Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Currently Listening To: JMR

JMR is another moniker from the mysterious artist named John Michael Ray. Although John Michael Ray has released music under that name, he just released the embedded track below. As you’ll notice, the track, entitled “Closer” is from a project called JMR.

Is this a name change or a completely different act altogether? I guess we’ll have to wait until more songs are released to know for sure.

RumbleTalk Makes Chatting Cool Again

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of RumbleTalk Chat room for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you remember the days where we'd seek out an AOL chatroom, log into it, and blindly start talking with people from all over the country (world?) about literally anything. When you think about those simpler times, you realize how far we've come with technology. However, we have yet to see a very good evolution of such chat rooms. While we have social media and even web forums, haven't you ever felt the need to just chat in real-time again?

We've excited learned recently of a chat room technology called “RumbleTalk.” RumbleTalk is a version of those awesome olf-school chatrooms, but made modern, and given steroids.

A RumbleTalk Chat widget can be embedded on a website for real-time conversation with a group. The best features beyond that is the “on the go” feature that allows chatters to continue engaging in the discussion while away from the computer/website. Webmasters can also embed a small right-side panel widget that displays how many new chats have recently taken place. 

While we hope that you don't start asking everybody in these chatrooms their A/S/L (remember that?), we do hope you partake in a RumbleTalk and let us know what you thought of the experience by leaving a comment below.

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Listen To: My Silent Bravery

Matthew Wade is a singer-songwriter out of Boston that goes by the stage name My Silent Bravery. He has toured nationwide supporting acts such as Kris Allen, Howie Day, and Tyler Hilton. He’s also landed placements on shows like CW’s One Tree Hill, and MTV’s Real World & True Life.

He recently opened for Daughtry at the 5th annual WXLO 104.5FM acoustic xmas concert.

Below is the video of “To Give” featuring Matisyahu.

#24: Savages – Silence Yourself

Savages remind me so much of Rush. However, they are all female.

There’s not much to be said about the album “Free Yourself.” It’s original, rugged, and really entertaining to listen to. It’s one of those albums that offer up a package of music rather than a collection of songs.

I suggest giving Savages a listen. Rock on, ladies!

You can buy the album here:

Listen To: Jared & The Mill

A new favorite of mine, Jared & The Mill, just completed a tour and the bands song “Returning Half” was just featured on ABC’s Nashville.

They will now be added into full rotation on MY 1039 in Phoenix. They will showcase in LA at Hotel Cafe on Dec 4th.

They are indie folk-rock ala Mumford & Sons and their album was produced By Bob Hoag (The Format, Jimmy Eat World). They have shared the stage with the likes of The Killers and Youngblood Hawke.

Obtaining the Right Supplies

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Worldwide Janitor for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Those that solely follow this blog at may not know that I am a serial entrepreneur with many businesses, ventures, and investments in the wild. I have marketing agencies, consumer products, and local services that keep me very busy everyday.

More specifically, I wanted to send out a shoutout to a company that can use a little promotion. The company is called Worldwide Janitor. They've been very kind to one of my businesses, a corporate cleaning service, by providing us with high-quality supplies at discounted prices.

Having a relationship like this allows me to not have to worry about my janitorial business. It actually frees up more time for me to post on this blog about upcoming artists and hot new music. There's nothing more valuable to me than time – that's why I cherish Worldwide Janitor and what they offer as a wholesaler in the cleaning supply space.

Finally, I deem it necessary to discuss how nimble they are as a company. They now offer top-of-the-line organic and biodegradable cleaning products that are becoming a trend for many people. These products, manufactured by Snee Chemical, are available exclusively online at Worldwide Janitor's website.

Please check them out and leave your comments below to tell me what you think about having the right supply partner in your business.

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Civil Wars To Release Post Breakup Album

They may have broken up earlier this year due to ‘internal discord,’ but their finished set of songs is still going to be released late this summer.

The offering will be self-titled and released through Columbia Records. The sophomore album was shopped to all record labels, but most were hesitant to pick it up without an accompanying promotional tour. Apparently, The Civil Wars pair will only get together for a couple promotional events. They have already released the announcement that they will not be touring.

I’d like to think that the duo will eventually get back together, but I fear that when long-term vision and ambition is a conflict internally, it’s often too difficult to ever see eye to eye again.

At least we’ll be able to experience another (hopefully) epic album before they completely disappear. The good news is that both members seem extremely happy with the new material despite the breakup.

I’ll continue to track this story as it develops.

The Irynsoft Tablet Code-Named VIRTUOSO

While we have made our reputation as being the mobile educational platform for the iPhone and Android phone, we ve always looked to push the bar in new ways. Heavily influenced by our participation in the Kauffman Foundation s Education Ventures Program, we ve taken a dramatic step in the evolution of the company to not only extend our offering to higher fidelity devices, but actually offer these devices directly to our customers. Irynsoft-branded and co-branded tablets will be offered this fall direct to consumers. We see the tablet form factor as one of the most significant innovations in education technology and by partnering with tablet manufacturers to create dedicated devices, we are able to create an affordable alternative for learners to gain access to the wealth of education resources available on the web. In the meantime, as you know, we ve been working on our low-cost educational tablet. Well, I m pleased to say we went code complete at the end of October and are just doing some final testing. We ve already shipped some beta units in September, but we ve improved based on feedback and are really excited with how it looks. We re creating a software-only BYOD Bring Your Own Device version that anyone with an Android Gingerbread device and sufficient screen resolution–we require 800×480 or above) can install on their own. That will be available on the Android Market and Amazon App Store. In addition, we intent to be fully compatible with Kindle Fire, though that device will lack some of the hardware features required to use all of the software. We plan to offer a free version and an extended version for the additional features. Here is a 3+ minute demo of our tablet.