Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top 15 Most Popular Blogs in October 2013

Top 15 Most Popular Blogs | October 2013

Here are the 15 Most Popular Blogs as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a constantly updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited Compete or Quantcast data. If you know a website that should be included on this list based on its traffic rankings Please Let Us Know.

1 | HuffingtonPost
67 - eBizMBA Rank | 54,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 53 - Compete Rank | 26 - Quantcast Rank | 122 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

2 | TMZ
228 - eBizMBA Rank | 19,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 220 - Compete Rank | 57 - Quantcast Rank | 407 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

3 | BusinessInsider
455 - eBizMBA Rank | 12,100,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 601 - Compete Rank | 217 - Quantcast Rank | 546 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

4 | engadget
479 - eBizMBA Rank | 11,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 808 - Compete Rank | *250* - Quantcast Rank | 378 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

5 | PerezHilton
570 - eBizMBA Rank | 10,200,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 882 - Compete Rank | 251 - Quantcast Rank | 577 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

6 | Gizmodo
575 - eBizMBA Rank | 10,100,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,103 - Compete Rank | 150 - Quantcast Rank | 472 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

7 | Mashable
579 - eBizMBA Rank | 10,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 803 - Compete Rank | 612 - Quantcast Rank | 323 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

8 | TechCrunch
615 - eBizMBA Rank | 7,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 607 - Compete Rank | *860* - Quantcast Rank | 377 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

9 | Gawker
776 - eBizMBA Rank | 6,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,005 - Compete Rank | 458 - Quantcast Rank | 866 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

10 | lifehacker
860 - eBizMBA Rank | 5,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,298 - Compete Rank | 463 - Quantcast Rank | 819 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

11 | The Daily Beast
928 - eBizMBA Rank | 5,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 851 - Compete Rank | 299 - Quantcast Rank | 1,633 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

12 | SmashingMagazine
967 - eBizMBA Rank | 4,600,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,142 - Compete Rank | *990* - Quantcast Rank | 768 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

13 | FailBlog
1,001 - eBizMBA Rank | 4,400,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,417 - Compete Rank | 549 - Quantcast Rank | 1,038 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

14 | Kotaku
1,217 - eBizMBA Rank | 4,100,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,875 - Compete Rank | 584 - Quantcast Rank | 1,192 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA

15 | boingboing
1,387 - eBizMBA Rank | 3,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,466 - Compete Rank | 911 - Quantcast Rank | 1,784 - Alexa Rank.
The Most Popular Blogs | Updated 10/25/2013 | eBizMBA 

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Doors' Jim Morrison would be Proud of Eron Falbo

Band Name: Eron Falbo
Album Name: 73
Email Address:
Website Address:
Music Style: Singer/Songwriter
Influences: Leonard Cohen


First Name :Eron
Last Name :Falbo
Geographic City: London
State: London
Country:United Kingdom
Zip Code: E8 3BQ

Band Description
Singer / Songwriter, of the high-minded folk revival. In the vein of early 1970's poet singers, Eron Falbo joined with producer Bob Johnston (Bob Dylan-Blonde on Blonde, Leonard Cohen-Songs from a Room) to produce his debut album, '73'.

Eron Falbo‘s story begins in his birthplace of Brazil. Along the way it stops off in Paris and London. It takes a road trip across the USA from Los Angeles to New York. It makes crucial stops in the music capitals of Memphis and Nashville. And it leads us back, as all good stories do, to the place where it began.

Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Simon and Garfunkel. Waylon and Willie. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Jim Morrison and Jacques Brel. Their ghosts haunt the highways travelled by Eron on the journey that culminates with his debut album ’73.

That’s the simple version. But there were spiritual guides from times past and places farther afield: Byron and Shelley, Pythagoras and Leadbelly, Voltaire and Sophocles, Michelangelo and King David. “Explorers of the mind and soul,” saysEron.

In his rich artistic life, Eron has been a poet, essayist, novelist and magazine editor. Now he is also a singer-songwriter, embellishing his writing with music for the first time. For Eron, there is no distinction between the disciplines: “If Lord Byron were alive today,” he declares confidently, “he would be a rock’n'roll singer.”

This might be a new chapter in his story but Eron Falbo has already been garlanded with testimonials from men with half a century and more in the music industry: musicians who have seen aspiring newcomers turn into rock superstars before their eyes and ears.

“Eron is a true world musician,” says Kerry Marx, the veteran Nashville session guitarist who has played with superstars from Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan and Elton John. “He borrows from a lot of different styles of music. He’s got one foot in history – he’s steeped in Sixties music – but a real modern thing too.”

“He’s a deep thinker,” adds Shane Keister, another Nashville music man with decades of experience, playing keyboards with everyone from Elvis Presley to Kris Kristofferson. “I really like his lyrics: he’s got a lot to say.”

This, for Eron, is important. Words are the foundations of his songs, music the bricks and mortar that hold them together. He recorded his album in Nashville, Tennessee, because that is where some of his favourite records were made. And to complete his homage, he tracked down the man who made them.

The American leg of Eron’s journey began when he embarked on a search for the man who produced much of the music – the words and music – that inspired him. A man who can claim to have sold “half a billion albums.”

Back in the 1960s Bob Johnston produced landmark records including Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde,’ Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Sounds of Silence’ and – most pertinently of all – ‘Songs from a Room,’ the record that turned a young Canadian poet called Leonard Cohen into a musical icon.

Nearly half a century later, Eron Falbo tried to coax him back into the studio. It was a long shot just to find a semi-retired music producer in his 70s and persuade him to produce an unknown young poet and would-be musician from Brazil. But he did it.

“I had set my heart on finding Bob because those records he produced are the ones that inspired me to make music,” he says. “But he was impossible to reach because he has no internet. I had more or less given up hope of contacting him when I came across his son’s phone number by chance, on a folk music internet forum.”

After making initial contact, Eron and Johnston Jnr exchanged emails over a period of months – more than a hundred in all – finding a shared vision of music. ”We quickly discovered that we have the same ideas about music: a vision that, for both of us, was formed in the 1960s and found its full expression in 1973. That’s partly why we’ve called the album ’73.”

Finally he made direct contact with Bob by telephone. ”I had emailed him files of my demo recordings but, because he has never used the internet, he had only seen the lyrics. So I sang my songs to him down the phone. Right away, he wanted to get back into the studio with me.”

Eron flew to Austin, Texas, to meet Johnston and discuss his plans for the record before they relocated to Nashville and took up residence at Dark Horse Recordings where some of the biggest names in country music have recorded – Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings and many more.

Johnston assembled a studio band of seasoned veterans – “some of the best musicians I knew,” he says – and two days later they had an album. “It’s a sonofabitch,” says Johnston. “I think he’s gonna be very successful. I think it’ll be glorious.”

- Tim Cooper

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Classic Oldies Falling out of Buyers Favor?

Kassof Study: Oldies/Classic Hits P1s Are Big On Nostalgia
October 14, 2013
For the past week, Mark Kassof & Co. have been releasing format-by-format results from the 2013ListenerThink survey. Monday brings us news that like most listeners, Oldies/Classic Hits P1s listen more than anything else to get in a better mood and to relax. What makes them different is that they (along with Urban P1s) are the top nostalgia listeners. Their listening to bring back memories of a specific time, place or event is well above average, as 38 percent of those surveyed said nostalgia is "very important" and 37 percent said "somewhat important." 
Another way these listeners deviate from average is that they don't seek as much excitement from their format. When asked if they listen to radio for excitement, only 18 percent of Oldies/Classic Hits P1s said that it "very important." Twenty-four percent said "not at all important." 
Finally, the Kassof study shows that Oldies/Classic Hits P1s are less motivated than most when it comes to listening "to hear things that get you thinking" or "to hear what other people are talking or thinking about."

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Comcast's X-Finity Dropping the Service Ball

MEMPHIS TN (IFS) --If you have the Comcast Xnifinty internet services, I pity the fools, as Mr. T. would say, and that's includes me.  In the beginning the service was fine, than after twelve months with them, they began to fall very short of their promises.

It all began when on extended leave out of the Tennessee area, when the credit card that was being used, expired, and there was no other way to get back in time to renew the card numbers, as it was in the hands of the post office.

Comcast immediately calls and ask what would I like to do?  I tell them that I would be home in a couple of weeks and to just place me in a "holding pattern" until I get back into town and give them the new numbers and expiration date of the new card.  They agreed and allegedly that was that so we lead to believe.

Upon our return, we found that, Comcast had came to the house and cut the the wires, but also had placed our account with a collection agency.

The past bill was paid in an instant and they were to "turn-on' the switch as restore - the services.  After one hour on hold and several disconnects, it was discovered, that Comcast had cut the lines, and had scheduled a turn on date by computer for the following Tuesday, two weeks away.

Tuesday comes.  No tech, no service and unable  to raise Comcast.  Going to their "automatic" service center, it was discovered that the appointment had been moved to the end of the week, only after we had called them to verify that they were coming that day.

They use the words, " we apologize" so frequently, it has become curse words.

What I strongly suggest, is that if you want to use Comcast internet services with their "bate and switch" tactics" go ahead.  But as for me, I've had it with them and going to dump them all together for misrepresentation and lying all the time.  They can not live up to their words of "service" for any reason.  If you really want good services, don't use them!