Keeping Up (Vol. 40)

by Darren Paltrowitz

Here are some more quick picks for you, the loyal reader:

hoorayforearth_momo_150MUSIC: Hooray For Earth / Momo – Hooray For Earth has been renowned for distorted guitar sounds and gloomy lyrics going above layered melodic vocals. The Boston-rooted, New York City-based delivers a somewhat-new style their Momo EP, bringing more atmospheric keyboards and sounds into the mix. Prepare to be blown away by the anthemic (and optimistic) one-two punch that is “Surrounded By Your Friends” and “Comfortable, Comparable.” (hoorayforearth.net)

BOOK: Jerry Weintraub / When I Stop Talking You’ll Know I’m Dead – Jerry Weintraub has had many roles in the entertainment world, from concert promoter and artist manager, to movie producer and studio head. A long-in-demand memoir, Weintraub’s book is a combination of industry anecdotes and business advice, both of which unique and entertaining. Those less interested in the latter still ought to be intrigued by tales of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, John Denver, Adam Arkin, and George Clooney, among others. (twelvebooks.com/books/when_i_stop_talking.asp)

TOOL: The Daily Plate – Part of Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong Foundation, The Daily Plate focuses on health and fitness. Enabling users to enter the foods they consume and the exercise they partake in, one’s nutrition is automatically calculated to track personal goals. Most of the website is free to use, but additional tools are available to those who pay for the “Gold” membership, which ties in with the site’s mobile and iPhone apps. (livestrong.com/myplate) 

As always, if I’m missing something that’s worthwhile and deserving of column space, please reach out with an e-mail: darren.paltrowitz@gmail.com.

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