Thursday, December 31, 2009


Pogo is an emerging electronic music artist in Perth, Western Australia. He is known for his work recording small sounds from a single film or scene and sequencing them to form a new piece of music.

His most notable track, Alice, a composition of sounds from the Disney film Alice In Wonderland, was received with much success gaining over 4 million views on YouTube as of December 2009. Pogo has since produced tracks from films like Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, The Sword In The Stone, Hook, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

This one is his best yet - enjoy and here's to our new beginnings in 2010!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

One Idea, One Voice, Change

Have you ever felt passionate about an issue, shaken your head, and decided not to take a stand because you were only one voice and "one person can't possibly make a difference?"  I have.  But I know that one voice can make a difference.  Here are a few examples.
  • In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England. 
  • In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German.
  • In 1876 , one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency of the United States
  • In 1923, one vote gave Adolf Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party. 
  • In 1941, just weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor, one vote saved Selective Service.
  • In 2003, one vote gave the United States the third largest tax cut in our history. 
  • And remember the unknown man in the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes (9:13-17) who saved the city because of his one voice. 
Today with the technology available, one voice can be heard more quickly and more loudly than ever before.  People from all walks of life are using social networks to share their ideas and have their voice heard.  What will your voice be in 2010? 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Guitar Hero + Christmas Lights = Best Game Ever!

Ric Turner, a former Disney "Imagineer," rigged up his Christmas lights with a Wii wireless guitar controller to create an interactive holiday light display. The set up is an actual working game, and, according to Turner's description on Youtube, "Optional TV screen is available if you get in trouble, but if you use the screen, you don't get your name in the high score list."

Friday, December 11, 2009

Beer, Video Games and Live Shows!

Prediction - in 2010 we'll see more brands, like Kraft, through clever new uses of social media, increase their connectivity to consumers by using content that consumers want (content that entertains and/or is utilitarian). Also more use of online streaming of live concerts and award shows to sell beer and, video games (for sure). Check out what Mark Stewart, Kraft's VP Global Media Services, has to say in this 3 minute Ad Age.

Kraft Foods as Growing Publishing Company