Monday, December 29, 2008

Ch-Ch-Cha-Check IT!!!

I just found out today that the lead singer (Josh Robinson) of the band I play in (Sunday Morning Drive: name drop #1) has a bunch of videos of his songs (and others he's covered) on YouTube under the name Ninety Percent Normal!  Go J-man, get down with the 21st century!

Josh has been playing guitar, singing and writing songs for many years now and is incredibly talented.  I count it a true blessing to hear his songs let alone play in his band. 

You definitely need to check these videos out - Josh is always worth the listen!

And if you want to hear Josh live (as well as his band, Sunday Morning Drive) we're playing Wednesday, New Years Eve, at a house party in central Phoenix.  Check out our MySpace page for more info: www.myspace.com/smdband

Here's a teaser of Mr. Josh Robinson with his song "The Wolf Man" - hilarious and awesome!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

 
This was our Christmas card this year so I thought I'd share it with all of you!  And yes, this was drawn by yours truly.

Have a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Seth Godin Explains Viral Marketing

Seth Godin, 21st-century-marketing genius, explains what viral marketing really is (and really isn't) in his latest blog post.

My favorite quote from the article:

"Viral marketing only works well when you plan for it, when you build it in, when you organize your offering to be spreadable, interesting and to work better for everyone involved when it spreads. If I don't benefit from spreading it, why should I spread it? I won't." - Seth Godin

On a side note you can download a free PDF copy of his book on the subject of viral marketing here: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/files/2000Ideavirus.pdf

So next time you're about to post that stupid-funny video on YouTube, hoping to reel in the bucks for your company, remember the words of Seth Godin: "Something being viral is not, in an of itself, viral marketing."

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Art and Photography Meets Science

I stumbled on Tim Knowles' artwork a few weeks ago and was thoroughly impressed by his unique mix of art/photography and scientific experimentation. Many of his projects take a very scientific approach in order to capture or create the artwork. For example, one project has him attaching pens to the branches of a weeping willow tree and placing a large canvas under the pens. As the wind blows the branches they scratch out their movements on the canvas, which Tim later shows at a gallery along with other similar works from other trees. Very creative!

Check out his website at www.timknowles.co.uk to see more of his work.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Monsters, Monsters, Monsters!!!!

Sweet Monsters are Everywhere!  Well at least at The Daily Monster they are.  Stefan Bucher is a very talented illustrator and designer who is awesome to share his gift of drawing crazy pen and ink monsters with the rest of us!  Check him out!

Here's a little teaser just to get you excited!

Ode to the Bearded

"He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man."
-William Shakespeare

Join the club and get your own facial hair shirt!