Posted in Bruce
with tags Bruce Springsteen
, Little Steven
, Working on a Dream
on 1/31/2009 6:27:34 AM by Rob Barnett
The over-used Bruce moniker is too old and too simple a way to refer to all that he represents. In one of the many new write-ups surrounding the brand new album, the Superbowl, and more - there's a revelation, from one of the dark caverns inside the mind of Little Steven that says the nickname was actually Steven's at the start. But we're not here to talk about credits this early morning.
It's a weekend to reconsider Springsteen and rededicate yourself to a traditional soul journeys like listening to an album from start to finish - and soaking up the suds and glory of the annual, ultimate football Sunday.
I'm still working on Working On A Dream, but so far, I'm going back to "My Lucky Day," ""Good Eye," "The Last Carnival," and "The Wrestler."
Tour tickets go on sale Monday btw.
Posted in My Damn Channel
with tags Unemployment
, New Media
on 1/26/2009 3:38:08 AM by Rob Barnett
The emails are building up, the phone is even ringing - countless comrades from past lives are getting the shaft: downsized, restructured, laid off....what's the other word? Fired.
My Damn Channel is about half-way baked on an idea to put some of that fuel and fire together.
Turn the angst into employment!
Feel like cooking? Get off that facebook for five seconds and send us an email. We'll let you in on what's next:
Posted in Obama
with tags Inauguration Day
on 1/20/2009 5:00:29 AM by Rob Barnett
Millions dreaming en masse
The sun comes up for a second time today
Church bells ring
Cynics take a holiday
Hate sits down
A General buys drinks at the bar
Seventeen degrees of burning passion light a fire
Posted in Obama
with tags Obama
, Martin Luther King
on 1/19/2009 5:21:08 AM by Rob Barnett
Today we honor the life of a King, and another man prepares to mark the next defining moment in American history tomorrow.
Opportunities to DO something today are here - you can 'find an event' by putting in your zip code.
Posted in Dame Delilah
with tags My Damn Channel
, Dame Delilah
, Kerri Kenney-Silver
on 1/13/2009 6:41:28 AM by Rob Barnett
Kerri Kenney-Silver is a goddess....and a madame.
We are lucky boyz n girlz. We're sneakpeekin the upcoming announcement of a brand new series on MyDamnChannel here.
Dame Delilah's Fantasy Ranch & Gift Shoppe premieres this Monday.
Now more than 500 original My Damn Channel videos.
Keep watching - keep attacking us - you are loved.
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More than 47,000 subscribers to our YouTube channel. Sign up here wontcha.
Building a big community on Facebook too - meet & steal friends here wontcha.
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HAPPY 09! The sun is coming up & as we get ready to race around it again with you - here are nods & promises:
To Our Families & Friends:
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