New Breakpoints Single for WWDC 2012

UPDATE: The new single is now live on iTunes!

Click to view The Liki Song in iTunes

Over the past few months, a number of people have asked if there would be a new song for WWDC this year, and I found myself wondering the same thing.

Then, driving into the studio one afternoon, a song started to take shape somewhere between Mountain View and Palo Alto.  So, I’m very happy to announce that there will be a new song this year.

The new single is a fun, breezy tune with Hawaiian style—singing it always brings a smile to my face.  Beyond that, I don’t want to give away too much more until folks can hear it for themselves.

LIVE near WWDC 2012

A surfboard with a picture of a hula dancer painted on it

The show venue John Colins already has the Hawaiian spirit for the LIVE near WWDC 2012 show on June 13th.

You can hear the new song, along with old favorites, at what we’re calling James Dempsey and the Breakpoints LIVE near WWDC 2012 on Wednesday, June 12th.

I’ll have final and full show details next week. I’m really looking forward to a fun evening and playing the new song for everyone. Also, thanks to all the folks who have retweeted and passed the word along about the show.

One Night, One Song

Another great event that week is the Looking Back at NeXTSTEP fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum.  The sold-out evening will have many luminaries from the NeXTSTEP days in attendance, all for a great cause.

I’m looking forward to attending the event as a sponsor, but I’m particularly excited, as well as honored, to be participating in the event as the special musical guest.

So, amidst the talk of days before NSString and autorelease pools, attendees will hear the public performance debut of the new single, done as a very ‘unplugged’ version.  Thanks to Dr. Michael Johnson for hosting the event, and for including me in the proceedings.

Fun week coming up fast

WWDC week looks like it will be a fun and busy one with the live show, new single, conference sessions, and maybe best of all, meeting new folks and catching up with friends.

I’ll also be taking requests during the week, so feel free to say hello—and no, we don’t know Free Bird.

Breakpoints Live Show 6/13 in SF! Save the date!

Will you be in San Francisco the week of WWDC?

Do you want to enjoy a performance of humorous and informative songs about Apple development technologies?

Have we got a show for you!

Who: James Dempsey and the Breakpoints

When: Wednesday, June 13th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: John Colins LoungeJust two blocks from Moscone West!

How Much? Free Admission! No Cover! Cash Bar.
The show is free, but the drinks you have to pay for.

What: An evening of James Dempsey and the Breakpoints songs performed live, including favorites such as Hold Me, Use Me, Release Me; I Love View; Model View Controller and more.

Anything else? No WWDC Ticket Required!
A great open event for all developers hanging out in SF that week!

Why all the exclamation marks?  Because this is shaping up to be a fun show and I’m very excited about it!  Tell your friends!  Tweet like the wind!

Other things to know:
• There are no tickets for this event.
• Arrive early for best spots.
• The venue is a bar—you must be 21+ years old to attend.
• Limited # of t-shirts available.  Early birds get their size!
• Don’t take ‘cash bar’ literally. Credit cards also accepted.
• Hang out after the show and say hello.
• Follow @jamesdempsey on Twitter for show updates.

Edited 6/5/2012 to include latest show details