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100 Goldberg Variations - The Unboxing

on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 09:35

On a cold winter day in Germany, I received two boxes full of music. These are the last Open Goldberg Variations scores to be delivered to the project's backers. They're quite beautiful. You can order yours directly from the GRIN website.

The ABC's of DrupalCon Munich

on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 22:40

DrupalCon Munich is a few weeks past but today was the first day I was fully recovered, and by "fully recovered" I mean all of the red toe-nail polish was finally gone. Through various twists and turns I ended up being part of five sessions this year, including the highlights of being onstage with Acquia's Jim Shaw talking about Enterprise Sales, and announcing the entire product strategy for the Commerce Guys (which will be reprised as a webinar soon). Those were certainly stressful sessions with high expectations and a lot riding on me to perform well.

But in the end, nothing took quite as much preparation and hard work as the opening session - the 6th iteration of a tradition started at DrupalCon San Francisco - where jam (aka horncologne aka some name that only his mother calls him) and I get on stage at a stupidly early morning hour and use music and cheap theatrical tricks to convince people they didn't come to the wrong conference.

So, for posterity's sake, here's the video of this year's session, featuring the debut apperance of "Roberta", the Beautiful Blonde Baviarian with a Beard. After utilizing Alphorns, Accordions, Dirndls, Lederhosen, Schuhplattler, Yodeling, and the amazing soundtrack from the recently released film "Bavaria", we're going to need some new ideas if this show is going to play Portland next year! (video after the break)