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What’s this? New Site for Trace Productions: Will you “kick the tires”?

As a self-employed, sole proprietor business owner, your website is your BRAND, your public face to the world.
Designing a site, or updating (in my case) is an important undertaking and one that I have found to be daunting. I kept looking at the primary site for my production business, Trace Productions, feeling embarrassed that much of the content had not been updated in 10 years or more. In that time, I have added new skills and services (media consultation, social media management) to my client offerings.

Stoked about the new site!

Stoked about the new site!


What do you think of this? New Site! Click here: TraceProductions.com media. marketing. images with imagination.

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What does your word cloud say about you? Freelancer Fun with Wordle

It was fun creating this image for our Facebook page using Wordle:

Word cloud for The Social Freelancer Blog via Wordle

What would yours say?

Why did I do that?

How did I do that?

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Granddad to the Blues: Willie Dixon

As a kid, I was into music. I was fortunate to grow up listening to a musical stew brewed up by my older brothers and their friends whose taste was, let’s say, “diverse”.
The Beatles, Cream, Harry Chapin, Led Zeppelin, Zappa, and Little Feat shared a room sometimes with Count Basie and his Orchestra, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and BB King. Out back on the patio? Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Charlie Daniels Band and the Edgar Winter Group.

Willie Dixon photo courtesy of The Willie Dixon Fan Club

Willie Dixon courtesy of The Willie Dixon Fan Club

What does this have to do with Willie Dixon?
All of it. As I got older, I dug deeper into the history of the blues and discovered roots to all the music I was already into, burrowed deep in the psyche of the bands I loved. Time and time again, I was led to the music of Willie Dixon.
Keep going! 6 videos featuring the music of Willie Dixon>>> Read more…

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“Welcome Back, Pluto” Video: Understanding Parental Alienation

Welcome Back, Pluto!

Welcome Back, Pluto is an educational DVD written and produced to teach children and parents how to preserve good relationships in situations that threaten to undermine love and respect.
What’s it all about? Check out this promotional video for the DVD release:

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Attention: Texas Music History Freaks, Fans and Aficionados!

Great Lineup for Second Texas Music Conference!

The second Texas Music Conference hosted by Dallas Public Library is this Saturday, September 11th. This is an informative series put on for free by the library and is a must for music fans, history buffs, musicians and anyone interested in the diverse musicology of Texas.

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