The tools of web 2.0 are quickly being harnessed by the world of politics...candidates and advocacy issues.
This from beet.tv.
"One of the most high-profile campaigns in this election cycle pits the incumbent Joseph Lieberman against the blogger-backed challenger, antiwar unknown Ned Lamont. According to political consultant Joe Trippi, Lamont’s quick rise in visibility and fundraising is emblematic of how new media tools like blogs and viral video are impacting political campaigns and movements. "
Joe Trippi, in the above referenced video clip, goes on to discuss the ways that social networking sites like YouTube and MySpace are becoming powerful forums for political movements.
Watched City of God again. Beginning to think this might be the best movie of the last five years. Seems flawless.
Just went to the CD release party for Rumblefish's Sacramento to Seattle compilation. Done in conjunction with Umpqua bank. Paul Anthony and Rumblefish continue to break new ground with their business model based on helping companies with their "sonic branding".
Haven't eaten at ClarkLewis since..you know. Tommy Habetz, late of The Gotham Tavern, will be opening The Pork Store at 47th and Hawthorne...I will go there ASAP.
As I am about to embark on a graphic novel project, it was interesting to see an article on the Oregonian on Mercury Studios..."said to be the largest professional comic-book studio in the country." I am flying to LA on March 4 to meet with one of the top artists in the field about the forthcoming project...can't wait.