Mar 10, 2013  •  In Entertainment, Music, NYC, Reviews

StubHub: Fantastic Customer Service

This weekend is the last that J and I will have together before his parents return to China. We decided to take full advantage of this with a dinner & theater date last night — we were finally going to watch Wicked on Broadway! After a delicious dinner at Thalia, we made our way over to the Gershwin Theatre and handed over our tickets to the doorman. He scanned the tickets… “I’m sorry. Please go to that gentleman at the box office and tell him these tickets are marked as fraud.” We had purchased these tickets on StubHub, which we…
Oct 29, 2011  •  In Entertainment, Funny, Music

The History of Rap, Part 3

If you’re in the middle of Snowtober 2011 like us, you’re probably taking it easy this Saturday night. And if you’re looking for something to occupy yourself — even if for just a few minutes, I’ve got just the thing for you. Presenting The History of Rap, Part 3, starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake! And just in case you missed the first two… Enjoy!…
Oct 15, 2011  •  In Gadgets, Geek, Music, Personal

Music Typewriter

I love typewriters. I have studied music since the age of 5. So how can I not fall in love with this Keaton Music Typewriter, which allows the user to type musical notes on blank sheet music? According to musicprintinghistory.org: The Keaton Music Typewriter was first patented in 1936 (14 keys) by Robert H. Keaton from San Francisco, California. Another patent was taken out in 1953 (33 keys) which included improvements to the machine. The machine types on a sheet of paper lying flat under the typing mechanism. There are several Keaton music typewriters thought to be in existence in…
Feb 22, 2011  •  In Korean, Music, Personal

KPop is Now a Legitimate Global Force

SeoulBeats writes: There was a great story about Kpop and how it is becoming a legitimate global force in the music industry on Monocle, an hour long show about international news, culture, and design run by the same team that runs the magazine of the same name for Bloomberg.  Based in London, the show’s hosts talked to entertainment industry leaders about the impact that Kpop is making around the world utilizing the power of social media.  It’s definitely worth watching, check it out below. I encourage anyone with an interest in KPop and/or Korean culture and its heavy foray into…
Dec 1, 2010  •  In Funny, Geek, Music

Cosplay With My Heart

I know that Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” is one of the most overplayed songs of the year, but I love it all the same for the catchy tune and oh-so-sweet lyrics. When I see your face there’s not a thing I wouldn’t change‘Cause you’re amazing, just the way you areAnd when you smile, the whole world stops and stare for a while‘Cause you’re amazing, just the way you are So when College Humor released the parody song and video, “Cosplay With My Heart,” I immediately pressed ‘play’ and allowed my geeky side to mingle with my inner…