Archive for July, 2006

Open Letter to Mark Cuban

0

Mark,

My idea for the movie biz challenge.

Take the best of the Alamo Draft House concept of having food and drink served on counters at your seat and merge it with a low key touchscreen at each seat for ordering food and products, and roll in a perpetual “film festival” ambience and theme.

I can elaborate on all these in detail if you’re interested.

I have a friend in Austin who owns the old Aquarius movie theater in South Austin and he’s looking for a revival of it.  This would be an ideal test bed.

You’ve covered the kids and rowdy cell phone users.  This would be for the rest of us.  The SXSWers, the boomers, the quiet crowd.

I think I’ve got your answer.

Ok, blog reader if you’re scratching your head I need to fill you in on a little background.  Over the last few days, Mark Cuban has issued a “movie business challenge”.  It’s … well, here it is:

This is an open challenge. You come up with a solution, you get a job. Seriously.

This is the problem that consumes me more than what Free Agent we are going to sign. How to get the NBA to get their act together. Which 7-11 Im going to run by to get a sandwich. Its that important.

Only HDNet takes more time out my day than trying to solve this problem. Its the holy grail of the movie business. How do you get people out of the house to see your movie without spending a fortune. How can you convince 5 million people to give up their weekend and go to a theater to see a specific movie without spending 60mm dollars.

For those of you doing the math. You are right. Its not unusual to spend 8, 10 , 12 dollars PER PERSON that goes to a movie in the opening weekend. Shoot, its not unusual for studios to spend that much per person to get people to go to the theater through a movies entire run !

How crazy is it to spend more on marketing than the revenue recieved when they go to the movie ? Its double crazy because that revenue is split with the theater. So if a studio spends 12 bucks to get someone to go to the theater, they might only be getting 4 dollars back in return.

You would think that there has to be a better way than spending 1x, 2x, 3x or more times the initial revenue received opening weekend or week  ? Right ?

For all of you thinking that there are other downstream revenues such as PPV, DVD, TV, whatever….no shit. Yes, those revenue streams will benefit from the initial spend, but they dont make the economics of getting people into theaters any less frightening.

We are looking at affiliate programs. So people with lots of myspace or other social network friends  could get a buck or 2 or 3 if someone goes from their myspace page directly to fandago, moviefone, movietickets.com etc and buys a ticket to a film of ours prior to its release. Get 100 friends to buy tickets to a movie, get a 100 bucks from us.

We are looking at other similar ideas.

We already do movie marketing 101. We do buzz marketing. We put up videos all over the net. We set up websites, myspace accounts for the movies and its characters, we work with movie forums, we buy ads, etc, etc, etc. If its been done before, we are doing it.

So if you want a job, and have a great idea on how to market movies in a completely different way. If your idea works for any and all kinds of movies. If it changes the dynamics and the economics of promoting movies, email it or post it. If its new and unique, i want to hear about it. If its a different way of doing the same thing you have seen before, it probably wont get you a job, but feel free to try.

So go for it. Come up with a great idea that i want to use and I will come up with a job for you to make that idea happen.

for real.

source http://www.blogmaverick.com/

Freakonomics: rogue economist dissects Tour de France

0

This is a “recommended read”.  Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore the hidden site of everything, in this case, the reason Americans dominate the Tour de France.

Here’s an excerpt, and I highly recommend you click on the link at the end to read the rest of the story, the comments especially.

The U.S. national soccer team recently embarassed itself in the World Cup. During the Olympics, U.S. athletes regularly get beat in certain sports that, like soccer, are taken much more seriously in other countries than in ours.

So why have Americans done so well in the Tour de France?

American cyclists have won 10 of the past 20 TdF’s—well, two American cyclists: Greg Lemond (1986, 1989, 1990) and Lance Armstrong (1999-2005). And Floyd Landis, after a mind-blowing ride yesterday, may win this year’s. (Landis, btw, is a fascinating guy, who’s been riding with a degenerative hip; see Daniel Coyle’s recent profile and, even better, read Coyle’s book Lance Armstrong’s War.) And other American riders have been finishing very well in the TdF in recent years.

Why?

You’ll have to go to Freakonomics to find the answer!

 

Landis brings home the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France

2

The French rite of summer has just come to a close and the modest county, Mennonite kid from San Diego has brought home the gold, the yellow jersey.  Floyd Landis made the mostly ceremonial ride in to Paris today.

There’s something to be said for a sports event that lasts for 23 days, like the European month long vacations. 

from the very fine http://tdfblog.com

Michael Rasmussen’s tremendous breakaway win to La Toussuire, overshadowed by Landis’s attack the following day, shot him to the lead, and the overall win, in the climber’s polka-dot jersey competition.

Damiano Cunego, already a winner of the Giro d’Italia, takes the best young rider’s white jersey, just 38 seconds ahead of Marcus Fothen of Gerolsteiner. The pair were about 90 minutes ahead of the next competitor in the under-25 competition.

Saunier Duval’s David de la Fuente, the climbing jersey leader until Rasmussen’s big day out front, takes the overall “most combative rider” prize.

Landis took his final yellow jersey of the Tour with his daughter Ryan on the podium.

Post-race interview with Frankie Andreu: Landis says, “Right now, I have no intention of switching teams.” Leaves a little wiggle room, but sounds like the iShares team (as Phonak will be called next year) has its Tour captain for 2007.

Top 10:
1) Thor Hushovd, Credit Agricole, Norway, in 3:56:52
2) Robbie McEwen, Davitamon-Lotto, Australia, same time
3) Stuart O’Grady, CSC, Australia, s.t.
4) Erik Zabel, Milram, Germany, s.t.
5) Luca Paolini, Liquigas, Italy, s.t.
6) Samuel Dumoulin, AG2R, France, s.t.
7) Bernhard Eisel, Française des Jeux, Austria, s.t.
8) Anthony Geslin, Bouyges Telecom, France, s.t.
9) Alessandro Ballan, Lampre, Italy, s.t.
10) Peter Wrolich, Gerolsteiner, Austria, s.t.
Stage results

Overall:
1) Floyd Landis, Phonak, USA, in 89:39:30
2) Oscar Pereiro, Caisse d’Epargne, Spain, at :57
3) Andreas Klöden, T-Mobile, Germany, at 1:29
4) Carlos Sastre, CSC, Spain, at 3:13
5) Cadel Evans, Davitamon-Lotto, Australia, at 5:08
6) Denis Menchov, Rabobank, Russia, at 7:06
7) Cyril Dessel, AG2R, France, at 8:41
8) Christophe Moreau, AG2R, France, at 9:37
9) Haimar Zubeldia, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Spain, at 12:05
10) Michael Rogers, T-Mobile, Australia, at 15:07
Final overall standings

 

Floyd Landis – Superman? from worst to best in one day

0

Two days ago Floyd Landis had one French newspapers depicted at the “worst performance in Tour history”. (pictured left on the podium with Bernard Hinault the five time Tour winner)

Yesterday, Floyd had what may be called the best peformance in Tour de France history.

The 30-year-old Landis, who said two weeks ago that he would soon need a full hip replacement, rebounded to ride alone to victory by almost six minutes in yesterday’s mountain stage.

The effort jumped Landis, who rides for the Swiss Phonak team, from 8 minutes, 8 seconds behind race leader Oscar Pereiro of Spain’s Caisse d’Epargne to third place, 30 seconds behind Pereiro and 18 seconds behind Carlos Sastre of CSC.

Landis performance was legendary, but he’s not satisfied. 

If you want to read a great cycling bloggers rundown, check out Martin Dugard’s blog, here’s a tidbit from that blog entry:

“That he did. Per his style, Landis didn’t explode away from the peloton in the manner of most breakaways. Rather, he gradually left a yellow jersey group containing Oscar Pereiro, Cadel Evans, Andreas Kloden, and Denis Menchov. He tiptoes away like a cat burglar, as if afraid of drawing attention to himself. Landis then began an 80-mile individual time trial, constantly dousing himself with water on this humid mountain afternoon, at one point pulling so far ahead that he was the virtual leader of the race.” . . .

Ah… but when Floyd crossed the line today, fist thrust into the air and a scowl on his face, Amber Landis jumped up and down. “Oh, baby!” she screamed, fighting back tears. Only this time they were tears of joy. And, if I am to be honest here, I was a little misty, too…

So tomorrow the stage is a little on the downhill side, a 120-mile run from Morzine down into Macon. Teams might try to take a little bite out of Landis, hoping to gain a few seconds on him before Saturday’s time trial. With Pereiro (with whom Landis ate breakfast this morning, just the two of them) 30 seconds in front and Sastre 18 seconds up, Landis is close enough that a powerful time-trial Saturday will likely win him the Tour.”

Like I said, it’s a great blog entry from a guy who was sitting watching the race with Amber Landis.  http://blogs.active.com/dugard/ 

This race, can you believe it, could go right down to the Champs Elysees on Sunday.

 

 

Floyd Landis amazing recovery

0

“I am here to win the Tour de France” was the reply given when he was asked to comment on his amazing comeback in today’s stage of the tour de france at the podium. At the start of the last mountain stage, the favourites for the yellow jersey were, the current holder Oscar Perreiro, Menchov, Carlos Sastre, Dressel and a few others. But Floyd Landis wasn’t even counted as a contender anymore.

At yesterdays mountain stage, Landis lost 10 minutes to Perreiro for an overall deficit of 8 minutes.

Coming into the final mountain stage today, no one expected Landis to be in the top 5 fnish let alone the maillot jaune (yellow jersey), but after todays incredible breakaway from the peloton, Landis managed to build up a 7 minute lead which he held on till the finish of the 200.5 km mountain stage with steep ascents amounting to upto 10 degrees in the final 20 kms.

Today’s stage was an awesome comeback by Landis, who had been written off by the Frech Press sometime back, when he held the yellow jersey, as some one who wasnt really worthy of it.

Like the OLN announcers said, Landis seemed like a man possessed. He didn’t know what went wrong yesterday having cracked in the final 20 kms losing a huge 10 minutes. He made no excuses and today he was the man to reckon. 

As of today Perreiro leads in the general classification, with Sastre 12 seconds behind and Landis 30 seconds back. So who’s it going to be? Saturday’s time trial should tell the tale of this year’s Tour de France.

Lance Armstrong, Cat Osterman, Vince Young and McConaughey at the espy’s

1

Vince Young and Cat Osterman: Big 12 Athletes of the Year

Vince Young and Cat Osterman have been named the Big XII Players of the Year. Vince Young led his team to a last minute victory in the Rose Bowl and became the first person to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Cat Osterman had a 38-4 record this season with a 0.42 ERA. She pitched 36 complete games with 28 shutouts, 5 no-hitters, 11 one-hitters, 12 two-hitters and also set a CWS record with 18 strikeouts in a single game.

So it’s not too surprising that Cat and Vince were also nominated for the same award at the 2006 ESPYS. Cat won an award for best female college athlete, Young won for “championship performance” and UT’s victory over Southern California in the Rose Bowl was named best game.

Lance Armstrong emceed the event and did a great job as a deadpan comedian, proving that Saturday Night Live wasn’t just a fluke.  He pointed out Austin’s Mathew McConaughey in the audience as the “sexiest man alive” and then chided the audience that you don’t all have to look at him, we know what he looks like, then he motioned to Gyllenhaal, the co-star of “Brokeback Mountain,” and said “Up here Jake, eyes front!”  Answering his own question “What am I doing here” he said he told the producers “Are you kidding, I would give my left ball” to do the gig.

Lance Gets Bawdy at the ESPY Awards| Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, Lance Armstrong

“Lance Armstrong raised eyebrows – and got laughs – as host of Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards, where he cracked crude jokes about new best friends Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey.” – People

The actors, who’ve been photographed recently clad in Spandex and biking with Armstrong, were in the audience at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. Armstrong, in a reference to Gyllenhaal’s Brokeback Mountain role, asked why Gyllenhaal was sitting in the front when Armstrong thought he preferred to be “in the rear”. . . Of the theater, people.” – People

 
Armstrong took a punch at the World Cup runner-up French Soccer team, saying “all their players tested positive … for being assholes.”  Part of the Lance Love Hate French thing.
 
People: At the afterparty at the Mondrian Hotel’s Skybar, Armstrong, McConaughey and Gyllenhaal hung out with actors Cole Hauser and Matthew Perry, while Arizona Cardinals footballer Matt Leinart stuck with Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo. Other guests included Ashley Judd, Brandy, Venus and Serena Williams and Kiefer Sutherland.
 
And there were the young Afghan girls who were honored by the ESPYs with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for defying Taliban authorities to play soccer.

Here’s the link to the YouTube video of Lance at the Espy’s

 

Tour de France alp d’Huez – the moment of truth has arrived

0

Alp d’Huez – the first major climbs of the Tour de France
picture left – “No dad, I beat you by 30 minutes on Alp D’Huez, not 20 minutes.” a tour watcher at TourWatch 2005 at Central Market.  You’ll see more of this little scene in the world premiere of our upcoming video podcast of TourWatch 2005 on July 30th.  We’re not at Central Market this year watching the Tour, but we have video of last year’s huge event that we’ll publish online.

So today is Alp D’Huez and I’m watching on OLN.  This is Floyd Landis chance to put his stamp on the Tour de France.  But there are many challengers.  Usually, the Tour the winner of today’s stage goes on to win the Tour de France.

Tour de France alp d’Huez – the moment of truth has arrived

0

Alp d’Huez – the first major climbs of the Tour de France
picture left – “No dad, I beat you by 30 minutes on Alp D’Huez, not 20 minutes.” a tour watcher at TourWatch 2005 at Central Market.  You’ll see more of this little scene in the world premiere of our upcoming video podcast of TourWatch 2005 on July 30th.  We’re not at Central Market this year watching the Tour, but we have video of last year’s huge event that we’ll publish online.

So today is Alp D’Huez and I’m watching on OLN.  This is Floyd Landis chance to put his stamp on the Tour de France.  But there are many challengers.  Usually, the Tour the winner of today’s stage goes on to win the Tour de France.

Tour de France Stage 5 – flying Australian

0

Austin, Texas – Last year we were sitting at Central Market watching the Tour de Lance and this year we are at home watching OLN channel 470 on Time Warner (and getting more work done). OLN is doing their usual terrific job. Beauvais to Caen – The fifth stage of the 2006 Tour de France is getting under way today, Thursday in the northern French city of Beauvais.

Yesterday the flying Australian Robbie Mcewen won the sprint and Thor Hushovd got “relegated” to 148th place, I guess for pushing the guy next to him near the finish. Pooh!

Floyd Landis is playing it cool riding in the “safety zone” outside of the dense peloton. Phonak is riding out in front most of the time. Today’s stage 5, which covers 225 kilometres or 139.81 miles to the city of Caen in Normandy, presents the 172 riders left in the race with only four modest climbs and is likely therefore to end in another mass sprint to the finish.

1 kilometer = 0.621371192 miles

World road race champion Tom Boonen of Belgium had been expected to rule the stages, but his best showing so far has been a second place on Monday. The 25-year-old sprint specialist for the Quick Step team has been upstaged by last year’s Tour de France sprint champion Robbie McEwen, who won his second stage of this year’s Tour on Wednesday and took over the green jersey of the sprint points leader.

However, when Thursday’s stage got under way, Boonen was still dressed in the Tour de France’s most important color, the yellow jersey signifying the leader in the overall standings. He leads another sprinter, Australian Michael Rogers, by 1 second, with American George Hincapie 5 seconds behind in third place. The standings are not likely to change much until Saturday’s 52- kilometre individual time trial, which may go some way towards revealing the contenders for this year’s Tour de France title.

Is this the broken Tour?

0

http://www.olntv.com/tdf/ said it

If at first you don’t succeed, keep on trying. This was the motto of Matthias Kessler who stuck to his guns and won the classic stage from Esch-dur-Alzette in Luxembourg to Valkenberg in Holland.

 The previous day he had been wiped out just 50 years from the line, but not this time. It seems a lot of riders were tired after over 10 hours beneath a very hot sun in the past two days.  But behind the joy of a German winner, the was a lot of sadness as Alejandro Valverde, Fred Rodriguez and Eric Dekker all left the race with broken bones. Fred is the main lead-out man from the US for Aussie Robbie McEwen.   Fast Freddy, as he is known fell badly with Dekker and first reports say that he broke his wrist while Dekker has done the same to some teeth. All three were personalities that the race badly needs, but the loss of Valverde means the loss of a real overall favourite.  This, ironically, will favour the fortunes of American favourites George Hincapie, Floyd Landis and Levi Leipheimer, who today saw a danger man leave the Tour.

end quote

This year’s Tour de France, man.  A lot of broken men, broken bones, doping allegations, Lance sitting at home in Austin.  What’s going on?  I’m watching this year, and pulling for Hincapie, Landis, Leipheimer and the Norwegian Thor Hushov (it’s in my blood).

Austin Bootstrapper Blogs

0

TourWatch2005 Press Release

0

Press Release Friday 6/24/2005 for immediate release
Austin’s TourWatch 2005, the USA’s largest Tour de France viewing party,
provides daily podcasts and video feeds at http://touroftexas.com

TourWatch 2005, a television viewing party for the Tour de France, will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas.  The event website is http://touroftexas.com

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central.  The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

lance073.jpgThe Austin Podcasting Network TourWatch 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas  The event sponsored by Grande CommunicationsCircuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness Center, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).   

The TourWatch 2005 will  be showing the Tour de France on two 61″ large screen, high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and podcast over the Internet. 


The Discovery Channel is sending a 3 person crew to produce a documentary on the TourWatch 2005 Event and on Austin’s support of Lance in the Tour.  Austin’s KEYE TV 42 will be doing a special newscast to be called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on June 23. Newsweek will be featuring a piece on Austin’s TourWatch 2005 in the June 26 issue.


lance207.jpgTourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast and radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities. 


Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc).


The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and will be doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype.  The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.


If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast.  Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast. We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv.  So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show. Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details. 


Contact: Paul Terry Walhus 512.699.4000 or Stephen Dulaney 512.785.4701
email: touroftexas@touroftexas.com website http://touroftexas.com      


Tour de France Showings at Central Market, Austin, TX
 
July 2 – 24


Ongoing Coverage

Pre-race 7:30 – 8 am
Live 8 – 10:30 am
Re-air 11 – 1 pm
Re-air 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Re-air 4 – 6 pm

Pre-Race Show
7 – 7:30 pm

Primetime Coverage
7:30 – 10 pm
11 – 1:30 am

 


All times Central Standard Time

seeking developer for slides web 2.0 project

0

We think we may have one of the more interesting and exciting web development projects on the net right now.  It’s tag based searching with the display output being a slide show.

About 3–4 weeks ago we launched a site call http://web2.0slides.com and it got a surprising instant response.  It’s a slide show of 1,400 of the top new web 2.0 web sites.  Within two days of in house launch, we started getting blogged, listed, rated, linked to and buzzed about and we couldn’t figure out why.  Then we realized it was because we were getting noticed in referral logs by the web masters whose sites we were showcasing in our slideshow.

We’re planning several major releases of http://web2.0slides.com , http://tagslides.com and http://sportslides.com which will expand the idea of web2.0slides into all other major topics and categories that we can develop.

If you’re skilled in php, mysql, javascript, iframes, flash and have an understanding of new web 2.0 technologies, social networking, social bookmarking (a la http://stumbleupon.com , http://del.icio.us http://technorati.com and are knowledgeable about the blogosphere contact us!

Take a look at who is linking to us!

- http://www.stumbleupon.com/refer.html 6871 6881
- http://www.listible.com/list/complete-list-of-web-2-0-products-and-servi… 697 697
- http://del.icio.us/popular/ 444 444
- http://0slides.com/todd/ 403 403
- http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/list_of_web_20.php 381 381
- http://www.listible.com/list/web-2-0-sites 338 338
- http://0slides.com 303 313
- http://del.icio.us/popular/web2.0 294 294
- http://popurls.com 250 250
- http://blogs.itmedia.co.jp/speedfeed/2006/05/web20slides.html 218 218
- http://www.netwizz.net/blog/2006/05/12/273-web20slides 212 212
- http://www.bloglines.com/myblogs_display 209 210
- http://www.micropersuasion.com 152 152
- http://www.netvibes.com 134 134
- http://www.web2list.com/forum.php 132 132
- http://diggdot.us 130 130
- http://web2slides.com 116 116
- http://www.blinklist.com/tag/slideshow/ 114 114
- http://wwwhatsnew.blogspot.com 113 113
- http://www.anecdotot.net 111 111
- http://wwwhatsnew.blogspot.com/2006/05/web20slides-navega-por-la-web-20-… 110 110
- http://www.hamvideos.com 91 91
- http://akihitok.typepad.jp/blog/2006/05/web_20_web20sli_5368.html 86 86
- http://plog.longwin.com.tw/post/1/386 82 82
- http://www.netwizz.net/blog/ 77 77

perfect home office for tech company or web developer Austin TX

0

cchome004.jpgHome/Office for rent in Cedar Creek, Texas  View pictures This is a gorgeous central Texas Cedar Creek (Bastrop) 4,500 sf home with a swimming pool, 9 bedrooms, 6 baths, and is surrounded by thousands of acres of open ranch land, fields and meadows.  Two large 18 x 32 conference / living rooms, one with a 24′ ceiling and lofts.  Surrounded by woods and year round creek.  Fiber optic t-1 internet available.  Ideal for dot com home business. Now listed for rent.  New!  See pictures.

seeking developer for slides web 2.0 project

1

We think we may have one of the more interesting and exciting web development projects on the net right now.  It’s tag based browsing with the display output being a slide show.

About 3–4 weeks ago we launched a site call http://web2.0slides.com and it got a surprising instant response.  It’s a slide show of 1,400 of the top new web 2.0 websites.  Within two days of in house launch, we started getting blogged, listed, rated, linked to and buzzed about and we couldn’t figure out why.  Then we realized it was because we were getting noticed in referral logs by the webmasters whose sites we were showcasing in our slideshow.

We’re planning several major releases of http://web2.0slides.com , http://tagslides.com and http://sportslides.com which will expand the idea of web2.0slides into all other major topics and categories that we can develop.

If you’re skilled in php, mysql, javascript, iframes, flash and have an understanding of new web 2.0 technologies, social networking, social bookmarking (a la http://stumbleupon.com , http://del.icio.us http://technorati.com and are knowledgeable about the blogosphere contact us!

Take a look at who is linking to us!

- http://www.stumbleupon.com/refer.html 6871 6881
- http://www.listible.com/list/complete-list-of-web-2-0-products-and-servi… 697 697
- http://del.icio.us/popular/ 444 444
- http://0slides.com/todd/ 403 403
- http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/list_of_web_20.php 381 381
- http://www.listible.com/list/web-2-0-sites 338 338
- http://0slides.com 303 313
- http://del.icio.us/popular/web2.0 294 294
- http://popurls.com 250 250
- http://blogs.itmedia.co.jp/speedfeed/2006/05/web20slides.html 218 218
- http://www.netwizz.net/blog/2006/05/12/273-web20slides 212 212
- http://www.bloglines.com/myblogs_display 209 210
- http://www.micropersuasion.com 152 152
- http://www.netvibes.com 134 134
- http://www.web2list.com/forum.php 132 132
- http://diggdot.us 130 130
- http://web2slides.com 116 116
- http://www.blinklist.com/tag/slideshow/ 114 114
- http://wwwhatsnew.blogspot.com 113 113
- http://www.anecdotot.net 111 111
- http://wwwhatsnew.blogspot.com/2006/05/web20slides-navega-por-la-web-20-… 110 110
- http://www.hamvideos.com 91 91
- http://akihitok.typepad.jp/blog/2006/05/web_20_web20sli_5368.html 86 86
- http://plog.longwin.com.tw/post/1/386 82 82
- http://www.netwizz.net/blog/ 77 77

Sheryl Crow

0

Sheryl Crow

Ten Two Celebration an Open Invitation in Austin- NEW VENUE DETAILS

One might have thought that he would celebrate the day he was announced all clear of the cancer rather than the day he was diagnosed. But sometimes to see how far you’ve come it’s pays to look back to see where the journey started. For example, rumor has it that Lance Armstrong keeps his old driving licence featuring a pic of him, his head bald from chemo, in his wallet. Perhaps it’s a constant reminder of how far he’s come.

Now, 9 years later on October 2nd at the Auditorium Shores Austin we are all invited to catch a glimpse of Lance when Sheryl and her band perform a free concert in part to thank the City of Austin for the incredible support that her future husband has received over the years. He has been proud to call Austin his home and Sheryl is proud to be part of the celebration.

4:00pm Doors

*****

Auditorium Shores
900 W. Riverside Drive,
Austin

“On the banks of Town Lake, just west of the First Street Bridge, lies a place bustling with activity. Auditorium Shores is an outdoor concert venue with an especially busy summer schedule, a place to catch the fireworks on the Fourth of July and the hub of Austin’s most popular hike-and-bike trail. If these activities leave you uninspired, you can always bring a blanket and bask in the sun or take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Town Lake. A statue of Austin’s favorite lost son, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the legendary guitarist who died in a 1990 helicopter crash, stands just west of the main parking lot”

The Officical Press Release from LanceWorld reads as thus:

SEVEN TIME TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER TO THANK CITY OF AUSTIN

Lance Armstrong Will Thank Hometown with Free Performance
by Sheryl Crow on 10//2

September 24, 2005 — Austin, Texas — Seven-time Tour de France champion and Austin resident Lance Armstrong will thank his hometown on October 2, 2005, with a free musical performance by multi-Grammy winning artist Sheryl Crow. Armstrong will also welcome riders from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope, a cross-country bicycle ride that Armstrong participates in to raise awareness for clinical trials.

“It has been an honor for me to call Austin home,” said Armstrong, who moved to the Texas capital in 1990. “It is always nice to see the folks of Austin over in France at the Tour. It is my pleasure to say thanks to my fellow residents for their continued support.”

October 2 marks the ninth anniversary of Armstrong’s cancer diagnosis. The cyclist returned to the bike in 1998 and cemented his comeback by winning the 1999 Tour de France. Armstrong retired in July 2005 after his record-setting seventh straight Tour de France victory.

Crow’s latest record, Wildflower, will be released on September 27. The free performance will be her first public show before embarking on tour in October. Armstrong and Crow will underwrite the cost of the event.

The Lance Thanks Austin event will take place Sunday, October 2, at Auditorium Shores (900 W. Riverside Drive Austin). Doors open at 4pm. Admission is free.

Chasing Lance

0

Chasing Lance film debuts on Travel Channel Thursday Dec 22 at 7 pm CST

Lance Amstrong News on our Blog – The “docureality” show produced by the Discovery Networks Travel Channel will air on Thursday night, Dec 22 on channel 58 (Grande Communications) and channel 33 (Time Warner).

Many local Austin media outlets carried coverage of this event. On the last day of the Tour de France several thousand people showed up to cheer Lance on and sign several giant yellow cards that the Outdoor Life Network brought to the event.

Here’s the email from producer Bill Delano about the event

Hey Ya´ll~ Tune in tomorrow night for my first film, “Chasing Lance: a Fans Story”!!! Its a great show, was a thrilling adventure and will forever stand as testament to what two friends can do with a camcorder, computer, and a dream.

Here’s the TV Guide sum up: Join five Americans on an emotion packed thrill ride as they chase the Tour all around France supporting their hero in his seventh and final ride. These are true fanatics who do far more than vacation, they redefine what it means to be a true Fan.

Let everyone know and check it out on the Travel Channel on Thursday, December 22 at 8 and 11pm EST (7 and 10 pm CST).

bside.com provides websites for film festivals, best of SXSW

0

Listen to the podcast http://austincast.com/podcasts/a6031406.bsideberkowitz.mp3 I am never wrong. That’s what the t shirt says. If I get caught by bside wearing it in one of the lines for a film at SXSW I might win a video ipod. These guys “get it”; every year there’s a standout at the SXSW trade show and these guys are clearing in first place this year. They have a great idea and it is full of potential for growth. Here’s the skinny. bside approaches film festivals and offers them free websites. And the websites are visually appealing, full of features and tools and have a great personal calendar that film goers can use to organize the films they want to see. What’s in it for bside? They get to cherry pick the best films and sign them up for a film deal. You see, they’re first and foremost a film distributor and they choose their films by watching the websites they create and follow the buzz. So far they’ve done the Austin Film Festival and they have several more lined up. If you’re a film festival, watch out. These guys are headed your way. If you’re a film maker looking for a distributor, you might want to find ways to send your fans to their websites and get them to create buzz. There is so much potential in this project for the fans of film festivals. I can see these guys expanding this concept with podcasts, videos, interviews, online polls and reviews, blogs, and more. Best of show at SXSW Interactive. No doubt. bside.com 

Bob Nagy, Karen Holcomb, Paul and Dot

0

What is the future of podcasting? Why did Bob and Karen pull up stakes in Austin, Texas and move to Hot Springs, Arkansas? Why is John Cooksey rushing together an instructional video podcasting machine? And a lot of kitchen table talk on the eve of Thanksgiving.

Hot Springs, Arkansas is a the site of the annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

Bag Stuffing Video

0

I’m turning in to a video blog with this post.  With your rss reader you can now subscribe to my video podcasts.  This first one is a 17 minute cut from a longer video of “bag stuffing” at South by Southwest ( http://sxsw.com/ ) Here’s the direct link to the bag stuffing video.        

Go to Top