About eight years ago, I started to notice a bizarre phenomenon. I was paid by people to make things look “professional,” yet I repeatedly noticed that consumers were suspicious or oblivious to much of the visual language that was established by the past century of professional ad design. I looked around for some theorist to … Continue reading Professional Advertising Is Dead. Long Live Advertising.
If I were a head of state in a western style “free market democracy” right now, I would probably secretly resent constitutional clauses that would restrict my government’s ability to censor the media. Faith, which is the essence of our financial system, had a fighting chance before our media outlets doggedly reported that we were … Continue reading When The First Amendment Is The Poison
My brother, Adam emailed me this morning about a whopping hospital bill he received for a recent visit to the ER… “Eighteen-Hundred freaking dollars for an IV and a gurney???” Absurd, isn’t it? We all know horror stories like this. A simple visit to the hospital because of a real emergency (like severe dehydration, in … Continue reading Health Care: Why is it so damn expensive?
Net Neutrality: there has been a lot of talk about this movement recently and an equal amount of misunderstanding. When I first heard about the NN bill, it was after it had already been voted down in the house.The same newspaper reportalso explained that the defeated bill was trying to prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) … Continue reading The End of Internet 1.0
In 1982, my father took me to a coworkers home to examine an electronic device called the TI-99/4A home computer. The coworker was a reseller of these systems and Dad was interested in purchasing one. I recall going down into the tan and brown decor finished basement of the man’s home, complete with wood paneling … Continue reading Humble Beginnings
Tornadoes and strong storms flattened homes and businesses acrossSumner county, leaving a trail of destruction several miles long, and at least 167 homes were destroyed in the Gallatin area alone. At least seven people injured in the storm were being treated at Hendersonville Medical Center. Hospital spokeswoman Marissa Murphy said the hospital was operating on … Continue reading Tornado Season
They say what goes around comes around, and in this case, I believe the “karma” is good. After nearly six years, I have created a memorial website for the Murfreesboro drum&bass project Junk Buddha. It features an ongoing history from members, downloadable music in the mp3 format,as well a variety photos from the period. The … Continue reading Junk Buddha
Have you ever noticed that the east side of a city is usually where the artists, weirdos, and progressive folk like to hang out? A fellowEast Nashvillian pointed this out to me the other day while enjoyinga pintof Guinness at the Family Wash.Hmm, maybe there is something to that. East village New York, five points … Continue reading East Nashville: A Condensed History