Fun and Interesting Places to Visit

Firesign Theatre

John has a long and ocassionally interesting relationship with the Firesign Theatre.   He was responsible for their 2001 PBS Special,  “Weirdly Cool” and the troupe’s appearances on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.  He is credited as Executive Producer on the Artemis Records release of the NPR contributions, aptly titled “All Things Firesign.”

Visit the Firesign Theatre website at

Firesigner Phil Proctor creates a bi-weekly column under the moniker of Planet Proctor.  It can be found at

And, Peter Bergman has revived “Radio Free Oz”, the name of his radio show where the Firesign Theatre first came together in the 1960s.  Today it is on the web and podcasts with new material from Peter and fellow Firesigner David Ossman.  Worth the listen at

Verde Styles

Want to save the environment and look great at the same time.  Visit Verde Styles.  This is a young and exciting company that is creating great T-shirts and other products, and raising environmental awareness through campus and community events.   For every T-shirt they sell, they plant a tree.  Keep your eyes on these folks.  They are going places – and doing great things.

D’Alessio Media, Inc

D’Alessio Media is a multi-award winning leader in classical music and arts programming.  Clemente D’Alessio was producer for ‘Live from the Met’ for many years.  For over 25 years, his company has produced arts television, radio and film projects around the world.  If you want to see and hear the best in great music, dance and arts, here it is! 

Jeffrey Gitomer

If you are in sales, in any way shape or form, get to know Jeffrey Gitomer.  I am not a big one for motivational speakers, but Jeffrey’s message is clear, on-point, and outrageously entertaining. His weekly “Sales Caffeine” is often that kick in the b*tt that we all need.  And even if you don’t consider yourself a salesperson, his “Yes! Attitude” message is of value to all.

 “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Thomas Jefferson