Archives / June, 2008

New Band To Check Out – Pela

My friend, Julie Penner was kind enough to give me a copy of Pela:  Anytown Graffiti the other day.  I really like it.  The New York-based band describes themselves as a "Rock and Roll" band, but that’s somewhat limiting. They’ve got the excitement and energy of the Killers, but with a more acoustic and soft…

There is no "I" in Foundry

For those of you not familiar with the Foundry Group, we collectively author a blog about our investment themes, our portfolio companies and what we think differentiates us from other venture capitalists. Today’s post on the Foundry Group blog is titled "There is no "I" in Foundry," which describes our team approach to running Foundry…

We Love Our Executive Coach

Yes, you read the title correctly. The five of us employ an executive coach and we love her. Who is she and what does she do? Her name is Nancy Raulston and she is the founder of perspective2. What she does is facilitate human capital and executive team development in ways that we aren’t qualified…

Roland, You Let Me Down

I’ve dealt a lot with the Roland Corporation through the years.  I’ve bought a dozen keyboards, and half a dozen drums sets from them over the years.  They’ve always been one of my favorite companies, both on the product and support side of the house. That was until yesterday, however. While practicing for our gig,…

Only In Boulder – Free Medical Care While You Eat!

I love Boulder.  It’s a very unique place.  Today was a perfect example why: In case you haven’t been spammed by Ryan and I yet via email, Facebook or blogs, let me be the first to tell you that our band, Soul Patch is playing this Saturday, June 21st at Redfish Brewhouse at 9:30pm.  It’s…

Facebook in Reality

If you haven’t seen it, this is really funny.  Imagine if meeting friends / reconnecting with your past in real life was just like Facebook.  Classic.

Pandora Rocks

Music discovery has never been more difficult for me. First of all, I have less time than I’ve ever had to listen to new music, whether it’s going to concerts, listening to the radio (satellite or terrestrial) or simply browsing the inventory at Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes. And frankly, even if I had copious amounts…