Music

Jackie Wilson Knew How

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Jackie Wilson knew how to move! Tell me he didn’t influence so many other greats. I only wish I could have been able to groove it like this — ever! Here’s an interview from Gene Simmons (yes, from Kiss) on MusicRadar talking about his favorite tracks/artists: ““I saw Jackie Wilson perform this on some TV […]

Music

Enjoying the New Cello

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I recently ordered an NS Design NXT4a electric cello. I’ve held off on my cello playing for years, because the older student model cello that I have is in disrepair. I found that it was going to cost a tremendous amount of money just to get it refurbished. Because I play and record with my […]

Personal

I’m Done Peopling

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I’m done with social interactions for the most part. I’ve been so completely disillusioned by people over the past year or so. Online interactions are filled with vitriol and even the conversations that should be healthy and enlightening have become conflicting and bitter. I was a huge evangelist for online engagement — having been involved […]

Facebook

Facebook is Not Your Web Site

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I simply don’t understand why businesses think Facebook is their “web site.” I’ve been exploring restaurants in the town where my headquarters is located. I don’t live there, so I’m not savvy to the dining options. I have three national representatives coming in next week. We’re going to start our meeting and socialization by breaking […]

Television

I Wanted to Like It

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I truly wanted to give the series 9-1-1 that is airing on the Fox Network a fair chance. After all, I’ve worked in public safety in many capacities for the past thirty years. And, I went to the same high school at roughly the same time with series co-creator Ryan Murphy (he is two years […]

Social

Sensitive Twitter User

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I had an experience using Twitter today that I’ve never had. I’ve been using the platform since 2006. Today I responded to a post from Spotify about the 4 [sic] year anniversary of Miley Cyrus’ album, Bangerz. I noted that I didn’t care then and don’t care now. I even mentioned that I could not […]