• Playlist,  Posts,  Startups,  Video

    I Am Not Waiting Anymore

    This post is part of a series called “Playlist” where I post songs I find meaningful in life and entrepreneurship. If you like this I hope you will check out the other posts.

    Yet another with less than 10,000 views on YouTube. If you like it spread the word.

    American Songwriter has a good piece on the meaning of the lyrics and backstory of the band. It’s the kind of writing Rolling Stone used to do. From the singer/songwriter Christopher Porterfield:

    “That’s me saying, ‘You know what, this is ridiculous. It’s time to get real, let’s do this. This being music,” says Porterfield of the aforementioned song. “That song was my personal revelation that if I wanted to try to be a songwriter and a musician that it’s really time to do that and to dedicate time and energy to that endeavor. It’s about the struggle of making art and about destroying things that are precious and it’s about coming to terms with who you are. It’s about being hungry while being patient but mostly giving into the hunger of it and just wanting something.”

    I am red in tooth and claw
    God’s favorite child, bloodied from the brawl
    And this bitterness was killing me all along
    I am not waiting anymore
    I am not waiting anymore

    Blowing through time like nickel slots
    In a windowless room, on a credit card
    flash it like a semaphore – a vague, drafty metaphor
    I am not waiting anymore

    I’ve been a keen eyed observer of the movements of concentric parts
    Of the bodies, of bones, and breasts and unmapped chambers of hearts

    And the sand in hand has been turned to glass
    Like a Jeroboam filled with a life that’s passed
    You can toss it off the balcony and listen for the crash
    I am not waiting anymore

    I spent eight long years working on my screenplay
    it’s a teen movie with young actresses that plays to the middle aged

    I have read between the lines
    I have been wrong every time
    It burned up on the alter, but I am fine
    I am not waiting anymore
    I am not waiting anymore
    I am not waiting anymore

  • Referly,  Startups,  The Future,  Video

    Startup Gangnam Style PREVIEW TRAILER

    Full length music video COMING SOON!

    Gangnam Startup Style Teaser from Fawaz Al-Matrouk on Vimeo.

    View more pictures and video stills here

    Huge thank you to so many people for helping us make this drunken post Demo Day idea into a reality! From a couple beers and a night of K-pop, to many practice sessions, to a Facebook group of over 350 helpful friends who let us crash a wedding at 111 Minna, film at the original Facebook house, visit the set of the upcoming Bravo reality series on Silicon Valley, and take over the block of a peaceful neighborhood. We salut you, Gangnam style! Oh and sorry Google, we left as soon as security showed up…

    Thank you to Fawaz Al-Matrouk who drove up from Los Angeles to do this shoot at the last minute and made it beautiful and high production. We can’t wait to release the final version, but this trailer will give you a few sneak peeks.

  • Video



    River – by LIGHTS

    Out across cities I see buildings burn into piles
    And watch the world in wonder as mountains turn into tiles
    And trees losing their leaves, and our faces becoming tired
    I wish I could discover something that doesn’t expire
    Come and stumble me

    Take me river, carry me far
    Lead me river, like a mother
    Take me over, to some other unknown
    Pull me in the undertow

    Such are the things that make a kingdom rumble and shatter
    The same dynamic that another day would never matter
    It really just depends on who’s giving and who’s receiving
    And things that don’t make sense are always a little deceiving
    Come and stumble me

    Take me river, carry me far
    Lead me river, like a mother
    Take me over, to some other unknown
    Pull me in the undertow

    I want to go where you’re going, a follower following
    Changing but never changed, claiming but never claimed

  • Travel,  Video

    Ignite WordCamp Boston Videos

    Want to watch one of the super-fast presentations, or weren’t able to make it last night?  Never fear, Flipcam HD to the rescue!  These are also on YouTube for your embedding pleasure.

    Getting the Moneyshot: Making Screencasts without Going Insane – by Danielle Morrill (me!)

    You Beta’ Test Your Plugins – by Michael Erlewine

    Turning WordPress Into a Social Media Monitoring Dashboard – by Kevin Palmer

    Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Publishing Platforms – by Eric Buth

    more coming soon, they are still uploading on the airport wifi…

  • Parties,  Video

    Get Out the Cameras, It’s Christmas With the Clarks

    If you have been reading my blog for awhile, then you know by now that I have my family well trained to expect a video camera on them at any time.  Last Christmas we were snowbound at my parent’s house, which lead to some real gems.  This year, we only get to spend a couple days with them before driving South to San Francisco.  Here are some of the videos from last year, and I look forward to sharing what we come up with this year in a coming post.

    Christmas Morning 2009

    Christmas Morning 2008 from danielle morrill on Vimeo.

    Preparing Christmas Dinner with Mom

    My Mom is a Total Martha from danielle morrill on Vimeo.

    My Goals for 2009

    I am going to need to follow this with some goals for 2010 – I’ve got my thinking cap on.

    My Goals for 2009 from danielle morrill on Vimeo.