Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Subway hymn

Amazon pays $250 Million for Former Top Gear Stars Clarkson, May & Hammond

by +Don Draper DonDraperSCP   ...and give  @DonDraperSCP  a follow on twitter for making this easy on you #MadMen


Jeremy Clarkson was fired from Top Gear. Then, James May and Richard Hammond  left.

We heard the cost to Amazon is $250 million for 3, twelve episode seasons.

That's a lot of money but Amazon stands to rake in nearly 30 Billion dollars on that deal .

You must have Amazon Prime to watch it. (membership costs $99 per year).

Top Gear, (a car show) has about 350 million viewers. It's a popular show because of the following Stars.

Amazon stands to win big in about a year when the show begins.


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A big welcome to Father @GillReverend, The Father is tweeting his own account as a part of @MadMenDreams

I met Father @GillReverend not to long ago. He is a kind man of God with a confident spirit. Give him a follow if you are so inclined, I welcome him with open arms and he plays a mean guitar. He is a friend of @PeggyOlsonSCP as well and is the leader of the Church of the Holy Innocents,  a historic Roman Catholic parish church in the Diocese of Brooklyn located at 279 E. 17th St. in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, New York. 




Saturday, June 27, 2015

I would love to Welcome @SeanConneryUK to @MadMenDreams Give him a #Follow #MadMen

@SeanConneryUK has agreed to follow all #MadMen & #007 Back. He is a friend of mine. Give him a follow folks. He is tweeting about the interesting History of 007 of James Bond, Sean Connery, Hollywood and British Glamour.





Sean has a troupe of 007 Bond Characters that he tweets with ..all great people. Check out and follow ...





"James Bond has a picture of every different 007 Bond Star that has appeared, and he rotates the Avatar with the Bond character You want to tweet with. Very innovative." 

"....   and of course ... James Bond's Girls are with him. The following accounts are tweeted by women from all over the world that James has met and are huge fans of the Bond Movies over all the years. Meet and tweet with the #BondGirl's, and don't forget to be a gentleman, as they are quite beautiful authentic representations of the female form of days gone by."



Meet the @BondGirls_007



@EveMoneyPennyUK 







@XeniaOnatoppVVS




@LuciaSciarra007 




"and lets not forget his good friends and hangouts in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, France"

@PlaceDuCasino



@PlaceDuMonaco




and special Guest 
@PrinceRainierMC of Monaco.

Rainer created the famous Race and the Official Fan Site "the @MonacoGrandPrix Race" held annually in Monte-Carlo, France.



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...and James even has  he even has his automobile, the 
@AstonMartin_007 ... on twitter to tweet with you....and if you want a follow back just [tweet #AstonMartin to the  account below for a follow back] 





"Here are a couple great video's about the classic automobile that James Bond has always driven..."








"and, for those who may not have seen it yet ... here is the official trailer for SPECTRE , which is scheduled for release on 6 November, 2015"



"Good fun on Twitter,  James will be watching for tweets with #ShakenNotStirred #Spectre #JamesBondBBS #007 #AstonMartin ect. so he can tweet, retweet and follow with you." 


Finally, a few fun facts ....

1.   @BelvedereVodka         +BelvedereVodka  

... is the Official Vodka of the James Bond Movie @007 ,  and of course they follow James.

2. The Man that tweets @SeanConneryUK,  is also tweeting @JamesBondBSS, ...as advertised  .. he is a celebrity tweeter who will reveal himself after the Bond Movie has settled, sometime next year. 

3.  +Aston Martin   is on Google+

more here soon....
Thank You, 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Which #MadMen Characters are part of @MadMenDreams??, The answer is here.

Hello,

Recently, some of my fans have asked me about which characters of mine are the original certified @MadMenDreams characters. It seems that some "other people" have begun to use my signature Blue Balls Ⓜ️Ⓜ️  brand, in an effort to copycat and or make it seem like they are part of my  #TeamDraper Group.

Although I don't personally mind other people trying to get in on the fun, historically, each cell or group of role playing tweeters have tried to distinguish themselves [their group] from the other groups ....  with hash tags and special characters in their bio. [ex. #1961Elite] .... As confusion occurs with so many characters.

Most people like to find a group they can connect with in a certain way and be able to identify [search] that group or character at any given time. I put the blue balls emoji's Ⓜ️Ⓜ️ to the RIGHT of my account names...and certain "other" emoji's ♓️ ⚡️ �� ❤️ ❇️ �� ��  on my hotels, diners, skyscrapers and bars to help people know that they,  and only they,  are part of my @MadMenDreams.

I actually started a site named @RPRolodex to help me keep up with the thousands of role-players that are out there on twitter.

If anyone has any questions as to who is in my officially certified group, they can check the multiple lists on the right side of this blog  ➠➠➠➠➠➠.

There, I have listed all of the characters that I am associated with and tweet with on a regular basis.

I frequently tweet with characters of other groups. As time has passed, many characters have dropped off the map, leaving characters of one group no option but to tweet with characters of other groups.

I hope this will solve any confusion that has been created.  Feel free to DM me at @DonDraperSCP if you have a question about any character that claims to be a part my @MadMenDreams cast.

Also, if you tweet a character via role play and want to be listed on this blog, let me know and I will support you here. I have always been a supporter of role players since I joined twitter. It is a known fact that many celebrities and celebrity stars have turned to role play as a way of interacting with their fans on twitter i.e [@HachiSaito] of +Honda .. is @KeisukeHoashi ..one of the few Mad Men Stars who openly admit this.


I will followup on this post,  to better delineate how my sites appear for easy recognition.

Sincere and kind regards,

@DonDraperSCP


Sunday, June 14, 2015

I am glad to showcase my newest Twitter site @JonHammLive ...follow for News and Updates

I am glad to showcase my newest Twitter site @JonHammLive  ...follow for News and Updates on the @MadMenActor Jon Hamm 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

#Misirlou ..Finally, I found it! When You heard this song on #MadMen, it was a prelude to @DonDraperSCP's Lovemaking & @MadAffair's.

This article is about the song #Misirlou and was written by  @DonDraperSCP    +Don Draper (DonDraperSCP on Twitter)


"Talk about a @MadMenTag line, #MattWeiner was so affected by the song #Misirlou in his youth, that it must have come to represent the culmination of the sexual act in his mind. Every time I found myself in the throes of a lovemaking session on #MadMen, this is the song that was playing in the early seasons. Weiner subtly started playing the song as a hint to whether I was going to have sex with the next woman that appeared on the screen. One great example was when @JoyDAlsace and I were in Los Angeles, and then, @PalmSpringsCA.

I was blown away by this video I found from 1961. Martin Denny composed the version of #Misirlou that #MattWeiner was enamored by.

Debra Paget dances in this mashup from Fritz Lang's The Indian Tomb (1959) and The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959) with soundtrack added, Misirlou by Martin Denny from the same year.  Hat tip to kalakalatu.

The movie screens were on fire in 1961 ...as much .. or possibly more than today. You may want to sit down for this LOL.  Enjoy.....Don














Martin Denny (April 10, 1911 ‒ March 2, 2005) was an American piano-player and composer best known as the "father of exotica." In a long career that saw him performing well into the 1980s, he toured the world popularizing his brand of lounge music which included exotic percussion, imaginative rearrangements of popular songs, and original songs that celebrated Tiki culture.

"Egyptian girl (1931)" by Mikes Patrinos was the original version and can be heard here.

#Misirlou was covered by several performers over the years, and even made it into #PulpFiction.

Thanks for your interest. DM me or tweet me @DonDraperSCP if you liked this post...

Regards,

Don Draper


extra reading if you wish, on Martin Denny.

Biography


In the mid-'50s, composer and pianist Martin Denny combined lounge jazz, Hawaiian music, Latin rhythms, bird calls, and then-exotic ethnic instruments like, koto, gamelans, and Burmese temple bells into the sound known as exotica. Although the craze was short-lived, Denny recorded several popular instrumental albums and hit number four in 1959 with "Quiet Village," one of the most unusual top ten singles of all time. Born on the mainland, Denny drew upon his worldwide experiences as a touring musician to conjure a sound that evoked the tranquility and mystery of the South Pacific. Puerto Rican bongo player Augie Colón (who also contributed the bird calls) and vibesman Arthur Lyman (who went on to a successful solo exotica career of his own) were also key elements of Denny's melange. Virtually forgotten for decades, Denny (and exotica itself) experienced a resurgence of popularity beginning in the mid-'80s, and has been cited as an inspiration by a surprising array of musicians.

Denny was born April 10, 1911 in New York City. A child prodigy, at age ten he studied piano under Lester Spitz and Isadore Gorn. For four years he toured South America with the Don Dean Orchestra, followed by a 43-month stint in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Following his December 1945 discharge, Denny settled in Los Angeles, studying piano, composition, and orchestration at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. In early 1954 he relocated to Hawaii, contracting to appear at the Honolulu club Don the Beachcomber's. The following year Denny formed his own group, originally consisting of vibist Arthur Lyman, bassist John Kramer, and percussionist Augie Colón. In 1956, while appearing at steel and shipping magnate Henry Kaiser's Shell Bar — a club inside the open-air Oahu resort Hawaiian Village, complete with a small pond adjacent to the stage — the combo realized that the croaking of nearby bullfrogs blended perfectly with their tropical musical approach. On a lark, Colón also began imitating bird calls on-stage, much to the delight of the audience. Denny soon began incorporating South Pacific and Far East instruments into his arrangements as well, and by the time he recorded his Liberty Records debut, 1957's Exotica, his singular sound was firmly in place.

The release of Exotica proved perfectly timed — as the '50s drew to a close, tiki culture was all the rage in mainland America, with Hawaiian shirts a fashion trend and tiki torches a staple of backyard parties. Moreover, the evolution from mono to stereo recording and playback had taken root, and with its bird whistles, jungle calls, and far-flung instruments, the many distinctive components of Denny's sound were ideal for channel separation. Originally composed by Les Baxter, the instrumental "Quiet Village" was a massive success, earning Denny and his group an appearance on TV's American Bandstand, and the accompanying Exotica LP topped the Billboard charts. But ironically, even as his music came to embody Hawaiian culture and its mythical allure, Denny himself was no longer a fixture of the island musical culture — after a bitter contract dispute with Kaiser, he brought his group stateside, and they made their first mainland appearance at the 1957 Pebble Beach Crosby Open golf tournament party. Soon after, Kaiser lured Lyman back to Hawaii to assume Denny's vacated spot headlining the Shell Bar; Denny replaced him with Julius Wechter. Likewise, Kramer was later replaced by Harvey Ragsdale, and a second percussionist, Harold Chang, was also added the lineup.

For many listeners, the exotica craze proved short-lived, and Denny never again matched the success of "Quiet Village," although subsequent singles including "A Taste of Honey," "The Enchanted Sea" and "Ebb Tide" did find some favor on the pop charts. For connoisseurs, however, the story certainly does not end there. Denny continued making records in his trademark style throughout the '60s, many of them housed in eye-popping sleeves featuring model Sandy Warner, who was such a ubiquitous presence that she was even dubbed "The Exotica Girl." (Warner eventually recorded her own LP, Fair and Warmer, with Denny himself authoring the liner notes.) While his interests in African and Pacific Rim musical traditions yielded concept records like Afro-Desia and Sayonara, other efforts turned towards more conventional easy listening, which Liberty dubbed his "honey" sound. For the most part, however, Denny remained a restless innovator. For Primitiva, he recorded using a number of gongs, drums, and odd brass instruments acquired from a Buddhist mountaintop temple in Burma by friend and filmmaker John Sturges, on location to shoot the Frank Sinatra vehicle None But the Brave. (According to legend, the instruments were then carried down the mountain by a procession of Buddhist monks.) For 1969's Exotic Moog, his Liberty swan song, Denny even embraced electronics, much to the chagrin of his dwindling fan base.

With his recording career largely behind him, Denny maintained a busy touring schedule throughout the '70s and into the following decade. In 1985, he announced his retirement, settling in Hawaii with his longtime wife June, but three years later he grew restless, reuniting with Lyman, Colón, Chang, and adding bassist Archie Grant to return for a series of sold-out club dates. A Japanese tour yielded the live recording Exotica: The Best of Martin Denny. As the new decade began, he was the recipient of the Hawaiian Association of Music's Hoku Award for lifetime achievement; the honor coincided with the beginnings of an exotica/space age pop revival, and virtually overnight Denny's vintage LPs began disappearing from used record stores. He was also the subject a major reissue campaign on the Scamp label. Now a music icon for a new generation, Denny again returned to the road, making live appearances even into the 2000s. His last concert was held in Hawaii on February 13, 2005 at a benefit to aid tsunami victims. Just three weeks later on March 3, 2005 Martin Denny, icon and innovator, passed away at the age of 93. ~ Richie Unterberger & Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Monday, May 25, 2015

"Why I am Quitting Coca~Cola (@CocaCola) and @McCann_WW" cc:The @NYPOST ... by @DonDraperSCP

5-25-1995

RE: An open letter posted in the @NYPost 

Recently my former advertising agency, McCann Erickson WW, ended a long relationship with Coca~Cola soft drinks, and I’m relieved.
For over 25 years we devoted ourselves to peddling a product for which good work is irrelevant, because people can’t stop themselves from buying it. A product that never improves, that causes illness, and makes people unhappy. But there was money in it. A lot of money. In fact, our entire business depended on it. We knew it wasn’t good for us, but we couldn’t stop.
And then, when Coca~Cola moved their business elsewhere, I realized, here was my chance to be someone who could sleep at night, because I know what I’m selling doesn’t kill my customers.
So as of today, Sterling Cooper & Partners will no longer take soft drink accounts. We know it’s going to be hard. If you’re interested in soft drink work, here’s a list of agencies that do it well: BBDO, Leo Burnett, and Benton & Bowles.
As for us, we welcome all other business because we’re certain that our best work is still ahead of us.
I have re-assembled our team at Sterling Cooper & Partners, with 
Roger Sterling          @RogerSterlingSCP 
Ted Chaough           @TedChaoughSCP 
Peggy Olson             @PeggyOlsonSCP
Joan Holloway          @JoanHollowaySCP
Freddy Rumsen        @FreddyRumsenSCP  of @AccutronTime 
Harry Crane              @HarryCraneSCP 
Stan Rizzo                 @StanRizzoSCP
Sal Romano               @SalRomanoSCP (agreed to return as art director)

Pete Campbell           @PeteCampbellSCP has elected to remain with @Learjet for the remainder of his contract, but will act as an an advisor from time to time
Ken Cosgrove            @KenCosgroveSCP will not be returning .. but he agrees to                                       follow all #MadMen & #MadWomen back on Twitter.

The rest of the cast and crew on the right side of my blog will remain active as long as their name stays in the roster. They will also follow all #MadMen back in due time. Thank You for Your support ... Don

Sincerely,
Donald F. Draper  @DonDraperSCP
Creative Director
Sterling Cooper & Partners @MadMenSCP

cc Jim Hobart CEO, @JimHobartNYC     McCann Erickson WW 
     Ferg Donnelly, Head of Accounts 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Looking for some Cool #Follows? These @NewYorkCityNYNY @MadMenPlaces #FollowBack #MadMen!!!

  • Follow Iconic Skyscrapers of @NewYorkCityNYNY and learn about the Grand Old @MadMenHotels of Manhattan past. Find some @MadMenDiner's and @MadMenHotel's that tell their story in a #Social Forum. 
  • I tweet these sites for the owners of the sites listed below in my new Social Media Creative Director position at @MadMenSCP. They are guaranteed to follow all #MadMen back .. a plus for those trying to break the 2000 twitter limit without worrying about an unfollow ... All the while learning about the greatest city on earth ...
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Kind Regards,


P.S. I am a one man band, so have a little patience till I follow You back. 

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