Friday, July 01, 2011

Austin: The Mixed CD

Carlos and I are driving to Austin next weekend. I recommended that we bring some music to pass the driving time. I recommended that we each throw out suggestions for themes of three mixed CD's. Then have each of us create playlists based on the suggestions. Besides the listening pleasure, I thought that our contrasting approaches to the themes would be intriguing.

For the math impaired: That's 12 CD's. Austin is 8.5 hours from New Orleans.

I gave Carlos my three themes tonight:
Dance Music
Music From Movies

He told me earlier this week that he is working on his themes - and that the first two were easy (as were mine) and that he would send all three by late tonight.

Updates to our project as they evolve.

Austin, here we come!

Tennis Anyone?

Carlos is a huge tennis fan. One of his default TV channels is the Tennis Channel. He is planning a trip for us to Austin to the Davis Cup the weekend of July 9th. (We're going on the cheap: Staying with my cousin, driving instead of flying, and so on).

He's such a fan of tennis that he even bought a $50 Wimbledon towel a couple of years ago.

Our friend Julie sent him this link to someone "who recreated the 2008 Wimbledon final between Nadal and Federer in paper form. The video flips back and forth between two hands holding notebook pages that show where the ball was hit and what the score was. Combined with actual player/game noises and crowd cheering, it’s such a clever final product."

WIM•BLE•DON from BRYANKU on Vimeo.

It's fascinating. I've watched it a few times and can't figure out how the people know which pages to turn to in such a short amount of time.

Thursday, June 30, 2011