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Comic: Brand Identity Crisis

Summary: On going crazy trying to brand this site and Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist, deciding I’m NOT a brand, and developing my “anti-brand.”

As a bonus, here are some possible “anti-brand” projects in the works:

  1. Switching almost exclusively to comic format
  2. More “A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties” (Part 1, Part 2) and related series
  3. Converting some of my Sounds of Laughter materials into comics
  4. Covering a variety of topics – old favorites such as freelancing, instructional design, and yoga; and perhaps a few new ones

Comic: A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties, Part 2

Part 2: From “Beat It” to “California Gurls” – how hip-hop replaced rock as the incongruous element in pop music  For music examples mentioned in the comic, see below and “A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties, Part 1.”

Michael Jackson, “Beat It” 

Sample from “Beat It” Intro (starts at 3:30)

Run-DMC/Aerosmith, “Walk This Way”

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls”

Sugarland, “Stuck Like Glue”