Having fun here in Nashville. Fun party two nights ago with great friends and one of my best friends who also doubles as one of the music legends in Nashville and the USA. If you missed that last link, here it is again. Listen to Bill Pursell Rachmaninov Marty Robbins. I just used “Rachmaninov” as a powerful and intrusive verb to describe what Bill does to Marty Robbins’s straightforward 3-chord country song, “Take Me Back To Tulsa” (by means of his sextuplet laced Russian monster fill).
Started out the morning at a coffee shop – the Frothy Monkey. Then to do some business and the business for a friend. That was fun as it took us inside the magnificent Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville, one of the best halls acoustically anywhere. (I had the great opportunity to hear Peter Serkin perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, and a few weeks later at Schermerhorn – Schermerhorn is a much better venue). We made an embarrassing 7-8 minute video, starting onstage and then progressing/regressing through some backstage fancy rooms. Fancy fancy. I should link or upload the video to this blog but not if good sense and adequate judgment prevails.
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Last night I learned about bath bombs and Tervis shakers. The bath bombs excited my excessively girly girly friend, while the Tervis shaker we found at Bed, Bath & Beyond in mall-infested Williamson County, was a Patriots shaker. I’ll now be able to make my Irish versions of caipirinhas here in Middle Tennessee using my new New England Patriots Tervis shaker.
Back to these are a few of my favorite Twitter things. When the dog bites, when the bee stings. I’m still stuck on that Mary Poppins’ song. This time – the letter “B.”
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Dr. E. Michael Harrington
My Favorite Twitter Accounts: The letter “B”
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Good tweets but I’d rather they get more stiff, uptight and British. Must BBC6 Music News like “gossip?” Huh? “Your music news fix, including exclusive interviews with all the big names, the latest gig news, behind the scenes insights, festival updates and gossip.”
Insightful technology writer for Huffington Post. I’m on her Vibrate My iPhone 5 Now list and always look forward to her articles. And she had the wisdom to interview me once.
Beatallica started as a concept – “what if Metallica were a Beatles cover band?” That was brilliant and so was the manifestation of what Beatallica does – a brilliant parody/mashup of both groups but performed live. I became good friends with Beatallica in my role as their expert witness.
“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University – exploring cyberspace, sharing in its study, and helping to pioneer its development.” What’s not to love about that mission statement?
Bethany Simpson is “LA Media Director with equal interest in creativity and logic.” And she follows me on Twitter and is a joy to read.
They count, quantize and know what’s what and who’s who on P2P networks.
Big Gay Ice Cream is how to
1. run an ice cream truck (trust me – I spent 3 summers as an ice cream man)
2. do gourmet ice cream
3. travel to great neighborhoods in Manhattan (what isn’t a great neighborhood in Manhattan?)
4. interact with the public by means of Twitter
5. be gay
If you have that music/music industry affliction, you have to pay some attention to Billboard and its Twitter accounts. Damn shame when that happens. : )
I’ll write it again: If you have that music/music industry affliction, you have to pay some attention to Billboard and its Twitter accounts. Damn shame when that happens. : )
The 3rd time is the charm: If you have that music/music industry affliction, you have to pay some attention to Billboard and its Twitter accounts. Damn shame when that happens. : )
Boing Boing is wicked cool – always featuring things you didn’t know you’d love to know. Today’s top two (2) headlines: “Porcupine Bites Skier” and “Malls Are Dying.” (I’m sorry to hear about the skier, but I hope the mall story is true.)
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is the world’s best orchestra. Calm down you Chicago and Berlin types. You’re great too but…. Where was it I grew up? Chicago? Berlin? No, Cambridge and Framingham. The Boston Symphony Orchestra was our hometown team. Ergo, we win.
Brad Paisley is an extremely-talented songwriter, guitarist, musician (usually different than the other nouns I’ve provided in this sentence), singer, lyricist. And he does Twitter very well. Exceedingly well. (I’d guess that this is the first time in my www.emichaelmusic.com world that I’ve used the word, “exceedingly.”)
From his Twitter account: “Digital Librarian.” Kahle is just a digital librarian in the same way that Gonzalo Rubalcaba is just a pianist. http://openlibrary.org http://brewster.kahle.org
“Webinars and video for professionals and their communities.” I especially like them because I was one of their one-hour webinars. (E. Michael Harrington at BrightTALK, June 9, 2009)
“The latest business news and analysis.” Business Insider is always a great read. Even if you have no interest in business, you will enjoy BusinessInsider.
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As always, I welcome your feedback on best Twitter accounts, as well as recommendations/suggestions for music, tech, law, communication and business ideas.