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In Seattle this week

I'm leaving for Seattle today, so if you're in the area and want to meet up, please email (headrush[at]wickedlysmart[dot]com). I'll be speaking at Amazon on Tuesday, and Microsoft on Wednesday, then my co-conspirators and I are all going to the DJ LTJ Bukem show Wednesday night at Chop Suey:
Ltjbukem
(We LOVE this guy)

From Thursday through Sunday, I'll be on Bainbridge Island, doing our version of a three-day-book-jam with Bert, Eric, and Beth--we're all trying desperately to meet deadlines on three books between the four of us. We found on two other occasions that when the four of us are all locked in a house with our four computers, Eric's killer stereo, take-out food, an illegal amount of Bawls, and 72 hours worth of ambient/techno/electronica/drum&bass, we can get a ton of pages done.

So, if you're at Amazon on Tuesday or Microsoft on Wednesday, stop by and say hi. And if you're on Bainbridge, I'm considering moving there (part of the reason for going), so we will be taking some time to explore the island. (We're hoping to meet up with fellow Bainbridgers Ted and Julie Leung.)

If my sources are correct, y'all in Seattle/Bainbridge don't lack for broadband, so I can still check in and post to the blog during this trip.

Posted by Kathy on September 19, 2005 | Permalink

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I'm jealous, LTJ Bukem rules. I don't count myself as being deeply into drum and bass but I'll listen to anything as long as it's done really well and LTJ Bukem does drum and bass really really well.

Jealous.

Posted by: Tim Case | Sep 19, 2005 10:02:26 AM

Two questions:

What are all three books in progress?
Do you listen to Dieselboy or any of the darker dnb guys?

Posted by: Rob Sanheim | Sep 19, 2005 11:25:52 AM

I'm so jealous, I'd sell my house to see him :(

Him, Dieselboy and all others :(

Posted by: deea | Sep 19, 2005 11:59:57 AM

I love LTJ. I was scheduled to see him in New Orleans a day before the hurricane hit, so obviously I missed him. Conrad puts on a good show!

Posted by: Gil | Sep 19, 2005 12:52:12 PM

Rocken! I live in Seattle. I've been an avid reader of your blog for sometime and will reward you with a beer, should I see you.

Posted by: Peter Brown | Sep 19, 2005 2:25:15 PM

Hey Kathy. I've lived on Bainbridge for 11 years now. It's a pretty cool place to live. We even have a kick ass skatepark :-)

Posted by: Brian L. | Sep 19, 2005 3:21:40 PM

Hey guys, anyone that can make it to Seattle Wed, LTJ is playing here: http://www.chopsuey.com/calendar.html

Posted by: Eric Freeman | Sep 19, 2005 11:36:24 PM

Great to have you visit our little corner of the world. On BI go beyond the skate park and wander the Grand Forest or rent a bike and have fun on the hills!

I've been reading the site for a while and it has definetly helped me! Who knows at some point it might push me beyond my comfort zone and get me online!

Stop by the Pub for a good brew and meal.

Posted by: anon | Sep 20, 2005 12:51:52 PM

Yikes, sorry to miss your visit (snowed under with deadlines) but hope you have a productive visit and that the jamathon produces (I think I need to do that with my weeny little chapter too. Oi. Just reminds me. Ouch)

Posted by: Nancy White | Sep 21, 2005 4:21:39 PM

Gee -

I wish I had known you were coming earlier - we'd love to get you to come talk at the University of Washington some time. Let me know next time you're heading up this way!

Posted by: Oren Sreebny | Sep 22, 2005 2:46:48 PM

Kathy - do you know when/where you'll be talking at Microsoft on Wednesday? I'd like to get it into my calendar early :)

Posted by: Jonathan Hardwick | Sep 25, 2005 10:56:09 PM

Kathy: I only have a little LTJ Bukem. Who else do you recommend that is similar?


You might be interested in Launchcast (Yahoo music). You can hone in on a very specific subset (like melodic trance) and yet hear new music extremely often. Check out mine, for example, at http://music.yahoo.com/launchcast/station.asp?u=1227435867 (I think you'll need a yahoo ID, but that's free.)

It's basically streaming music where you can rate each song and therefore it gets better and better at what you listen to.

I work on-site very often so I don't get to listen as much as I'd like (clients tend not to like streaming music on their internet connection), but it's a great way to get deeper into music I'd never otherwise hear.

I'm sure it's just as deep in bluegrass music. Unless you want to upgrade to Launchcast Plus and have mood-specific subsets, you might want to try multiple yahoo IDs for your various tastes... though I'd be really interested to find out what music Launchcast would recommend to someone who rates both drum & bass and bluegrass both very highly!


Posted by: John Smart | Sep 26, 2005 1:14:53 PM

i don't know what to say... drum n bass may have it's high moments and its inevitable lows... but one thing is for sure... LTJ knows his shit. whether music releases... genre switching... and label dysfunction... his mixes and his performances never fail to entertain the masses all over the world.

2006. bring it.

Posted by: johnbas | Jun 1, 2006 7:08:26 PM

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