Archive for October, 2011

Something Happened Last Night…

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Baseball’s boring. And there are so many games that they’re practically meaningless. It’s mostly guys dressed in pajamas standing in a field blowing bubbles with their gum, or worse yet, chewing some Red Man.  If you saw a group like this in your local park, you’d assume these were guys doing court ordered community service […]

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    Three Things To Do to Make a Daily Deal Work for You

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    Although my company (Goldstar) isn’t in the daily deal business, we live in an adjacent neighborhood.  It’s a less crowded place, and the neighbors aren’t as likely to be in foreclosure on their houses or  dodging collection phone calls. And because we only sell tickets to live entertainment, the block parties are a lot more […]

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      Return of the Great Pumpkin…wait, no

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      A couple years ago, I wrote about something I called the Great Performance Delusion right around this time of year because it reminded me of one of my most treasured TV childhood Halloween memories: the Great Pumpkin.  Enjoy: In the clip, Linus convinces Sally to wait with him in his pumpkin patch because once a […]

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        Godspell, Boot Camp and More

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        After a long week on the east coast, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about some goings-on. First, hey, go see Godspell on Broadway!  I had never seen the show, which shocked those in attendance with me, although the music was familiar.  It’s pretty much a rock (ish) mash-up of the Gospel of Matthew […]

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          Congratulations to the First Community-Produced Broadway Musical!

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          Today is the launch of my friend Ken Davenport’s  show Godspell on Broadway.  Ken is an innovator, gets a lot of things very right, and is always, always thinking about what’s next. Godspell is an interesting choice because the content is pretty conventional.  I’m sure it will be very well done (and I’ll see next […]

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            I wonder how much I could buy the domain ‘qwikster.com’ for?

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            Not that I’d really want it.  I’m just gob-stopped at the way Netflix has handled itself over the last couple of months. Netflix is a strong company with a clear sense of the future and a vision for how to get there.  I’m a fan, though not as much of the product itself as I […]

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              Digital Marketing Boot Camp, Poll Question Answers

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              A couple weeks ago, faced with the prospect of talking about social media to the Digital Marketing Boot Camp for Arts Marketers, I sat down to think about what to say. And while it’s typically pretty easy for me to hold forth on just about anything, I suddenly realized I had no idea what to […]

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                We’re a Little Worse Today

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                Julius Caesar was a genius.  Not just a regular, work-on-really-complicated-rocket-stuff-for-NASA kind of genius.  He was the kind of genius who understood that the Roman Republic was corrupt, spent, and about to be vulnerable to outside domination if it didn’t get fixed fast.  Fortunately, as the greatest military AND political mind of his generation, he took […]

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