Posts filed under ‘Business’
August 9, 2013
Last year, someone I worked with sent me an email about me. Meaning, an email complaining about me, addressed to someone else, but almost certainly intended for my eyes. After all, what are the odds of someone actually, literally doing this? In all my decades of emailing, I’d never come close to this kind of a blooper.
And yet, just a few months later, I emailed a company I do a lot of business with, and accidentally attached this image:
It took me thirty seconds to realize what I’d done, and another thirty seconds to realize that I’d named the attachment “Sexies”. At the time, I was mortified. Now I’m thinking maybe this was an astute keep-everybody-on-their-toes business maneuver. Perhaps this kind of thing happens of a daily basis in the Fortune 500 world.
January 21, 2013
If you owned a store a hundred years ago, you probably wouldn’t have had any opportunities to forget that you owned that store. Like if you were walking down to the saloon and someone said, “hey, old timey Sam, how’s your store going? Sellin’ lots of penny candy?” It’s a safe bet that you wouldn’t have slapped your forehead and said, “My store! I forgot all about that place!’
This is more or less what happened to me last month. I forgot I had a store, then I remembered I had a store, and then I felt ashamed that I allowed that store to languish. So I’ve revamped the place. It’s a little thin right now, but I’ll have lots of new items—books, fanzines, new screenprints—up in a few weeks.
Another upside to owning a store a hundred years ago is that you wouldn’t have been made to feel like a cheesebag as a result of posting about that store on your blog.
Also, my liner notes will be part of Criterion’s definitive edition of Alex Cox’s 1984 film Repo Man, which will be released in April. I dressed like the main character for 2 years in high school: Unless I someday win a Newbery Award or the oversized key to an American city, this will be the highest professional recognition I will ever achieve.
April 12, 2012
AMERICA’S HEARTLAND, April 12 – I’ll be in Chicago today, at Columbia College Chicago (2:30 PM) and then Permanent Records (6 PM). Check out my LIVE page for maps. Also, the Chicago Reader gave me a very nice review and a very nice interview. If you’ve ever doubted my leg strength, just check out John Michael’s photo in the review. That is a standing jump.
This is tomorrow: