I was sorting through some of my old notes and I came across a quote that I jotted down during a presentation by Massive (the guys who do in-game advertising). Talking about why gaming is more impactful than TV:
You can’t play games and do something else at the same time. Or someone will sneak up from behind you and stab you.
I think it’s because I spent 2 hours with a bunch of ‘suits’ yesterday. And it really made me feel very grateful that I don’t work in that kind of environment. It’s silly, but it makes a big difference to me…
Sorry for the blog quietness. Although I’ve not been busy blogging I have been busy doing other things. Like working. And more excitingly trying to buy a house in Brighton. I’m looking forward to living near the sea.
From this you can take it that my I Love London blog experiment failed… Or perhaps it was a resounding success in as far as it helped me to focus on the issue.
There’s something really compelling about looking inside the ‘sharp objects’ bin at airports. Especially now that they have things like hair conditioner in there. I think it’s to do with the fact that there’s essentially a bunch of really safe objects in there, but in the back of my mind I’m somehow expecting to see a mini-Bond gun, or at the very least a flick knife.
Ben and his friend Tom have set up a music subscription service. But it’s not a digital thing. It’s a real music thing. A CDs and records thing.
It’s a simple idea, you let them know what music you like and they’ll send you things that they think you’ll be into every month. You choose the number of albums you want.
Then every month some choice new tunes will drop through your letterbox. And if you really don’t like something you can send it back the next month (freepost!).
Normally I’d be a bit skeptical about this. How good will their recommendations be? Won’t it just be standard fodder? Won’t theyl just be firing out stuff that labels have given them for free? But in this case I know for a fact that the guys behind it really know their musical onions. And they’ll stretch my musical mind in interesting ways. And they’re good guys.
There’s something quite exciting about real people editing music for you personally. I’m looking forward to my first box. I’ll let you know how it goes…