New Hammock Album Out!

You can listen to samples of the new Hammock album here, order the CD through their store OR wait a few more days until it becomes available through the “regular” digital stores.

I am DYING for the days to pass (I hardly buy a CD any more these days, so I will wait): the samples I heard simply blow all their past works out of the water!

Twitter Getting People Out of Jail?

As if reaching critical mass were not something imminent for Twitter now, I stumbled upon this CNN article (via Twitter, of course):

James Karl Buck sent a message using Twitter which helped get him out of an Egyptian jail… On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter. The message only had one word. “Arrested.”

Regardless of how you feel about new technologies, the fact that someone was saved from jail by twittering about it… from a remote place, deserves to be recognized as a turning point that will probably make Twitter a more ubiquitous and heavily used tool from here on out.

LaLa Setting Out to Change the World of Music… Again


Lala.com Founders
Originally uploaded by Manny Hernandez

Today I had the chance to meet three of the founders of LaLa.com today, while I came by for a usability session at their office in downtown Palo Alto.

They are as smart as they are fun to be around and they CERTAINLY have a deep love for music! I cannot tell you HOW MANY CDs I saw at the LaLa.com HQ! šŸ˜€

I can’t share much more for now, but I will tell you one thing: these guys are here to change the world of music… And I believe they will succeed at it. More to come later.