Your Boss wants you to do WHAT on a Friday?

The Nutcracker Premiered today in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre Saint Petersburg Russia.Now it’s the world’s most performed ballet. Pyotr Tchaikovsky was the composer…we all know his name.  What we didn’t know was he didn’t like the project; didn’t want to do it…but his boss made him do it.  And at first many thought his work at …

I’ll drink to that…

A sobering story…  In the early 1900’s, about 40% of the government’s income was from taxes on wine, beer and whiskey.   The “new” Income tax replaced the revenue lost when prohibition started and ended the 5th largest business in the nation.   Then, on this day in 1933, prohibition ended.   Alcohol tax was back…and our politicians kept …

What a year! (no, not 2020)

I joined Linkedin today back in  2007.I’ve been posting virtually every day…putting me at over 4,700 posts.Some will say it took persistence and talentSome will say it sharpened my skills Some may say I was a teacher but also learned over time Well…Skills you learn.  Talent is something you have naturally. Let’s put it another way via a …

But it’s your birthday!

A birthday is a great day to be inspired to “start over”.   His first two film shorts never made the big screen, but today in 1928,  the Mickey Mouse “Talkie” cartoon “Steamboat Willie”, was a BIG hit and the rest is history.  Today is Mickey’s official birthday and a wonderful way to showcase “starting over”.   The inspiration for …

Is RADIO Joking?

You hear about the two radio antennas that got married?I was told the wedding was a just okay, but the reception was amazing. A worse joke is the new podcast on the 100 years of radio… all commercial free! We talk music, history and the weirdness of people listening to their favorite station.Some audio about …