Monday, March 28, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

The Age Of Acquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures): Hair is a truly horrible musical.

Sugar, Sugar: This song always makes me think of that bit off The Simpsons.

"Sugar sugar,
Ah, honey, honey,
You are my candy girl,
And you got me wantin you."
(Homer throws the tape recorder in the water)
Todd: I got that for my birthday.
Homer: Ah, now I have to feel all guilty.

Honky Tonk Women: The Rolling Stones actually tried to do country!? Seriously!?

Come Together/Something: Abbey Road is one of the greatest albums of all time. It holds special memories for me because my parents used to play it all the time when I was little.

I used to think "Something in the way" referred to something that was in the girl's way while she was trying to get somewhere.

Even when I was little, I couldn't believe The Beatles actually wrote a song like "Maxwell's Silver Hammer." I asked my dad what the song was about, just to make sure I had the right interpretation.

I was already familiar with "Octopuss's Garden" from a Rafi album. Maybe that's how I got on to listening to this album in the first place.

Friday, March 25, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Judy In Disguise (With Glasses): An obvious rip-off of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

(Just Sittin) On The Dock Of The Bay: Once while watching CITY-tv, I saw an ID (voiced by the late, lamented Mark Daily) that went, "Just sittin on the dock at the foot of Bay, wastin time. This is CITY-tv, everywhere."

Honey: Al Bundy hated this song. However, I think it is picturesque. My parents have this album, and it is pretty good.

This Guy's In Love With You: I must have heard every Herb Albert album out there.

Harper Valley PTA: She sure showed them.

I have the album with this song on it. The other songs on the record have similar theme: poor girl looked down upon by the rich folk of the town who are trying to hide their own horrible secrets.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

MARKET AMERICA AND SHOP.COM

How do you qualify for lead generation?

It sounds like shop.com has some good tools.

In network marketing, it is important to, in a sense, detach. Many network marketers get so hung up on making the sale. The customer can see the marketer is nervous and thus does not feel they can trust what the marketer is saying about the product. Just be calm. If you don't make the sale or recruit this particular prospect, it's not the end of the world.

When sending an email to a new customer, it might be a good iddea to leave your phone number and email address at the bottom.

BIGGER, BETTER, FASTER, EASIER

Filling the bean jar is a good concept. When I first started in Market America, there was kind of the attitude that "anyone can do it." Well, most people can't do it. Network marketing takes very special people who are willing to work at it and not give up when things get rough.

Where does Market America get all the money to provide all this Cashback and extra IBV?

People can tend to rest on their laurels once they've had a bit of success in this business.

Monday, March 21, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Penny Lane: The songs "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields" have special significance for me. Once when I was visiting my grandmother, I got a strawberry ice cream sandwich at the local drugstore. Then, on the way back to her apartment, I found a penny on the road.

All You Need Is Love: This song is so stupid. You don't just need love; you need food, clothing, shelter, warmth, hope, determination, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

An Ode To Billy Joe: This is one of my favourite songs. At the jam sessions, we used to play this song every year around June 3.

Hello, Goodbye: I have "Magical Mystery Tour." It's got some really great songs on it, and some that aren't so good.

Monday, March 14, 2011

TEN STEPS TO MAKING 187 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR

Generate 5 Thousand BV: People are bucking goofy, though. They'll spend hundreds of dollars on a vacation, but they won't spend 80 dollars on a bottle of OPC.

Make Your Purchases Online From The Portal: I believe in supporting local businesses. In a small town, you really don't have to worry about gas and parking when you shop locally since you can walk to the stores. Conversely, it might be good to purchase more things online instead of driving to a bigger town nearby.

Build Event To Event: People don't listen to you. The thing is, people don't want to improve their situation. We live in a looser society. It's cool to be stupid. It's cool to never get ahead. It's cool to be lazy. It isn't that people want to win the lottery or strike it big with some get-rich-quick scheme; it's that people want to have their 45-year plan (more like a lifelong plan since which young person these days actually believes they'll ever be able to retire) and complain about their jobs and how their lives suck rather than try to do something about it. This is especially true of Canada with our "what are you gonna do" attitude.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

These Boots Are Made For Walkin: This song is a message from the Jews that they were going to get into all the highest positions and walk all over us.

Pastor Peters has done a version of this song:

"These boots are made for stompin,
That's what they're gonna do,
One of these days, snakes,
These boots are gonna stomp all over you."

The Ballad Of The Green Berets: Did anyone object to this song praising a UN organization?

Paint It Black: As good as The Rolling Stones were once, they aren't now. A few years ago at the Super Bowl, Mick Jaggar couldn't have been singing more than three notes right at a time, and Keith Richards couldn't have been playing more than three notes at a time on his guitar correctly.

Strangers In The Night: Parody versions of this song, for the record, include "Faggots In The Night" and "Niggers In The Night."

Niggers in the night,
You never see those
Niggers in the night,
You only smell those
niggers in the night.

Lazy buckin spooks,
Collecting welfare,
Driving Cadilacs.

Niggers in the night,
Three buckin niggers came and rolled me in the night

Paperback Writer: My parents have "The Beatles Again." It is actually pretty good.

Summer In The City: My parents also have this album. The Loving Spoonful were such a wonderful band.

Wild Thing: The B side of the 45 of this kicks butt.

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Get Off Of My Cloud: The alternate version of this song is "Hey Cloud Get Off Of My You."

Turn Turn Turn: I used to think this song was really good, but if it was written by the communist Jew Pete Sieger, maybe it isn't.

"Get a job? Were they serious? I didn't realize it at the time, but at that moment, a little piece of my childhood had slipped away, forever. He didn't say it and neither did I, but at that moment, I think my dad and I were closer than we had ever been before."

The Sounds Of Silence: I have "Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m." There are some good songs on there, but there are also a lot of real clunkers. Still, it is refreshing, given what else was popular at the time.

We can Work It Out: This is such a possitive song. Many times when I have had disputes with people, I think of the lyrics to this song.

Monday, March 7, 2011

CONQUERING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FROM THE FAN TO THE ARTIST

You're telling me someone who produces Prince or Madonna is going to have time to produce the hundreds of potential artists who are going to want to sign up with Conquer Entertainment? Do the artists have to go to one of the major cities you mentioned to record demos?

You talk to someone about this the same way you normally talk about music. People are going to know this is sales, though. They'll quickly figure out you're not just telling them about this musician because you like them.

Can you burn the songs to CDs? If not, make it so you can. Is this one of these things where access is blocked to the files on your hard drive if you don't renew your subscription?