Waiting to hear music live: Kurt Vile at Bell’s Eccentric Café

I was excited when it was announced that Kurt Vile was going to play at Bell’s Eccentric Café. I had listened to some of his music over the years and enjoyed it, but never spent the time listening to it. In the age of streaming services, it’s easy to go right in and listen to…

Playlist: An Introduction to King Crimson; The Love Letters

King Crimson recently released their studio albums on streaming services — following a release of some of their live albums late last year. I always respected Robert Fripp’s decision to not make the catalog available, but it’s a good thing that this great music will be available to more people. I made a introductory playlist…

Presentation on mobile phone photography

I recently spoke at Kalamazoo Social Media Week about one of my greatest passions: mobile phone photography. It was great to share my philosophy and tips and tricks I’ve gained over the years. I have notes and a video over at Pocket Camera.

​iOS Feature Request: Back up missing or stolen device in Lost Mode

What if there was a way to force back up your iOS device if it is stolen or missing? 

The Musical Box review: From historical re-enactment to tribute band

Last night I saw The Musical Box perform their Genesis Extravaganza in Grand Rapids. I had seen the band perform a few times before in Cleveland where they recreated the tours of “Foxtrot” and “Selling England by the Pound.” What really set them apart from other “tribute bands” was that they recreated the entire show,…