I didn’t make this happen, but I have to write about it!
The “Biden Bias.” That’s my nickname for it; this situation Joe Biden has put us in. If our eyes are open, we can’t find the guy. If someone asks us who’s the best Presidential candidate, we have to answer based on what we know.
I didn’t do it! Joe did! I really don’t know what to say!
When asked for an “unbiased” opinion regarding the “pros and cons” of each candidate … I can do that! But it won’t feel very unbiased.
The “unbiased opinion” is an oxymoron. There is no such thing. It took a car ride with my dad yesterday to realize this. He’s right, it’s impossible; you can’t have an “unbiased opinion!” What was I thinking!
When you’re bitter, it takes twice as much energy to rise out of it, than to stay in it. I made that up. But it sounds good enough that I feel comfortable announcing I’m working on not one, but two new albums. These will follow-up my debut, Share the Moon, which got rave reviews from Continue reading “Bitter Isn’t Better”
For soft rock, people might be surprised at which songs are simple, and which use inventive and unusual chords. I’ve reverse-engineered hundreds of popular songs. I’ll toss out a few examples of what I’ve discovered:
–Mark Urso, former Sales & Engineering at Towerstream
I was in the top 3 of a 200-member sales team for four years, and won the President’s Club trophy for highest sales, at TowerStream, selling Internet services, business-to-business. I was also at the same company only a few years earlier, Continue reading “Sales Advice, My Time at TowerStream”
It’s me on the radio (below) a year ago, talking about my CD and novel combo, “Share The Moon!” Chris DiPaola and I talked for an hour and he played a bunch of songs! What fun!
I also wanted to say I’ll be on the radio Saturday night (Jan. 6) (tonight if you’re reading this with your morning coffee)!
I’ll be on for an hour Saturday on “Alternative Nation” with Denise Acker Taylor on 96.7 FM The Buzz, starting at nine. Please tune in! We’ll talk about the Garageband era, regional musicians and writing … and I might even play a song!
You can listen on the air or via the Buzz app (HERE), or stream right out of any browser on THE BUZZ’S site.
This will help, as time goes by and my predictions become true, demonstrate my amazingness (he said while typing on a little computer in bed in his sweats).
First off, I predict Chloe Kohanski will win “The Voice.” Those of you who follow popular music probably think I’m cheating a little, since the competition was over last week, and Chloe actually did win … But I predicted it in November!
Already hard to keep up, huh?
In Chloe’s case, I didn’t actually call the winner, but I saw it comin’!
Yesterday I recommended being a great writer, then marketing yourself. Sounds easy, huh? Well, it may not be so easy, but two things are for sure … in order to be a professional, making money, you have to be great, and in order to be great, you have to be bad.
I have nephew attending college in New York, majoring in English. I saw Robbie over the weekend, but forgot to ask him if he was planning on becoming a rap star with his degree.
But why not?
Something about “poetry,” whether my class (which I aced) at Boston College years-ago, a quaint, stuffy little book, a professor with eyeglasses … the images conjured up by the word “poetry” are hoity-toity to me.
You too? At least, the image of poetry isn’t like rap music.