As I noted in yesterday's blog post, today was my first day of classes for the semester. The course I am teaching is a freshmen-level, Intro to Business course. I typically start each class by sharing and discussing a few articles from that day's Wall Street Journal. Since this was our first day together, I … Continue reading It Only Took One Day for My Students To Realize How Out of Touch I Am
Music Monday: What Band Do You Regret Never Seeing Perform Live?
The idea for this post came from an exchange I had with Clive who has the wonderful blog, Take It Easy. Clive mentioned he had never seen Rod Stewart perform live, and I mentioned that I was surprised at that revelation. He noted that Rod was just one of many he had never seen perform … Continue reading Music Monday: What Band Do You Regret Never Seeing Perform Live?
Music Monday: Spotify Reveals My Failure to Evolve
Spotify recently released a top 100 playlist for each user, showing what songs that person listened to the most during the past year. Here is a screenshot of the top 10 songs on my list. (Note - it is just a screenshot, you cannot click on any of the songs.) With the exception of a … Continue reading Music Monday: Spotify Reveals My Failure to Evolve
Music Monday: Practicing What I Preach?
Last year I wrote a post, "What Would Cause You to Stop Being a Fan of Someone or Something?"in which I wondered what I would do if somebody or some team or some company that I was a fan of did something I totally disagreed with, whether it’s a political stance they take or breaking … Continue reading Music Monday: Practicing What I Preach?
Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…
We've all experienced frustrations, particularly over this past year. And many times, we don't respond in the healthiest of ways to such frustrations. Here are some examples of frustrations I've experienced this past year: I'm in the middle of a workout, and the next thing I know I'm laying in my driveway with two broken … Continue reading Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…
A Dozen Universal Truths
Apple products are better than PCs and Android A smile is better than a frown Warm weather is better than cold Guinness is better than Bud Sunrise is better than sunset Vacation time is better than working time Ruffles potato chips are better than regular Women are more mature than men Bruce Springsteen and the … Continue reading A Dozen Universal Truths
What Would Cause You to Stop Being a Fan of Someone or Something?
Earlier this week, Seth Godin had a post about lifelong fans, and the importance we place on being a fan. He writes: This instinct (of being a fan) is so strong that we suspend disbelief (and create belief) based on something as shallow as what logo is on the box. We confuse our rational understanding … Continue reading What Would Cause You to Stop Being a Fan of Someone or Something?
Music Monday: Local Artist Doing His Part To Get Us Through Covid-19
Back on March 15, local musician Scott McClatchy started his "Mission To Civilize Internet Guitar Pull" on his Facebook page. A guitar pull is a southern tradition where a small group of musicians sit around and take turns playing songs on a guitar. Scott started the tradition as a way to bring music to people … Continue reading Music Monday: Local Artist Doing His Part To Get Us Through Covid-19
Music Monday: Early Hints of Stardom?
I'm not really sure what led me to the following video, but it shows the band Brand New in its early days, playing at a rec center that holds up to 150 people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj7qzmtrgRM The video was filmed in 2001, one year after Brand New had formed. The lead singer is about 23 years old. … Continue reading Music Monday: Early Hints of Stardom?
Top 365 Songs of the 20th Century
I realize this blog is only about 18 years late in writing about the top songs of the 20th century, but I was not aware that such a list even existed until I read this week that Aretha Franklin's Respect was No. 4 on the list. The list was compiled by the National Endowment for … Continue reading Top 365 Songs of the 20th Century