Friday, September 29, 2006
Lyle's Golden Syrup
Sweet success for 'oldest brand'
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
The rudeness of strangers
I provide free voice tracks for certain markets so that I can develop my showreel to use various styles and examples of my work. So far, I have had two people request tracks. One was a Christian radio station in Ohio whose script was, frankly, appauling and difficult to read. However, I recorded it, made the best of it I could, and emailed it to them. They didn't even respond.
I provide them to US and Canadian radio stations. So some dyslexic DJ from a gay club in Blackpool wants one. I was doing a session for this Christian one, so I thought I'd do this one too, you know, being nice and all, - it was only about 10 words, even though it didn't fit with the criteria for a freebie. Again - no response to say thanks. Since then, he and his friends have sent requests for about 9 more wants. He'll be waiting a loooong time for them.
People who actually pay for them are more grateful than those who receive them for free.
I wonder how long I will do this for...
There's a couple of things I really hate at the moment. Spam and cats.
Spam because I spend so many hours trying to set up filters to get rid of the infernal stuff.
Cats because, aside from the fact that they aren't even mine (I don't have cats) they shit in my garden, they scratch my car's paintwork, they kill whatever birds are left in the area that they haven't scared off already, and they scream and make cat fight noises at 3am whilst sliding off my bonnet with their claws. They have no regard for property boundaries.
Dogs are man's best friend and are faaaaar more interesting and loyal.
Put it this way, you never see a "guide cat", do you?
If a dog owner let their dog shit in your garden, walk all over your car, rip open your bin bags, etc. you'd consider them an inconsiderate owner, wouldn't you? Cat owners seem to believe it's their right to allow this to happen.
I suppose what I'm trying to say is, if every cat on the planet exploded, I would cheer.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
What a day!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Howard Stern Show Tapes
As a result of the CBS lawsuit settlement, Stern announced on June 7, 2006 that Sirius gained exclusive rights to his entire back catalogue of radio shows from his days at CBS (about 23,000 hours). The shows cost approximately $2 million, which equates to approximately $87 per hour of tape. Sirius has the rights to the tapes until the end of Stern's current contract with Sirius and then all ownership rights will return to Stern