Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome Baby Starr

A Starr is Born!

August 27


Congratulations Erin and Shane!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Designer Christopher Kane
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"Breathtaking Christopher Kane Dress"



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Designer Christopher Kane
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Monday, May 11, 2009

"Poetry" (Inspired By Neruda)

One night she came for me.
Silently.
No scrolls packed or ready-just science books and leftover math tablets-all at once.
Her arms flailing and wide open as she screamed my name.
Pledging me to forsake all others and have her-only her way.
This is a journey she said.
A path chosen.
Who chose it, I said.
You, she said.
By birth- by nature.
What if i'm not ready, I said.
Readiness, is no factor she said.
Only your life and heart.
What is more important I asked.
My life or my heart.
All of it she said.
Franticly I exclaimed, what am I to do?
Breathe she said.


MILESIGO

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Finding the Needle "The real cool thing about Twitter"

Finding the Needle “The really cool thing about Twitter”

The other day I was talking to a friend who like many people is actually signed up on Twitter but still really doesn’t know what it does or how to Twork it.
(Sorry had to do that).
Instantly I found myself trying to give him a better understanding of Twitter’s power and in my mind, it’s revolutionary capabilities. To get to the chase, he said “man I’m not even sure what to do with it or how it really works.”
That’s when it came to me and I said without thinking.
“Man the thing about Twitter is, it gives you the power to find that
Needle in the Haystack.” I then went on to talk about something I knew he would understand.
Being the Prince fan (that I knew he was), I conjured up one of his old and obscure songs—me being a Prince head myself, I knew a great song.
I said “man with Twitter you can find the Prince Symbol album “Morning Papers” lyric lovers” out there and speak to them all at one time.

Now for you people who might not be Prince fans lets put it like this.
Think of your favorite band, any band. Now think of your favorite non-mainstream song of that band. The one that spoke the most to you- that you played over and over again but never really understood why they didn’t play that one on the radio. Then think of the lyrics to this particular song and how great they were to you- even though your best friend john never really understood why you liked this song so much. Even though you played it over and over again- trying to make it grow on him. Now think about how cool it would be to communicate with say 5000 people – who loved that same song as much as you did.
That’s the power of Twitter. The ability to find the needle in the haystack and communicate with them in a forum you yourself, can moderate- or not.
Sure, there are other benefits of Twitter like some of the ones mentioned by Mullen’s Edward Boches in his article “What Can Twitter Do For You?”
Boches is right about instant access to thought leaders, experiencing crowd sourcing, connecting with Millennials and even the ability to experience becoming an authority. He’s right about all of that. But the simple point that I think people are missing is that on top of all that -- no one has to be a weirdo anymore, if they don’t want to. That is, I can go out there and find another guy or girl who loved Ross King’s book “MICHELANGELO and the POPE’S CEILING as much as me. In fact, I might even be able to find 500 such people if I know exactly which part of the haystack to probe and that my friends, is some cool stuff.

The one other point that I think Boches touches on when he speaks of becoming an authority is the ability to grow a personal brand based on this exact Haystack phenomenon. That means when you find those other needles who share your affinities you have an organic and innate audience of which to share your opinions and spread your loves. In these days that’s not to be underestimated.




So next time you hear someone speaking of Twitter as an annoying little web fad where all people talk about is what they just ate for dinner or the geraniums they saw on their walk to lunch, stop them and talk about how some guy on the web said it was a revolution in motion and how unlike some other social media outlets you didn’t have to be someone’s friend to have direct contact or get information. Tell them about how you’ve heard people are using this thing as one of the most powerful tools and robust communication platforms since the cell phone itself.
Tell them how one man, (Ashton Kutcher) has the ability to say anything he wants, to over 1-million people at once. Tell them how a passionate ACD (Copywriter) from a cool agency in Austin was able to tell millions of people what the really cool thing about Twitter is. And see how they look at you. While you do that I’m going to see if I can find a few more people who are as enthusiastic about MIYAMOTO MUSASHI as I am.

You can reach me @Milesigo on Twitter.com or Dominick.Walker@ideacity.com

Dominick Walker is an Associate Creative Director/Copywriter at GSD&M Advertising where he specializes in interactive brand work for many of the agencies clients.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Hood Menagerie I

I

Bubble Booties Blow shorts
on the front porch.
funka’ da junk
funka’ da skunk
rises.
Hot comb and emollient fingers creep through the rows at the roots
kneading and nurturing at once.

A pair of Jordans with a hole in em’
hang over Harry and nem’ house.
Bones hit the table in the garage
“tennis shoooooos marker”
the white one with the 71 Mustang in the front
that aint’ ran since 73.
Now, stray cats call it home
yawning and meowing all day long.
“Boats sucka”
“All money aint’ good money”
“All money aint’ good money”
“You gone see”

Albert the deaf homeless man
Walks and talks to himself in sign and un-harnessed voice.

Leroy, Brian, and Ray start early.
Kids and grown folk get to work and school
they just get their fortified allotment of 40 cold ounces
pulling their shift on the front stoop
7 days a week.

Later.
Sirens whirl- whiz- whine
through the night.
John and Jane copulate on the park bench
as if in bed.
By passers weez at the spectacle
then just walk the block watching
their rubber necks wrapping around
their twisted torsos.
Milesigo

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Twittoverload




This is what happens when everybody finds out about a good idea.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines 2009

Dinner in. Gulf coast shrimp. Fresh Green Peas. Fries. And some great Vino.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Wrestler

There are moments in the movie where you simply forget that Mickey is acting.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Swim

A freshwater fish can only swim in a saltwater tank for so long!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road is one of those peculiar movies.
A certain tendency to keep looking back over and over again and seeing the same thing.
Director Sam Mendes does a beautiful job using the tools of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio to show and pound in the commentary deep and into the audience's psyche, that deep down, so many people out there in the world are living a lie.
That they aren't happy and that they go farther to out of their way constantly to keep the lie alive- but not really living at all.
Winslet's character April Wheeler is complicated character and unveils herself slowly, but warms up the screen as we learn of how courageous she is in pushing the limits of what she wants from the world and life. Frank Wheeler played by Di Caprio is a coward afraid to take a chance for change - and willing to lead the same mundane life day after day-and to a fault- because of his cowardice he loses the only thing he has in life-Hope.

While Dicaprio plays a weak and despicable character- to the point you dislike him-- its Winslet and the Character John Givings played by Michael Shannon that really bring the film to life. Shannon's character playing the idiot voice-of-reason is effective and outshines most of the performances in the film even given limited screen time. Overall I rate the movie a 30f 5.
Milesigo

Jennifer Hudson Blows the roof off in Super Bowl XLII


As she stood before an audience for the first time since a family tragedy,
Hudson sang as if she had something to prove.
Looking somewhat emotional and pensive she stood upon the pedestal, made a blowing gesture as if she was shedding something - and then commenced to blow the audience out of the stadium with one of the most beautiful and powerful renditions of the National anthem since perhaps Marvin Gaye at the LA Forum.

Milesigo

Sunday, January 25, 2009

30-days

Day 30

Milesigo

Friday, January 23, 2009


After all the dancing and pageantry Mr. President is ready to make it happen. Here's to policy overhaul and fixing so many broken things. He's surrounded himself with a seasoned cabinet so now its time to get results.

Milesigo

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A new day...


Its a new day for America. 146 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the descendant of Africans from Kenya is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.
Barack Obama.
Do you.
This is a new beginning.
Milesigo

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Notorious


Saw the Notorious Movie tonight.
Felt like the lead role of Biggie played by Jamal Woolard was a strong performance.
Woolard had Big down to a science. From the rapping, to the breathing, to the swagger the character was well played and tremendously thoughtful. Naturi Naughton also plays a solid role as lil kim. Overall the movie was solid- the cinematography was average and the A-list actors like Derek Luke and Angela Basset unfortunately leave something on the stage. I suggest the movie, but give this strong caveat. it was a solid biopic, and the Notorious Big is a great story - but this was by no means a great film. one last thing I would note is Puffy's Executive production role has been called heavy handed but I seem to think one of the beautiful parts of the story is that he is here to tell it.
Last, the business of the movie is solid. For perhaps the first time you have an executive producer making a film that had control of most of the music.

Like I said go see it your self.
Milesigo

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Is the sky really falling?

From the looks of the market it is.
Milesigo

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The ORACLE SAYS...

Know thyself.
Milesigo

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kissinger call for New World Order



This morning just after the stock bell, Henry Kissinger stood and talked to the media of how the Global economy is absolutely primed for a New World Order.

Kissinger noted that with the global markets reeling like they are it was the perfect time for America to be a leader in New World Order.
Many have been saying this for quite some time but now it looks poised to happen.
Could this be the beginning of one world currency ?

Stay Tuned

Milesigo

Friday, January 2, 2009

Bygones














2008 was a crazy and busy year- did some growing like we always talked about.
Still so much more to learn.
Knowing I cant learn it all
im focussing now- and letting bygones be bygones.
Thats always the hardest.
Still sometimes I look back and wonder.
All I can do now is take what I have in my hands and live with it.

Milesigo