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Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon
Salem, OR
Interests: Old sci-fi (Clarke, Heinlein); rock and roll (Beatles, Stones, Yardbirds, Raiders, Dave Clark 5), reggae (Marley and more); movies (oldies, action, drama, comedy)
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Ethical, yes. Wise? Not so sure. I have mixed views about this entertaining encounter.
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I ran across this app a month or two ago before I traveled to Seattle. It came in handy. There's also an app that will help you find a drinking fountain call Oasis Places...
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2010 on Gotta pee? The mobile potty finder at Web Ink Now
Communicating with an audience is tricky in a lot of ways: you rarely know exactly who’d going to be in the audience and you can not predict the state of mind they’re going to be in when you are handed the microphone. via Continue reading
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Thanks to Andy Wibbels, I have leapt over here to the Typepad micro-blog and did a little setting up. Looks like I already have a Typepad account. Probably because I have commented on several Typepad blogs throughout the blogosphere. First thing I did after trying to figure out where the gas pedal and the brake were was to paw through the info in my account to make sure it is up-to-date. Fact is, it didn't have much info at all. So I added a few things, including my birthday sans year. And I was rejected! The dreaded RED BOX of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon's blog
Great article, David, especially since it tackles one of my favorite subjects: music and the challenge of promoting it. I think if John Paul Jones of Zeppelin were not a part of the band, there wouldn't be nearly as much attention paid. Dave Grohl is fairly well known, but Josh Homme is not a mainstream name (well, at least to me!). Still, whoever is behind the promotion is quite savvy about what they're doing. Ultimately, the proof is in the pudding. You predict that they'll eventually come out with an album that will debut in BB's Top 10 - maybe even at #1. We'll see. As big of a Zep fan and Foo Fighters fan I am, I didn't hear enough in the admittedly limited videos to inspire me yet. 'Supergroups' are notorious for imploding from expectations (Asia or Blind Faith, anyone?) I actually liked Chickenfoot on the first listen through...but will it wear? After spending 25 years in the radio biz - much of that as music director - I can tell you that predicting the success or failure of any act is a fool's bet. I would like to see your follow up after their first album has been out a couple of months!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2009 on How to launch a rock super group at Web Ink Now
It doesn't matter what Obama does, the idiot birthers wouldn't believe it anyway. The White House could hold a huge event with the State of Hawaii and show the original b.c....but they would still find something to complain about. This was resolved during the fall campaign when Hawaii DID show the certificate of birth. Unfreakingbelievable these boneheads. Get a life.
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A lot of thoughtful information here. I tend to use the 'Big Three' of social media: Twitter, FaceBook and LinkedIn. I look at FB as more of a personal space, even though more and more business 'stuff' shows up there. LI is strictly business - no personal stuff except for a few notes in the bio. And Twitter - well, I have a handful of Twitter accounts; one for business, one for personal thoughts and fun and another for a separate home-business. But Twitter, as I currently use it, is mostly an ongoing, somewhat disjointed conversation....but I get about 30% of my website traffic (across several sites) via Twitter, so I look to continue to grow that. When I first got on FB, I spent little time there. My time there is increasing as are connections and conversations and I can see where FB may eventually become (as they want to) the go-to source for much of the online social interaction. Check this Wired article for Facebook vs. Google:
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Excellent list and comments. I would respond to Mike Smock that in this day and age I doubt anyone running for office in a major party will not become a polarizing figure; it goes with the territory. From all I've read about Obama, he's one of the best at bringing opposing sides together to actually accomplish something. But even his pick of Rev Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration was polarizing to his own supporters. So I ask: In this age of bloggers, opinion-spewers, instant feedback and access to all sides of an issue, what major political figure does NOT polarize?
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Heidi, I think the concept of being best is good - in practice. We all want to be better at what we do. But Seth's idea that if you're not the best, why bother, is BS. Growing up I used to hear "Practice makes perfect." Well, that's BS too, because it pushes you into a path of attaining perfection. And we know there's no such thing as perfection. If we're always tring to reach it, we'll never be satisfied. "Practice makes improvement" is much more realistic. I know too many people who are trapped into trying to be perfect, or be the best, and they're caught in a treadmill. Is this the way to happiness and satisfaction? A good friend mine (who runs a one-man business) works incredible long hours to achieve his goals (mainly making a lot of money). After a certain point, I don't know what he's chasing. If you're making well past six figures (and he is) and you're buying things and stuffing money in the bank, where do you find the balance? Do you let your spouse do all the parenting and miss out on your kids growing up? Sorry, but seeing my kids grow up is pretty damn important to me. In fact, he railed on me because I'm taking a day to go to Seattle to see The Police 30th reunion tour. His reaction? "It must be nice...wish I could do that." Well, he can, he just chooses not to. Life needs goals (business/personal). But life also needs balance. I don't want to reach the end of my life and say, wow I should have gone to more concerts and seen more art and taken more wilderness hikes. I work hard at a day job, spend many hours a week pursuing an internet business (which is a great challenge and yes dammit I'm learning a lot and making headway), but I also have a couple of boys that I put at the top of my list. They're always first, and I find time for everything else. Don't kill yourself being number one. Just be the best you can be, whether you're number one in the world, or number one on your block. Enjoy...Tim
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2007 on Seth Godin and Being the BEST at Talk It Up!
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