Oops - missed this one. Not sure how as it was the song we got the most feedback about! Anyhow, the kids walked down to this one before Hil walked down. From one of our favorite movies – True Romance. Suffice it to say, it was a hit!
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Etta James, My Dearest Darling
Wedding Song #6
Our first dance. Enough said.
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Billy Joel, She’s Got A Way
Wedding Song #5
Well, maybe we got a little cheesy here, but I love this Billy Joel song. And it couldn’t describe Hil any better. Hence, her walking down the aisle to this classic gem.
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Devotchka & Mychael Danna, The Winner Is
Wedding Song #4
After a brief delay, and one of the worst travel experiences of my life, I’m back with wedding song #4. Hil’s family walked down to this powerful song from Little Miss Sunshine.
Nov 12, 20127 notes
Bon Iver, Towers
Wedding Song #3
I walked down the aisle to this song. Perhaps the most emotive of the always emotional Bon Iver songs, and one of two bands that permeated Hil and my relationship from the very beginning. The other was LCD Soundsystem, which came later in the night but is not quite processional music :)
In 2008, Obama ran as a pragmatic problem-solver and consensus-builder. But as president, he devoted little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists, which doomed hope for any real progress on illegal guns, immigration, tax reform, job creation and deficit reduction. And rather than uniting the country around a message of shared sacrifice, he engaged in partisan attacks and has embraced a divisive populist agenda focused more on redistributing income than creating it.
Of course, neither candidate has specified what hard decisions he will make to get our economy back on track while also balancing the budget. But in the end, what matters most isn’t the shape of any particular proposal; it’s the work that must be done to bring members of Congress together to achieve bipartisan solutions.
Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan both found success while their parties were out of power in Congress – and President Obama can, too. If he listens to people on both sides of the aisle, and builds the trust of moderates, he can fulfill the hope he inspired four years ago and lead our country toward a better future for my children and yours. And that’s why I will be voting for him.
My family walked down to aisle this song, perhaps my favorite Radiohead song of all time. We chose this acoustic version by the Vitamin String Quartet because it had all the greatness of the original score, but using the strings in lieu of the vocals added a certain ethereal quality that we just loved for the wedding.
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Debussy, Claire De Lune
I got married on 10.20.12 in Manchester, Vermont.
It was the best day of my life.
Hil and I agonized over the music selection for our processional and first dance.
In the end, it couldn’t have worked out any better.
I’m going to post the 10 songs we used over the next 10 days.
Hopefully it’ll provide an optimistic soundtrack to what we’re all anticipating will be a better week than last.
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Thom Yorke, Harrowdown Hill
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Father John Misty, Nancy From Now On
Jul 29, 2012
Frank Ocean, Sweet Life
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POP ETC, Keep It For Your Own
Jul 9, 2012
The Pimps of Joytime, San Francisco Bound
Although I am London bound today rather than SF bound, this song is too good not to post.
Jun 19, 2012
Dent May, You Can’t Force A Dance Party
Or maybe you can?
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John Mayer, Born and Raised
John’s new album is terrific. Going back to his roots, channeling Neil young, breaking out the harmonica…a great summer album.
Can’t wait for him to get back on the road soon…
Jun 6, 20128 notes
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Man On Fire
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Jack White, I’m Shakin’
This song, and Jack, rocks.
Jun 4, 2012
“Le Bernardin’s four-star rating in The New York Times has been confirmed every time the restaurant has been assessed, from 1986, when it opened, through 2005, when Frank Bruni wrote its most recent review. Why wait to say it: today I fall in line, happily, with my predecessors.”—Restaurant Review - Le Bernardin in Midtown Manhattan - NYTimes.com
After months of hard work, today we officially take the covers off the new SparkCapital.com. Just like the companies we back, we must continuously evolve our product. This new site is a reflection of that continued evolution and attempts to present a clear articulation of who we are and what Spark does.
Before I go any further, I want to thank Bonnie Siegler and the excellent team at Eight and a Half. We could not have done this without them. Thanks as well to my co-pilots on this effort – Bijan, Santo, David and Maria – for their creative ideas and hard work.
You’ll notice that the site revolves around photos – personal photos that capture a sense of our team, the entrepreneurs we partner with and the lives we live both personally and professionally. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. We couldn’t think of a better way to represent Spark Capital. Hopefully this approach has the desired effect of demystifying and humanizing our firm, so you can get a true sense of who we are and what we do.
Like all web products, this site is also a living, breathing thing. Most importantly, these photos – like our firm – are not static. We will consistently be adding new photos we take and replacing older ones over time, always presenting a current view into the Spark family. We will also continue to evolve the site and improve it in the coming weeks and months. In fact, we are already working on version 1.1!
Towards that end, we welcome any thoughts, comments or relevant photos you may have. Share them here in the comments or with any of us directly.
In short, this site is supposed to be a reflection of all that is Spark Capital. We hope you like what you see…
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The first Porsche 911 of 1965 was clean and slim-hipped; a delicate, chic, 130-horsepower sports car on narrow 15-inch steel wheels. It was Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy and ballet flats. Timelessness was its greatest virtue. And that may be where this new Porsche fares worst.
The 2012 911 Carrera S is brazen, an athletic machine on 20-inch alloys. It’s Brooklyn Decker in a Hervé Léger bandage dress and Louboutin heels. That’s impressive, but it may not be so timeless.