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Tom Zarecki (tom z)

Joined 10 years ago from Danbury, CT USA Last activity 2 weeks ago

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  • How to make a speech
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    How to make a speech

    2 weeks ago

    Here's a handy checklist of points for your upcoming talk: BEFORE THE EVENT (when? night before is best) 1. Stand in your spot...and their spots: With the room empty, stand where you'll be speaking and sit where the audience will be...

  • HASH-TAGGERY: #Tips for #Tweeting!
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    HASH-TAGGERY: #Tips for #Tweeting!

    6 years ago

    One of the most common questions by Twitter newbies: what good is it for me to tweet something when I only have 20 followers? The "hashtag" is the way to get your message to hundreds, thousands, and literally MILLIONS of people, immediately, in...

  • Best PIZZA places in the world!  Still missing: your nominees...
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    Best PIZZA places in the world! Still missing: your nominees...

    9 years ago

    Begin drooling now. Mmmmmmm. This pie is from Modern Apizza in New Haven, Connecticut USA. Thanks to Bruce Marshall for the yummy photo. Hey! where did that first slice go already? When you think of GREAT PIZZA, what place, brand or location...

  • Song LYRICS help hits happen
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    Song LYRICS help hits happen

    9 years ago

    LISTENING TO LYRICS: To find out the message of a song, you've gotta listen to the words, or LYRICS. A song's lyrics are critical to proper interpretation of its meaning. Some contemporary songs have a powerful message, tell a story or establish...

  • 2

    "We Are One" songs from the Obama Inaugural Concert, Washington, DC (1/18/09)

    9 years ago

    Here's a complete song list, in order, of ALL the music performed this afternoon (January 18, 2009) at the "We Are One" Inaugural concert celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama and honoring Abraham Lincoln, held at the steps of the Lincoln...

  • The feeling of JAZZ ...in just six songs!
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    The feeling of JAZZ ...in just six songs!

    9 years ago

    All that JAZZ history Jazz is an American music genre which can be traced back to the the 1920s and is a combination of dixieland, blues, and swing music. One of the most unique characteristics of Jazz is that no two performances of a song are...

  • COUNTRY music history...in six songs!
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    COUNTRY music history...in six songs!

    9 years ago

    Country music is all about the STORY. Country songs have a PLOT. Unlike other genres, country songs literally tell stories that are easy to understand and universal in appeal. More than all other genres, the stories in country songs have a plot,...

  • HIPHOP music history ...in seven songs!
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    HIPHOP music history ...in seven songs!

    9 years ago

    Although hiphop was originally meant to refer to the urban lifestyle and rap was meant to refer to the music of the urban lifestyle, today the two terms hiphop and rap are often used interchangably for each other. Hiphop music is a highly...

  • Washington DC sets up shop...on YouTube!
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    Washington DC sets up shop...on YouTube!

    9 years ago

    Pick a state and watch senate & house members' YouTube videos, a new way for elected officials to communicate directly with the public. Even though yesterday was a Sunday, the United States Congress spent time on that day (January 11th, 2009) in...

  • How to start a conversation: a million ways with a
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    How to start a conversation: a million ways with a "Power Phrase"

    9 years ago

    Very often in society there are situations where YOU can be the conversation starter - YOU can be the person who "kicks off" a short dialog - YOU can be the one to set the tone for the next few seconds of talking. What I'm about to explain is...

  • Songs of Protest, Revolution & Change in America
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    Songs of Protest, Revolution & Change in America

    8 months ago

    From the 1950's through today, there have been times of major social upheaval in the United States, when the political climate was ripe for change, especially during the race riots and segregation of the 50's and 60's, and the protests over the...

  • CIA Directors in the USA (all 21 of them)
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    CIA Directors in the USA (all 21 of them)

    9 years ago

    In 1946, the year after World War Two ended, US president Harry Truman created the director of central intelligence. The next year, the American congress passed the National Security Act of 1947, which reorganized the military branches and the...

  • 5

    "CAR TUNES" songs keep you awake on the road!

    20 months ago

    This list of "Car Tunes" are great travelling songs for your car or truck.  Songs that make your drive come alive! An article by hubber Angela Harris called "Playlist of Best Road Trip Songs" inspired me to create this list. But these songs...

  • The USA's 69 Secretaries of State:  from Thomas Jefferson to Rex Tillerson, 1789 - 2017
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    The USA's 69 Secretaries of State: from Thomas Jefferson to Rex Tillerson, 1789 - 2017

    22 months ago

    America began having a President and a Secretary of State in 1789, 13 years after the nation's birth in 1776.  The Secretary of State plays a critical role in the executive branch.

  • The USA's 48 Vice Presidents: Adams-Pence, 1789-2017
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    The USA's 48 Vice Presidents: Adams-Pence, 1789-2017

    22 months ago

    There have been vice presidents that are VERY well known, others COMPLETELY obscure. Fate and fortunes determine which column each VP ends up. Q: Are there always Vice Presidents?...

  • Washington to Trump: The USA's 45 Presidents, 1789 - 2017
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    Washington to Trump: The USA's 45 Presidents, 1789 - 2017

    22 months ago

    Here's a handy list of the Presidents of the United States, beginning with the 1st president, George Washington, "the father of our country" who took office in 1789, and ending with Donald J. Trump.

  • Top 10 DEFINING DOCUMENTS in American History
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    Top 10 DEFINING DOCUMENTS in American History

    9 years ago

    Of the millions of documents pushed across desks, jammed into file cabinets and argued over by politicians, which ones are most important to the United States of America? Which documents defined, more than any others, what America is all about? ...

  • BEST PODCASTS from December 2008
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    BEST PODCASTS from December 2008

    9 years ago

    It's ironic: Although I have written some realllly cool HubPages articles on the history of rock & alt rock music (here), another fun one tracing disco & dance music (here), still another on country, jazz and hiphop all in one article (here), and a...

  • Radio's Strange New Online Lingo
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    Radio's Strange New Online Lingo

    10 years ago

    Let's look at the LINGO: the words of Internet streaming and their rough equivalents to radio terms. ENCODER: a piece of software which “transmits” a radio station's audio over the Internet for listeners everywhere and anywhere. PLAYER:...

  • Spot streaming?  Stop screaming!  Radio's online AD insertion is becoming CONTENT insertion.
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    Spot streaming? Stop screaming! Radio's online AD insertion is becoming CONTENT insertion.

    9 years ago

    As far back as 1999 and 2000, the radio business was trumpeting non-traditional revenue (NTR) through ad insertion. The industry gave lip service to this budding technology, then came the Internet bust. Now, nearly 10 years later, stations are...

  • ROCK & ALT ROCK music history (with 19 music videos!)
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    ROCK & ALT ROCK music history (with 19 music videos!)

    9 years ago

    The Beatles - As the 1960's evolved from rock'n'roll to pop rock to psychedelic rock to the many other forms of rock, so did the Beatles. Although the Beatles were together as an international sensation for only 6 years (1964-1970) their music...

  • DISCO & SOUL music history (also Dance and R&B) - links to 13 songs!
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    DISCO & SOUL music history (also Dance and R&B) - links to 13 songs!

    9 years ago

    Barry White: One of the first artists of the 1970's to popularize the "sound" of what later became known as disco music was Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra. A classically-trained piano player, Barry White rose to superstardom by...

  • Origins of POPULAR music, part 2 (
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    Origins of POPULAR music, part 2 ("The Big Generational LINE")

    9 years ago

    Not only were the 1960s important in the development of popular music, those same years (1960-1969) were important years in the cultural evolution of the United States of America as well. Since this is an article on MUSIC in the 1960s, may I...

  • TOP PODCASTS of September 2008
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    TOP PODCASTS of September 2008

    9 years ago

    "The Rachel Maddow Show" (video) - The host of the newly-minted talk program called "The Rachel Maddow Show", she can be seen weeknights on US cable network MSNBC, or whenever you want if you subscribe to this podcast. NOTE: the podcast of her...

  • SOCIAL MEDIA's six genres
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    SOCIAL MEDIA's six genres

    22 months ago

    Don't be confused. In fact, if you have ANY interest in marketing, advertising, promotion or building awareness of yourself, your skills, your product, service or web site, you need to "get your head around" Social Media, and do it quickly. Why?...

  • Origins of POPULAR music, part 1
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    Origins of POPULAR music, part 1

    9 years ago

    Once rock'n'roll exploded onto the American music and cultural scene in the mid 1950s, the scene was set for a variety of musical movements to take root and begin growing in the 1960s. IMPORTANT: when people refer to "music of the 1950s" or "music...

  • Music Vocabulary
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    Music Vocabulary

    22 months ago

    This article contains some basic musical terms and explanations. Understanding these words will be valuable in this course (and in the rest of your life!) as you learn more about how to talk about music to others, using specific terms that are...

  • MOST DOWNLOADED PODCASTS on July 1, 2008
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    MOST DOWNLOADED PODCASTS on July 1, 2008

    9 years ago

    Here in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer is here and already heating up people's homes and lives. Which podcasts are getting the most attention this season? Here's a clue: Kids, cars & comedy. TOP CATS (categories) this month, COMEDY and KIDS...

  • Great MELODY is music's
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    Great MELODY is music's "face"

    9 years ago

    Let's explore MELODY in a bit more detail then we have in previous chapters.  This chapter is dedicated to the first of the three 'building blocks of music": MELODY. Some argue that a song's melody is most important of the three, because without...

  • Great HARMONY: the
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    Great HARMONY: the "meat" of music

    16 months ago

    The lead singer in any song is important, of course. But often, it's the HARMONY around the lead singer that makes or breaks a song. Or, the best harmonies can turn a good song into an instant classic which people will be singing for years to come. ...

  • Great RHYTHMS are music's
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    Great RHYTHMS are music's "bones"!

    9 years ago

    Let's discuss the use of RHYTHM in popular music as it was used in every decade from the 1950's to today.   This article will use the June, 2008 death of rock pioneer Bo Diddley, to show how the rhythmic influences of one musician affected...

  • 15 Top PODCASTS as of June 1, 2008
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    15 Top PODCASTS as of June 1, 2008

    5 years ago

    This month, let's COMBINE all the iTunes categories and countdown the most popular podcasts with the absolute most downloads over the past 30 days. CATEGORY DOWNLOADED MORE THAN ANY OTHER: COMEDY! No joke, let's count down the 15 most popular...

  • Music's DNA:  Melody, Harmony, Rhythm
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    Music's DNA: Melody, Harmony, Rhythm

    22 months ago

    Every song has its own musical DNA, made up of three elements which are present in every popular song from every genre. Those three building blocks of music's DNA which exist in every song are MELODY, HARMONY and RHYTHM.  Melody. Harmony....

  • A quick history of contemporary music, from the 50's to today
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    A quick history of contemporary music, from the 50's to today

    9 years ago

    Understanding music of the times provides a unique mirror of current events, trends and movements in the USA. Beginning with this article, I'll be pointing you to some of the most successful and popular musical acts of all time. In future...

  • Top 15 Most POPULAR PODCASTS - May 1, 2008
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    Top 15 Most POPULAR PODCASTS - May 1, 2008

    9 years ago

    With so many podcasts out there, how can you find the MOST POPULAR podcasts without spending hours listening to all of them? Easy...just check out this HOT list of COOL content: Category / Name / Source #1 Arts podcast: "Open Source Sex"...

  • Work in radio THIS WEEK!  6 simple steps
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    Work in radio THIS WEEK! 6 simple steps

    9 years ago

    Every day, radio stations in the USA and around the world are tolerating people on their staffs who just aren't that friendly. Frankly, the managers of that station would LOVE to replace that dull or shy person with YOU. However, the station...

  • The POWER PEOPLE of PLAYLISTS - Learn who's behind the music you love
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    The POWER PEOPLE of PLAYLISTS - Learn who's behind the music you love

    10 years ago

    Most people LOVE music. Many speak passionately about it: "I love MY music", "MY playlists rock!", "On my iPod I've got all MY favorite songs", "I keep a box of CDs in my car with all MY music", "Playing MY music playlists while I work helps the day...

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