Just starting to get my arms around this album. As is prudent with Radiohead, perhaps my favorite band, reserving full judgement for now.
Feb 22, 20116 notes
The Strokes, I’ll Try Anything Once
Feb 21, 20112 notes
Robyn, Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
Feb 19, 20114 notes
YEASAYER » CRAZY (SEAL COVER)
Feb 18, 201117 notes
Crystal Fighters, At Home
Feb 17, 20111 note
Girls, Oh So Protective One
Feb 15, 20117 notes
Shuggie Otis, Strawberry Letter 23
Feb 14, 20119 notes
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning
Opening song on the debut album.
Watch out, the world’s behind you
Feb 13, 201113 notes
Feb 9, 201162 notes
“I decided to settle in. Next came an Orthodox couple—he in a black frock coat and beaver fur hat, she in a glossy wig, neither of them, amazingly enough, sweating in the bright heat. Then a stooped man in a shirt and tie, carrying a thick book, “The Psychology of Shame.” Three pretty young women who were, all three of them, talking on their cell phones—I hope not to each other. A dreadlocked street person, pushing a groaning shopping cart. People speaking Italian, French, Spanish; arguing, laughing, sulking. I could have easily stayed all day. Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvellous things—the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space. I wish there were some way you could have all that and still be reminded of the wild array that we humans are. Instead, it seems like you can watch birds or people, but not both.”—
Though she’s talking about Miami, this serendipity and diversity is one of the things I love most about NYC. Though I do need to get out and see the birds on the regular…
Feb 9, 2011133 notes
Feb 7, 20112 notes
The White Stripes, Jolene [Live] (Dolly Parton cover)
Feb 4, 20117 notes
Feb 3, 2011297 notes
Spark Capital is Hiring
We are hiring for two new positions at Spark Capital.
One new role is an Analyst position.
We’re looking for someone to help us organize the collective knowledge of the firm and the portfolio using a combination of web services and entrepreneurial grit.
The gig is probably most similar to a Product Manager role inside a small startup. Being only eight people on the investment team, Spark is a bit of a startup of its own, and the analyst’s role would be to find help us scale our network, our internal reporting, and our effectiveness with portfolio companies’ management.
This role is a great way to learn what venture capital is all about. It’s also a role that would require taking on incredible responsibility outside typical experience one day, and also handling very administrative basic tasks the next day; each of which are critically important to success in this job.
The term “associate” means different things at different firms. At Spark, here is how we define the role:
An associate at Spark is part of our investment team in our Boston office. He or she will help our team with market & competitive analysis, process deal flow, source new investment opportunities, due diligence potential investments, assist our portfolio companies, attend & organize meetups as well as various other firm responsibilities such as annual reports and portfolio analysis.
This is not a classic two year and out program. We are looking for someone that will grow with us or possibly join one of our portfolio companies over time. The investment team at Spark is small so there is no clearly defined path or mentorship. You need to be ready to make your own way.
If you apply for one job and we think you’re a better fit for the other job, we will let you know and shift things around appropriately. A good way to think about which role you fit best is work experience. 0-1 year experience is likely best for the Analyst role whereas 2-4 years is likely best for the Associate role.
I’m happy to answer any questions about these jobs in the comments, so hopefully the answers will benefit everyone.