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Thursday, August 30, 2007


“Man in the Mirror”, well, Micheal may see himself in the mirror, but ever since he stepped into the music business, many others have seen him looking back at them too, when they look into the mirror. Forever there have been entertainers(?) seeing themselves as Micheal Jackson. They try to sing like him; they try to dance like him; they try to look like him. Mario, Genuine, Usher, Omarion, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Neo - all try to be Micheal Jackson. But these guys are only among the current entertainers imitating Micheal, in the past there were others. Micheal Jackson is not only the “King of Pop”, he’s the king of influence: he influences other artists.

Micheal has made more millionaires than the old “Gold Rush” of California. He his brought many a singer out of poverty. Imitating him can be your pass to a life of wealth, this is a fact that is being proven constantly. Don’t believe it? Turn on your radio, listen closely, sooner or later you will hear someone trying to sound like Micheal Jackson. Justin Timberlake is nothing new - remember Donny Osmond? Right at this moment someone is patterning themselves after Micheal Jackson, it never ends.

Micheal, you were a thriller and you still are a thriller. Happy Bithday Micheal Jackson.

Monday, August 27, 2007


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Friday, August 24, 2007

Jordin Sparks Signs With Jive!!

Jordin Sparks just signed with Jive Records. Well, that’s the goal: get on American Idol, get seen and get a record contract. Mission complete. Jordin now you get to do what you always wanted to do: sing for a living. What she has accomplished is what every single contestant on that show dreams about. Don’t hate me Jordin, but I can do without your singing - but that face is to die for. So, you do have some value - pretty faces come a dime a dozen only in the modeling and entertainment business. You are a nice, attractive-looking female, so even if your singing isn’t all that - that face makes up for it to an extent. Value is value.

Jive, Epic, MCA and all the other record companies look at the money first - musical skills second. Their prime objective is to sell records anyway they can, and good looks fit right in to their marketing strategy. Miss Sparks certainly has the look thing going, and that may be enough to propel her into superstardom. As I write this article, I see her pretty face in my minds eye. She got a look that catches the eye. Their talking(haters) about her weight; but it’s barely noticed, because babygirl is so fine above the neck. Oh yeah, before I forget - has anyone seen that beauty on that other American Idol clone, on that other competing network? She could be Jordin Sparks’ sister - no kidding. Another pretty thing testing the formula. Sex sells.

Now, the results this type of activity has on the recording industry is far reaching, it’s one of the primary reasons we have so much mediocre music on our airwaves. It’s not new to this era, no...., you could go back to the 40s and 50s and find worthless music. The generations all have the talented and the untalented. Just because a person can’t sing, that doesn’t mean he won’t make it in the record business - their are many examples of this - you know who they are. Yes, they can’t or couldn’t sing but they sell or sold millions of records. Some of these people are not attractive, so they had to be marketed in a different fashion from a Britney Spears or a Jordin Sparks. But pretty faces and pretty bodies are the most sought after components in the of maketing an average singer. Jordin Sparks is a shoe-in for sex appeal marketing - she has the “look”. Oh, how I love a pretty face.

Jordin, baby, I’ll be watching and even listening for you. Maybe you will surprise me and create an awesome album. You might get into the studio with a producer that will transform your sound, and bring out talent I just don’t hear yet. The types do exist in the music industry - getting them to work with you can be a challenge, though. I’ll be watching Jordin, so do your thing.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Survey Sites are Scam Sites

The only people making money doing surveys, are the people offering them: the survey sites themselves and those who get paid when you use their site to find survey sites. The loser is always you - the uninformed survey-taker. I have personally taken surveys only to get scammed and receive no money. There are people out there recruiting for the survey sites - beware, they’re part of the scam. These recruiters know you’ll make close to nothing participating in their scam; but they want your money or the money they will make from referring you, so be warned.

Surveys are the best way to really know the public’s opinion on products. But finding a legit website that offers genuine surveys, along with compensation for your time, is like finding the needle in the haystack. There is just too much money to be made in abusing the public’s trust. These evil survey sites care nothing for you and me and treat us like game for the hunt. The scam survey outfits could care less about providing the companies they work for valuable information about their products. They cheat their clients along with us - their not prejudice - money is their only objective. Now let me tell you about your friend next door - the one with that pretty little, innocent website, who told you to join some survey site through him or her. That person is a “recruiter”, everytime he or she gets someone to join a survey site, they earn a buck or two. They’re not trying to help you, they're only out for themselves. Too bad you fell for the scam - you’ll be alright, it’s not the end of the world. Sometimes friends are not friends.

Some of you might feel I’m being a little hard on these sweet little survey sites, so let me tell you how they operate. First, they have you create an account. Then they proceed to spam the email address you sign up with to death - it’s something you have to experience - you won’t believe your internet eyes. Next, you will be directed to one of their bullsh**t web torture chambers: a website with numerous worthless surveys and offers. If you knew what was in store you’d run for your life. But instead, like me, you proceed to waste your time taking worthless survey after worthless survey. To earn any real money, you would have to take a million of these worthless surveys, because what they pay is less than what an elephant gets in peanuts. No, there’s more - check this one out - most of the surveys that pay anything require you to reveal your credit card number, and sometimes they even want your social security number. After all this, you will still find that you receive very little for your efforts, and many times you will receive absolutely nothing. Okay, do you still feel I’m being too hard on the internet survey sites? I’m glad I opened your eyes - I saved another one.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

American Idol: The Search for Talent Begins

Well, well, their having auditions, American Idol, that is. The team - Paula, Simon and the rest - are at it again, looking forward to a new season. What new spectacle will they present to the world next? What untalented specimens will they usher onto the national stage - make that world stage - this time. Their holding auditions throughout the country and I haven’t even thought of trying out. Why? Do I not feel I could be chosen? No, that isn’t it. I just don’t see myself associated with a show that showcases theatrics instead of musical talent, something I possess in abundance.

American Idol is for those singers bordering on comedy and illusion. It’s for people who are under the illusion that they are real singers. It is obvious to me that these contestants don’t really hear themselves. How else could a person put themselves before a world audience and make a fool of themselves. Can’t they hear themselves? Can’t they see the true angle of American Idol: humiliation and comedy, not singing ability. The national, as well as, the international community feeds on drama and comedic behavior. The media knows this and caters to the need in us to see others make clowns of themselves. We simply love it, as long as it isn’t us being the clown.

You might think from my words that I’m not a fan of American Idol. Well, I don’t hate the show, I just see it as a circus, with humans as the acts instead of animals. I don’t enjoy seeing talentless singers acting like they are talented singers. I feel Prince was right in the way he treated the show - for he certainly didn’t fit in with the unreality of the show. Prince has talent, real talent, and he only appeared on the show for business purposes; years ago he would have refused to appear on the show. So those are my thoughts on American Idol. They find talent alright - it’s just not singing talent.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Read this: Art with a message

Never have truer words been spoken.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007


These are the other Simpsons. They live in another part of town...I see you laughing.

Matt Cutts, the Google guy, must love these!


Friday, August 10, 2007

Google is sending visitors to my blog

Google is starting to gain my favor. The big giant is beginning to warm to my blog - finally I have been accepted as a friend. I’ve been rejoicing over my new stats now that the gaint is sending me visitors. As I have often said, you must work with Google, no matter what other methods you use - Google will always be a necessary ally in your website marketing plan. It is simply too powerful to live without.

My point has always been that we as site owners should always try and lessen Google’s control over or our internet existence, I have never said that we should live without it. That is a wonderful idea, but one that is in reality a dream, Web 2.0, backlinks and the rest ofthe techniques available for promotion of websites are powerful, but most of us aren’t skilled enough in these methods to produce results that can rival what we get from the search engines - esp. Google, the king of search engines. So, use the other site promotion techniques, but always remember to try and get along with the search giant. the rewards will be great if you can gain the love of this gaint. The plan is to use other effective traffic generation methods, but never forget about Google, Yahoo, MSN and the other search engines. Do this and you will soon have your very own piece of the world-wide web.

Monday, August 6, 2007


The words personal development have become quite popular these days. Yes, it along with self-improvement and self-growth seem to be on everyone’s lips. But what do we really know about these words - do we really understand their true meaning? Do we truly live up to them? Can we live up to them? My belief is - and from what I see and experience everyday, is that we don’t truly do what these terms imply, we simply talk about changing our lives. Taking the actions that would transform our lives never occur. And we never look at this obvious fact either.

What is needed is a plan, a strategy we can apply to our normal unawareness and usual half-willed actions. There are means we can apply that will improve our lives right now, but we in our usual unattentive ways don’t even consider to use them. So, a well-crafted plan of action is a very real need, this plan must produce real results that will give us incentive to keep to it. Pay close attention to the things I am about to say to you. Make a committed and honest attempt to apply this so valuable plan of action:

First, you must look at your desire to change. Are you ready to change yourself to a better way of living? Are you doing this for yourself, or are you only attempting it for someone else? Are you willing to stick with this personal development plan until you acheive results? If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you my friend, are aready halfway through to a better, more fulfilling existence.

Next step, what are your surroundings like? Are there apparent hindrances in your immediate environment? If there are, you are going to have to conquer them, and or block them from interfering with your decision for a better life. There are sure to be hindrances from people - even friends and family - yes, even family. So, be warned, and be prepared for this. In fact, people are usually the main challenges for any person implementing a self-improvement program. With all that said, lets continue with the matter of self-growth in our lives, and making the changes that will improve our minds and bodies.

Tell me something: when it’s dark and rainy outside, do you feel sad and gloomy? Sure, it’s considered normal behavior to allow the outside world to influence our life experience, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We as humans have a more developed mental capacity, we can control the way the outside world effects our mind and thought process. Controlling our minds is like trying to lift an elephant - it’s not going to be easy to transform your negative thought into positive thought. Just remember your plan for personal development, and that, that thought is pure positive force. The single thought of your pledge to yourself to better your life will give you unbelievable strength to destroy much of the life-stealing thought that will attack your mind night and day. You have entered a battle that most people don’t even know of or are willing to engage in. Making a more enjoyable existence require all of our power and will. With this determination you can succeed, so keep your mind and heart on the goal: personal development.

Now, once you become accustomed to blocking out, and transforming the bad effects of negative events in your life. You will start observing the benefits, your life will seem to have become more tolerable, more pleasurable. The negative events in your life will now flow in and out of your life with much less ability to affect your mind - you will have more enjoyment. Life will be shining it’s love on you. This is your reward for refusing to allow negative surroundings and circumstances from robbing your existence of vitality. Life rewards those who try to improve their mind and bodies. Try it and see.

No more can be said really, I have revealed the plan of action. You must do what I have specified - follow the words completely - and you will get wonderful, life-changing results. Once again, perform the tasks, don’t just read the plan, do the actions. Only in the doing will you see the results that personal development can bring. Self-improvement is not something you look at - it’s something you become - or rather, it becomes you. Don’t allow your lower impulses to win this time, stand up to them. Stand strong, tell them this time you are going to win, and destroy them and succeed in changing your life. The negative is very strong in the life of man but it can be defeated. We can beat it with a willpower that can stand up to it. This is the secret. Go ahead and make your life into a beautiful flower - I’ll be here cheering for you.