Monthly Archives: March 2010

“Where Does The Answer Lie? | Living From Day To Day | If It’s Something We Can’t Buy | There Must Be Another Way.” ~ ‘Sting’

” Spirits In The Material World “, from “Ghost In The Machine” album, by The Police; words and music by Gordon Matthew Sumner, aka ‘Sting’.

There is no political solution
To our troubled evolution
Have no faith in constitution
There is no bloody revolution

We are spirits in the material world

Our so-called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you
They subjugate the meek
But it’s the rhetoric of failure

We are spirits in the material world

** Where does the answer lie?
Living from day to day
If it’s something we can’t buy
There must be another way **

We are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world

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The World Is My Classroom And YOU Are My Classmate/Teacher ~ {VIDEO} #scobleizer #teaching #education

Robert Scoble’s video interview with Lisa Petrides of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education will make you think about where education is and where it is headed-if you haven’t already.

Enjoy, ” A revolution underway in education with @lpetrides and @iskme “

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Funnel Cakes Memories: Early 80’s Himalaya Carnival Ride Playlist; Vol. I Rock/New Wave #80’s

{ With special thanks to Eric Stadtmiller }

Every year in the mid 80’s, my classmates and I would go to the Fair at our elementary school, St. John Vianney in Colonia, NJ. These were the songs we would hear non-stop while we rode the Himalaya ride. The guys who operated that ride played the latest Rock, New Wave and Heavy Metal music-and they played it LOUD!
Funnel cakes, carnival prizes and this music: it was a yearly tradition every June for the first half of the 80’s….and this is Volume I.

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No Love From Nestle To Facebook Fans: “Consider Yourself Embraced” #WTF #OKNOW

Via adage.com

” As many CPG companies work harder to demonstrate understanding of social media, it was inevitable that one of them would provide evidence to the contrary. It’s just rare you find examples this good.

Nestle, in a fit of intellectual property protectionism, informed its 90,000 Facebook fans last night that: “We welcome your comments, but please don’t post using an altered version of any of our logos as your profile pic — they will be deleted.” Some users have begun using the company logo, which features a nest of birds, to depict environmental damage. (The company has been embroiled in a debate over its use of palm oil, among other things.)

Early in what’s now a 100-comment feed, Paul Griffin offered that he’s “not sure you’re going to win friends in the social media space with this sort of dogmatic approach. I understand that you’re on your back-foot due to various issues not excluding palm oil but social media is about embracing your market, engaging and having a conversation rather than preaching!”

The Nestle moderator’s response: “Thanks for the lesson in manners. Consider yourself embraced. But it’s our page, we set the rules, it was ever thus.”

Nestle didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. The page, which appears to be an official one, states the obvious under its logo-as-profile pic: “Social media: as you can see we’re learning as we go. Thanks for the comments.”

A few faithful have spoken out, including one who called the angry commenters “party poopers.” Some gave Nestle props for protecting its intellectual property and “brand standards.” One, claiming to be a Henri Nestle descendant, asked users to “respect my ancestor’s wishes.” The moderator, apparently assuming that consumers care about these things, offered a link to an About.com article about branding and its importance to marketing strategy.

Users reiterated that Nestle’s moderator needed to watch its tone, and that the company ought to examine its PR strategy. Tracy King, who identified herself as a marketing and PR company head, commented: “I’m horrified by the tone of the Nestle moderator. I completely understand the corporate desire to curb any manipulated logos which show Nestle in a negative light, but there are two problems with the approach used here: 1) the attitude of the Nestle moderator absolutely stinks 2) this is Facebook, which is not an easily censored platform.”

Of course, no social-media fight is complete without threats of boycotts. Jagos Golubovic wrote, “I was a big fan of your products, but now, when I saw what you guys wrote, I think I’m gonna stop buying them.” Others said they’d just stop being fans.

This being a) social media and b) an epic #fail, the storm quickly reached Twitter, with dozens of tweets about the debacle this morning alone. “Watch Nestle self-implode and abuse their fans on their own Facebook page,” tweeted Sarah Conley, with a link to the offending post, from the handle @StyleIT. On what appears to be its official handle, @Nestle has remained silent — it’s last tweet is from Wednesday morning. “

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David Grubin’s “The Buddha” {Narrated By Richard Gere} Premieres On PBS April 7th {Trailer} #Buddha

From PBS.org:

” This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life. “

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NPR’s ” Mambo! Afro-Cuban Takes On Jazz Classics ” Latin Jazz Sampler #LatinJazz

Great Latin Jazz from Carl Tjader, Dizzie Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Poncho Sanchez, and Bebo Valdes

Here is the link:
http://bit.ly/92NrSR

From NPR:
” Jazz musicians have long mined Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and even pop music for material. Here are five Latin interpretations of songs written by jazz musicians, a process that isn’t as easy as playing the chords of a jazz composition over a mambo rhythm. The real gold in the Latin jazz library comes from clever interpretations of songs that lend themselves to the intricate meter of Afro-Cuban music. “

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#WorldCup Heating Up! Pepsi #1 Viral | Messi, Henry, Kaka, Drogba, Lampard, Arshavin Vs. Africa & Akon: ‘Oh Africa’

Countdown to Africa 2010:

You can’t stop the Beautiful Game!

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