW festival. This year over 2200 panels have been submitted, all of which 300 are selected for the Interactive portion of the SXSW festival. Of the voting system, 30% of community user votes count towards the final selection. The list is quite impressive but it can be a daunting task to sort through all the awesome submissions. I did a bit of wandering through the list and found a few rad ones.

April 27, 2009

Rad New Music Services I Learned About Today - Comments (3)

I’m over buying music. The industry is changing, I don’t know exactly where it’s headed, and I refuse to spend money buyin new stuff… especially music.

In light of this I had been spending a lot of time listening to SeeqPod. Seeqpod allowed you to search and then stream any and all music ever recorded and stuck online. It was amazing. You could create playlists of stuff you liked, save them, and share a link to them on Twitter or wherever.

Over the weekend Seeqpod stopped working. I am sad. I’ve heard they might be trying to sell their music search technology to the record companies instead of being sued of existence by them.

Either way I need to find a new source to get my fix.

March 27, 2008

ION Magazine – New Vancouver Fashion, Music, Culture and Art Blog - Comments (3)

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Check out the new ION Magazine blog – featuring Daily(ish) Reviews, behind-the-scenes peeks at fashion and music shoots, and access to guest list and insider info on the by-now-legendary ION parties. They assure me that 08 is going to be next-level, and Static Photography and Kris Krug will be a part of it all! :) Good work Fiona, Vanessa, and Michael.

PS. We’ve also recently created a ION Magazine Flickr group. Submit your photos there and have them included in the magazine and the blog. Here’s some more info…

April 10, 2007

Event and Music Photography: Bloc Party Photos at SXSW 2007 Comments Off

(cross-posted from my Static Photography blog where I’m starting to get more work in the music and band photography space… yay!)

Bloc Party

Other than fashion photography some of our favorite shoots are live concerts and bands. Static Photography was at South by Southwest (SXSW) again this year and had the chance to shoot over 30 bands including Bloc Party both live on stage as well as behind the scenes.

We still have quite the backlog of both film and digital photos to deal with so stay tuned. For now you can check out more Bloc Party photos here on Flickr as well as all our pics from SXSW 2007.

July 18, 2006

Kriscollection v.1 Comments Off

I’ve completed my summer mix CD. Here’s the playlist.

road trip001 – Sunshowers // MIA
002 – We Be Burnin’ // Sean Paul
003 – King Without A Crown // Matiyahu
004 – Love Lies Bleeding // The Black Tories
005 – Fear of Dying // Jack Off Jill
006 – Beautiful Stranger // Madonna
007 – With All Your Power // The Flaming Lips
008 – Nicotine & Gravy // Beck
009 – Crazy // Gnarls Barkley
010 – Where is My Mind? // Pixies
011 – Harrowdown Hill // Thom York
012 – Chasing Cars // Snow Patrol
013 – As Ugly As I Seem // The White Stripes
014 – Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam // Nirvana
015 – Speeding Cars // Imogen Heap
016 – Talk Show Host // Radiohead
017 – Hands Around My Throat // Death in Vegas
018 – Outta Control // Mobb Deep & 50 Cent
019 – Destroy Everything You Touch // Ladytron

Bring on the roadtrips!

March 21, 2006

SXSW Travelling Videos Comments Off

The Flaming Lips Rock Austin @ SXSWI’m way behind here on posting media from the past couple weeks and SXSW. It was awesome and I have a ton of photos and a couple videos to share and need to do a couple wrap-up blog posts over at Bryght and Backstage. But there is only so much I can do while doing 12 hours of business a day and catching 5 live bands a night. *sigh* Anyway, below are a few YouTube videos from our trip to SXSW last week. More stuff forthcoming… definately don’t miss the photos over at Flickr including an awesome Flaming Lips show.

Cougar Attack on Our Way to SXSW

Bryght and Raincity hanging at SeaTac on our way to SXSW.

On Our Way to SXSW

NASCAR 101

We ran into some NASCAR fans in the Seattle airport and got the skinny on NASCAR racing.

May 16, 2005

Passing the Musical Baton Comments Off

Here’s an interesting music related meme floating about that Erik roped me into perpetuating.

Total Volume of Music Files on My Computer

26,858 songs, 187.04 GB.

The Last CD I Bought Was
Matisyahu – Shake Off the Dust, Arise!

Song playing right now
Mistadobalina – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me
* Phish – Divided Sky
* U2 – 40
* Incubus – Stellar
* Weezer – Pink Triangle
* The Jesus & Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

Six People who will be passed the baton:

- Joseph Delamar
Stephen Sequiera
Jame Healy
Richard Eriksson
Rachel Ashke
Will Pate

April 17, 2005

Mp3: Mobius Mixdown Volume 18 Comments Off

Dan and his crew twisting it up again from Jerusalem with a great mix of all sorts of crazy old and new music. You gotta get hooked on this weekly fix from AllForPeace radio if you’re not already. He put up a new audio archives this week with all the good stuff avaible for download. Check it out.

Dan of Mobius Mixdown Infamy

Mobius Mixdown Vol. 18

1. Beastie Boys, “Heart Attack Man”
2. Talking Heads, “I Want To Live”
3. Burning Spear, “Door Peep”
4. Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales, “DC-502″
5. Ben Folds Five, “Regrets”
6. Ben Kweller, “Family Tree”
7. William S. Burroughs, “Espantanio”
8. Kool Keith as Dr. Octagon, “Blue Flowers”
9. Jethro Tull, “Bouree”
10. Primus, “The Air Is Getting Slippery”
11. Black Sabbath, “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”
12. Velvet Underground, “Run Run Run”
13. Leadbelly, “Blind Lemon”
14. Bob Dylan, “Visions of Johanna”
15. Kings of Convenience, “The Girl From Back Then”
16. Marvin Gaye, “Distant Lover”

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March 10, 2005

DOWNLOAD: Between Thought and Expression – Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Comments Off

This 1969 session features tracks from a CBS Studios session in Nashville, TN that did not see an official release. A Japanese company released these discs from an unknown source. The bonus tracks are taken from The Johnny Cash Show.

March 3, 2005

Volume Lucky 13 of The Best Mp3 Mixdown on the Net Comments Off

Here’s the latest set from Mobius. I’ve started to look forward to this being released every week. The one big Mp3 contains the whole show. You should go to his site and download them all.

Mobius Mixdown Vol. 13

1. Jimi Hendrix, “Castles Made Of Sand”
2. Antibalas, “Dirt And Blood”
3. Ghostface Killah, “Strawberry”
4. Viktor Vaughn, “Lickupon”
5. The Congos, “Jackpot”
6. Bob Marley & The Wailers, “Slave Driver”
7. Velvet Underground, “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
8. Portishead, “It Could Be Sweet”
9. Deee-Lite, “Music Selector Is The Soul Reflector”
10. Scotty Hard w/ King Kobra & DJ Baba G, “Ali The Holy Prophet”
11. Necro, “I Need Drugs”
12. Frank Zappa, “Camarillo Brillo”
13. Lou Donaldson, “Minor Bash”
14. MC Paul Barman, “Bleeding Brain Grow”

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Filed Under ‘Blog Fuckwittery’ Comments Off

Rip Mix Burn This MagazineOk, so this was a funny post to read first thing this morning and got my day started off right with a laugh. Suw has a great blog called Strange Attractor over at Corante. I met her at Northern Voice and I can almost hear her charming British accent tearing into these guys in her post. I checked out the magazine too and it is over-the-top, ugly, and reeks of marketing.

Rip & Burn – the music magazine for the download generation”

Isn’t that an oxymoron? I particularly like their “Free tunes! Downloads… coming soon”. But wahey, they’ve got a blog! With no permalinks, no trackbacks, no blogroll, virtually no content and possibly the crappest navigation I’ve seen in ages.

Come on, where’s the podcasting? Where are the enclosures? The mash-ups? The free Creative Commons content? Honestly, this blog is so pathetic, I can’t even be bothered to explain why.

Still, I suppose it’s what one should expect from Haymarket Consumer, a company which thinks that the hip young kids who rip, mix and burn are going to be out at the news stands thinking ‘My, I just can’t wait to spend some of my hard-earned cash on a magazine covering stuff I can get for free online’.

Great thinking, guys. Keep it up.

March 2, 2005

Social Network Design and Engineering and Event Blogging / Photography Services Comments Off

Yesterday I posted about how I think there is a niche in the public relations world for a service that blends photography, design, blogging, and information technology specifically packaged for those looking to drive media awareness and attendance at special events like conferences, tours, seminars, and trade shows. I’ve gotten a ton of feedback from my friends in the blogosphere about that post and had several conversations about the topic today. I wanted to follow-up tonight with a few links to the people that I’ve been chatting with about the idea and their posts related to the what I was talking about last night.

What Conference Organizers Need to Know About WeblogsLee LeFever
Recommendations for Conference Organizers

1. Identify the bloggers, especially the influential ones. Of the thousands that may attend a conference, there are a handful of folks that have the influence to impact the overall perceptions of the event in the weblog world. Look at recent conferences like yours and who blogged what. Look for a community of bloggers that will feed off one another’s posts. You might even ask attendees if they will be blogging the event ahead of time.

2. Get an RSS reader and start subscribing. Don’t waste your time jumping from site to site looking for insights. Once you’ve found a group of bloggers, subscribe via RSS feeds so you can be notified when they post something new. You’ll find that RSS lets you browse a wide variety of blogs quickly. More on RSS here.

3. Use Feedster.
Feedster allows you to search RSS feeds based on a search word or phrase. For instance, a Feedster search for “SXSW” returns weblogs that have most recently posted with the word “SXSW” in the post. The same would work for your conference.

4. Use Technorati. Technorati shows you the influence or popularity of a blog or blog post in terms of how many (and which) other weblogs are linking to it. This gives you an idea of the reach of a particular post.

For instance, Joi Ito (an A-list blogger) posted that “SXSW is blogger unfriendly”. Technorati can tell you that 7 other weblogs have linked to that single post from Joi. Technorati shows you conversations across blogs.

5. Get involved. Conference blogging is not going away- so you need to consider how you are going to work with the bloggers. First, don’t plan to overtly influence what you think they should blog. This could easily backfire and word of your actions will travel fast. The best thing you could do is create a weblog that is authored by the conference organizers- or at least those that represent the organizers. Use this weblog to post official news and information about the event as it is happening, using a personal tone.

February 22, 2005

Mobius Mixdown Vol. 12 Mp3 -Download It! Comments Off

The latest episode (number 12!) of Mobius Mixdown is out Download the whole set as one big Mp3 here. All the track names are in set list below as well as some more info about joint Palestinian-Israeli internet radio station All For peace.

Mobius Mixdown Vol. 12

1. Ween, “Voodoo Lady”
2. Peaches, “Suck and Let Go”
3. Kimya Dawson, “5 Years”
4. Funki Porcini, “16 Megatons”
5. Tom Waits, “Step Right Up”
6. Charles Mingus, “Boogie Stop Shuffle”
7. Ladytron, “Seventeen”
8. Medeski Martin & Wood, “Anonymous Skulls”
9. Tortoise, “Salt The Skies”
10. Nitin Singh, “Indian Secret”
11. Sam Prekop, “The Company”
12. Dufus, “Wrinkle”
13. Stereolab, “The Man With 100 Cells”

February 3, 2005

theBlackTories Featured On Dogma Radio – Roland Tanglao’s Podcast Comments Off

Joseph Delamar and theBlackTories have recently had their first single Lady in The Lake featured on Roland Tanglao’s podcast called Dogma Radio.

Joe has been in the studio recording several songs this winter for his forthcoming album “Love Lies Bleeding” expected to hit stores in February-March 2005.

Lady in The Lake Mp3 is also available from theBlackTories.com.


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January 14, 2005

Joe Playing Open Mic Night Somewhere on Commercial Drive Comments Off


Joe Playing Open Mic Night Somewhere on Commercial Drive
Originally uploaded by kk+.

Last night Joseph Delamar played at Cafe Del Something on Commercial drive here in Vancouver. There was a ton of people there, he played three songs and they were well recieved… one lady neither of us had ever met or seen before was singing along by song three. He even claims he got approached for another record deal. Not bad for the self-proclaimed world’s biggest retard.

September 21, 2004

Ofoto.com Changes Their Website Based on User Feedback Comments Off

I went to a party on Saturday in Marin with a few friends. One of them took a bunch of photos and apparently uploaded them to Ofoto.com and made an album to share. She emailed me with the link, but when went to check out the photos Ofoto wanted me to register and give all sorts of personal info to view my friends online photos. I was shocked… Maybe I’m spoiled having been using Flickr quite a bit lately, but anyway I wrote them an irate email.

It was probably a bit of an unwanted lecture as I rambled on about their website’s usability, better ways for them to acquire customers than these forced registrations, and I also took the time to point out plenty of things those guys in Vancouver are doing right with Flickr. The note I wrote them was a little harsh, but I was pissed that I couldn’t see the photos from the party without giving up a bunch of data.

Anyway, they wrote me back today and they’ve changed that policy. *cheer* They also offered me a discount on a future purchase. I doubt that will ever get used, but I appreciate the gesture nonetheless. Here’s the note I got.

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Hello Kris,

Thank you for contacting the Ofoto Customer Service Team.

Thanks to the constructive responses we have received from customers such as yourself, we have changed our policies concerning the viewing of shared images. Whoever shares an album has the option to make the “sign-in” portion optional, so that the people with whom the album are shared do not have to login to view the images.

If this is your preference, you can contact your friend and have them share the album with you again with the required sign-in box unchecked.

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If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your Ofoto account or the Ofoto service, please let us know.

Sincerely,
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September 12, 2004

Hula Hooper lady at the Power to the People Festival – Golden Gate Park 2004 Comments Off


Hula Hooper lady at the Power to the People Festival – Golden Gate Park 2004
Originally uploaded by kk+.

Medea Benjamin – Former Green Party Candidate for U.S. Senate from California, Co-Founder of Code Pink, also Founding Director of Global Exchange Comments Off


The pink slip lady at the Power to the People Festival – Golden Gate Park 2004
Originally uploaded by kk+.

Medea Benjamin, former Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate from California, co-founder of Code Pink, also Founding Director of Global Exchange

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