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Here is the email I just sent to a business that I spent a great deal of money with:

11 Feb


customer-service
I am reaching out to complain about your website navigation, it is Mato Grosso, and I am Percy Fawcett. I spent no less than 15 minutes attempting to log into my account. I entered my username and password, I was then directed to a series of security questions, then back to my username and password, then back to security questions, then back again, and again, and again….

I phoned your customer service, and after a great deal of time (and loathing in my voice), your rep was able to grant me access to my own account. He deserves a damned award for dealing with me. I assume he would prefer gold, but I’d wager he would accept Starbucks. Continue reading

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The Killers + Werner Herzog = I’ll be taking a late lunch tomorrow.

17 Sep

Image totally stolen from Wikipedia

Yep, tomorrow, The Killers perform as part of American Express’s Unstaged series where huge names in music partner with celebrated names in film, then share the awesome that follows with the world through VEVO. Unsurprisingly, reports so far seem to suggest that Herzog is taking this very, very seriously. Supposedly he’s even held meetings with the boys of The Killers to discuss how to not make the same mistakes previous Unstaged series have. Because, you know, those were riddled with mistakes.

Show is tomorrow 4pm right here.

Farewell Hydra Head

11 Sep

Announced via Twitter

As we breathe a sigh of relief in what seems to be somewhat of a bounce-back for music merchants there are still casualties in the industry of music, and today Hydra Head–a label that has been home to the likes of Sunn O))), Boris, Isis and Botch–is added to the casualty report. Continue reading

Diamond, the unicorn hunter.

4 Sep

I kill unicorns dead.

Iron Sky – UPDATED

25 Jul

I’ll be driving all the way out to the West Side (ew) to check this out. I suspect it’ll be more than worth it, but I’ll let you know… Continue reading

Nerdist vs. Usher: Future of media morning radio throw-down!

30 May

Bet you never thought these two would have something in common.

 

 

Warning, I’m going to nerd out, and not in the fashionable Star Wars kind of way, but in an “OMG, I love working in media!” kind of way that will be most likely not enjoyable for anybody who doesn’t work in media. Whatever, you’ve been warned. Oh and there are R.O.U.S.’s.

Yes, Chris Hardwick and Usher were put in competition this morning. On KROQ Chris Hardwick discussed the future of video programing. He hit YouTube’s recent initiative to push substantial programing, the next big Apple announcement that will make traditional television practically obsolete and bowling.

On AMP Usher discussed the future of artists across all genres. He hit on the death of artist development, the worst case scenario resulting from the public’s current love of overnight sensations, their lacking depth and their inability to last. He also discussed the ray of hope that he feels is a realistic alternative in which artists like himself who were around during the days when labels invested in artist development take it upon themselves to find and mentor artists they see lasting potential in. He also discussed the state of pop music, how the cycle (of music) is currently placed, when it is likely to shift and where it’s likely to shift to.

Also, the LA Times cartoon today warns of media outlets succumbing to quick clicks and not creating quality content – a topic hit upon by both the Nerdist and Usher….If you aren’t afraid of the changes, it’s an insanely exciting time to be in media. I don’t gush often, so forgive me, I’m really excited about the current evolution going on in media.

Angelina Jolie’s got moves like… the bionic woman

27 Feb

No, really. Last night Angelina Jolie’s leg almost fell out of socket on several occasions. The poor anemic thing couldn’t walk, stand or read a teleprompter without her leg awkwardly lurching out of place like an small town beauty queen trying to pose at the end of a runway. Though she does have that beauty queen akimbo arm down like a mutha-fuk!

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