Hi, I’m Adam…
…and this site is a mixture of a blog, a depository of music I’ve written and/or performed, and an unabashedly geeky set of lists and random tidbits.
Allow me to share a few things I’m passionate about*…
I love technology that connects people and businesses together happily, effectively, and responsibly. I currently work for Google as a Program Manager, focused on providing a great experience seeing and sharing amazing photography on Google Maps.
I started studying piano at age four, and have since dabbled in playing classical and jazz music, composing and arranging random tidbits, singing, and more. For many years I’ve also been passionate about music online, serving as the Community Architect for Virgin Digital’s (sadly defunct) music service, a volunteer Community Leader for (the legal) Napster, and a beta tester / plain ol’ sampler of literally dozens of other music services living and dead.
I’ve visited 31 countries around the world and have met incredibly inspiring and entertaining people along the way. And so many places yet to see!
I love capturing street scenes and scenic vistas alike when I’m traveling, and I’ve typically used a pocketable camera or even my cell phone to be less obtrusive and tourist-like.
I’m especially enamored by lindy hop, the oldest and (in my humble opinion) clearly the most fun type of swing dancing. I’ve been lindy hopping since 2001 (!), and though I’m nowhere near as skilled as I should be after all these years, I’ve had amazing experiences dancing with wonderful people all around the world, from Korea to Sweden (oddly the two biggest meccas of lindy hopping by far) and beyond.
Thanks for visiting!
*P.S. — Sorry everything’s not yet hooked up / transferred over from my old sites / designed nicely / etc. Thanks in advance for your patience, and for (I hope) following me via one of the options on the right.