Life After Radio Some advice for my radio peeps. What a way to live. Every day you come in and you do your show wondering if that’ll be your last show. Thinking and being told, “you’re only as good as your last break”, being told, “you’re replaceable and there are tons of other jocks out…
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- Willie Jones Debuts New Summertime Single “Down By The Riverside”by Marcus K. Dowling on May 14, 2021 at 7:47 pm
Embedded from http://www.youtube.com. Willie Jones follows up his January-released debut album Right Now with “Down By The Riverside,” a summer-ready country-trap heater highlighting the familiar stylings of the singer’s Louisiana roots. “This song is straight Louisiana jambalaya: swampy, sexy and drippin’ all over the floor,” says the performer. “[Songwriters Josh Logan, Jason Afable and I]… Read more »
- Dolly Parton Makes Her First Return, Post-Vaccination, To Dollywoodby Marcus K. Dowling on May 14, 2021 at 7:16 pm
Embedded from http://www.youtube.com. If needing proof that the proverbial Earth is healing, Dolly Parton has finally returned to Dollywood. After noting in early March that she would return to the park after full vaccination, following her April 2 dose of the Moderna vaccine, she joined Good Morning America host Robin Roberts from the theme park… Read more »
- Trisha Yearwood Dishes on What Surprised Her Most About Husband Garth Brooksby Jessica Nicholson on May 14, 2021 at 7:09 pm
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks have been married for 15 years and been friends long before then, as both of them got their starts in the Nashville music industry as demo singers–singers paid to quickly record vocals for rough, first-draft versions of songwriters’ compositions, which are then pitched to recording artists who might choose to… Read more »
- Miranda Lambert’s Marfa Tapes Project Perform “In His Arms” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbertby Marcus K. Dowling on May 14, 2021 at 5:50 pm
Embedded from http://www.youtube.com. Jack Ingram, Jon Randall, and Miranda Lambert performed “In His Arms” during their recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Released in March as a prelude to their now-available collaborative album, the track — like the rest of the critically acclaimed release — are raw, stripped-back songs recorded in Marfa,… Read more »
- Grand Ole Opry To Welcome Full-Capacity Audiences This Weekendby Jessica Nicholson on May 14, 2021 at 3:55 pm
On Friday (May 14), the Grand Ole Opry opens its venue to full-capacity audiences for the first time in more than a year since the start of the pandemic. Among those appearing on the lineup are Lorrie Morgan, the Oak Ridge Boys, and CMT Next Women of Country Class of 2021 member Brittney Spencer, who… Read more »
I started writing this post 5 times ago and erased everything I had written. Tears drip down my cheeks as I write this blog. They are not tears of sadness nor tears of joy, they’re tears of realization. For once in my life, the man I love I no longer want to share with you in my posts. For many years, you’ve read about my relationships whether on my facebook page or my other posts on my blog. This time, it’s different…completely different…and it scares the shit out of me.
My current relationship is unlike any other I have ever experienced and it’s the most surreal, raw, truthful, sexy, natural relationship I have been in. I don’t want to share anything with you about it because it’s THAT special to me. I hope that doesn’t make me a bad person for being selfish with this one, but I gotta tell ya…he’s changed me in a way I never new existed. I pray that what I have now and what’s unraveling before my eyes is as real as it feels…
Until Next Time,
You would think in today’s world of online communication and the convenience of posting whatever you want for the world to see a company who is interviewing someone would be more prepared and more professional. As my quest to find the answer to Have We Become The Foundation For No Respect? continues. The position I interviewed for was for a senior level marketing position which I am extremely qualified for considering my last job I was in charge of a double-digit, multi million dollar radio station. The interview below I am referring to was with a major web development corporation and took place in October of 2017.
The people who interviewed me were clueless and unprofessional. I applied online through the recruiter. Once I did the phone interview I was asked to come on site for an in person interview. I drove an hour to do the in person interview. Before this in person interview took place (2 weeks) they changed hiring managers 3 different times. At which time I had already done 4 different interviews with 4 different people at once the same day on site including the then hiring manager.
A week later, I had to do another phone interview with the third hiring manager for the position. She flew in from NYC to meet with me. She told me they created a position for me since I was better suited for a Director’s role. During the in-person interview, I met with 5 different people, who were all at the VP level. Each person was given 30 minutes to speak with me. According to their schedule, this is what they planned. During the first interview, we went over the 30 minutes allotted time by a few minutes. Before we were done talking, the second person comes in the room and interrupts us and tells us we need to end the discussion that our time “is up”.
Two of the 5 people didn’t know what position I was applying for when I met with them. The third person I met with was 15 minutes late to meet with me. We couldn’t find the 4th person who I was supposed to meet with as she did not answer her cell phone when we tried to call her. So, she sent an email to the third person I was talking to telling her to tell me to go sit in my car and take a 30 minutes break. I then went to my car to sit and waited for bout 20 minutes. Then, after about 20 minutes, I went back in the building to resume the interview, however, no one was there to meet me.
I’m puzzled at this point. So, I go back to where I was to meet the next person. This person was the actual hiring manager. She asks me if it’s okay if she can eat her lunch during the interview. I said “Sure, please go ahead” Eating her lunch during an interview? Seriously? What person does this? I was supposed to meet with the fifth person after this hiring manager however, she was “too busy” to meet with me. She asked if she could call me later. There was no call later to me from anyone from that company.
Seriously? I drive an hour away to meet with you and you’re “too busy”? I was told they are considering someone else for the position, however, I was also told no one else applied for this position since the position was created just for me. I would love to hear your stories about finding a job or the trials and tribulations you’ve come across while looking for work. Maybe your story can help us feel less alone. Or are we alone?
So, there you have it. My question still remains, Have We Become The Foundation For No Respect?
Until Next Time,
Since being unemployed from my last programming job, I was able to land a job in Virginia, near DC. It was a 3-month government contract job with the Veterans Affairs. I was a Business Re-Engineering Specialist Level II. Basically, a program manager who led a marketing department and created a marketing plan from conception to…