Eso simplemente los desconcerta Ser terco no es menos halago. Y ser mezquino se pasa. Pero cuando los tres se juntan, son letales Tiene poco o nada de Metrosexual pero se cuida mucho por que no da un tajo al igual que sus pasadas generaciones. Su tiempo libre lo dedica al jangueo en el liquor, jugando maquinitas, caballos, loto y pega3.
Las cosas "malas" pasan por que son parte del eterno proceso de aprendizaje. Nunca seremos lo suficientemente viejos para dejar de aprender y crecer en la marcha. Olvidamos que NO podemos controlarlo todo y damos por sentado lo que nos brinda con su amor la fortaleza, lo que nos mueve y lo que Speak Low (Bolero-Cha) - Bobby Montez inspira.
Muchas veces los sustituimos por el ajetreo del trabajo, el jangueo con los panas y la alerta que acaba de llegar a nuestro celular. Especialmente, si no sabes a quien le entregas tu voto. Jeff Barry: Bobby and I were really great friends. I never knew it, but I was his life insurance beneficiary. Bobby was a real character!
Just a great guy, really, really bright, and really, really talented. He was a great-looking guy, and the girls just loved him. Don Charles: And what a singing voice he had! What instrument did he play? Jeff Barry: He played guitar. He could play keyboards, too, somewhat, and was good on percussion as well, but mainly guitar. Bobby was the kind of a guy.
Sometimes, he got really crazy! He once drove his motorcycle into his pool. But the Bobby Bloomness of it was, he left it there. He never took it out. It was like The Titanic — you could swim down to the wreck!
Don Charles: How did he die? Jeff Barry: Unfortunately, he died of a gunshot wound. Somebody shot him, in a fight over a girl. It was crazy! He kicked down a door, and ran into the room, and the guy reached for a gun. You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Skip to content. This is music that does have some bubblegum motifs: the catchy choruses, the faux psychedelia, the chorused backing vocals, the melody with an emphasis on the beat … but … this music is quite adventurous and very individual.
I like it. A great track …. Try a Little Harder — trying for a little of the southern white soul here. Fanta — The chord progression at the start sounds like Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" a year before them before the song moves into Eric Burdon and War territory.
This one grooves and works well. Brighten Your Flame — southern gospel soul and in Delaney and Bonnie territory. Give 'Em a Hand — quite a cynical song about a band in the music industry.
Hey everybody we're with Bob Moz, one of my favorite people in the world. Hi Bob, it's great to see you. Bob is currently running the TechStars music program out of L. So I suggested that we had a quick chat and this is probably going to become a series that we'll do on the Soundcharts blog.
So, hey Bob. David Weiszfeld : Yes. You are definitely a victim. So yeah we're going to basically quick start. I think everybody would be interested to understand your story before you kind of explain The Bobby Montez Quintet* - Jungle Fantastique!
(CD what you do today. So, where were you born where you're from? It's a little town like an hour north of Denver. It's actually closer to the Wyoming border and Cheyenne Wyoming than it is to Denver. So this is a cool place, very nice, but far from L. Bob Album) : Yeah. Well now there's thousand people that live there.
When I was a kid it was like more like seventy five thousand people. Like it's a little college town. Bob Moz : Yes, my dad was in tech, kind of.
He worked for the federal government. So he built these massive IP telephony networks for the Department of Agriculture. And Speak Low (Bolero-Cha) - Bobby Montez had those big mainframe computers and the punch cards and it was a super cool place to go as a kid. David Weiszfeld : I'm guessing that growing up with computer, even if not in the big cities, is still growing up with computers and being in touch with the way tech was evolving pretty quickly Bob Moz : Yeah, my mom is a social worker.
So she works in local hospitals and places health care spots up and down the front range of Colorado. But my dad worked the whole time for the Department of Agriculture so he would make sure that my brother and I grew up like knowing how to use computers.
Our first computer at home was a Kaypro 64 which was the world's first portable computer. It was this metal box, the keyboard folded up into the into it and you could put two five and a half inch floppies into it.
And it had a 64K hard drive. Bob Moz : Yeah, It weighed like pounds. It had Halliburton style classic case clips that would clip the keyboard to the metal box. And I very vividly remember when we got it insomething like that, I remember people coming to our house to see the computer.
People came over like my mom went out to like put out some dip and some chips and some veggie plate like why is everybody coming over, coming to see the computer like it was a as cool thing.
David Weiszfeld : That's amazing. I know that you started that Yahoo Music, what people would call pretty late for music and tech career. I think you were in your early 30s. As I was going to grad school at Carnegie Mellon, I'd worked in media and publishing, got an undergraduate degree in journalism. I was getting a master's degree in entertainment management and I had to do an internship and I was working for a movie producer and a big movie star, story for another time and I didn't like that at all: that was not for me.
They convinced Dave Goldberg, who is one of the great tech leaders of the last 20 years and has so many people that he gave their starts. David took a flyer on me as an intern at 32 which is totally crazy. Nobody else would do that. And then a year later I graduate, and they made me a product manager which was a pretty amazing thing. David Weiszfeld : So yeah you took quite a big leap from media and journalism to tech.
So not only some people trusted you and actually gave you a shot even if it was an intern shot usually everybody starts Album) an intern. What made you do the flip at 30, wanting to restart? Bob Moz : I always loved music and tech, like always. I was more talented and had better skills than I realized, I guess, it's how to put it. I was managing bands.
I was actively building things. Brad Barrish who worked with us at topspin and who works now at Sonos. He and I wrote a music site at the University of Kansas in Instead we got a B on it in class and went our separate ways. It wasn't until I moved back to L. So I had all day there was like a bunch of things where I could have worked in music and tech. It took me a long time to realize that I could participate in that sort of global ecosystem.
David Weiszfeld : So what would you think if you met now the 19 year old Bob, would you tell him. Kind of trust your gut. Trust your talent or progress. Geography doesn't really matter or Bob Moz : I got it.
Well, first of all I'd be like "hey don't worry about it. You're gonna meet the best woman ever, the person you'll marry is gonna change your life". My wife totally changed my life. I'd be like "hey, that woman is coming to save you". So It will be the first thing I would say. And secondly I'll be like I was always a ravenous music fan. I was a big punk rock kid. I still am in terms of what I like to listen to.
And the ethos of getting a van right, that flag ethos of like just do it: "What are you waiting for? Like I've come all the way back around.
I'm the 43 year old straight edge guy. I think that I should have just listened: it was right there. I believed in it and I didn't connect it like I was could be part of that and participate. I thought everybody else was like more talented than me or bigger or whatever. It's a feeling we all have, you have to have that first experience to feel that you can do this.
Like I can participate here. And I just wish I had done earlier so. But you know, I'm super stoked with how it worked out. So maybe I needed those years like learning how to work hard and pay my mortgage and all that stuff. David Weiszfeld : Yeah sometimes if you have it too easy too early it's creates like human debt. Bob Moz : Like it's never been easy, but I feel like maybe it just worked out the way we're supposed to work out.
David Weiszfeld : Sure! We are we're basically speaking a bit about about it about the past. You went from Yahoo to Topspin from Topspin to Twitter. One thing about this interview I realized that basically you went from a not so startup extremely large tech company which was Yahoo at the time. If you go back in time Yahoo at the time was literally the juggernaut of the web. David Weiszfeld : And then Twitter was kind of a huge startup before I think it was a public company.
Bob Moz : Just barely before. I started a Twitter I think six weeks before the company went public, it was a big company by then.
David Weiszfeld : So what if you had to do a quick learning of Yahoo to Topspin to Twitter: What are the learnings from a huge company to a startup to a large startup? Bob Moz : I would keep all of it. Some of it was harder than others and some of it was more enjoyable than others. Yahoo was just me learning how to work in a corporate environment and realize that I could participate, and my voice was good and I learned about how to manage monetization and users, attract growth and how to hold yourself accountable for building product that people use.
It was amazing place to start because there was millions of people using Yahoo Music right at the time, it was like 25MAUs using those services.
We had to deal with the rights and the budgeting and we had to shut radio service down we had to shut the streaming service down and transfer that's Rhapsody. So there was tons of that stuff like like just in the generations of streaming music where this learned so much. The music match product was better than the Yahoo products, they shut the music match product down. You just learn a lot of lessons about how big companies operate and what music costs on the Internet. Topspin was like "you thought you knew what you were doing and we're just like we messed it up so many different ways".
Look I feel really glad that the company put a dent in the universe and changed the way directive and marketing works and helped artists make millions of dollars. David Weiszfeld : So for the people might not know but Topspin was basically the first venture backed DTC artist to find commerce store.
There was other companies doing it around but it was the one that had the larger scale at the time. Bob Moz : We grew it from zero to 20 million dollars in GMV, at its peak it was the most powerful most robust — it was too complicated to use that didn't have a great user experience, but it worked.
It made people earn buckets of money and it's a really learning like how important usability is and really learning about how important self-service sustainable growth is.
Chasing revenue rather than having sustainable happy customers. That's a whole other conversation. There is a million things learned there. But I also learned that there are things that I didn't know that I thought I did. And when I got to Twitter I think people would like value my opinion in ways that I didn't expect.
People cared about things because when you work in a startup for five years and it's really hard and you're slogging your way through it, everything seems like it's on fire all the time. Everything is an emergency and you feel like you don't get anything accomplished. And you really accomplish an awful lot.
You learn tons of things, the value of those skills gets comes back to you in ways that you just cannot appreciate until you're on the other side of it. This will happen for you with Soundcharts. Like success or Album), no matter what happens to Soundcharts you have learned so much stuff. You're a music manager, then you're a smart marketer and then you're like "I want to run a tech company". And your journey doing that is like crazy amounts of learning and rapid amounts of time and the human being that you'll be on the other side You're so much more powerful than you could ever imagine.
It's like that scene in Star Wars where Obi Wan gets killed and he's like "you strike me down you'll make me more powerful than you can ever imagine". David Weiszfeld : You learn a lot more in adversity than you learn in any type of success for sure.
Bob Moz : Totally. And then to finish and answer your question and at Twitter it was like "How do you do this at planetary scale. And what matters and how do you do it. And it didn't work and it just goes and that's OK.
That's that was a whole another lesson: life in the major leagues is like: here's these big sexy things and a really ambitious plans and they don't always work out. The first year I was at Twitter was amazing and I learned a ton.
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