Growing up a child of the 80s, Roger Moore was forever my favorite Bond. As I got older, I came to appreciate the earlier films and Sean Connery. But Roger was still a bad ass, as made abundantly clear above. For no real discernible reason, he also always reminded me of Dad. Maybe because my Dad dressed up in a pretty slick suit everyday.
I had a meeting last week with a large and very progressive property development company. They just started rolling out a super nice new development and doing so in a very fresh, modern way. At one point during the meeting, the conversation turned to potential awareness-driving events that are relevant to both parents and children, yet are still cool enough to adhere to the overall aesthetic and personality of the property.
Someone in the room mentioned the idea of a skateboarding event. Essentially an elaborate demo, to use more traditional skateboarding term.
I really enjoyed spending time these people, so I felt totally comfortable sharing the exact thought running through my mind. It was this:
I spent the better part of my teen years as a skateboarder being run off of very similar properties. Literally chased off by security guards and the occasional store manager. So it felt like things were truly coming full circle (for me) when one those same properties was considering hiring skateboarders to lure people in.
This is an interesting video providing some insight into the way PW thinks when it comes to pursuing ideas, inspiration, young people, etc. Cool shit.
Had a chance to visit Miami this week – one of my favorite places for countless reasons and I don’t get there enough. Met with a cruise line looking to develop a music strategy which will prove to be an awesome, challenging-in-a-good-way assignment. It’s one of the more modern, progressive lines, which is killer. Imagine figuring out an approach to music that impacts everything from the music you hear when you turn on the television in your cabin, to the sounds you hear in the halls, decks, etc. to the DJs you may encounter in a nightclub or the band in the performance hall. It all has to ladder up to something meaningful, so I am pumped to work on it.
Then I visited one of those weird places that only the music industry could produce – the Circle House Studios facilities, nestled in a neighborhood in North Miami. Some interesting familiar faces wandering around.
It is a device for those who don’t know how to say what’s on their mind. Perhaps most popular with those who’d rather share than create. For those who are best equipped to re-post catchy, well-designed quotes rather than speak for themselves.
I can live with that.