~ THE PSEUDO BOWLING PARTY: THE PEOPLE . . . GALINSKY, SCARPA & T-BO
MARC SCARPA THREW A BIRTHDAY PARTY, PSEUDO ‘INSIDER’ RE-UNION – and BOWLING PARTY . . . at BROOKLYN BOWL LAST TUES, SEPT 25, 2012. THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN READING ANDREW SMITH’S NEWLY RELEASED BOOK on JOSH . . and I wanted to know, what they thought.
from a diverse web thread they got going – I got the feeling, that yes. they thought it was drop-dead bonafide. and the few, but passionate down-side remarks it evoked in the peanut gallery – were more of an interesting take on the ‘issues’ . . . then on the book, itself. in fact, it was intriguing to see the history – that the book . . stirred up. ‘Imposter Syndrome’, ha.
they told me the book . . . was a great read. and, totally, true to life. yes, it did capture the early dotcom days, esp as they evolved around JOSH HARRIS and Pseudo; from the beginning, right on up to now. Galinsky said: “the book loses no steam between Josh and the later Wall Street chapters . . . now and then it ties it all together.”
LEFT: ROBERT GALINSKY: also known as ‘underdog88’.
if T-BO was Pseudo ‘radio’ employee number 3, then Galinsky was Pseudo ‘radio’ employee number 2.
Josh being number one.
A key figure in the founding of PSEUDO, GALINSKY was the wild card, or better put: he was the whole damn deck !! he came aboard at the very beginning in 1993. he went from overseeing one show – to overseeing over 50 !! – on the fledgling ‘Pseudo Online Network’.
However his greatest claim to fame – came at the very end, in fact even after the film, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – was finally completed in 2008 – after 7 long and uncertain years of editing. The shuffle to stay in the spotlight at Pseudo – was fierce. we all got dropped at one time or another, for various reasons, or new people came on, etc. plus if life didn’t hit you with a sucker punch, Josh could take up the slack.
the original comeback boy – ‘Underdog88’ – !! – he’s the guy, who is notorious for attacking JOSH on the stage during a live Q+A session – when ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’ had it’s NEW YORK CITY premiere, after winning SUNDANCE DEC 2008 . . . at MOMA/MUSEUM of MODERN ART, APRIL 2009.
see: MOMA/WE LIVE IN PUBLIC
more on the ‘ATTACK’ VIDEO & underdog88 – posts next.
but just in case you can’t wait, see: ‘Crazed fan of Pseudo .. Attacks JOSH HARRIS’ – YouTube.
CENTER: BIRTHDAY BOY – MARC SCARPA. a frequent and highly respected technical consultant to the early Pseudo, Galinsky says: “Marc was instrumental in interpreting DENNIS ADAMO’S ideas. he continues, “Marc was a revolutionary of live streaming – he was always pushing the envelope.”
he is also a great host in the Pseudo tradition, freely running pitchers of margaritas, followed by a tray of shots.
he also seems to have branded himself, as Simplynew – way before ‘simply’ became the big new hot keyword in product branding – this past summer (2012).
see: Simplynew / REEL MENU
RIGHT: T-BO aka TOM LINDER.
Pseudo employee # 3.
of T-BO, Galinsky reports: “T-BO was one of the karmic founders of Pseudo. Every sound that was created or presented at Pseudo went through T-BO. but he was also a key creative “contributor” on many levels, not just audio, incl strategy and over-all planning for years 1-3. According to Galinsky, T-BO also built all the audio studios – at Pseudo, as well. hands-on.
GEORGE WHITE – he seems to have had a key technical role at Pseudo, for which he became famous, and he went on to do many other things of equal renown. the list, as told me at the time, was so ‘knock-out’, I couldn’t quite get my head around it, at the time. esp in the glam locale. bowling and all, but LAURIE ANDERSON’s name – stood out. I could tell, he seemed right off – like a pretty funny guy.
he said “Don’t post my picture anywhere, where I won’t . . . be able to get job !!”
also at the BROOKLYN BOWL PARTY – COPYRIGHT CONTRACT LAWYER, STEVE MASUR.
correct title: Managing Partner ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY LAW.
apparently he hung out around Pseudo, a lot.
damn, a copyright lawyer – just what everybody – needs !!
‘TOTALLY WIRED – On The Trail of the Great Dotcom Swindle’ – by ANDREW SMITH.
Galinsky had brought along the hard cover British edition, and damn, if the cover wasn’t beginning to grow on me – as the rave reviews – from the guys who had been there – came in.
see: ‘TOTALLY WIRED – On the Trail of the great DOTCOM SWINDLE’.
PHOTOS/COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH