August 2009


What follows is the story of the power technology can have on one little boy’s life.

The Technology:

Que Glowing Lights and Angelic Chorus

Cue Glowing Lights and Angelic Chorus

Imagine, if you will, a young, courageous boy, riding the T, reading a free daily (The Boston Phoenix ) while riding the T. While reading the music listings for the week to come, he sees– can it be? Yes! — that Mother Mother will be playing at TT the Bear’s Place the following night.

Boy:

"Gasp."

"Gasp."

“But wait!” Thinks the gallant young lad, “I wasn’t able to get into the last two concerts I attempted to attend, as I failed to procure tickets ahead of time!” Our hero had, of course, not brought his computer with him, and so began thinking what he could do to insure that a tragic three-peat did not occer.

And then he remembered he had his iPod Touch in his bag.

In one great leap, the lad catapulted himself to a place of assuredly free wi-fi internets: The Boston Public Library.

Majesty Incarnate.

Majesty Incarnate.

And then– well, let’s just say that the fair lad will be seeing Mother Mother at TT the Bear’s Place tomorrow night.

Boy:

The Man Pictured is a Metaphor for the iPod Touch.

The Man Pictured is a Metaphor for the iPod Touch.

That iPod was my iPod. That boy was me.

Technology– is there anything it can’t do?

(And by “Technology” I of course mean “Apple”)

So it seems that one of my patriotic companions over Inauguration Week (remember that madness?) took it upon herself to take some super rad pictures, which she has kindly also posted to the world wide interweb. A few samples:

by Kira Luxon

by Kira Luxon

by Kira Luxon

by Kira Luxon

Check out the full series here. Kira Luxon is a rad photographer and human being and I definitely suggest checking out some of her other work on her website.

Also, for anyone who’s keeping track (or cares), no, I havn’t written the last part of my series of essays on Inauguration Day yet. But it’s coming. Oh boy, is it coming.