Opportunities Entertaining the Military

Opportunities Entertaining the Military


Everybody thinks that the only thing the military has to offer is work on the front line of war.  But little does a lot of people realize all the opportunities the military offers such as product sponsorship as well as your product on their shelves, I mean AAFES is a multi-billion dollar corporation.  Check out the hyperlink below.


Who is AAFES they are big money a must read:


Another opportunity wants to mention is the opportunity to tour the world and different levels of celebrity status and popularity.  Check out the hyperlink below and the short summery as well.


Who is the USO a must read for musical artist:

USO Tour Information at a Glance

Q: I am an entertainer who wishes to participate in USO shows. How do I apply?


A: We take pride in our ability to deliver some of America’s most popular and well-known celebrities around the world to the troops. USO tours can vary from a one-off to a complete tour with multiple destinations. The USO can also work with artists who may have available dates within their existing tours. USO celebrity status is not necessarily defined by experience of level of professionalism, but rather as a performer that has name recognition with the military members and families for who, they perform or visit. We also qualify celebrity status based on coverage in entertainment trade magazines like Billboard and Variety and as those seen on MTV, BET, CMT, etc. If you feel that you or the artist you represent meets these criteria, we look forward to discussing the possibility of a USO tour. Please send your press kit via e-mail to the Entertainment/Recruiting Assistant or materials can be mailed to:

Attn: Entertainment/Recruiting Assistant
USO Headquarters
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201

Non-Celebrity Entertainment

The USO realizes that there are many experienced professional entertainers seeking an audience with the troops that may not yet qualify for “celebrity” status. We encourage you to contact Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE). AFE is the single point of contact in the Department of Defense, for professional non-celebrity entertainment supporting our service members overseas. You can find more information about AFE on their Web site, or contact their offices at 1-800-458-0868.

Good luck and thank you for supporting our men and women in uniform.


NaQuila Hardy persevere

NaQuila Hardy persevere


These been a very interesting three months 9 months of constant challenges.  Like I said the BUZZ is that we have a 100 songs project, with an advanced marketing strategy.


To be honest our first phase is and test sector, by trial and error we plan to perfect these strategic master templates for the future of the industry and as trend setters try to stay a step ahead of the game always.


I realize that I have a bad reputation at this stage and time, but we all know people tend to forget fast, under certain conditions especially financial incentives like a hit record or film which is included in the repertoire.    

The Vision of Power

The Vision of Power


Some of us learn slow and other never learn.  I spent my life proving a point, which is love don’t love nobody.  The only think a black woman understands is control and I mean physical restrictions.  The old saying about first the money and then the power and then you can enjoy the rest to include sex, is real.


Sure you can alter the process and enjoy sex first but you will end up with nothing but a bunch of child support payments.   Women liberation screwed a lot of things up, women think they run the world, because they have college degrees, while the black man is incarcerated, but in reality they are simply defenseless and at the mercy of the men of the community.


Until the black woman can learn to step aside and let the black man lead the black family will be highly dysfunctional.   Look at the black community where there is very little unity among the people, they rob, kill and assault each other over trivial shit, because the black man today is disparate.

Hollywood Energy Drinks Campaign

Hollywood Energy Drinks Campaign


Many start old and new are siding with Red Bull and Monster Energy Drinks.  Artists are filming videos, making jingles and full songs that mention one of the products.  It is anticipate monster red as being a major drink promoted by Stackz 2020.  Many artist such as P. Diddy, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Alicia keys, Beyonce, Jay Z then you have people like Chris Brown, Usher, Jermaine Dupri, the Time Band who is currently performing at the Flamingo in Vegas.


This is booked as being the event of the summer, with all types of giveaways and prizes and free energy drinks.  This campaign is a tie in with Live Nation, as Live realized energy drinks wakes up a crown and alcohol pit them to sleep.

NaQuila Likes Monster Red

NaQuila Likes Monster Red


With Energy drinks on the surge as many youths use it as an aphrodisiac (Intensifies sexual desires) and as we know in the music industry sex sells.  There is a big campaign between Red Bull and Monster Energy Drinks to start a huge rivalry in a limit partnership. 


Red Bull and Monster Energy Drinks are siding up with many Pop artists in a huge campaign to make Red Bull and Monster in the energy drinks market what Coke and Pepsi is in the soft drinks market.  .


We are hoping to get sponsorship from Monster, because it is our choice of energy drinks.  Monster is basically the same thing as Red Bull meaning it works the same, however Monster give you double the bang for your buck.  They are both equally quality drinks and the goal is to make consumers choose between the two as they corner the market with hop Hip Hop Commercials on stations like MTV, BET, VH1 and Nationwide Radio Airplay  that caters to the consumer group targeted by this campaign.

Gambino’s New Rules to the Music Game

Gambino’s New Rules to the Music Game


I will be located in Florida working at my home studio making music with NaQuila, we have a 100 songs deal.  With the music industry in a slump due to the economy “Economic Crisis,” many great artists are not getting their share of the industries market.  I mean let us face it CD sales are down and people do not buy album like they used to over the internet.  You now have cafeteria fans that pick and choose song by song on internet downloads.


So it seems that the old way of doing business is quickly fading in relevance.  Major record labels have yet to address to slump.  The idea that the economy will grow again in a major way has to be based on business tactics.


Basically the point is that historically artist went to the studio with the intentions of creating a album of about 17 to 20 songs.  Then they hope the project that often has little continuity sells as a project when in reality they are just pieced together material.  Rarely a storyline is involved in these new projects. 


I think the sound of 2010-20 will be an evolving and constantly changing.  I think that the new market will be radio airplay rather than trying to always sell millions of copies of CD’s.  Artist have to demand to be paid instead of being used as promos when they make music videos, I mean commercials sponsor stations like MTV.


I think the key is not to go to the studio and just create an album, but to address the demands as the happen.  We live in a world of unpredictability’s and very few major artists are addressing the current and important issues facing the world and America.


So it seems that the wisest move today is to address contemporary issues and test new sounds to promote a new industry for a new music industry future.  I think the industry can recover if it addresses the real issues facing the industry and the economy today.  I think major artist and labels should really address the demands of consumers and make music on demand.  Meaning we should address more political issues and make more singles the match the consumers on demand for downloads.   The future of music is about who has the best set of hot singles

Frank Paul Jones impact & attention

Frank Paul Jones impact & attention


For every action there is a reaction, so I am told.  Perhaps my life will never be the same, because of one or a few of my actions.  Was it a mistake?  I do not think it was even bad judgment.  Was it a necessary act?  Maybe!  However what were done have become the past and these crazy stories that took place 20 years ago will not define me.


I do not know, but if I really cared about how people who do not know me feel about me, I would go and seek a lawyer, because my Federal Case is Sealed and has become public knowledge, however what happened , has happened already and cannot be changed.  Now it is about a story, a conversation piece.  And the impact I make is not based on my past, but on my reaction to the attention being focused on me.


I admit I am a sinner with an independent mind, I am probably an ingenious undiscovered and far from dumb.  The timing of this media attention could not be in a worst time as I am trying to do something positive but my dark side is being exploited.  But perhaps something positive might come from this as I wear many hats I am working with a few artists in the music scene, and wrote a couple of screenplays that might get picked up as a result of this negative publicity.  I mean people can run with this and judge me or search for the truth and who knows what they might stumble on to.  In any case I like to write and wrote several articles about Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, both John Gotti senior and junior, as well as articles for Rev. Jesse Jackson and I touched on a lot of subjects and touched on a lot of issues.


I guess the responsible thing to do now is to write articles for my page, as I seem to have gain a status on Zimbio.com for all the wrong reason, but let the wrong reasons not define me.  So if you want to read about Michael Jackson and President Bush threatened Frank Paul Jones on Zimbio.com will probably not be the page to be entertained, as I will focus on things that matter and not a bunch of garbage that will be no more than a conversation piece, gossip and rumors, I will save that stuff for other peoples pages who thrive on gossip.

Why is purchasing music so expensive?

Why is purchasing music so expensive?


Is the record industry delusional?  On the streets they sell bootleg CD’s right off of a CD duplicator for $5.00 and make a hefty profit.  Yes I understand a lot of time, money and energy goes into the production of an album, but with modern technology there is no where near the cost as it was in the past.


Take Janet Jackson and her number Ones CD, they were on preorder for $17.99, with just one new song, that did not make much sense, because the material was already produced to full production, it was a matter of just selecting which songs that would be included on the CD.  It sold about 70,000 copies so far, but not because of her music but because of the high price.  It would have been much better had she did like I suggested and made a “Party with Janet” CD including about 17 of her best dance songs possibly remixed for about $4.99 and she could have still made a $1 per CD and sold a couple of million copies.


I heard Alicia Keys had her album was on sale for $3.99 on MySpace.com, the Element of Freedom released 15 December 2009, now on iTunes for $10.99.  Still the problem is the industry put too much emphasis on art work and there is a place for that but perhaps not on the CD cover.  Maybe the industry has to realize one shoe does not fit all and join into the concept discovered in most industries, that people on different budgets have different discretionary funds.


When you buy a car they all do not cost the same, when you rent a hotel room they all do not cost the same, even when you buy a computer, MP-3 Player or stereo they all do not cost the same, so why is there a one size fits all mentality on the music industry CD production.  Personally in many occasions I would take a $5.99 CD over the luxury version $10.99 provided they sound the same.  Just give me a good CD and ink in the title on the CD a simple black and white photo on the cover and the names of the songs on the back of simple cardboard cover and save the fancy CD covers, booklets and the rest for people who want that and can afford it.  But know this will not happened because the music industry is in the Stone Age and is greedy.

Published in: on December 19, 2009 at 11:45 am  Comments (7)  

Is Janet Jackson, fake, tired & boring?

Janet Jackson Number OnesIs Janet Jackson, fake, tired & boring?


She had me going for a moment; I thought she was going to do something different and new, than came “Make Me,” it is hot but nothing new.  Reminds me of a Tina Turner type return sort of except Tina has an adult fan base and sings about real issues, Janet is still running after little kids.  I hate to say it but I am too mature for the kiddy crap.  The little kid in an adult body refuses to grow up and the people who made her what she is are grown up already, can we address single parenting, black on black crime and the screwed up world in need of love?  Sorry Janet but you are no PYT these days maybe Rihanna or Beyonce can still pass as a PTY, but you are older and an over the hill or motherhood?  I mean what do you see in the morning before makeup?  Get real!  Blow my mind with something other than sex!  And how can I not mention Alicia a true PYT?


Are you fake and tired and boring and Jermaine’s charity case; but on the real side, I understand you are spoiled and fell in-love with the glamour and now you are a prostitute for tracks?  Did not mean that but it needed to be said!  Being real I understand you do not want people to know that you are a sucker for love loser, except you fell from grace because you forgot how you got there and betrayed a trust.  The people who made you, you turned your back on, but thank the Lord for Michael’s success after death, sad as it is I am sure you will get your allowance. 


My niece said you are ugly, I said no she is just a little over the hill, then again you are no Tina Turner she is pretty for her age, and you are just aged!  Too old and fat to dance anymore, almost fell at the Grammy’s and there is nothing special about your voice so welcome to the club called has-been’s. 


So why did I love you, because you were fine, I do not think so, the only thing you have on common with Halle Barry is you are both cookies, if you know what I mean?  Because you were rich, but the trust you betrayed and everything you got you were given.  Your youth is long gone.  So why did I love you Janet?  Oh that is a secret!  And now I care less!  Like Michael said, “This is it.”  It is too late and what we do not know we will never know.



Getting out while Getting out is Still Good

Alicia & Jay-ZGetting out while Getting out is Still Good


The New York Dream is not meant for New Yorkers, sorry Alicia and Jay-Z, you’ll are the exceptions and show pieces.


Maybe I got old too fast, people say I do not look my age but younger and I do not feel old.  But they say wisdom comes with age and I see something happening in New York City that is ill reversible.  There are trends taking place here in the big apple and it is creating two main classes.  Mayor Bloomberg says this is a city for the middle class, but that is not true.  It is setting up to become a city of extremes, being the rich and the poor.


This is not the New York City I was raised in; it is like a foreign planet.  A place whereby going to a sports arena is like a dream for most.  There is no work for the working class, all the manufacturing plants a far gone, and everything is service oriented or setup for cheap labor.  Bloomberg ignores Federal Law.  He tells the illegal incomers to jump the fence and come to New York City where you have everything waiting for you free medical, dental and education, because we want your cheap labor, so the rich can thrive.  It is a sad day.


But as the illegal immigrants come up north, people like I know my welcome is up and it is time to return to the south. I was raised in New York City, but this is not my city anymore.  I see the south as an opportunity and a new beginning, a place full of resources in need of ideas.  So as the cheap labor comes to the north a lot of real New Yorkers are leaving the city while the getting out is still possible.


I noticed most of my old friends left New York City already to the south, as the south has a reputation of racism, I know New York City is not what it claims to be, and the people here are not real New Yorkers anymore. 


Published in: on October 31, 2009 at 2:05 am  Leave a Comment