February 2008

Puppets ate My Fried Rice

02.27.2008 by Mark Forman

I so love the Taiwan puppet theater. It's some of the authentic Taiwan culture that remains. Shot some from nearby temple on the way for lunch. Peace and respect to the families of 228!


Who knew?

02.23.2008 by Mark Forman

Had my first real connection with Utterz. I've used it and replied to some of my friends several times, but today just listened to a reply from Rich Palmer and I really loved it. Rich answered a question I left home regarding his post on Boston Stoker coffee. He told a great story, I loved […]


Music 2.0

02.22.2008 by Mark Forman

Future of Music and music as a stream advocate Gerd Leonhard has just published this new book which is a collection of essays on the distribution of music in this post Napster online P2P world. You can buy a copy or download .pdf for free. Gerd's ideas on this space are quite brilliant and probably […]


Free Music:SaReGaMa

02.19.2008 by Mark Forman

SaReGaMa's The 4 Elements nice electro/ambient/world music mashup. All of SaReGaMa's stuff is nice. They also do other stuff available on Jamendo too. So get inside Jamendo sample and stream or download to your heart's content.


Dubbing Out in Taichung

02.17.2008 by Mark Forman

Just off on a jaunt with nice weather and Xacti in tow. Found some great dub music to add to images. I so love my Taichung.


My Own Private Lion Dance

02.14.2008 by Mark Forman

I lucked out and got my own private lion dance demo from these kids that were practicing for upcoming Chinese New Year's festivities. Nice huh?


Poignant video tribute

02.13.2008 by Mark Forman

derek728ia Ryan a new member of Xacti Users Group I'm part of has really nice VOG(his term for video blog). He posted this really touching piece on a memorial in honor of a young boy that was tragically murdered in Honolulu by his neighbor. rather than saying, "hope you enjoy it"-I'll just say watch it […]

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Depth Charge Debut

02.06.2008 by Mark Forman

Depth Charge Discussions is a new video project entered into by myself and Len Edgerly, another indie media friend hailing from Cambridge,MA and Denver,CO. You can watch our first video here dealing with the topic of Len's experiences with racism growing up in Boston. The next episode will be me sharing on my own experiences […]


A Rat’s Tale

02.05.2008 by Mark Forman

Hello friends the "Pig" is now bacon and the "Rat" is gnawing at the door. The new year is the Year of the Rat. So I've arranged some music that has rat or attributes of the rat in it's song title. People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction […]


Making Oolong Tea the easy way

02.02.2008 by Mark Forman

Oneof the benefits of living in Taiwan is the delicious Oolong Tea that grows here. I demonstrate how to make a pot the easy way.