Chris Ritke is thinking and writing...

...about this and that and some other things...

Sunday, April 30, 2006

OMG: Alternative Chris#6 Podcast

Yes. It's up. Listen. Enjoy. Listen some more. Killer music. Yeah.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Sunset at Point Reyes

Sunset at Point Reyes
Originally uploaded by itzechris.
Aaaahhhhh - how nice is that? A beautiful sunset at the beach at Point Reyes and then some Oysters. Gotta love California.

Vloggercon SF Meetup

Vlogger Friends
Originally uploaded by itzechris.
I somehow ended up at the vloggercon meetup yesterday - good thing though - it was packed with some of the coolest vloggers around!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New Book: Secrets of Videoblogging

Just found out that the book Secrets of Videoblogging by Ryanne and Michael is now available at Amazon.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

On the ferry

... from San Francisco to Larkspur

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Alternative Chris #1 on

Yeah - this is fun. Well - while it lasts, at least. My podcast Alternative Chris is #1 on How did I do it? Don't know, really. Well, I have my secrets.

But, to tell you the truth - it's not me. It's the awesome music out there. Listen in. You'll probably like it. I love it. I almost live for it. Almost.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The things you can do with an iPod...

Hm. Now What?

Mickey Mouse in Flash

Mickey Mouse Animated in Flash
This is really cool stuff.

Friday, April 14, 2006

REAL Grass Roots Media

Click here for a sample of REAL Grass Roots Media.

Another fine example of cool stuff on 49Media.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

zZz & Brown Shoe on Alternative Chris

Check out the newest Alternative Chris podcast - I'm playing some totally awesome music from zZz and Brown Shoe. Both bands just blow me away.

Oh - guess what. Eli interviewed Minipop a while back at the Noisepop festival in SF. That interview and some of their music will be on the next podcast. Yippeeee!

Don't you hate it when people post photos of their pets to their blog?

Biiiiig Nose
Originally uploaded by itzechris.
Well I hate it too. But I'm doing it.


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Back from Santa Barbara

Whew - what a great trip and conference. Check out the cool videoblog with interviews of some of the attendees.

I learned sooo many cool things. United Villages is really fascinating - they put mobile routers on scooters and buses that pick up and drop off data in remote villages. Wow.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

3 Cows on a hill

3 Cows on a hill
Originally uploaded by itzechris.
Can you see them? Kehoe beach @ Point Reyes, California

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Santa Barbara Forum on Digital Transitions

Driving down to Santa Barbara on Sunday for the Santa Barbara Forum on Digital Transitions: Social Collaboratiion & Dynamic Communities.

You can still sign up and come.... do it - it'll be tons of fun, you'll meet lots of cool people and probably even learn some amazing things.

Monday, April 03, 2006

SF Chronicle: TLXN & Alternative Chris

This is very cool - the Chronicle mentions my interview with The Love X Nowhere on Towerpod:
Local band the Love X Nowhere is helping kick off Tower Records' TOWERpod podcast network. TLXN's song "Unworthy" is featured on the debut episode of the network's "Alternative Chris" show, which also features an interview with the band. Check it out at Don't miss TLXN live Friday at Bottom of the Hill.
TLXN are awesome! Listen & enjoy.