Stay F---! | December 6
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Mon Dec 6 19:56:31 EST 2004
NEW ON THE STAY F---! SITE
Free for download:
Irwin Chusid - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (lo-fi mp3)
I've added an mp3 of one of the songs on The Best & Worst of Xmas,
our mix CD -- a crowd-pleasing (and terribly funny) recording by WFMU
dj and bon vivant Irwin Chusid. Music geeks know Mr. Chusid as the
man to credit (or blame) with helping revive interest in lounge music
and popularizing audio's "outsider artists" (though he might kill me
for saying so):
"PR Machine: Robot Marketer Robert Doornick uses hi-tech wizardry to
warm consumers to his Fortune 500 clients"
by John Aboud
Should you ever need a spectacle sure to stop trade-show attendees in
their tracks, Robert Doornick is your man. As the president of
International Robotics, Inc. (IRI), Doornick provides an array of
high-priced high-tech marketing solutions to corporate clients. Among
the showstoppers advertised on IRI's web site are computer-controlled
"dancing" banners, holographic signs, and music-playing water
sculptures. But IRI's key product, and Doornick's passion, is a line
of interactive robots. Several models resemble gleaming "spacemen"
like the kind you'd see roaming alien landscapes on a 1950s lunchbox.
Others appear to be close cousins of C-3P0. And Doornick recently
created a massive animatronic killer whale for an aquarium in Japan.
We spoke to Doornick about his new-fangled pitchmen and the
old-fashioned sales techniques that guide their design.
"Popsong Piracy, or, Napster in the 1930s"
In April 1930, in a raid on bootleg song-sheet peddlers on Broadway
between 42nd and 43rd, Traffic Patrolman Broger made the first
arrest: Mrs. Sarah Yagoda, age 80. After a Music Publishers
Protective Association representative and the district attorney
interrogated Mrs. Yagoda in a failed attempt to identify the sheet's
printer and distributors, she was allowed to go home. Nine years
later, nothing much had changed in Times Square. The New York Times
noted that "on any afternoon or evening, if the magistrate sitting in
West Side Court is known to be lenient, the area north of
Forty-second Street is a beehive for the street sale of song sheets,"
as well as watches, French pictures, neckties, jewelry, flowers, and
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UPCOMING NYC EVENT
Wed. Dec. 8: Wal-Mart expert Liza Featherstone, who I interviewed in
the current Stay F---!, will be speaking about her new book, _Selling
Women Short: The Landmark Battle For Workers' Rights At Wal-Mart_.
I'll probably be there selling Stay F---! back issues so be sure to
say hi if you come by.
Info: Brecht Forum
122 West 27th Street, NYC
Suggested donation: $6/$10/$15
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