Archives: December 2007

Wed Dec 19, 2007

I was on the radio

I listen to The Geoff Show on Virgin UK Radio over the Internet while I'm at work. One day, they were inviting listeners to email them if you thought you had the best job. So, I emailed them and told them I invent iPods and iPhones, and they got all excited:

It's a true story about how I met some guy at the mall, and he was very excited to meet an actual iPod engineer. And he wasn't just some guy - he was an actual rocket scientist at NASA Ames in Mountain View.

Posted by: jav on Dec 19, 07 | 6:20 pm | Profile

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Tue Dec 18, 2007

Fara on iTunes

Way back in the early 90's, I went to Quebec City. There I came across a street musician named Fara. I've written about him before in this blog. My mom and I bought some of his CDs, and I kept in contact with him for a while, buying more CDs as he made them. Over the years he moved, and I was unable to get in touch with him.

Earlier this year, I went back to Quebec City to propose to my girlfriend. While there, I found him again, performing in the very same spot. I got some more CDs, and offered to set up a web site for him, and sell his CDs online.

Now I have a website set up for him, and you can buy his CD Envol Heroique from iTunes. This is the first CD of his that I bought and one of my favorites. It's music he wrote himself. It's a mixture of electronic and solo piano. Very soothing yet powerful.

Posted by: jav on Dec 18, 07 | 9:17 pm | Profile

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Sat Dec 01, 2007

I met Kathy Griffin

Last night I had front row tickets to the Kathy Griffin show at the Flint Center in Cupertino. The tickets were pretty easy to get - I just showed up at the box office just before they opened on the morning tickets went on sale, and grabbed 7 tickets for me and my friends.

The show started off with Kathy running on stage, and her iPhone flying out of her pocket and onto the floor of the stage. So, she went on about some things she didn't like about the iPhone.

I knew someone who knows Kathy personally, so he was able to arrange for us to meet her backstage after the show. It was pretty cool. We told her right away that we were a bunch of Apple engineers, and some of us actually worked on the iPhone, so she took advantage of the situation and got us to show her how to do some stuff on her iPhone. We spent about 20 minutes with her, and she posed for pictures between iPhone lessons.


Before we left, we invited her to our weekly dinner club, and then she said, "Oh, you're those people!" Maybe we'll see her again.

Posted by: jav on Dec 01, 07 | 11:24 pm | Profile

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