Dec 19

Photo-A-Day 2013: Week 50

The week of Dec. 9-15 started with a business trip to frigid New York and ended at a glorious Sunday afternoon event at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, just north of downtown L.A. In between, there was plenty of holiday celebrating! Let’s take a look at the images.

9-DEC-2013: Amazing night view of the Empire State Building from my hotel window in NYC.

9-DEC-2013: Amazing night view of the Empire State Building from my hotel window in NYC.

10-DEC-2013: Some great industry folks rocking out onstage at an afterparty following our annual NYC Winter Bash.

10-DEC-2013: Some great industry folks rocking out onstage at an after-party following our annual NYC Winter Bash.

11-DEC-2015: Amazing B&W late afternoon view of the Empire State Building from my hotel window in NYC.

11-DEC-2013: Amazing B&W late afternoon view of the Empire State Building from my hotel window in NYC.

12-DEC-2013: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and skating rink. Iconic.

12-DEC-2013: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and skating rink. Iconic.

13-DEC-2013: Back in L.A. for a performance of the Nutcracker Suite at Disney Hall.

13-DEC-2013: Back in L.A. for a performance of the Nutcracker Suite at Disney Hall.

14-DEC-2013: Yukon Cornelius hanging out near the TV in the apartment.

14-DEC-2013: Yukon Cornelius hanging out near the TV in the apartment.

15-DEC-2013: Perfect Sunday at the L.A. State Historic Park just north of DTLA.

15-DEC-2013: Perfect Sunday at the L.A. State Historic Park just north of DTLA.

Jul 12

#LOTD2013: September Playlist

#LOTD2013 SeptemberWell, I imagine the fact that I decided to continue the Lyric-of-the-Day project into 2014 somehow made these updates a little less urgent for me. However, let’s be honest, I might have lost interest in the recap posts if I was you by this point! ūüôā

Nonetheless, I will forge on and eventually catch up ‚ÄĒ starting now. Here’s the monthly #LOTD2013 playlist for last September (find the Spotify playlist I’ve created from these lyrics linked at the end of the post or on the clickable¬†image at right), with some brief explanations (in italics) for a number of the lyrics. Remember, if you want to see the lyrics as they pop up daily, just give me a follow on Twitter!

  • “Two lovers lie with no sheets on their bed/And the day it is breaking” #U2¬†“Electrical Storm” #LOTD2013¬†9/1
  • “I am smitten/I’ll do anything (I’ll do anything)/A kiss, breath turpentine” #REM¬†“Crush With Eyeliner” #LOTD2013¬†9/2
  • “Time passes much too quickly when we’re together laughing/I wish I could sing it to you” #Chicago¬†“Beginnings” #LOTD2013¬†9/3
  • “Don’t harass me/Can’t you tell/I’m going home/I’m tired as hell/I’m not the cat I used to be”#Pretenders “Middle Of The Road” #LOTD2013 9/4
  • “My life/You electrify my life/Let’s conspire to ignite/All the souls that would die just to feel alive” #Muse¬†“Starlight” #LOTD2013¬†9/5
  • “I don’t need to fight/To prove I’m right/I don’t need to be forgiven” #TheWho¬†“Baba O’Riley” #LOTD2013¬†9/6
  • “I’ve seen the good side of bad/And the down side of up/And everything between” #Everlast¬†“What It’s Like” #LOTD2013¬†9/7 (A perfect perspective for a long-time USC fan on this night when the Trojans lost their home opener, 10-7, to lowly Washington State.)
  • “She looked at me and told me/I was the only one in the world/Now I have found my girl” #TheDoors¬†“Blue Sunday” #LOTD2013¬†9/8
  • “Been thinking ’bout catching a train/Leave my phone machine by the radar range” #SherylCrow¬†“A Change Would Do You Good” #LOTD2013¬†9/9
  • “2 of a kind/We’ll find a way/To do what we’ve done/Let me be the 1 that shines with you/And we can …” “Slide Away” #Oasis¬†#LOTD2013¬†9/10 (A little turn of phrase for the birthday girl.)
  • “Dear New York I know a lot has changed/2 towers down but you’re still in the game” #BeastieBoys¬†“An Open Letter To NYC” #LOTD2013¬†9/11 (Self-explanatory, I’d hope.)
  • “You just want someone to talk to/They just wanna get their hands on you/You get whatever you choose” #Eagles¬†“Those Shoes” #LOTD2013¬†9/12
  • “Always take a big bite/It’s such a gorgeous sight/To see you in the middle of the night” #TheCure¬†“Friday I’m In Love” #LOTD2013¬†9/13
  • “When I hear that trumpet sound/I’m gonna rise right out of the ground” #JohnnyCash¬†“Ain’t No Grave” #LOTD2013¬†9/14
  • “Don’t stop inspiring me/Sometimes it’s hard to keep on running/We work so much to keep it going” #NoDoubt¬†“Running” #LOTD2013¬†9/15 (A running lyric for the USC Urology Charity 5K I ran this morning.)
  • “I know what is going on/I know that I’ll wait til dawn/I know just exactly what’s on your mind” #Raconteurs¬†“Rich Kid Blues” #LOTD2013¬†9/16
  • “Turn the tables with our unity/They’re neither moral nor majority/Wake up and smell the coffee” #L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” #LOTD2013 9/17
  • “And in the world a heart of darkness/A fire zone/Where poets speak their heart/Then bleed for it” #U2¬†“One Tree Hill” #LOTD2013¬†9/18 (One of my dad’s favorite songs on his birthday.)
  • “Turn it up a notch/First you get a swimming pool full of liquor/Then you dive in it” #KendrickLamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)” #LOTD2013 9/19
  • “Cut the night just like a razor/Rarely talk & that’s the danger” #INXS¬†“The One Thing” #LOTD2013¬†9/20 (25 yrs ago tonite @PacAmp¬†w/@kzener) (Guess I made my own note about this one in the actual Tweet, eh Karl?)
  • “Put de lime in de coconut/You drink ’em bot’ togedder/Put de lime in de coconut/And you feel better” #HarryNilsson “Coconut” #LOTD2013 9/21
  • “It’s how/I give this gift to you/It doesn’t seem like much, but it’s the best that I could do” #Sugar “Gift” #LOTD2013 9/22
  • “We hope you enjoy your stay/Outside the sun is shining /It seems like heaven ain’t far away” #Killers “Enterlude” #LOTD2013 9/23 #LasVegas (Headed to Las Vegas on this fine morning for an annual work event.)
  • “Your mommy’s all right/Your daddy’s all right/They just seem a little weird” #CheapTrick “Surrender” #LOTD2013 9/24 (On this lovely Tuesday evening, I attended two separate private parties at Surrender nightclub at the Encore in Las Vegas.)
  • “We’ve come too far to give up who we are/So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars” #DaftPunk “Get Lucky” #LOTD2013 9/25 (The tune we chose for our annual DRMA member video, which debuted on this night at the Marketer of the Year party in Las Vegas.)
  • Catch-up time: “I’m always hearing voices on the street/I want to shout but I can’t hardly speak” #RollingStones¬†“Rocks Off” #LOTD2013¬†9/26
  • “Such a muddy line between/The things you want/And the things you have to do” #SherylCrow¬†“Leaving Las Vegas” #LOTD2013¬†9/27
  • “There’s danger on the edge of town/Ride the King’s highway, baby/Weird scenes inside the gold mine” #TheDoors¬†“The End” #LOTD2013¬†9/28 (An ode to Lane Kiffin on the occasion of his final embarrassment as USC’s head coach.)
  • “Taking me where I want to be/I’m taking a ride/With my best friend” #DepecheMode¬†“Never Let Me Down Again” #LOTD2013¬†9/29 (Caught D-Mode at Staples Center. Impressive show.)
  • “Ring out the bells again/Like we did when spring began” #GreenDay¬†“Wake Me Up When September Ends” #LOTD2013¬†9/30

Here’s the Spotify playlist if you’d like to listen along: #LOTD2013: September

Jul 11

Photo-A-Day 2013: Week 24

A business trip to New York City dominated the weekdays of mid-June on my calendar, with both business and the city highlighted in the images of the week. Let’s take a look at June 10-16.

10-JUN-2013: A view of Manhattan on a rainy Monday evening from my hotel room window.

10-JUN-2013: A view of Manhattan on a rainy Monday evening from my hotel room window.

11-JUN-2013: Part of the job, these group pix at industry parties take up more space on my memory cards than I'd like. That said, this group was just perfectly *random* enough to feature here.

11-JUN-2013: It’s part of the job, taking these group pix at industry parties. This octet was just perfectly *random* enough to feature here.

12-JUN-2013: One of my favorite images of the year, the new One World Trade Center in NYC. Where does the sky end? Where do the buildings begin?

12-JUN-2013: One of my favorite images of the year, the new One World Trade Center in NYC. Where does the sky end? Where do the buildings begin?

13-JUN-2013: Came in with a rainy picture of NY out the hotel window. Closing out NY with a picture of rain ON the hotel window.

13-JUN-2013: Came into the week with a rainy picture of NY looking out the hotel room window. Closing out the visit with a late-night picture of rain ON the hotel room window.

14-JUN-2013: The week's reading material on my biz trip being unpacked. Really digging this book of interesting tidbits.

14-JUN-2013: The week’s reading material on my biz trip being unpacked. Really digging this book of interesting tidbits.

15-JUN-2013: A pleasant Saturday evening for a pitcher of hefe at the Glendale-based brewery.

15-JUN-2013: A pleasant Saturday evening for a pitcher of hefeweizen at the Glendale-based brewery.

16-JUN-2013: This incredible miniature room (probably measuring 15-20 inches tall and 3-5 feet wide) is from "2001: A Space Odyssey" and was part of the Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA, hanging from the ceiling in one of the exhibit galleries.

16-JUN-2013: This incredible miniature room (probably measuring 15-20 inches tall and 3-5 feet wide) is from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and was part of the Kubrick Exhibit at LACMA.