Happy Sunday from San Francisco!
Fog is interesting. You’d think that fog would smother, obscure, confuse, obliterate—but not San Franciscan fog. I actually feel much clearer-minded every time I visit this city, and especially in the morning by the coast, where the fog lies closer to the ground. Perhaps the rolling hills, the abundant flora and the overall chiller, more laid-back vibes (which honestly resonate much more strongly with me than east-coast “culture”) add new layers of vivacity to compensate for this lack of visibility.
In any case, no amount of fog can cover up the hype for tomorrow’s SF MusicTech Summit
! I’ll be moderating the panel “Contextual Playlists for Autos,” featuring execs from Ford, Uber, Spotify and Gracenote, as well as giving live feedback to the summit’s Startup Competition winners. I’m so excited to see lots of familiar faces, and to connect in person with lots of familiar names. Just like I did with Sónar+D, I’ll send a fresh newsletter your way with a recap of the summit on Tuesday morning.
A final note about this week’s subject line: it’s a friendly reminder to strive for more positive language in your life. When you say “never,” you disguise your fear under a thin veil of tenacity; in contrast, “always” conveys confidence in a much purer form, inside and out. In a similar vein, “do” > “don’t.” These little changes do add up!