Headline Mar 23, 2015/ ''' O'' MEANIES-WEANIES ''' : ! [10 PUSH-UPS EACH ] !

''' O'' MEANIES-WEANIES ''' : 

! [10 PUSH-UPS EACH ] !

VERY SOON -IN THE DAYS AHEAD, -I will be walking the talk, spreading the talk, questioning the talk. Saying and questioning:

WHAT HAVE YOU ALL, done for the dignity of humans? for the dignity of students? for the dignity of the world?   *And I will spare no one on these questions*. 

For now, in just about the First Person, the great work of Jared Gutstadt.........

I WENT TO NEW YORK about 15 years ago with plans on becoming a dot-com zillionaire. I moved right before the first dot-com bubble burst-

So that didn't work out.

Then I figured I needed an actual skill and I enrolled in N.Y.U's Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.

I started playing in a band to help pay for a graduate school, and I was also editing and doing music for TV shows for an internship with Heavy.com.

The only travel I ever did was with the band. We took tours across the country and I was delusional about our chances of making it big. I swear, every band we opened for did make it big. We didn't.

I realized I wasn't going to be a rock star, but at the same time, I started getting royalty checks for some music I worked on for a TV show. It was an 'aha!' moment.

Now I am C.E.O and founder of a six-year old start-up called Jingle Punks, which creates digital music for clients.

This is the most travel I've ever done. I'm not a great flier, and I do get a little nervous. I'm also a little shy, so at first, I found it somewhat difficult to talk to seatmates. Now, I really enjoy it.

I've had many seatmates tell me about their children who may be tinkering in the garage with their computers and are mixing music. I love hearing about it, and through these conversations-

We've have actually found some people who are really great musicians.

In early years of my business,I would freak out if I was late to a meeting, or if any staff members were late. Now, I'm a lot more sympathetic, I realize how travel can just go wrong.

I was flying from New York to Tampa and had checked some luggage. When I went to the carousel,my bags weren't there. I was complaining a lot-

And then I heard this gentleman tell me to stop being a  ''meanie weanie''  and do 10 push ups.  

I realized it was the fitness legend Richard Simmons calling me out. I turned five different shades of red, but I did the ten push-ups, and people all around me started laughing.

Mr.Simmons gave me some travelling tips and we even took a picture together. That incident made me realize that have to be a lot more  zen  about travel, and so far so good.

I do work a lot on the plane, I just stick my headphones on and do my thing. 

Like a lot of musicians, I also hum a lot of the music I may be working on, forgetting that I'm on a plane with people who may not appreciate my humming.

We got a project from an ad agency whose client is Meow Mix. Everybody knows the Meow Mix jingle. 

It gets in your head and never leaves. It does exactly what music is supposed to do for a brand. Our job was to produce some remixes of the jingle in different genres for a viral campaign.

So we did a cat rave, a country version and an electronic dance music track.

It was a lot of fun for us, but it wasn't probably a lot of fun for my airplane seatmates because when I was working on the project on the plane, I couldn't stop humming the Meow Mix Jingle.

I mean who really wants to sit next to someone humming-

''Meow, meow, meow, meow,''............repeatedly?

With respectful dedication to the Students of the World. See Ya all on !WOW! -the World Students Society Computers-Internet-Wireless:

''' The World's Meow-Meow '''

'''Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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