Tag: Steve Jobs

The Beatles come to iTunes

Yesterday Steve Jobb’s announced that Apple would be making a huge announcement today. This morning we found out that the announcement would be……The Beatles!

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Fake Steve Jobs Introduces iSierra Music Festival

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules.” So sayeth Steve Jobs, the innovator affectionately parodied in this terrific video preview for this summer’s High Sierra Music Festival taking place July 1-4 in Quincy,…

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Joan Baez: Human Being, Pacifist, Folksinger

Before there was Ani DiFranco there was Joan Baez. Bob Dylan’s former muse was pilloried as “phony Joanie” in the American press because of her public protests against America’s involvement in Vietnam and then for visiting Hanoi. Numerous causes later, the folk-singing pacifist, 68, is enjoying a late-game surge of interest with last year’s Steve…

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LSD-Inventor Albert Hoffman Writes Apple CEO Steve Jobs

By Richard Gehr Ryan Grimm neatly distills the fascinating historical confluence of psychedelic drugs (mostly LSD) and computer culture in this Huffington Post excerpt from his forthcoming book, This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in the United States. The surprising bit, however, is this reproduction of a 2007 handwritten…