Check Out the New Blog Design!

By Eric Goldman Over the weekend, we converted the blog from Movable Type to WordPress.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new page layout, I encourage you to do so.  You can see the difference by comparing www.ericgoldman.org, which…

Halloween Spinning Mix

Lisa has a spinning mix for Halloween, consisting of: Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus (terrific song) Monster Mash – Boris Pickett (corny but essential) Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Thriller…

Michael Jackson Spinning Mix

Following Michael Jackson’s death, Lisa decided that it would be nice to put together a spinning mix commemorating his music. This is what we came up with: 1. Rock With You 2. Blame It On the Boogie 3. Shake Your…

One Hit Wonders Spinning Mix

For April Fool’s Day, Lisa thought it would be fun to do a one-hit wonders spinning mix. I must say, it was fun to put together. Obviously, the heavy emphasis on 80s music was unavoidable. The mix: 1. Turning Japanese…

Lisa’s Thanksgiving Spinning Mix

With suggestions in response to my call for help on Twitter/Facebook and some expert input from an unnamed but very knowledgeable and loving supporter, Lisa put together a spinning mix for Thanksgiving. The mix: 1 – Linus & Lucy, Vince…

Free Classical Music Bonanza–Musopen

Last night I watched the movie The Seven Year Itch for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but now I can’t stop replaying Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 in my head (the first few notes are played repeatedly in…

Maybe It’s an Emerging Chanukah Tradition?

Sounds like this marketing person didn’t understand the target audience very well–you’re not likely to stimulate new sales by advertising ham as “delicious for Chanukah.”

The Ten Commandments

My wife asked me to list the Ten Commandments, and I choked. I got 7 (or 6, depending on interpretation) right, but that’s not very good. I felt a little better when I checked the Wikipedia entry and saw the…

Free International Calls

I lived through the dot com era, so I’ve seen companies do a lot of ridiculous things to win customers. (My favorite dot com freebie was iResearch.com, which paid me $200 to write 20 stock tips of 25 words each)….

Rebate-Mania

With our big move, we’ve been involved with more than our fair share of commerce recently. As a result, we’ve run into the inevitable but dreaded rebates. Rebates are very unpopular with consumers, and for good reason. They are a…