Above & Beyond Acoustic

Last year dance music trio Above & Beyond took a few of their EDM hits and turned them into ethereal acoustic versions.

They performed acoustic sets a few nights at London’s Porchester Hall, and then two nights in Los Angeles at The Greek Theater.

Last October I dragged Tammy to The Greek in LA to see them live and it was pretty freaking amazing. Non-stop goosebumps. Skrillex even came out to play bass on Black Room Boy.

Anyway, they made an HD recording of their London performance available on YouTube (1080p!), and even if you’ve never heard the originals, it’s just great music.

You can buy the music here.

Kaskade in 360 video at @XSLasVegas

If you don’t count Circlevision from Disneyland back in the 80s, I’d never seen a real 360 degree video before today!

XS is my favorite club in Vegas. It’s huge, beautiful, they keep the riff-raff out, and most importantly – they spend crazy money to get big-name DJs in all the time.

Here’s Kaskade playing Halloween 2013 at XS in 360 degrees. Fire it up, go full screen, and drag your mouse around the video for the full experience.

Kaskade @XSlasvegas 10-31-2013

The resolution’s not great, but you get the idea.

I’ll be back in Vegas in January for NMX and CES. Might have to hit XS again!

Or I might just go to bed right after dinner.

I’m old.

Goofy Cancer Makeovers

This is wonderful.

“20 cancer patients participated in a unique makeover experience. They were invited to a studio. Their hair and makeup were completely redone. During the transformation, they were asked to keep their eyes shut. A photographer then immortalized the moment they opened their eyes. This discovery allowed them to forget their illness, IF ONLY FOR A SECOND.”

Delta gets festive

I’m pretty tired of flying United. Inconsistent IFE systems, insane loading procedures, expensive Wifi that almost never works, and preferential treatment given to United credit cardholders has me seriously considering a switch to Delta.

My Delta friends, who fly as much or even less than I do, almost always get seat upgrades. I’ve never gotten jack from United.

Just look at this holiday flight safety video from Delta. United would never do anything like this!