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Hi. I'm Rick. I write, advise, and invest.

Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures / CEO, Secret Clubhouse.

Formerly Co-Founder Barbarian Group & Consultant Tumblr

rickwebb.net / On Medium / Music From My Past / Maps Without Alaska

Archenemy Record Co. / The Longbox Society / Rock Tourist

My Music Making / about my investments

Even if I WERE endowed with some genius insight or idea where I felt the world absolutely needed it and to not bring it to fruition would be somehow immoral, I believe the right and moral thing to do would be to work towards getting that to happen, and put younger, more in need, equally talented people in charge of it. Getting it off the ground, so to speak. I see no moral imperative that *I* need to be the one to do it, and important ideas suffer no difficulty attracting talented people to execute them. It’s hubris and ego to think that I, myself, would be vitally important after the idea came into existence (again, being generous to myself and assuming that somehow I was the only one to ever think of this idea — that does not happen).

Trickle-Up Economics — Rick Webb — Medium

Wrote this today. It was kind of cathartic.

Okay this is a lovely service and all but honestly can’t you just redirect me to smile.amazon.com? How hard is that?

Okay this is a lovely service and all but honestly can’t you just redirect me to smile.amazon.com? How hard is that?

pitchfork:

Sixty-one-year-old French disco great Cerrone's horn-laden remix of Haim's “If I Could Change Your Mind” is a Best New Track.

I’ve had a google alert for Cerrone for nearly a year and literally NOTHING has come up until this. Very exciting. 

Got up at 5:30 in the morning, still tipsy from the night before, and managed to get four tickets no problem. I can’t believe all 22 shows sold out so fast.

Actually, I can’t believe this is happening at all. I’ve waited 20 years for this. More probably. I remember she announced tours for both The Sensual World and The Red Shoes and they never materialized.

This is so good. 

This is so good. 

jenndlv:

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I sort of want to write something about this…

I’ve always loved that feeling. Or just looking up, in complete emotional awe, and finding yourself on a subway or plane where everyone is just going on with their lives. 
There needs to be a good German word for it. 

jenndlv:

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I sort of want to write something about this…

I’ve always loved that feeling. Or just looking up, in complete emotional awe, and finding yourself on a subway or plane where everyone is just going on with their lives. 

There needs to be a good German word for it. 

newsweek:

This is how many square feet you can buy with $1m in the biggest U.S. cities. - Business Insider

This would be more useful if it was “Manhattan” and not “New York” Boston and SF are both small cities with large metro areas - Cambridge, Somerville, Oakland, etc. are all not included. This is comparing apples and oranges. Reports put Manhattan at 600 - 100 sq ft. 

That said, I am moving to Memphis. 

newsweek:

This is how many square feet you can buy with $1m in the biggest U.S. cities. - Business Insider

This would be more useful if it was “Manhattan” and not “New York” Boston and SF are both small cities with large metro areas - Cambridge, Somerville, Oakland, etc. are all not included. This is comparing apples and oranges. Reports put Manhattan at 600 - 100 sq ft. 

That said, I am moving to Memphis. 

laughingsquid:

A Painfully Accurate Impression of a Record Collector

I know this is supposed to be a joke, but I’d pay good money for that Labradford Prazision LP. Especially if it’s the double vinyl white marbled Kranky edition. Fewer than 1,000 exist! Hand numbered! Hand stamped white labels! Had my eye on that for a long time. I suspect it’s the 2013 reissue though. 

Fun fact: Kevin Kearney and I met because I was wearing a Labradford T Shirt one night. 

Call for artists

litronica:

Litronica LLC, a new brooklyn-based publisher, is creating a new book in the style of an illuminated manuscript, with modern technically-oriented content. It will contain a series of essays and accompanying illustrations. The goal is to look classical, medieval, while recognizing that the content is in fact of the future.

We’re looking for the illustrator, for approximately one dozen full-page illustrations. The content of these will each be based on a single word or phrase that will probably may sound like gibberish to the technically uninclined. It will be up to you to illustrate what it could be, if that word was a thing. We can do this several ways including explaining the concept in advance or leaving it completely to your imagination.

There’s an advance, and you’ll get royalties from the sales of the book.

Interested? Please send some samples of full page illustrations that would sit well in a kind of weird illuminated manuscript. Medieval, steam punk, retro future, technical, internet, or anything vaguely old or futuristic or both.

My friends Gabe, Doug and I started a publishing company on paper last year and now we’re finally getting around to kicking off one of our projects. Tumblr seems like the best place to find an illustrator like the one we’re looking for, so if you’re interested, hit us up via the Ask Box or email! Nerdy technical medieval illustrations! Come on, Tumblr! It’s right up your alley!

I probably shouldn’t have listened to this. Woah depression flashbacks. 

(Source: Spotify)

For now, Auerbach says he’s only noticed a handful of changes since the sale: he’s had to file his expenses differently, he has better benefits, and the snack situation in his office has improved.

Will Tumblr Become The Next MySpace For Music?

nickdouglas:

CATS shaming

THERE WAS A REASON. I wanted a really good google/tumblr image of some stupid Cats/Memory meme pic to send someone in an email. Okay. And then maybe I got sucked in. 

nickdouglas:

CATS shaming

THERE WAS A REASON. I wanted a really good google/tumblr image of some stupid Cats/Memory meme pic to send someone in an email. Okay. And then maybe I got sucked in. 

Civ V was updated for Open CL and 4K for the new Mac Pros. Now I want one. SPEND $10K TO PLAY A GAME.

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