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  1. Defining Moments....

    OK....I'm really happy. Giddy.
    The economy sucks. Trying to make something in America that is a little different and costs more...(duh)

    The existing business model doesn't work......Can't fixit or get anyone to listen. Everybody wants to use new technology and content but they refuse to think about the real ways to make it work and more global and accessible. Everybody wants to control the inventory.....Thats another blog. My fingers hurt from trying to defend the old school ...
  2. So You Want To Be A Rock and Roll Star........

    This is for you Craig....
    If dreams were cognizant of reality I would be toast. Why? Up to now the perception of the Rock and Roll star for young kids was Hot Chicks, Limos, Touring, Recording. The finest of everything and boatloads of money. The perception created the dream of being a rock star drove the kids to play the guitar and emulate their fav's. Like a kid wanting to be Tiger Woods in golf.....arrrghh. Barry Bonds in baseball...Now the biggest selling Rockstar is an energy drink. ...
  3. The early days of Music Man

    We are reintroducing Music Man amps with my good friend Marco of Mark Bass and I was asked to write a short paragraph....hahahaha

    Sitting down to write this re-introduction of Music Man Amps brings back memories….all good.

    Music Man was a company that was formed by Leo Fender, Tommy Walker, and Forrest White. You all know Mr. Fender…but behind the scenes there was a very talented
    group of men and women that helped make the old Fender Musical Instrument company ...
  4. Float like a Butterfly....sting like a bee

    I am a card carrying entrepreneur.

    America was built on the backs of passionate entrepreneurs. Every success story, publicly traded company and institution today started as entrepreneurs and somehow lost their way. Here is my perspective.

    My best analogy is the caterpillar. The slink along the ground and crawl and do what they want. They somehow stumble into this process that they don't quite understand....its called a cocoon. After awhile they break out and become ...

    Updated 01-05-2010 at 11:22 AM by Big Poppa

  5. Advertising Marketing ...'Marketising"

    In the old days....(about a decade ago...ok maybe two) a manufacturer did print ads, point of purchase material, artist endorsements and if you were progressive like my father you came out with a t shirt....(1971...the first promotional clothing in our industry) to market their product. There was no line or distinction between marketing and advertising. It was all the same. The last ingredient of your 'marketising' was that you left it to your dealer to tell your story.

    They got ...
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