Sunday, February 11, 2007

Razzle Dazzle Them With Chicago's Soundtrack
One thing you have to realize is that the soundtrack to any movie - even if you really REALLY like it - can be packaged in a way that is a total turnoff to the listener. If the producers don't take special care in the mixing and production of the cd and if they don't bridge it directly to the movie, chances are, they'll lose the potential audience for which they've created this cd. One thing you can rest assured about is that the soundtrack for Chicago doesn't make this mistake. It has the same clarity, mixing, and production of the songs that we saw on the big screen. In fact, because you don't have the distraction of Rob Marshall's directing/choreography, chances are, you'll like the music more here. Read More...

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Leadership, Rudolph W. Giuliani

Rudy's Way -
The Way *I* Like It

Now mind you, I'm not a New Yorker - never have been, never will be. But I like Rudolph Giuliani. I like his leadership style, I like his common-man approach, and I like how he thinks. When he released this book, Leadership, I wasn't too pleased. I saw it as a way for him to cash in on the 9/11 events and I didn't consider that a cool thing. I did end up getting a copy of it though because it became required reading at work.

I'm the first to step up to the plate and admit when I'm wrong. I was wrong. It turns out that Rudy was writing this book long before 9/11. 9/11 just happened to give him an opportunity to share more examples of his leadership principles. Read More