sábado, diciembre 13

no yuletide mix here.

image stolen from kevgrey.blogspot.com

Well, I guess we're here again. Another Holiday Season where people flock to buy warm-hearted thoughtful, yet probably unnecessary presents. No really, I don't need a wall calendar, Mean Girls DVD, or tickets to Disneyland. All the things I want, I likely have (the world's most beautiful and bestest friends, Obama as President Elect, Wubbe, etc) and the three things I want are too expensive to get (Blackberry Bold, Christian Louboutin) or too tacky to give (click here).

Obviously, I'm not one for the Holidays. Doesn't mean that I am unhappy or that I don't enjoy the act of giving. I just don't think you need to take it so literally. The incessant caroling and holiday music, good cheer and ringing bells, that fill commercials and shops mostly serve as a painful reminder that I have dearly-beloveds that are far away and all over the world and how physically impossible it is to see every single person, and a painful reminder that I have dearly-departeds that I won't be spending the Holidays with.

Go ahead and call me totally Grinchy. The words "Bah" and "Humbug" resonate far clearer to me than the words "Merry" and "Christmas." (I enjoy the "Happy" "New" and "Year" because it means that all the yuletide b.s. is over and done with.) I usually try to avoid adverts on the television thanks to my DVR, and I find that this is most important this time of year. The Xmas songs they use for ads make me want to gouge away. Fast-forwarding is mandatory.

Listen family, I know you want to celebrate the birth of your God's only son or whatever. That's fine. I only wish that the giving and kind sentiments that carry on through the month of December were dispersed throughout the year. (Little bits you might experience me practicing vs preaching in little packages in the mail and countless postcards to let you know that I'm thinking of you.)

I'm not going to change this tradition of excessive spending any time soon. I realize that for the most part we are a consumer-driven society. So I'm going to try to start small. Here's a mix of mp3s in a zip file for you to enjoy so that you can cleanse those holiday songs off your palate. But don't look at this as a holiday mix - I would do this for you in the middle of April because I heart you as much now as I do then.


It Could Be Sweet • Portishead (4:20)
Sealed Human • The Faint (3:07)
Birds & Girls • Hanner (2:35)
Don't Save Us From the Flames • M83 (4:16)
Call Yourself A Man • Count Indigo (3:13)
Human Nature • Madonna (4:54)
Dissolved Girl • Massive Attack (6:07)
Jeff Koons • Momus (3:40)
We Share Our Mother's Health • The Knife (4:11)
Move (Cut Copy Remix) • CSS (6:31)
Lullaby • The Cure (4:11)
Venus As A Boy (Edited LP Version) • Björk (4:04)
Shake A Fist • Hot Chip (5:11)
Confusion • Electric Light Orchestra (3:42)
Cold-Hearted Snake • Paula Abdul (3:38)
This Town • The Go-Go's (3:20)
The Cutter • Echo & The Bunnymen (3:54)
Dont Lose My Number • Phil Collins (4:49)

viernes, diciembre 12

JOB OPP: for the techies - webcast technician

The job opp isn't with an exciting company - it's corporate, Barclays
Bank - but this is a good steady full-time paycheck with benefits in
this crappy economy.

Looking for someone who knows:

- audio and video production technology - mixing boards, vid
switchers, basic mic technique, camera op, etc.
- internet/networking tech - TCP/IP etc.
- internet audio/video streaming tech - real media, windows media,
flash - encoding and server side
- knows live event production and pressures that go along with
- If you know Accordent webcast tech you're a shoe-in (this is
extremely specialized though so not a 100% requirement)
- bonus if you know video conferencing tech

if you know anyone with the above chops, have them get in touch and I
will pass them along.

NYC - ILG Finance Manager Job Opp


If you know of anyone interested, please feel free to have them email me their resume's to my work email - ****.*****@**.com - and i will pass them along to our head of finance who's in the office next door to mine.

TITLE: ILG Finance Manager

REPORTS TO: Sr. Director, Finance ILG



Job Description: The Finance Manger is responsible for assisting in the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts, in particular for the preparation sales data. In addition the position assists in preparing monthly schedules for internal management as well as monthly financial packages for label partners.

Responsibilities: Assists in preparing the annual budget.
Assists in preparing the Present View package.
Assists in compiling monthly financial schedule such as Overhead, Digital, T&E, etc.
Prepare and email monthly sales data files to our label partners
Track monthly P&D statements and send to labels
Assists in the designing and generating of new reports as required by WMG Distribution management.
Partner with finance and other functional teams to understand financial results achieved and ensure appropriate accounting interpretations are made when needed
Special assignments as required.

Special Requirements/Preferences:

Degree in finance or accounting and 2-3 years of relevant experience (CPA a plus but not required).
Record company or manufacturing/distribution company experience a plus.
Strong finance, analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Enthusiastic, assertive, self motivated
Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (including Excel, Word and Access).

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