I’ve got cars on the brain this week. First off, I picked up a beautifully-preserved 2001 BMW 530i last week off Craigslist. I’ve been wanting just such an automobile since I was five years old. Although it’s seventeen years old now and not at all expensive on today’s market, I now own my dream car because it’s one of the last and best from the era of cars that weren’t so overly-computerized that they still could be largely owner-maintained. I get such pride and satisfaction out of working on my motorcycle and wanted to find a car that would give me that same sort of joy. This is it. So meet my new baby, Gustav Klimt Straßenkünstler III!
LISTEN: Right on the heels of this acquisition, I also wrapped up production on my jaw-droppingly awesome new Automotive demo with audio production maestro, Cliff Zellman. I couldn’t possibly be happier with the result. I always try to work in areas where I feel connected with and passionate about the content, so I’m very excited to dive deep into voicing for the world of “vroom, vroom” this year.
WATCH: My buddy Adam V is a car-head too, and this week he hipped me to a really fun TV show available on Amazon, The Grand Tour, which is essentially a reincarnation of the BBC’s Top Gear. While the full show is only available with a Prime membership, you can get a good free dose on their YouTube channel.
READ: While my deep love for my combustion engines is evident by now, I do know that electric is our future. I’m fascinated by Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, and his elegant visions for a more elegant, more sustainable future. Here’s a dizzying array of things he hopes to create by 2020. On a related note, I shared a fascinating article all about the second-order effects of self-driving cars in an earlier edition of SES, but here it is again.