Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Experimenting With Zujava

In case you have experience with Squidoo and have not yet heard of Zujava you may be interested in learn that Zujava is alot like Squidoo. You can write articles and give your websites dofollow links. You can earn money from Amazon and Google Adsense. And unlike many other Squidoo "Me Toos", Zujava does not require you to have adsense and Amazon accounts. You simply write an article and you get paid monthly by Paypal. Personally, I like that better.

I had read about Zujava on Squidoo and SquidU and thought I would give it a try. It was easy to set up and very easy to write a "Leaf" (the Zujava equivalent of a Lens). While my heart will always belong to Squidoo, I appreciate having a new alternative. Frankly, I do not like Hub Pages, so I am hoping that Zujava will be better. Have a look at my first effort on Zujava, an article about adult footed pajamas or simply click here to Create a free account on Zujava. It is free and easy so why not give it a try?

Monday, January 30, 2012

I can now sell my music on Bandcamp, a great place to browse for great tunes

I own a record label and have an attic full of boxes of cds. Though I love all the music, most of the groups have passed on into that heavenly choir...

Most music groups don't survive long enough to sell all the boxes of cds in their attics.

Theoretically the internet could be a great place to sell the music of bands that can't tour, and I'd love to get rid of the boxes... I've tried a lot of online sites for selling my music but Bandcamp may take the cake. Using it as a content owner is wonderful.

But what's it like for a browser or potential buyer? That I don't know yet. If you happen to cruise on over there by clicking on one of the heading links in these embedded iframes, let me know how it goes for you! Thanks.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Routenote Direct: you can now sell your own digital downloads of music, for free.

I'm giving Routenote Direct a try - anybody can upload single songs or whole albums to this site, and they will be submitted to itunes, spotify, etc. Now, there is also this widget (see above) which should allow you to buy albums directly from Routenote. If you try it be sure to let me know how it works for you! Thanks.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Birthday Gift Ideas

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Over the course of our life there are certain special occasions with our friends and family that stand out as worthy of celebration, and gifts are of course a really important part of the holiday. Giving wonderful gifts for birthdays to loved ones is a nice thing to do and with some prior planning it doesn't have to be difficult. When you give someone a birthday gift, you are telling indirectly how much you love them. Show how much you care with a gift that's ideally suited to the person receiving the birthday present.

Who looks forward to birthdays like the kids? Nobody of course! If you've ever shopped for birthday presents for kids, you know it can be hard make them happy. Especially this new crop, they prefer the popular stuff that will keep with their friends. That's where our gift guides come in. Stop by to check out
cool birthday gifts for girls and boys.
Milestone birthdays are huge in most people's lives. They traditionally mark a transition in life. A milestone birthday is an event that should not overlooked. This usually means searching for birthday presents that are in tune with this rite of passage. This gift guide is awesome at finding the
best birthday gifts for milestone birthdays.
Even prior to baby's birth, the baby gifts begin with baby shower gifts.
Baby's first birthday is the first big one in a lifetime of yearly celebrations. First birthday gift ideas vary from something for mom to a thoughtful present for baby.
sweet sixteen birthday for a girl is one of those milestone birthday celebrations. This is usually a first step to freedom and is usually celebrated in an elaborate way. Many girls have sweet sixteen birthday parties complete with elaborate ceremonies and lots of cool birthday presents.
Eighteen means you aren't a child any more and that you can vote, fight for your country, etc and now you are considered an adult. This also usually occurs at a time when the first year of college start and some of the best 18th birthday gift ideas for young adults include various gifts that will make the college experience more enjoyable.
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Tyler (Photo credit: Josh Kenzer)

Not until the 21st birthday is full adulthood recognized in the USA. At the age of 21 you are legally old enough to purchase and consume alcohol, like wine beer and spirits. Casino getaways are a cool way to celebrate turning 21.
The next milestone birthday is the 30th birthday. This is a time when you need to get serious and decide where you want to go in life and how your going to get there. Our gift guide has a list of the top gifts for a 30th birthday.
Do you know someone with a 40th birthday sneaking up on them? Forty is not usually anticipated like other birthdays because now you are thought to be "over the hill". Women in particular cant stand their 40th birthday. But worry not and be and confident, the 40th birthday is a time to celebrate being comfortable with yourself as you are.

Milestone birthdays are a epic occasions when we feel compelled to go all out and celebrate giving birthday gifts that will make the recipient laugh. For the best birthday gift ideas when these important birthdays roll around.

above: Check out this awesome video birthday song from Bono and The Edge from U2. They are singing happy birthday to Nelson Mandela who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

New cd in the making: Cabaret Warsaw

My band Mappamundi: Music of the Northern Hemisphere and the Previous Millennium is going into the recording studio next weekend to begin work on a cd of music composed and performed by Polish Jews, primarily in Warsaw, between the World Wars. It will be called: "Cabaret Warsaw: Yiddish and Polish Hits of the 1930s."

This is a song from our dry run premiere concert of the material. It's called "Nisim, nisim" (Miracles, miracles) and was written by Moshe Broderson and Henech Kon, for the Polish cabaret called Azazel. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snuggie Vs Slanket : Which is the better sleeved blanket

For sometime, sleeved blankets have been popular. One of the reasons for their popularity is that they have received so much free advertisement from popular shows like The Tonight Show, Today Show and Ellen Show. For example here you can see the Snuggie on the Today Show:

Don't they look like a church choir? As a result of all of this attention, sleeved blankets (often called snuggle blankets) have recently become one of the most popular types of loungewear for women.

I have done a bit a research on the subject and not surprisingly, there is a huge difference between snuggle blankets. Some of the most popular actually receive the worst reviews. People complain that some brands of sleeved blankets have very think material and that the fleece begins pilling almost immediately. All of this is covered in my snuggle blanket lens, so be certain to read it before investing in a snuggle blanket.