9 Responses

  1. Randy - August 5, 2009

    You NAILED it, brother! A very appropriate use of the medium to get your point across, in a way that words alone just would not have been able to express. Well done.

  2. Jim Caudill - August 5, 2009

    The problem, my brother, is now I have to slip Kind of Blue into the player (okay, actually I have to open ITunes and click on the file) pour something a little neat and start writing again…but it’s 9 a.m. and one thing leads to another and by Noon I’ll be planning the rest of the day wandering through my Yusef Lateef and Dexter Gordon and Monk to keep the vibe goin’. The day will be oh so enjoyable…and hopefully productive too. BTW, maybe some Joyce Cooling with a silky Pinot, but not much else.

  3. Tom Wark - August 5, 2009

    I can think of worse ways to start off and spend the day. Yusef I can do and of course “kind of blue” may be the seminal 20th c. recording. Go get the Day!

  4. Kristinn Eiriksson - August 5, 2009

    I must admit that I had my doubts about you doing video, probably because I am not particular to the current king of wine vlogging.
    But I am glad to say that this format works and I hope you continue to explore and experiment!

  5. Thomas Pellechia - August 5, 2009

    I don’t know, Tom. Nothing, whether brown or white, beats opiates with jazz…

  6. Dylan - August 6, 2009

    That was actually very nice, Tom. You paused where it was important to pause, you used audio to support your argument at the appropriate marks. Overall I found it educational and pleasant, thanks.

  7. Bill - August 6, 2009

    Excellent use of video/audio to do something that couldn’t be done with typed words! I look forward to more videos.
    You might be interested to know that there is a British psychology professor, Adrian North (http://www.psychology.hw.ac.uk/staffDetails.php?staff_id=55), who has done some research on wine and music. In a 1999 study (done with colleagues Hargreaves and McKendrick), he found that playing stereotypically French or German music affected the sales of French vs. German wine in a supermarket. (You can find the abstract of that paper here: http://web.sls.hw.ac.uk/north/The%20effect%20of%20music%20on%20in-store%20wine%20selections.html ) More recently, he had people taste wine while listening to different musical pieces (selected by him, not the listener). He found that people subsequently rated the wine differently (along such dimensions as “powerful and heavy”) depending on the kind of music they had been listening to. (You can find that paper here: http://www.wineanorak.com/musicandwine.pdf )

  8. Ginny Westcott - August 17, 2009

    That was funny Thomas!

  9. Ginny Westcott - August 17, 2009

    I mean Tom. No one calls you Thomas except me do they Tom?

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