The man (and the mystery) at the center of the 99 saga is Ed Bahlman, now in his early 60s. Back in his mid-20s, the Brooklyn native was an occasional club DJ and soundman with an omnivorous taste for cutting-edge music.
Despite all this throwback, duplication, replication talk, @Foxygentheband is in no way a weird cover-band pitifully infatuated with a decade they never actually experienced. If anything, they are historians. Well versed not only in the careful mechanics and nuances that went into the construction of rock-and-roll in its heyday, but in the heart and passion it took to lift audiences off the ground.
But alas, no cheating is required as France has been blessed with multiple-vocal-personality disorder.
The combination of coffee, a wooden patio and some free Wi-Fi is the only thing that can temporarily subdue a New Yorker’s innate vitriol, enabling them to blow their proverbial load all over your Twitter feed.
The depths of a New Yorker’s snobbery knows no bounds, especially when they are impatient, which is their idling in neutral.
You aren’t a real New Yorker until you’ve exclusively lived off of exclusivity and condescension.
If the Internet really were a series of tubes, Yahoo would be the leaking sewage pipe, covering everything it comes in contact with in watered-down shit.
The story of Flickr is not that dissimilar to the story of Google’s buyout of Dodgeball, or Aol’s purchase of Brizzly. Beloved Internet services with dedicated communities, dashed upon the rocks of unwieldy companies overrun with vice presidents.
It’s no secret that for many entrepreneurs, the exit is always the goal. It’s about the sellout before the first line of code is written. But for a select group, products are meant to be art. They are meant to literally change the world. And for those, selling out can be especially problematic.
Build something good, and the buyout offers start rolling in. But while selling out in most other fields of creative endeavor is frowned upon, it’s a given on the Web.