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Clip links that don’t lip sync

An interview with the first-ever organic farmer in Georgia!

Consult the Experts: Farmville, Hilton Head Monthly 11/29

Tip from an executive at Edible Arrangements on how to handle holiday gifts!

How to set an employee gift policy, Inc. 12/10

Subversive yacht journalism!

Megayacht Calixe (one of America’s 100 largest), PMY November 2010

excerpt:
The ship’s five cabins and an interior designed by Terence Disdale should be a convenient place to hide from the spotlight: McCaw has been a lightning rod for criticism from newspaper employees who opposed her editorial interference and labor practices. At the height of a staff insurrection in 2006, McCaw was spotted cruising the French Riveria with fiancé (and co-publisher) Arthur von Wiesenberger. While her newsroom workers took issue with McCaw expressing her staunch animal-rights views in the newspaper, the ship’s crew doesn’t seem to have the same concern. Once, during a cruise off the Turkish coast, she sent crewmembers to swim ashore to free a tied-up donkey.

A totally awesome xmas present you can buy for the beer drinker in your life, available by special secret pre-order today to devoted readers of this blog (many of whom don’t live anywhere near Brooklyn), the curation of which has consumed my life for the past month!

BUY IT before it sells out!

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Interview: Darius Rucker’s gone country

DARIUS RUCKER has become South Carolina’s biggest-ever country music star. You may now stop calling him Hootie.

(Hilton Head Monthly, November 2010) Veterans of the local music scene talk about a time, 20 or so years ago, when it was still possible to hit local bars like the Old Post Office and see bands on the brink of national fame. At the time Hilton Head played host to a good number of future stars, including Duncan Sheik and Edwin McCain, but nobody blew up nearly like the University of South Carolina classmates in Hootie and the Blowfish — which you already know if you ever left your house in 1994-95.

Popular music marched on, of course, but Hootie stuck around, dropping occasional records, returning to Hilton Head for big local gigs at Honey Horn and Sea Pines and generally maintaining a career of consistent, unsurprising solidity.

The surprise, when it came, was a good one.

In 2008, pretty much out of nowhere, Hootie singer Darius Rucker released his debut solo country record, “Learn to Live,” on the Capitol Nashville label. Haters chuckled, but the single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” speedily reached the top of the country charts, making Rucker the first solo African-American artist to chart a No. 1 country hit since Charley Pride in 1983 — which is why, these days, you don’t find Rucker having a beer and feeling sorry for himself.

This month, Rucker releases his second solo country album, the hometown love note “Charleston, SC, 1966.” We caught up with him on tour to talk about old times, check in on Hootie’s 25th anniversary and attempt to instigate a rivalry with Stephen Colbert. Continue reading

Soapbox is in a freelance relationship and it’s complicated

Hey there Soapbox, whatchu been up to lately instead of posting here?
Oh you know, just the usually completely congruous slate of freelancing,

About alligators…:

Consult The Experts: Gator Aid

AlligatorSo you’re in town from Ohio, quietly enjoying your week on the beach and devouring page after page of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” when you glance up to see a GIANT GATOR emerging from the ocean. This, most likely, was not in the brochure. Luckily, Clemson associate professor Richard Blob can help.

Q. Do you think a reality show about alligator wranglers would be a hit?
A. You see some of these videos where people are sticking their head and their arms in there. It’s like, “C’mon! No!” I would not advocate a reality show about alligator wranglers. That’s something that should not be encouraged in any way. Maybe like one episode of “Dirty Jobs” might be enough.
READ THE REST BEFORE YOU ARE EATEN TO DEATH

And business trends…:

How to Master Multiple Brand Management (Inc, 10/25)
How to Build a Board of Directors (Inc, 10/20)
How to Open a Business in Miami (Inc, 10/10)

And, uh, free beer…:

What bars do you want… in the Brokelyn Beer Book 2.0!?

beer book(Brokelyn, 10/26) How do we know Brooklyn loves beer? It’s not from digging through your trash, collecting cans (which… we’ll tell you about soon). It’s because when we unveiled the Brokelyn Beer Book back in February, the colorful coupon packets for 25 beers at 25 Brooklyn bars (for $25) sold out in a matter of hours. For those who swooped-in early, it’s been six months of beers on the book. For those who missed out, it’s been one long wait for this moment: the announcement of the second Brokelyn Beer Book! This time, as we prepare this next awesome deal for you, we’re doing it a little differently. We’re bowing to the democratizing power of beer, ignorant of economic and editorial status, and asking: What bars do you want?
READ THE REST and leave good ideas!

And, you know, just running for a state assembly seat in California…: (Monrovia Patch) Tim Donnelly, Republican candidate for California’s 59th State Assembly District, which includes Sierra Madre, spoke Wednesday at a Tea Party rally in Barstow ahead of the Nov. 2 election in which he hopes to best Democratic challenger and former Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Darcel Woods. Donnelley is also facing Tony Tyler, small business owner and candidate for the Libertarian Party as well as Robert Gosney of the American Independent Party.

Wait, that last one wasn’t me! But this guy has been wreaking havoc on my google news alert of late. If he wins, I expect even more confused emails than usual.

Doppelgangers!!

clipstrips

latest bylines:

How to Put Together a Press Kit, Inc.com, 9/10
How to Write a Press Release, Inc.com, 9/3
Trevor Hall’s bright sunshine-y summer, HH Monthly, September 2010
Bravo’s Work of Art casting at BK Museum, Brokelyn, 9/9
Sunday’s Brokelyn Book Swap: Dos and Don’ts, Brokelyn 9/10
Also, I helped with this, though you’ll actually have to pick up the print edition to see my byline. The Power and Motoryacht 100 Largest Yachts, August 2010. PRINT EDITION SON.

Tatoosh. Read more about in in the current issue of PMY. Excerpt: "...rented out to Tendorin Nguema Obiang, the eldest son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, who used it for a Christmas cruise to woo the hip-hop star Eve."

Clip: You have unlocked – Customer rewards!

How to Start a Customer Rewards Program (Inc., 8/17)

Giving something back to your best customers has become a competitive necessity in certain industries. Here’s how to keep your best buyers loyal.


Clips for yo face

I’ll throttle back the posting of these since they’re coming quite frequently, but for now….

Feedback

How to Manage Your Online Advertising (Inc., 8/12)

How to Get Feedback from Employees (Inc., 8/10, pictured right)

Jake Owen: Country Music’s Cinderella Story (The Guide, 7/14)

Clips: Ramp up your customer surveying

Two-clip whammy!

How to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act

(Inc magazine, 8/5) Jim Langevin has been a quadriplegic since a shooting accident when he was a teenager. On July 26, Langevin, a U.S. representative from Rhode Island and the first quadriplegic elected to the House, rose to the speaker’s podium in the House of Representatives with the help of a newly installed mechanical lift system.

Langevin was there to honor, and demonstrate the use of, the Americans with Disabilities Act. The paralyzed congressman was asked to be the first wheelchair user to preside over the chamber in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the law that prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities.

READ THE REST because you can.

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