A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes the results of a research study that examined which activities worked best to lift people’s moods during the COVID pandemic. Sex and drugs were among the 43 options participants could choose from, along with exercise, cooking, social media, video calls, and various types of entertainment. The … Continue reading Music Monday: What’s the Best Way to Cope with the Pandemic?
Last week I started the countdown of my top three Christmas songs. In third place was the beautiful song Oh Holy Night, sung by the remarkable Josh Groban. Today I am announcing my second favorite Christmas song, the runner-up for the title: Christmas in L.A. by The Killers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=938GYJjxBeU&feature=emb_logo Like all of my top three … Continue reading Music Monday: And The Runner-up Is…
I was waiting for the Monday closest to Christmas to put this post together, which consists mostly of combining a couple of my previous posts about my favorite Christmas songs, with some updates. I also came across a short post about the worst Christmas song ever, and decided to include that here as well. So … Continue reading Music Monday: Some of My Favorite Christmas Songs (and THE Worst)
This past week, an anonymous fan bid a record $4,567,888 in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett, topping the previous record of $3,456,789. The annual auction for lunch with the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman has raised almost $30 million for San Francisco charity Glide, a favorite cause of Mr. Buffett’s first wife, … Continue reading Forget about That $4.6 Million Lunch with Warren Buffett; This Would Be Way More Fun
The Killers are one of the few new bands I got to know after my college years, and even then I was late to the game. I first saw them perform "Human" on Saturday Night Live back in 2008, at that point they had been around for about five years. Another favorite song is "All … Continue reading Music Monday: Another Reason to Love the Killers
My wife and I finally got a chance to watch Crazy Rich Asians, and while it was an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours, what really stuck with me was the singing of "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Kina Grannis during the wedding. Here's an acoustic version, followed by some brief comments by … Continue reading Music Monday: Can’t Help Falling in Love
The Killers are one of the few bands that I got to know after the 1970s, and one of the things I like most about the band is that they used to release an original Christmas song/music video each year since 2006, with the profits going to support the Product RED campaign to end AIDS. In 2016, … Continue reading Music Monday: Merry Christmas from The Killers
It's Advertising Week in New York City (hopefully you were aware of that, otherwise you'd have to wonder about the advertising capability of the people running the conference.) Anyway, one of the panel sessions was "Driving the Future of Voice Activation" and one of the panel members, Barrak Moffitt, executive VP of content strategies and partnerships … Continue reading Is Your Streaming Music Playlist Guilty of Recency Bias?