I can’t quite remember how I eventually got introduced The Last Waltz. I can tell you for sure that it was a little later in life, my early 20s and I’m pretty sure I was drunk. I feel that it was either on in the background at a party or perhaps I caught it after a party. What I can say is that whenever it was, I defiantly only half paid attention to it. But the strength of The Last Waltz is enough that even that half-remembered memory drove me back to it while catching the DVD in an HMV aisle.
Hollywood award season has begun and while the studios, agencies and publicists cower about impending sexual assault/harassment allegations, they’re distracting themselves by the delusion that it’s business as usual. That means it’s time to start campaigning for Academy Award nominations. Chris Cornell, of course, doesn’t care about any of this, but there are people who really, really want his song “The Promise” (the theme from a movie of the same name) to be nominated for best original song.
Now being a fan of Drake or Kanye or Eminem can turn into cash in your pocket. Used to be that artists prized holding on to all their rights in order to fully control – and receive – royalties for their work. Used to be, also, that selling albums was the way to make your money as a musician. Oh, how times are changing. Eminem announced earlier this year he’s selling shares of his songs. It’s a way to bring in a little more income, because traditional avenues aren’t what they used to be.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".