Ok, I admit it. Mostly I just want to write something about Arcade Fire because I saw them play in Berkeley last night, I can’t get them out of my head and I owe TechCrunch a post. If Mike can have Virgin America and MG can have the iPhone , I chose to fan out over Arcade Fire, right? But I do have a point here. A big part of what made them so phenomenal wasn’t just the music it was how they played. They were a wild, musical-chairs-cacophony, going totally ape-shit on instruments as varied as a megaphone or an accordion, and yet somehow they produced a tight, controlled sound.
When Sue Drakeford became the first African-American to represent Nebraska at the Miss USA Pageant in 2001, she saw a great business opportunity. She would start a production company that would host its own pageants and teach others like her gain the confidence and skills to compete in the real world. The company would provide an alternative to the "cold-blooded cutthroat world of modeling and beauty pageants" that she endured.