Writing in about the campaign to get the Machine of Death anthology to #1 on Amazon on its launch day, editor David "Wondermark" Malki writes, "It worked! Machine of Death went to #1 in books for over 24 hours on Tuesday, and was even at #1 in all media back and forth for a while (the John Grisham Kindle edition proved a tough opponent). It's been incredible! But the REALLY funny part was what happened Wednesday. Glenn Beck got mad that his book (which apparently ALSO came out on Tuesday? Who knew?) WASN'T #1 and accused us of being part of a liberal 'culture of death' that 'celebrates the things that have destroyed us.' It's super funny. We didn't even know he was there!"
Rolling Stone magazine just released its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time," as selected by artists, writers, and music industry folks. Here are the top 10: 1 Aretha Franklin "Respect" 19672 Public Enemy "Fight the Power" 19893 Sam Cooke "A Change Is Gonna Come" 19644 Bob Dylan "Like a Rolling Stone" 19655… READ THE REST
Can't agree with your partner on a road trip playlist? Let Spotify curate your music based on both of your listening habits. "Spotify is globally rolling out Blend, which invites two users (with a Spotify Free or Premium plan) to merge their musical tastes into one curated playlist. Introduced in June, Blend is updated daily and… READ THE REST
Zachary Horwitz, 34, stage name Zach Avery, stars in low-budget genre thrillers. He is also, say prosecutors, the operator of a massive ponzi scheme that cheated 200 investors out of $227 million. The alleged hook was fictitious film deals with HBO and Netflix backed by his slim but factual Hollywood resume. Horwitz sent investors bottles… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST
For anyone looking to establish an online brand, finding and reaching out to your target audience directly can be a daunting task. After all, how do you know which keywords or topics will reach directly to them? If you don't have a degree in marketing, it can be near impossible to figure out on your… READ THE REST
Tossing back a few with friends is tough enough as you get older. But if you're trying to lead a health-conscious lifestyle while still enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two…well, that can be a narrow tightrope to walk. The reality is that as you age, less & less alcohol makes you feel worse & worse… READ THE REST