Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
Making Money On Your Blog
Another way to make money off of a blog is fundraising. Yesterdays Hoggfest was put together mostly on the internet. People in the community spread the word and had a central place to point others for gathering help, donations and volunteers. It was beyond a success. The use of a blog, a wiki and e-mail has revolutionized the way people do business and organize events. Look for another online event here in Greensboro, this October. A large and diverse group are putting together ConvergeSouth2005.
If you need some paint work done e-mail me and I'll get you a bid. Please check out ConvergeSouth and see if you can be of assistance.
Friends Finding Friends
Hoggfest-Greensboro's Shining Community
What I witnessed yesterday at Hoggfest, was a great outpouring of love and care for a family of such wonderful people, it almost put tears in my eyes. What happened yesterday was the very definition of community. So many people, who did and didn't know the Hoggards, came out to volunteer, donate, participate, and play some really good music. All of this for a family, in my personal experience, that gives themselves to the community whenever possible. The community gave itself back yesterday, an outpouring of love and unity I haven't witnessed since the days I spent in NY right after 9/11.
In disclosure, I did help in some of the planning and volunteering for yesterdays event. I would like to thank everyone that helped to plan and who donated and participated yesterday. You should all walk with a swagger today that says I am a good person, who helps good people, and you should feel good about what occurred at yesterdays event. A personal note of thanks goes out to Adam at Jagermusic, who donated a lot of merch to the event for raffles and auction. One of the items was a Custom Jager Skateboard. They only make 200 of these a year and you can't buy them anywhere. Also, I would like to thank my folks at Scully Travel for donating three cool vacation getaways. These were hot items.
If you didn't get out yesterday, you missed a truly wonderful event. David has all the round ups over at his site HoggsBlog. The plan is to have this event yearly, for someone different in the community that needs some help. That idea was from none other then the Hoggards. Much love to the Hoggards. You are some very special people. All of this from a city that I wanted to leave a little over a year ago, to move back to NYC. Now you couldn't pay me to leave. Well, it depends on how much, but you get my point.
Friday, May 27, 2005
Nine Inch Nails cancels MTV Performance
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Yes Weekly Posts It's Story on Greensboro Blogs
Baton Caught and Answered
Total volume of music files on my computer: Not too much. Mostly stuff I have played on over the years. I haven't been into the downloading thing, being an ex-musician an all. I believe in buying CD's to support the artist. Downloading responsibly is OK too.
The last CD I bought was: A Perfect Circle- aMotion. That changes today as the new Audioslave comes out.
Song Playing Right Now: Silence. I usually listen to music in the car and when I am alone. Late night is not an option because my six year old would wake up, and that's a song I don't wanna hear this time of night.
Five Songs I Listen To A Lot Lately(In no particular order) :
1) Jane Says by Janes Addiction
2) So Watcha Want by The Beastie Boys
3) Hurt by Nine Inch Nails performed by Johnny Cash
4) John The Fisherman by Primus
5) Imagine by John Lennon performed by A Perfect Circle
I am adding a new category.
Ten Favorite Albums of All Time: (In no particular order)
1) Joe's Garage- Frank Zappa
2) Check Your Head- Beastie Boys
3) Reign In Blood- Slayer
4) Undertow- Tool
5) Nothing's Shocking- Janes Addiction
6) Frizzle Fry- Primus
7) Vulgar Display of Power- Pantera
8) Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine
9) The Downward Spiral- Nine Inch Nails
10) August and Everything After- Counting Crows
I hope this is everything that JW expected. I would however like to see JW headbang. I can't imagine.
Now to pass the baton to Patrick Eakes, Roch Smith Jr(you can post in the comments, since you don't have a blog), Ed Cone, Little Urbanity and Rusty Sheridan.
Friday, May 20, 2005
The Big Link X
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
All I Want For My Birthday
Thursday, May 12, 2005
My First Idea
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
100-0 Final Score?
Monday, May 09, 2005
Evolution vs. Creationism
Friday, May 06, 2005
The Big Link VIII
Update on National ID(Real ID Act)
This is what pisses me off about the way our government works(or fails to). Why can't we have bills about one topic, without attachments? I understand that legislation is give and take between our mostly two party system, but why can't a bill just pass or fail based on the sole legislation it is based on? Why must we buy pork on the defense budget. I doubt that is all the soldiers are eating. I urge everyone to write your congressmen and representatives opposing this bill, it is pure evil, and has little to do with immigration. I do agree it addresses immigration, but it does at the expense of your liberties and freedoms.