Monthly Archive: October 2008

We are the Hip Hop Generation

There was Rock and Roll, Billy Joel, Greatful Dead, Allman Brothers….and then there was Hip Hop. Our generation has grown up with Hip Hop, and along with technology and a few other big cultural game changers, it has defined our time. Our generation. With the election right around the corner, it seems as if EVERYONE has a say about these candidates and this election. But …

It’s amazing how far we’ve come

Think about it. A black man may become president of the United States Google and Apple have created devices that are mini movie theaters, maps, newspapers, cameras and so much more I can have conversations with all of my friends at one time via Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media We have power plants that use wind, sun, and the ocean to create energy People have …

Ski Patrol Show on TruTv

And you thought Flaver Flav was the only reality tv star… This is a great concept. Then again, I am 110% biased in this matter. Our cameras follow the men and women of ski patrol who risk their lives in the mountains, fighting avalanches, performing daring rescues and keeping unruly skiers and snowboarders from terrorizing the slopes.  

Building a farm, planting a tree.

You can teach someone how to pick an apple from a tree or you can teach someone how to plant an apple tree. I planted an apple tree about 3 years ago, when I started a college marketing company called Runaway Productions. Although my personal and direct involvement was extensive, educational and rewarding, the greatest reward came thereafter. I had recent conversations with its new …

Well we’re living here in Allentown

As I was driving home the other night from Vermont, I was listening to some Billy Joel. The song Allentown came on, and I could not help but to think how disappointingly appropriate the song is for the current times. Today was a mess. Well we’re living here in…the United States… Well we’re living here in Allentown And they’re closing all the factories down Out …

The internet is growing up. Please welcome NYTimes to Social Media and the Social Internet

Consider this (courtesy of Wikipedia): September 18, 1851 – The New York Times was founded (although originally named New-York Daily Times).Newspaper. 1995 – The Times has a strong web presence and is ranked one of the top sites. The content is generated by the Times staff. March, 2005 – The New York Times Website has 555 Million page views. Content is still generated by Times staff. 2008 – The domain nytimes.com attracts at least 146 million visitors annually according to a Compete.com study. …