Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Holding Out For My New iPod

As I wait with baited breath for my $50 Apple rebate, my sights are now set on next week's announcement of an iPod cell phone. Sure, I've heard rumors for some time now about Apple's collaboration with Motorola and Cingular, but this morning NY Times confirms.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Healthy Regimen = Caffeine-Free ENERGY

For the past few weeks, my new routine includes lots of natural vitamins (Amino Acids, Omega 3, 6, 9, Vitamin B, C, CoQ10, Multi-Vitamin), combined with a low-sugar and high protein diet, in addition to my regular exercise. I found a newly discovered source of energy within myself — energy levels that I never achieved with my usual 3 cups of coffee a-day.

As for my old vice, coffee? Sure, I was as hooked on my Starbucks Cafe Latte's just as much as the next creative in Manhattan. But I've successfully whittled my intake down to just one small (yet delicious) cup a day from Toasties each morning. Some fresh fruit with a cup of tea in the afternoon, and I'm set.

A healthy change of lifestyle I recommend to any of my fellow coffee addicts...

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

BG's MUSIC REVIEW: Andy Guthrie

BG's MUSIC REVIEW: 3 stars (out of 4) listen here

Give this track a listen! Andy has a welcomed grittiness to his voice you might associate with Jack from the White Stripes, yet at times he's as gentle as a Howie Day or Damien Rice. In this track, you can also find a beautiful twist of a well-appointed jazzy piano and a bongo percussion. All of this is held together by Guthrie's sweetly-strummed acoustic guitar (he also performs on piano). All of this can be enjoyed on this lengthy 8-minute+ track, which held my attention the whole way through.

Andy Guthrie will find a permanent place on my iPod. And I'm glad to see he's a local New Yorker - my wife and I might check out one of his Forest Hills gigs on a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Porsche Cayman - now I need to sell the Mini

The new Porsche Cayman is one of the most unbelievable new cars I've seen in a while. And they've got a sweet site to show it off - be sure to check out the Enhanced Video mode to really soak up this bad boy in action...

Monday, August 01, 2005

Walk to d'feet ALS - September 25

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter is kicking off its annual Walk to D'Feet ALS. I am planning to be a part of that walk and I am asking you to join me in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), the terrible disease that took my father's life earlier this year. I urge you to be a part of this day or simply make a contribution in support of my efforts and in memory of my dad. This year is the 5th Annual Walk in Long Island, held on September 25th at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY.

Sign up or donate at Team Charles Gerena.