I’m at the North Sea Jazz festival and it’s been really amazing seeing everyone from Robert Glasper (go Houston!) to meeting Derrick Hodge, Dr Lonnie Smith (72), Benny Golson (85!), Jason Moran (Houston!), and Jonathan Blake. Took a break today and visited the amazing restaurant De Librije from chef Jonnie Boer. Here are some pictures from that trip:
Chris Young of Chefsteps took me up in a glider while I was in Seattle and it was an amazing experience. There are some great organizations dedicated to it like the Soaring Society, and I’m planning on taking some lessons this summer, probably in the Tahoe area. The acrobatics were a blast, but my favorite was just the elegance of the more gentle flight, catching thermals and floating over the world with no engine and super-panoramic views. After gliding I met some fellow Automatticians for drinks, and Sam from Audrey.
Got to see a few of the talks including Harry Shum, Quddus Philippe, and Tony Hsieh, and got a few good pictures of Janelle Monae before my camera broke. Guest photographer: Matthew Spindler.
At the Life is Beautiful music festival in downtown Las Vegas, got to see Knocked Up Kids, Imagine Dragons, Childish Gambino, and San Francisco tech band Cover Flow.
I went to Burning Man for the first time in 2013. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. It is probably the most visually stimulating place on the planet for the week it goes on, but I resisted the temptation to take too many photos and just tried to take it all in. I was mostly successful, here are some snaps I couldn’t resist taken over the course of a few days.