Archive: July 9, 2014
Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

FACT OR BERRY TALE What’s the secret? That is the question I am asked time and time again as people stand in disbelief when, for the first time, they learn my age. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to pull out my driver’s license to prove how old I am. Almost everyone puts my age at 12-16

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Band Websites by John Cripps

WHY BOTHER? I hate to say it, but most bands do not have their Internet act together. They are more concerned with their music than with promotion. The Internet has given bands the opportunity to do some serious promotion in a very inexpensive, yet powerful way. Handled correctly, you can get more people to your gigs and get your recorded

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? Choosing the best web strategy for promoting bands is a subject that often elicits heated debate (I think I hear “Eye of the Tiger” playing in the background). Before the days of social media, everyone moved along just fine with a static or dynamic website. Then along came MySpace, and later, Facebook. These

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Band Logos by John Cripps

Branding and packaging is at the heart of rock and roll! Some of us remember the golden age of rock record album covers. Along with it came the striking logos that still burn in our memory. We think of AC/DC, Kiss, Aerosmith and many others. And who can forget the Led Zeppelin logo with the four symbols? Most of these

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Dr. Francis Nigel Lee

Today I learned that (Rev. Prof. Barrister Dr.) Francis Nigel Lee passed away two years ago this month. Sadly, no one bothered to inform me. Last night I told my wife a story about the good doctor, and this morning I decided to “google” him since I’ve been out of touch for years. Upon learning the news, I sat back

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Arrogance is one of the worst characteristics of human consciousness. It makes the object in the mirror appear larger than it really is.

Arrogance is one of the worst characteristics of human consciousness. It is the by-product of the mind swimming in a cesspool of its own conceit. Noah Webster defined arrogance as, “The act or quality of taking much upon one’s self; that species of pride that consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation or power, or which exalts the worth

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