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I’m a VC – My First Foray Into Film Making

Last May, I got an idea stuck in my head that I should create a music video to promote the release of Venture Deals:  Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, written by yours truly and my partner Brad Feld.  It was a germination of a conversation that I had with Emily Mendell (VP…

Next Big Sound Powers Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

Today, Next Big Sound and Billboard announced the birth of the Social 50 which ranks the top 50 musical artists on the world’s leading social media sites. Given the upheaval in the music industry in that it has moved away from radio spins and record sales as the sole factors in achieving success, it’s great…

Next Big Sound 2.0

Over the past year and a half I’ve had a front row seat to the development of Next Big Sound. From my earliest phone calls with CEO Alex White to mentoring the team through the TechStars program here in Boulder, I’ve watched them go from passionate music fans and talented founders to building a company…

Drummer Gone Wild

As a former drummer, I like to poke fun at drummers.  They/we are all wired just a bit “differently.”  A while ago, I listed my favorite drummer jokes and the post is now one of the top search results on Google.  Yesterday, my friend John Bliss, CEO of Blipsnips, sent me this great video of…

The Worst Song Ever (or why Notre Dame stinks)

Alright, I know I’m going to get flamed on this one, but as a Michigan Wolverine, I can’t resist.  Today, a friend of mine sent me the video below entitled “We are Notre Dame.”  It’s the worst song that I’ve heard.  Period.  The video isn’t any better and the fact the school endorsed it by…

Best Guitar Show Ever?

Maybe.  Quite Maybe.  Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing the Larry Carlton Trio, featuring Robben Ford with Ryan and Jacqueline at the Boulder Theater.  So, in reality, it was a quartet, but I didn’t mind the misnomer.  One extra set of hands of guitar awesomeness is fine by me. For those of you…

More Music Recommendations

I’ve been completely negligent updating my music recommendations (drinking too much beer, apparently), but today I updated my music page where you can find what I’m listening to and check out some of my own tunes as well. I promise to do a better job updating, so check back in over time. 

Them Crooked Vultures

No, this isn’t another lawyer blog, rather it’s a long time coming music review.  I’m totally digging Them Crooked Vultures.  Their debut and self-titled album is excellent. The band is fronted vocally and guitar-wise by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age Fame and backed up by Dave Grohl on drums and John Paul…

Whatever

I’m not sure how I missed this song when it came out, but I’m glad that I found it now.  Whatever.  Thanks to my friend Steve Tonsfeldt, one of my most trusted musical discovery folks as well as an incredible M&A lawyer for passing along.  See, I don’t hate all lawyers, despite rumors to the…