Saturday, August 01, 2015

Music and Marketing

Sounds are Made. Sounds are recorded. Sounds are translated into physical object. Your machine translates those physical marks into sound waves.

English Graffiti by The Vaccines.  English singers sing songs of love.

Still by Richard Thompson. Option 1) English singer sing songs. Option 2) English guitarist plays guitars.


The Passion Conversation: understanding, sparking, and sustaining word of mouth marketing by Robbin Phillips, et al. The importance of conversation and personal relationship to draw and keep customers.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eight Novels


Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. I was gone for three nights to Boy Scout camp up near Mountain, WI.

Badlands by C.J. Box. Hot weather and read a novel and napped more than anything else over the two full days I stayed.

Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay. I did go for a decent walk on Tuesday through the camp and the surrounding forest.

Wishes For Christmas by Fern Michaels. Nicolet National Forest surrounds the camp and seemed to have plenty of trails, roads, and biking paths.

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans. One younger boy tripped and fall onto a sharp stick that pierced the back of his hand.

Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell. The Scout was crying and upset. An older Scout and I walked the injured kid to the health office.

The Forgotten by Heather Graham. The puncture wound was not so bad, but the health officer sent us to an urgent care location just in case stitches were needed.

Brush Back by Sara Paretsky. No stitches. The flap of skin was glued shut. We missed dinner time at camp so we stopped at the Burger King in Oconto Falls.

NonFiction - Dictator special


The Job: true tales from the life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne.  Page 165 says, "During our conversation he must have sense my disappointment at the fact he didn't receive any jail time."

The Double Life of Fidel Castro: my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Lider Maximo by Juan Reinaldo Sanchez with Axel Gylden. Former bodyguard and fixer to Fidel Castro fell into disfavor, went to Cuban prison, escaped to Mexico and Florida and wrote a tell-all. Mistresses, drug dealing, guerrilla training, multiple mansions, torture, executions.

A Kim Jong-Il Production: the extraordinary true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator's rise to power by Paul Fischer.  In 1978 future North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il ordered the kidnapping of a famous South Korean actress and director to force them to make films. Page 93 says, " Inside, Kim gave Choi a tour of the ostentatious villa: the en-suit bedrooms, the living room and library, the home cinema. There was a tacky crystal chandelier of two in every room and Japanese gadgets on every surface, giving the house a gauche, unrefined energy - 'a Las Vegas-meets-Vladivostok feeling,' as Choi described later."

Kale and Coffee: a renegade's guide to health happiness and longevity by Kevin Gianni. Writer travels the United States testing different diet and health advice. Page 152 says, "As we reach the salt farms, the land in front of us is dotted with carefully laid out rectangular patches of black trays filled with water."

Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook by JJ Virgin. This was on the Amazon bestseller list, so I bought it.

The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook by Loren Cordain, Ph.D. Someone asked that we have more paleo diet books.

ACT 2016: strategies, practice and review by Kaplan. Someone else complained we did not have enough ACT prep books.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Exercise, Entertainment, Entry


'71 starring Jack O'Connell. British soldier stranded in Belfast.  Uh-oh.

Justified: final season starring Timothy Olyphant, Walter Goggins, many others. Final season of Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens and his screwed up home county in Kentucky. With lots of swooshing sound effects.

Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds.  Woman files suit to recover property stolen during World War Two.

House of Cards: the complete third season by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Political intrigue.

Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee. I figured this would be used.

Method Express by Tracy Anderson. Exercise routines to exercise.

Method Beginners by Tracy Anderson. Exercise routines for more exercise. Anderson is not tall, she measure 5'.

Audiobooks on CD

Medium raw: a bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook by Anthony Bourdain. 8 CDs at 9 hours.

The Old Blue Line by J.A. Jance. 2CDs at 2 hours. Crime and punishment.