Ted Tuesday: "Passion and Music" w/ B. Zander
Great talk, wonderful music and incredible energy.
Ted Tuesday: "Sleep" w/ Arianna Huffington
My mother is a baker and my father is a workaholic. I grew up in the kind of household that believed only vagrants stayed in bed past 5am. Ariana Huffington is a very smart woman who has shaken up media (and marriage) by thinking outside the box. If she says changing the world is as easy as falling asleep, you better listen. And if you’re one of those “I’ll sleep when...
Five Day Weekend of Wonder - Day One
It may be rash to decide after one wonderful day that the next four will be amazing but I’m willing to stake a chance. But I’m half-skeptical any day will top my Friday. On Friday, I got to work and collaborate with several people I admire and respect in Indianapolis. Initially, I started this Tumblr to celebrate my friends and I think it’s about time I started. So this post...
TED Tuesday: Schools Kill Creativity
Thoughts to come later.
Monday Reading List Update.
“Create like a God, Command like a King, Work like a Slave.” Brancusi via Kawasaki.
Risky Thursday: Origins
Do you remember the last big risk you took? Without a doubt, I was at my most audacious at the age of six. Back then, as far as I was concerned, “can’t” might as well have been an 18th Century German philosopher. But something happened that jarred my faith in my fearless self and turned me into a more cautious adult. To remedy this, I’ve started a “risk...
Five For Friday: You're The Top, Cole Porter.
Years before Gary, IN gave birth to Michael Jackson, a young man from Peru, IN had already set in stone his legacy as one of the 20th Century’s greatest entertainers. Cue Cole Porter, the subject of this week’s mixtape. Download mp3 (Right Click/Save As) Learn more about Porter and the track list: Tracklist (All Composed by Porter) I Get A Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra Anything...
Bump through Hump Day: You're the Top (1/52)
I’ve got a Cole Porter mixtape in the works for Friday but couldn’t resist posting this incredibly effusive offering. Porter’s over-the-top love song is performed with aplomb by Cary Grant and Ginny Simms in the movie “Night and Day,” a biography of the composer’s life. Enjoy. Lyrics:“You’re The Top” (Lyrics/Music by Cole Porter) ...
TED Tuesday: Condoms, Pills and Public Relations
“I’m in the business of saving lives.” Whenever, I tell people what I do for a living, they usually guess that I’m a doctor, rather than a public relations student. Call me crazy but I honestly believe that good PR can do as much, perhaps even more for the world than good medicine. Mechai Viravaidya is someone who agrees with me, and can give you at least 7 million...
January Reading List.
“Rules For Revolutionaries“ by Guy Kawasaki, for learning how to start fires. “Who’s Your City?” by Richard Florida, for making Indy even more amazing. “Slaughterhouse-Five“ by Kurt Vonnegut for celebrating the opening of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indy later this month.
Bringing Sexy Back...to Copywriting
What are lyrics without music? While “words” is an acceptable answer, “copy” might be more accurate. A good pop hook is memorable, snappy and has many of the traits of good advertising copy. Complete the lyric: “Hit me, baby one more ….” “I like big ….. and I can’t ….” “I’m bringing sexy ….” I...
2010 in Song: Christmas Cat (Part VI)
This one went out to some of my closest music friends, some of which were right beside me as I took the first, tentative steps into turning my mundane and plain laptop into a musical instrument of beauty. I may have written it but I know in my heart of hearts that it isn’t mine. I attribute its ethos to Sugar Cat and give it as an unworthy gift to the world. Here’s to an even more...