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updates for 16 april '09

tv follies

I had entertained the idea of trying my hand at television advertising again as a seller. Why? Because it's easy. At least for me it is.

I met with a rep from the largest cable provider in Tampa Bay, sat down, discussed it, etc.

What happened is sorta/kinda what I expected, that being their asses are puckered tighter than a snare drum.

I could go into a long drawn out explanation of what that means, but the short of it is that the Tampa Bay cable television advertising market is ruled dictator-style with an iron fist. I was fed a lot of b.s. when trying to get the simple question answered, "How much is it?" The advertisers here very much prefer the "old guard". That means they hate new biz owners and love predictable and reliable buyers (i.e. car dealers, attorneys and insurance companies).

Cable advertisers really need to wake the hell up and drop the old guard b.s. It's no wonder they're having a hard time selling if they keep shunning new biz. The advertisers are quick to blame the economy for lack of business. Heh. No. Wrong. It's the fact these idiots are still living in 1995.

book stuff

I now have the option to push my published works on to Amazon, which I'm actually quite excited about. I haven't done it yet but if all goes well I should have the process at least started before the weekend is out.

music stuff

I think the time is right to push out a true-blue album. I might do two. One for guitar stuff, the other for piano/synth style.

Albums are not easy to make, but I'll give it my best shot and see what I come up with. 🙂

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