Music is an integral part of our society. Nearly everyone is enthusiastic about a particular genre, singer, band, or composer. As an individual you will have your picks, but do you really know how to listen to music? Are you able to appreciate and hear the many wonderful offerings that the world has to offer? When the symphony comes to town, do you buy tickets? When was the last time you saw a musical, or an opera for that matter? Bottom line is…Moguls should be cultured, open minded, and versatile in order to take advantage of all the opportunities life has to offer. The following rule will help you to intellectualize your musical experience a bit, but also add some enjoyment to old favorites you’ve listened to a million times. The rule is simply:
Listen to every voice as if it were an instrument, and listen to every instrument as if it were a voice.
You can enhance this by closing your eyes, purchasing a good set of headphones, and sometimes by just turning up the volume. Now, this may not enhance your journey through 50 Cent’s Greatest Hits…but I guarantee it will shed a new perspective on those old Motown hits that feature full symphony orchestras in the back ground, listening to a song in another language, or trying to digest those old jazz standards that always seemed to put you to sleep. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes. In the meantime…continue Your Mogul Education.
How small is too small? How long can you live in a spot that is only 300 square feet before feeling closed in? Well it looks like you may be able to get your chance if you live in New York City. The city has approved plans for the construction of apartments that will only have 300 feet for you to move around in. The trend started in Tokyo and is catching on in major crowed cities. I wonder how much will they charge for such a small box?
Danny P. told you about 1000 Posts ago that Moguls don’t show up to a party empty handed. Now I’m here to tell you…that they don’t carry their Party Juice in a brown paper bag. Walking in with a bottle, no matter how expensive or well chosen, in a brown paper bag says “I’m here and I brought something”…walking in with your offering in one of these…says “I’m here…I came to party…and I know what the hell I’m doing, so gather round”! We’ve got two versions…one for the She-Mogul…and one for the He-Mogul. UML may have to design one of these for the market…stay tuned
The idea of “The Right One” is something that floats through everyone’s mind; from the single, to the involved…and even the unhappily married. From the time we are born we begin to formulate a recipe for that One person that we think will curb our appetite for all others. Over time, we narrow down the list of ingredients, learn to better chefs, and of course…conduct the taste tests At this time of year, resolutions regarding relationships abound in every language, on every continent, so I figured we’d start our year with a little wisdom from Brother Bob on the issue…
So all this time I’m thinking…”Kanye’s not really serious about this chick…is he?”…and “He’s just playing on the jungle gym like ALL THE OTHER little kids”. Well ladies and gentlemen, cats and dogs, chickens and roosters….apparently he is. Kanye reportedly announced to the audience at his Dec. 30th show in New Jersey that Kim Kardashian is pregnant with his baby. I’m sure I owe somebody some $ on this one…
Some of you Moguls may be new to the game, but back in the day (’bout 3 yrs. ago) when UML was brand new, and before we had a Million hits , I used to write a piece known in these parts as G.O.A.T.’s. The title doesn’t refer to the furry little critter that lends his face to the feature, he’s since become a star in the animal world and moved on to greater things; but it refers to the oft had argument about The Greatest(s)…of All Time. If you’ve ever been in a barber shop, are a sports fan of any kind, or have an old relative that’s always telling you stories about people and fantastic feats of days gone by…then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
The topic of this feature…is none other than “Stagger” Lee Shelton. If you’re no music buff, then maybe you don’t know Llloyd Price’s 1959 #1 hit about Murder and Mayhem in a St. Louis bar. Never fear, scroll down a few lines…and be enlightened. There have been many songs over the years about legendary Bad A** cats…“Big Jim”, “I Shot The Sheriff”, and “Hey Joe” just to name a few, but the difference is…the story of “Stagger” Lee..is true. Continue reading