Today’s newsletter will be a little bit different as I’m in-between long-form topics, but obviously I still have a few things to mention. Similar to the “Useless Observations” newsletters, I’m going to post a few quick musings and hope that everyone that reads this is having a great day and is able to continue improving, developing and growing.
Many of you may not know this, but I’ve lived a few different lives during this digital age. I’ve written for several websites doing music posts and reviews (shoutout Mostly Junkfood and Genius). I’ve had multiple podcasts that got tons of subscribers and listeners (shoutout GM and Thomas CRWN). I’ve also dabbled my toes into the music industry in a few different roles (shoutout Zach G). But I wanted to use the newsletter to share a few stories of working with artists and labels and hopefully you all can learn from my experiences. …
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I spoke with a friend yesterday that was watching “Tenet” and I asked him what he thought of the movie. He told me that he was watching it in small chunks and then watching a YouTube video which explained what was going on because the movie was so hard to follow. I told him that you shouldn’t need to do that for any movie, let alone an almost three hour movie. Similar to the other Movie Club…
It doesn’t seem real, but this Thursday will be April Fool’s Day and the next month of 2021. The President’s first 100 days in office are coming to an end, which means that its time for another Useless Observations! This is the March installment of Useless Observations and the previous installment can be found here. Shall we?
UO #1: Blowing leaves is such a monumental waste of time, and one strong gust of wind can ruin your entire day’s work. …
In all seriousness, we’ve made it through yet another month in 2021. Shout out to everyone that’s doing their part and getting vaccinated (#ModernaGang). We’re inching closer to what is shaping up to be one of the wildest, busiest summers of all time as people make up for lost time. Hope everyone stays safe, but that’s not why we’re here. This is the April installment of Useless Observations and the previous installment can be found here. Shall we?
UO #1: iPads shouldn’t have the ability to take photos.
UO #2: 67 degrees is the…
I hope everyone had an enjoyable but safe Memorial Day Weekend, and that we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us to have a long weekend. We’ve made it to June somehow, so that means it’s time for another Useless Observations newsletter. This is the May installment of Useless Observations and the previous installment can be found here. Shall we?
In their fight yesterday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. hounded Logan Paul with overhand rights to leave him moto-crossed. Paul fought back from the brink to land a few good shots on Mayweather via the luck of the Irish. And when it ended I was finally over my confusion over which Paul brother was fighting. Felt like I was being double teamed.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, today’s newsletter is about Disney Channel original movies. Rather than dignify yesterday’s exhibition I figured I’d focus on other forms of entertainment where kids seemingly hold their own with their elders…
MLB has a cheating scandal on their hands.
I’m not talking about the Chicago Black Sox game-fixing scandal. I’m not talking about Pete Rose gambling on baseball games. I’m not talking about the steroid era. I’m not talking about the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros sign-stealing scandals, nor am I talking about any other MLB scandals from this Wikipedia page. No, I’m talking about pitchers using foreign substances.
There’s a huge issue right now within MLB regarding pitchers using random combinations of foreign substances to both increase the grip they have on the ball and to increase how much…
If you made more from unemployment than you do working a minimum wage job, what incentive is there to return to work?
That’s a question facing a ton of the workforce and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of Coronavirus relief packages, impacted individuals could potentially receive an additional $300 on top of their unemployment, and that’s leading to a lot of people making more money sitting at home than they do working 40 hours a week at a minimum wage job. …
The 2016 and 2020 election cycles taught me how powerful the media has become, but it’s really starting to hit me how the sports media isn’t far behind. I’ve always thought that the media was a powerful tool, with some levels of propaganda involved, but now it seems like journalists, broadcasters and network affiliates are making themselves the main attraction instead of reporting on the five W’s. The sports world is currently establishing these media precedents.
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