Wherein The Author Comes Out Of The Closet

By FrancisCULTURE, Music, Uncategorized

(This Week’s B-Metro Column) This column, its 87-song Playlist, and easily 12 hours of listening time over past few weeks, were directly inspired by a brief clip from “The Other Guys,” the new Will Ferrell / Mark Wahlberg buddy-cop movie. The guys receive radio orders to Bust A Perp. And not just any Perp. The … Read More

Whadayew Mean You Don’t Like It?

By FrancisTHE AGENCY, Uncategorized, Work

Dunn Building Company is a client we’ve long enjoyed working with. Aside from being consistently friendly and reasonable people, they’ve allowed us to do some pretty Out Of The Box creative work—compared to the typical construction company’s stuff. Like this ad: Click Here Anyhow, they recently asked us to produce an employment recruiting ad — … Read More

Introducing The New Woman In My Life

By FrancisCULTURE, Music, Uncategorized

(FROM MY 8.10.10 B-METRO COLUMN) I have a Word file entitled “keepers”—where I’ve ranked my favorite records, by year, dating back to 1980. Aside from being critical to maintaining Geek Cred, it’s a handy reference tool I use before making over-the-top claims like this one: Stephanie Finch’s debut album, Cry Tomorrow, is my favorite pop … Read More