Yesterday I got an email from my wife: “OMG!OMG!OMG! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!” What could elicit such a response? As I scrolled down to the body of the email I noticed that it’s a promotion for a Hall & Oates show at the Beacon theater in New York. My response: “Didn’t we see them last year in Brooklyn [...]
Those who know me know that I grew up on 80′s metal. Mostly because that’s how I learned how to play the guitar…and partially because it was the coolest thing going (sorry, INXS / Depeche Mode / Whatever Other Pouty Band You Can Name Next). I thought I had heard of every 80′s metal band, but I had not heard of Anvil. Now that I’ve watched Anvil: The Story of Anvil, I understand why.
My daughter’s school experience is totally different from mine when I was her age. The biggest difference is language. Spanish curriculum started in Kindergarten and has continued into the first grade. While some people might not like this (the whole “this is America” argument), I’m not bothered by it. It would be great if my [...]
One of my favorite musical groups has always been They Might be Giants. I started listening to them in 1990, five years into their career. I still listen to them to this day, 25 years into their career. I listen to them while driving in my 1996 Buick, which will be considered a classic in [...]
Last weekend Katie & I took our daughters (Molly- age 5 & Abby – age 3) out for a family dinner at Bertucci’s. The girls had been a tad on the rambunctious side, so we were relieved when the hostess presented each of them with a big gob of play-dough. In the world of restaurant [...]
Mad Men, worry not. Despite all this talk of traditional advertising being dead, and social, digital, web 2.0, new media blah, blah, blah, I am here to say with complete, absolute certainty that old-school advertising still works. How do I know? My 3-year-old showed me in very simple terms. Jake and I were prepping to [...]
Usually before we even get in the car, my 3-year-old boy asks me the question: “Daddy, do you have your iPod?” Freakin love this kid. Of course Daddy has his iPod, boy, of course he does. So we start up the car and, before I pull out, I ask Jake what he wants to hear. [...]