Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, who died Sept. 8 at age 78, was a hero of mine, mainly because he was intensely simple, which was the way he described his music. Even if you didn’t know him, maybe there is something for you here. Maybe you didn’t like or weren’t aware of Don Williams. Maybe, (like me), you don’t “like” the New York Yankees. But you’ve got to admit, the Yankees’ home pinstripes and road grays are beautiful in their simplicity. And so...go back with me to the mid-1970s.
My old college buddy Dutch lives down the street and is crazy for Chicago’s Cubs. He has a flag as big as a bed-sheet, white with the big blue “W” on it, that he flies outside his front door when the Cubs win. One of those guys. He took his family to Chicago this summer. Went on a tour of Wrigley Field and everything. Here’s a picture of Dutch and his family on the field. Dutch and his family in the dugout. In the locker room.
It has not been a good week for most people in south Texas and southwest Louisiana, especially for anyone named Harvey. But in the middle of the rain and wind and bad-weather news, the thought of young love in the Summer of ’17 has been a ray of sunshine piercing its way through the battleship gray skies. Or something like that. Most of us went to a wedding this summer. There are seasons of life when you find yourself at a lot of them.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".