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East Coast vs. West Coast: The Odio Brothers' Story in the Washington Business Journal

Here's a great article by Washington Business Journal reporter Bill Flook profiling my & Sam's transition out to San Francisco.  You can also find the article here.

Brothers Daniel and Sam Odio say D.C. doesn't sate entrepreneurial needs

Herndon natives Daniel and Sam Odio share a last name, two alma maters and a gene for entrepreneurial risk-taking. Each brother has created a well-known, successful tech startup , mobile app builder PointAbout Inc. for Daniel, picture-sharing company Divvyshot for Sam.

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On Where Pianos Roam

In the pantheon of Pop Piano Gods of the modern era, Elton John holds his own among such greats as  Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Nina Simone,  Tori Amos, and a handful of others.  He boasts an enviable catalogue of hits reaching far back into the 1970's when he burst onto the music world with huge sunglasses and a flair all his own. He is another artist and fellow pianist whose work I have admired from a distance.  (I've actually covered only one of his songs, and I didn't even play it on the piano--a song called "American Triangle" that I sang a capella with African drums.)  His distinct sound and style is one I have no desire to copy.  Only Elton does Elton John well.  I am content to bow down at his alter and worship his songs just as millions around the world have. All things considered, I have one very favorite Elton John song, and it is a classic.  It's a sad farewell song called "Daniel", and I loved it from the very first time I heard it.  The lyrics are just so brutal and beautiful all at once.  It's a listing of truths that are heavy and heartbreaking to hold. This week, I wanted to feature an old live performance of this sweet sad song. Ladies and Gents, Daniel .  .  . [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayolhaLMUI]

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyesThey say Spain is pretty though I've never been Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen Oh and he should know, he's been there enough Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so muchDaniel my brother you are older than me Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal Your eyes have died but you see more than I Daniel you're a star in the face of the skyDaniel is travelling tonight on a plane I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes ________________________________________________________ Maybe I'll work out a cover of this someday.  Maybe. -g

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