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Friday Funny: Social Media Revolution

Ever wonder what the real story is behind all those statistics you see about the Social Media Revolution.  Well the folks at The Poke and Made-Up-Stats got to the bottom of things.  Enjoy!
The Social Media Revolution

Friday Funny: ZUCKERBERG The Musical

It’s Facebook Friday!  For those of you that follow such things, Facebook just started trading on the NASDAQ exchange today.  To mark the occasion, I am sharing Zuckerberg: The Musical.

As a side note: I’ve actually performed in most of the musicals featured in the video.
Zuckerberg: The Musical

 

40 Songs That Have Meaning

Happy 40th birthday to me!  I’m 40 years young today.

I thought of creating a forty things I’ve learned in the past 40 years type post but I thought it would be much more fitting to talk about the music that has inspired me over the past 40 years.

For those of you who don’t know, I come from a very musical background.  I studied Music in school and University and even took music lessons outside of school.  But beyond that, the radio is always on or I’m shuffling through my extensive iTunes Collection.

Music has a powerful effect on me and has been an intrinsic part of the good and bad times in my life.

So over the next few weeks (okay let’s face it, maybe months!) we’re going to take a musical journey through my life and experience the songs that have had an impact or some meaning in my life.  Enjoy!
Los Pollitos Dicen Pio

My mom used to sing this to me as a baby.  I was born in Venezuela and spent the first two years of my life in Caracas before moving to Canada.  I spoke Spanish as a young child and didn’t speak much English until I started school.  This song was guaranteed to soothe me when I was little.  And I still sing it to myself when I’m not feeling well.
Sesame Street: Sing

I credit Sesame Street and the songs they sing with helping me learn enough English to get by on my first day of Kindergarten.  Here’s one of my favorites… and I suspect the reason why I become a singer.
Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart In San Francisco

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Friday Funny: Caine’s Arcade

It’s Friday… but we’re going to do something a little different this week.

Instead of sharing a little joke or funny picture, I want to share a heart-warming video that has been making the rounds on the Interwebs this week.  I first saw it tweeted courtesy of my friend, Stephan Moccio, and it’s popped up in my stream a few times since then.

Take some time and watch what can happen when a boy has a dream.
Caine’s Arcade

Caine’s Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

Friday Funny: Kittens Rule

It’s Friday… time to lighten things up around here!  A friend of mine sent me this picture a few weeks ago.  I have a great little kitten and my house backs onto a park.  I’ve seen her at the back fence when some of my neighbors are walking their dogs and I bet she’s saying something similar to them.  Enjoy!

Friday Funny: World’s Greatest Bass Player

It’s finally Friday! That means it’s time for another Friday Funny. This week’s Friday Funny comes to me courtesy of George Takei, via my old Junior High School friend, Dallis, the coding monkey behind ADC Online Marketing. Thanks Dallis… and sorry for calling you a coding monkey but in my neck of the woods (read: my head), that’s a compliment.

Friday Funny: The Evolution of Angry Birds

Happy Friday! Facebook certainly has been full of funnies lately. I’ve seen this one a few times over the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day

The tunes have been cranking all day today and I’ll be honest, I’ve stopped a couple of times to belt out a love song or two (actually at last count it was 7!).

Music speaks to me at an almost primal level.  It has the power to instantly connect me to a memory or an emotion.  I chalk it up to being a musician at heart.

Wherever you are today and whomever you love, I hope you have musical Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a sample of the songs that made me stop in my tracks and sing along:
Adele: To Make You Feel My Love

Etta James: My Funny Valentine

Whitney Houston: I Believe In You & Me

 

Friday Funny: Social Media Explained

Happy Friday! This one made the rounds this week (particularly on Facebook). I think it pretty much sums up everything you need to know about social media. Enjoy

Friday Funny: How To Write Good

I missed Friday Funny last week but I’m back for a few giggles this week.  This one was sent to me by my sister-in-law. It’s pretty clever, but so is she. Enjoy!