If you haven’t noticed, your old phonograph records from the 1960’s thru 1980’s are making a huge comeback. We now call it “Vintage Vinyl”. It was 1999 when I left Portland, Oregon after close to 20 years of opening and operating my first of 6 successful record stores in that lovely city. On Friday The 13th of October, I opened store # 7, at 4633 Torrance Blvd (at Anza) in Torrance. I wasn’t sure how it would go, but 4 weeks later I have already sold close to 2,000 records from my own collection.
Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, and Redondo Beach this week as part of the Distinguished Speaker lecture series. Biden gave his passionate opinions on many different contemporary issues. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and journalist Ted Koppel, author of the recent best seller Lights out will be future speakers in this series. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Biden, and asked about a possible Presidential run for him in 2020.
Author Brian Clune will appear at Sandpiper Books in his hometown of Torrance this Friday night at 6pm, (Friday The 13th), for a unique book signing. His latest effort, Hollywood Obscure zooms in for a closer look at 12 fascinating stories containing famous Hollywood murders, and the bizarre paranormal activity that followed.
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".