Archive for January, 2004

Choose Balance

Friday, January 30th, 2004

Destined to become the war cry of the disenchanted individuals who have transcended the spin of the corporate world, and discovered what is really important in the long run.

Merchandise from the Life Work Balance shop makes wonderful and thoughtful gifts for those who are teetering close to the edge. Is there someone you know that spends much to much time on the job? Perhaps a frisbee, or BBQ apron will jar them back to reality. Or why not a simple clock for the office?

Worth 1000

Thursday, January 29th, 2004 | Photoshop Contests | Are you Worthy? | home page Creativity unleashed – thanks to Photoshop!

Meat Popsickles

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

“…employees are meat popsickles to be thawed and eaten whenever management gets a sweet tooth.” Interesting perspective from an enligthened individual.

Last Vestige Music Shop VINYL Department

Monday, January 26th, 2004

Last Vestige Music Shop VINYL Department

Dwight Twilley – Home

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

Dwight Twilley – Home – Forgot all about Dwight. I really liked his sound. Hooky.


Saturday, January 24th, 2004


Sounds Bite

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

FindSounds – Search the Web for Sounds When you need to get ahold of that certain sound byte

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Coming

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Visionbox Pictures: Teddy Bears’ Picnic

A new film by Harry Shearer coming to DVD in February 2004. Sounds like one of those cult films that everyone will be talking about next year. You heard it here first, right?

Harry Shearer

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Harry Shearer – from the Edge of America – From his early days with the Credibility Gap, to his omnipresent voice or as one of the Christopher Guest movie ensemble, Harry remains an important voice of comedy and humor.

Canadian Execution

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Great white north reduced by one.

The Picture of Everything

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING by Howard Hallis Now why didn’t I think of this…

Ian Hunter’s Solo Review

Saturday, January 17th, 2004

Daily Vault – January 15, 2004 Review of Ian Hunter’s first solo album from 1975.

Progressive Prog Rock Music

Friday, January 16th, 2004

Strawberry Bricks Time Line of Progressive Prog Rock Music

the official dada website: news

Friday, January 16th, 2004

the official dada website: news

Welcome to the New Wave Outpost

Friday, January 16th, 2004

Welcome to the New Wave Outpost

Friday, January 16th, 2004


Will Ethics Win?

Thursday, January 15th, 2004

Read about a company today that has a very interesting situation developing. The next day or two will be extremely telling about how well its corporate leadership is able to handle the tremendous moral and social responsibility of being in a position of power. While there is really no question about the action they must take, they have chosen to wrestle with a difficult and ethical decision.

Regardless of which way they choose to act, their decision will send a strong and powerful message regarding the corporate culture and what it will allow and what it will not.

This is an important test. Watch this space!

Place Your Bets

Tuesday, January 13th, 2004

Joni Mitchell once had us all singing “don’t it always seem to know, that you don’t know what you got till its gone.” Well, due to some unfortunate circumstances, they are about to “pave paradise and put up a parking lot.” Its unfortunate – but it is a self-inflicted wound. I’m certain most people will draw their own conclusions about what may have triggered the event. But in the end, there will be a change that will impact the entire team. It is critical that we do not attempt to “spin” the story, but stay focused on maintaining the team’s momentum. The cold water in your face: No one is above suspicion.


Monday, January 12th, 2004

“…there are some good people doing good work on the wrong things.”

Monday, January 12th, 2004

Seven pathetic signs… alleged to be in the offing.

Open Your Mind

Saturday, January 10th, 2004

In case anyone cares, I have opened a new chapter in my personal musical enlightenment book – I have discovered the 50’s.

While I have no plans on physically altering my DNA’s “60’s/70’s rock-n-roller” genes, I am enjoying listening to the likes of Woody Herman, Francis Bay, Jan August and others of the 40’s-50’s ilk. My trips to Southern California thrift stores focused on the continued expansion of my vinyl LP collection, and looking for album covers that are worthy of sharing on Epiclectic’s Vintage Vinyl site, I’ve started taking a few more of them home with me – based on their cover art.

Well, when you start listening to this stuff, its really pretty cool! I encourage you to listen to something by someone you have never heard before. I’m sure you will end up with a broader outlook on life, and realize there is plenty of room on this planet to accomodate everyone’s taste in music.

But, as Ian Hunter has stated many times, “I still love rock ‘n roll.”

The New Black

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004

The New Black : Debut Album – Melting Pot Roast – Steve Holley is in Ian’s band…


Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

annual ritual drawing large groups of domesticated smeckos to a single location on the planet, with the sole intention of encouraging each of them to perform their favorite acts to one another.


Monday, January 5th, 2004

Welcome to Gioia Online! – Remember the girl group Expose? Gioia is still going strong.

It’s a Crapshoot

Sunday, January 4th, 2004

“… the process of arriving at business decisions isn’t always systematic enough to be supported by computers. You have to take the assumptions out of the mind of the decision-maker and put them explicitly into the process, along with a method to check them, and only then can a computer help you manage it. Older executives find it excruciating to have to be that explicit, because they just don’t want to be. Besides, as we all know, many decisions are ultimately made by the hydrostatic pressure in the boss’s bladder.” Peter Drucker

No shit.

The Battle of Anaheim

Sunday, January 4th, 2004

You’ve probably heard about Roy Disney’s campaign to get Eisner out of power. While reading the January 12 issue of Fortune, the following paragraph resonated with me:
“…But this battle for control of an American icon is not just about shareholder value or corporate governance. Nor is it about the animosity between Roy Disney and Michael Eisner, though there’s plenty of that. It is, at heart, about a family and its legacy. Corny as it sounds, Roy Disney wants to take the company back from Michael Eisner because, he says, it has lost its soul.”

I also found this example of Michael’s poor leadership, excerpted from Roy’s resignation letter, to be extremely familiar, “The creative brain drain of the last several years, which is real and continuing, and damages our Company with the loss of every talented employee.”

I encourage you to check out the website, and sign the petition.

You KNOW I will be watching this story.