Wherein The Author Comes Out Of The Closet

August 27, 2010By FrancisCULTURE, Music, Uncategorized

(This Week’s B-Metro Column) This column, its 75-song Playlist—and easily 12 hours of listening time over past few weeks—were directly inspired by a brief clip from the new Will Ferrell / Mark Wahlberg buddy-cop movie. The team receives radio orders to Bust A Perp. And not just any Perp. The big one. So for that … Read More

Whadayew Mean You Don’t Like It?

August 13, 2010By 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

August 11, 2010By 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

Global Warming: Good Science, Bad Marketing.

August 2, 2010By FrancisBUSINESS, Communications, Uncategorized

Our fine young intern Josh Hedrick recently pointed me to a New York Times article entitled “Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons” (http://nyti.ms/cy02W1)—which asks, “If the scientific consensus on climate change has not changed, why have so many people turned away from the idea that human activity is warming the planet?” And while the … Read More