Honey Comb Archie and Alpha Bits

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Cereal is still an occasional snack for me, but when I was a little kid, it was one of my major sources of nutrition. And among all foods items, it is one of the most lucrative, competitive and high margin areas. Cereals have added fiber, low calories and whole grains as a response to [...]

Chrysler Pitches Suburbanites with Jay-Z

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This excellent commercial just caught my eye but it’s probably been out for months. The announcer growls a spiel about the Chrysler 300 over an instrumental version of “Heart of the City,” one of the most sublime backing tracks ever, as the car makes its way from downtown out to the ‘burbs. Even if [...]

Nirvana’s Nevermind Launched 20 Years Ago

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Thanks to Kevin Estrada for use of this picture! Note black and yellow DGC promo shirt at right

Twenty years ago this week, Nirvana was in the midst of making history even while preparing to unleash their single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the album Nevermind on the world.  As college and metal [...]

Eno’s Latest Round of Interviews

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In a promotional push for his new album Drums Between the Bells with Rick Holland, Brian Eno has embarked on a great public relations swing that has brought a typically educational and thought-provoking set of ideas from One Brain.  The interview on Al-Jazeera shown below, includes a great career overview too.  Eno comments on [...]

Memories of Live Aid

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Live Aid was held on July 13, 1985

Today is the anniversary of Live Aid, the historic benefit concert for African famine relief that occurred in London and Philadelphia in 1985.  I watched the whole thing, calling in sick to my job doing flower deliveries.   The event was carried on broadcast television [...]