Cooking with Carl via FaceTime.

Cooking with Carl via FaceTime.

It’s a Sony #sony #walkman #wm10ii #stereocassetteplayer #sonywalkman #audiotimecapsule (at xDJs Tower)

It’s a Sony #sony #walkman #wm10ii #stereocassetteplayer #sonywalkman #audiotimecapsule (at xDJs Tower)

Here’s the simple rule. If someone makes you an offer, it’s because they’re interested. If they’re interested, you should negotiate. Not accept; negotiate.
http://www.danshapiro.com/blog/2013/05/3-worst-startup-mistakes-made-on-best-reality-show/
Sunday morning IDE: Bic and unruled 3x5 index cards

Sunday morning IDE: Bic and unruled 3x5 index cards

We spend a lot of time playing with our app in the car; it’s a great environment for auditioning new music.
We’ve tried most every phone mount, now we’re giving this beast a try. Say hello to the Sony XSP-N1BT Bluetooth smartphone cradle receiver. 

We spend a lot of time playing with our app in the car; it’s a great environment for auditioning new music.

We’ve tried most every phone mount, now we’re giving this beast a try. Say hello to the Sony XSP-N1BT Bluetooth smartphone cradle receiver

If only there were 16x9 index cards.

If only there were 16x9 index cards.

We should have had an xdjs World Cup viewing party and post about it to Instagram and twitter like everyone else
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If somebody listens to a song, I don’t care! I don’t wanna know. If they click to Like it, that’s a little bit more interesting, but if somebody feels strongly enough about a record to spend money on it, or more importantly to support the artist that made it, and maybe write a little about why they like it, THEN I’m interested.
Ethan Diamond, BandCamp
The best ideas are born in the crucible of dark izakayas

The best ideas are born in the crucible of dark izakayas

Interesting slides on SoundCloud demographics from a 2013 study conducted by On Device Research (slides taken from http://youtu.be/gUuY6KcqcHE?t=8m36s)

Creator/Listener

  • 1 in 4 of SoundCloud’s most active and engaged listeners are also creators
  • Most listening happened via mobile on their own
  • Love to share online via multiple social media
  • When not listening they are active social people, preferring sports and socializing in their offline lives

Listener

  • Male, 28
  • Spends $24/m on music
  • Lives in US urban area
  • Aware of 10 services
  • Uses 5 in parallel: YouTube, iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, SoundCloud
  • "I know what I want to listen to: artists I like"
  • "I choose consciously what I want to listen to next - it’s part of my daily life to discover new content and listen to music that I like"
  • "I use SoundCloud to music and audio. I also actively share content"

A Day in the Life of a Listener

  • Morning: live audio on their own in the car
  • Most 3-5h listening sessions start after 10am
  • Lunch: peak listening time of the day and transactional listening through social sharing
  • Back home: at home via home entertainment with friends & family throughout the evening
Using Crush to listen to a16z podcast coverage of WWDC. Tempted to tap “chorus”

Using Crush to listen to a16z podcast coverage of WWDC. Tempted to tap “chorus”

Whelmed by WWDC 2014

In April, Apple offered the right to buy WWDC 2014 tickets on lottery basis.

Carl won, but C.Y. didn’t.

After a little discussion, we decided it wasn’t worth going if only one of us was there. Judging from today’s press and Twitter coverage, that worked out in our favor - there were no new announcements for which we’d change our product.

iOS 8, you have one job: cut this shit out #notenoughstorage #icloudbackup #wakinguptowarnings #notonbrand #iphone #icloud #lockscreen #fail

iOS 8, you have one job: cut this shit out #notenoughstorage #icloudbackup #wakinguptowarnings #notonbrand #iphone #icloud #lockscreen #fail

Must photograph all consumables with Carl at Tartine Bakery & Cafe – View on Path.

Must photograph all consumables with Carl at Tartine Bakery & Cafe – View on Path.

This is the part of the music discovery problem we’re solving.

This is the part of the music discovery problem we’re solving.

We're building an app for falling in love with new music.

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