February 23, 2005
You Gotta Be Good, You Gotta Be Strong
So I went to WIRED’s Rave Awards last night. Oh, wait, did I say “went to”? I meant “rocked out VIP-style (balcony access, suckas!) at.”
But only because fimoculous.com gave me a ticket. (Thanks, Rex!) He was nominated for best blogger, but the big winner was Kevin Sites, who apparently “reported” from “Iraq.” Whatever. Rex has a TiVo.
At the awards I met Xeni Jardin, who is perhaps not actually famous but certainly nerd-famous.
I also met John Vars, who’s part of the small team behind Dogster and Catster. Note that these sites appear to actually be better-designed and more useful than, say, Friendster. Also note the dog diaries. Written… in… first… person.
Entertainment was provided by neo-hippie symphonic rock collective The Polyphonic Spree. They are pictured, fuzzily, above. If you don’t know the P-S you should check out their music (here’s a bizarre but wonderful introduction); it is described (both positively and negatively) as “happy-clappy” and I like it. In measured doses.
Two more pictures after the jump. Because I am the citizen journalist of rock!