Most large U.S. corporations are run like the Soviet Union economy … with their emphasis on central plans and the details which spell out expectations for managers’ actions, … a remarkable effective way of killing creativity and entrepreneurship.
I have cooked dinner a lot more often recently. The meal includes the same boring ingredients, but I have tried to make them taste better. I eat chicken almost ever single day of the week, but I get tired of the same old thing pretty easily.
I was especially proud of the dinner tonight. I call this pan-roasted chicken breast with spinach. It is very simple to make, and the meal takes about 30 minutes. You just have to sear each side of chicken for roughly 4 minutes, and you throw it in the oven at 350° F for 12-15 minutes. The chicken is the key. You can mix whatever side you would like with it.
A few months ago, I posted some local bands that I enjoy listening to here. From what I have seen, all the bands are still going strong, but one of the bands has changed its name. They were known as Something About Chinamen, but they are now known as Apt.4B. You can find them on YouTube here.
They have some new songs out, and they continue to get better.
James Blake and Bon Iver performing on the same track. I love it!
At the end of last week, I got to finally see Julia Nunes in concert. I have listened to her music for the past 10 years, but she has never come to a place that I could make it to. She travels all over the country doing Living Room Shows. She also does bigger shows, but these are the most intimate type of musical show that I have ever seen. It is just the musician and the fans. When I say fans, I am talking about 50 people who go to someone’s house. I don’t think that the show could really get any better. From the picture below, you can see how close I was.
After the show, she did a meet and greet. I got a picture with her, and she signed a vinyl album that I purchased. It was great all around for me. The person on the left is Julia, and the person on the right is the percussionists, Julia’s girlfriend, and internet sensation, Danielle Owens-Reid.
I was a little skeptical about going to a show like this, but I will definitely be attending again. Julia was a little sick, but she was still a great singer. She sounds amazing acoustically. I love her albums, but I think that acoustic performances are where she shines. I am also a little bit of an acoustic performance nut.