In 1994 I graduated from high school and started college. It was a pivotal year. It was also the year Weezer came out with the Blue album. The Blue album and Pinkerton were both soundtracks to my college years. The albums were perfect. My friends and I had the albums in our regular rotations, screaming the lyrics to each other while swearing Weezer was the best band that ever existed.
Here I am singing Weezer with Jeremy Layne in 1998.
I have enough distance now to know that Weezer might not be the best band in the whole world. I'm not sure all of their songs will withstand the test of time but I will go to my deathbed swearing Only In Dreams IS one of the best songs that has ever existed.
It's still in my rotation today. Here's evidence of me singing Weezer with Jeremy Layne in 2014.
And yes, I am wearing pants. They're red. I'm not sure why people actually think I would go to the bar, at 38, not wearing pants.
So take a quick break and turn the speakers up real loud while you sing along. I'll be belting it out at my house, too.
And when you're done, please peruse a few of my recent articles.
Discussing Designing for the Fringe on the 3D LILA Podcast.
Designing for the Fringe: Making dysphagia-safe carrots at home.
The presentation and my notes from my portion of the presentation at South by Southwest (SXSW). My perspective was mostly focused on the utilitarian purpose fo 3D printed food -- particularly for those with Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. Dysphagia brings a major life change. Advancements in the word of 3D printing open the door for more people to enjoy nutritious, fresh food.
Updates on 3D Printed Food: Spam or Paté? You Decide at SXSW 2016.
A few notes about my submission to the Panel Picker for the 2016 SXSW Interactive festival.
A tiny home could make it easier for my mom to age near us (or for us to live near her).
A look at the 2015 KFC advertising campaign by Wieden + Kennedy Portland.
Keeping up with my travel schedule.
People with an entrepreneurial mindset are interested in the idea of breaking + making. So Karen Ingram and I wrote about making, breaking, entrepreneurship and innovation for SXSW V2V.