How to Lose a Job and Gain Fans

My good friend Bob aka Dyslexic aka Bobby Tambourine got fired the other day. You know, the guy who has a show tonight at the Nectar in Fremont and made this video? Now he could have done a lot of things after getting fired, but this video below was at the top of his list before a long night of sulking. Personally I think Bob would make a kick ass marketer. Most people would stress out after getting fired and contemplate even performing yet Bob rises to the top and increases his audience turnout. Amazing. We all have something to learn from this guy. Trust me. He’s on to something and I’ll be keeping a close eye on this character and keeping you posted. I’ll be there tomorrow night. You should too. I mean, this guy is now homeless jobless and all his tweets are sent from the bus now. The show is at The Highdive in Fremont and starts at 9:30pm.

Bob sent this to the entire restaurant’s email list after he heard the news. Please share this and help prevent Bob from becoming a freeway off ramp patron.

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Love is a Business

I've been listening to The Physics since their first album "Future Talk". I've always loved the smooth soul sounds these guys produce. Recently on a trip down to San Fran, I put "The High Society EP" on my iPod and pushed play when I sat down on the BART. It was the best soundtrack I could have selected. It really re-connected me with their music. Since then, I've been anxiously waiting for the day their new album dropped. That day happened last week and I couldn't be happier.

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This is How You Promote a Show

Over the years, flyer design has been on the decline and video has been exploding. Since I was designing a lot of flyers for a while, I had a ground level view of this evolution. I’m so blown away more people aren’t doing this. Granted I have seen a few but none as clever as this. It’s a strong call to action. It’s funny and it appeals to a mass audience. It takes such a short time to shoot a little video to promote something. You can shoot it on your phone, use a Flip or even an SLR. Whatever the tool, my dude Bob Reed aka Dyslexic really made my morning by putting this out. I’m pretty sure I have a wedding to go to that night but if you aren’t plagued by the August Wedding Trend, you should definitely shake your booty to the live sounds of Dyslexic.

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How I Made This Music Video

What goes into a music video? Is there a story? Where do you shoot it? What does it need to look like? How many people will be involved? Is the song completely done? These are some of the first questions I ask during my first meeting with a musician client looking for a video. Find out the whole story of how I shot my most recent music video on the blog now.

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