I’m not the first one to say this, and won’t be the last: I’m fairly certain that we’ve lost our collective minds. We used to buy stuff and it lasted a long time. Now we consider a $600 phone to be ancient after two years, and we desperately need to…

It took a long time to get this right. A. Long. Time.

This is not your typical start up product launch story. I don’t have a burn rate, I don’t have to get something to market in 6 months. This is mostly because I don’t have payroll to meet, or rent on a shop to pay. I have a full time job…

Live music is hard to shoot. 

Ash Tanasiychuk is a Vancouver based photographer, artist and founder of VANDOCUMENT, an organisation hell bent on interviewing, recording, filming and snapping as much music and art in Vancouver as possible. Here’s a Interview with Ash about getting great shots of live musicians.

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Say “no”, even if it’s the stupidest thing to do.

Over shadowed by the Nest purchase, only the most savvy VC’s have been following the biggest story not to make news. Google’s offer to Modern Amp. Most people would jump at the chance to be bought by Google, and $700 million for a company that has yet to incorporate certainly…

A Test for Music, and Christmas Tunes Fail.

Do you only listen to indie rock in September? Metal exclusively in January? Of course not. The music you like is what you’re into, it has no season. But Christmas music fails my new hastily constructed (and probably already thought of) test: Would you ever listen to this when it’s…

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The Future of Medium is not Networking.

Posts should say something interesting, maybe inspire, or horrify, but always inform. Medium is more interesting if it’s more than just a way of reaching a lot of readers. It’s more than a way of making connections. If all I do is practice making good ad copy, then all I’m…

A family of 3 Living in less than 500 sq ft

My family — me, my partner of 12 years, and our 5 year old son have recently spent a whole year of living in less than 500 sq ft. This isn’t a story of sacrifice, or hard times, or living in an ocean side hut of some poor, but simple…

Less making university more like work, more about making work like university.

My parents are British, working class, both born in 1944. Their first years were on rations. They came from large families. They did well in school, but as working class kids, university was not a likely option. They both made it into the military, and because of either their luck…

it’s like dating without the STDs.

I can only speak from personal experience, but playing music with other people is one of the great joys you can have. The reason is simple: Making music connects people. It connects you in a way that a conversation can’t. It’s what makes writing about it so hard. …

Modern Amplification

We build guitar amps that look good in your living room, sound great on stage. Follow us for new music, old music, or stories about music. www.modernamp.com

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