Couple of things about where I’m at right now:
- What’s On my iPod?
Ok. Overdone, but not to me. So here goes:
- Gustav Holst — “Mars the Bringer of War” from The Planets. (I actually like “Jupiter” more because there’s a theme in there that my wife and I used as the procession at our wedding.)
- Raffi — “Tingalayo” from One Light, One Sun. My son gives me a great opportunity to listen to Raffi and not feel childish. 🙂
- Jale — “Drag” from So Wound. (I’m grooving on Jale recently. They are sort of local and sort of coming out of the old grunge scene. But they are great for sure.)
- Robert Charlebois — “Demain L’hiver”. (A separatist-ish Quebecois singer song-writer from the 60s. After Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, maybe the best Canadian song writer ever. I love this song, alot of interesting tirades in french that are both sassy and hilarious.)
- Gladys Knight and the Pips “Every beat of my heart”. (Sweet, sweet voice that Gladys Knight.)
- Edith Piaf, “Histoire de Coeur.” (I love that French cafe sound and noone does it better than Edith Piaf.)
- Leonard Cohen “Sisters of Mercy”. (There’s Leonard! My favorite. I am clapping somewhere in the recording of this song from his Live album.)
- The Clash “Know Your Rights”. (Sarcastic lyrics with cool bass guitar.)
- Ives “Symphony no. 2”. (Charles Ives is wonderful. Always surprising.)
- Bill Henderson “I’ve Got a Crush on You.” (I’m a Gershwin fan.)
- What’s MPOW?
Halifax Public Libraries. That’s Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada — not England. I’m the eLearning Services Manager there.
- My Philosophy?
Probably a pragmatist. I don’t believe in complaining without offering something resembling a solution to go with it. As far as religion, spirituality, etc., i say — “do what works.” If the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster bring spiritual fulfillment, then that’s the way to go.
I think I would like to help communities build libraries in developing countries.
- What are you reading right now?
David Vise and Mark Malseed, The Google Story. A little rah-rah, but Google anything is an amazing story.
- Favorite thing to do?
Playing with my son. I want to get back into playing badminton again, though. I also used to sing some jazz.
- Why did you start a blog?
I realized that I was a bit isolated at MPOW from a learning perspective. I am sort of like a department of one, which means I don’t get to talk about things techie with others very often. So, blogging is my way of gathering a network of people who know more about this stuff than I do.
- Other social softwares?
I don’t use Flickr to the max because I don’t own a digital camera. I hate taking photos anyway.
I have a MySpace account but i don’t really use it.
I guess the online networking thing is not something I’m attached to that much.
I think I said before that I am more interested in people’s ideas than I am their lives. That’s supposed to be an entp trait. But I have a few good online friends that keep me in touch.
That’s it for now. In lieu of good discussion, I offer this. I hope it is reasonably interesting.