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If you Like Mad Season You May Also Like These Bands

I'm a huge fan of 90's grunge and EDM. I know two polar opposites. I saw that the River of Deceit by Mad Season had hit page 1 on Reddit today and figured now would be as good of a time as ever to share with others bands that you may also like if you are as big of a fan of Mad Season as I am:

  • Temple of the Dog  - Like Mad Season this "Supergroup" was led by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam
  • Mudhoney
  • Malfunkshun - Considered the "Godfather" of grunge
  • Faith No More
  • Alice in Chains
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Pearl Jam
  • Circa Survive
  • Saosin
  • Nirvana

This is kind of like my Pandora recommendations. The most similar to Mad Season is going to be Alice in Chains (same lead) and Temple of the Dog (competing supergroup).

Happy listening!


Great Interview Questions

Job interviews are no fun. People probably put job interviews on par with going on blind dates but ahead of public speaking. It's nerve racking, scary, and you really don't know exactly what to expect even though you have a general idea. Now that I think of it. It's kind of like a blind date just to get hired instead of to meet somebody new.

Any who. Here are two great job interview questions that I like to ask:

Tell me something that you have won at?

The reason for this question is that you want to hire winners at your office. Having people that are competitive and want to be the best for your company are great attributes to have. If they are winning for you then you should be achieving your company goals.

If you Could have any super power what would it be?

Most people have no idea how to answer this and it really causes you to think. Your head starts to spin thinking of super heroes and what powers they have. I have one answer that flys off my tongue as I explain in this blog post here. If it weren't time for me then I don't have a rapid fire second answer.


Fact Checking Complex.com Inaccarucies for People vs OJ Episdoe 6

Each week the public is enamored with the People vs. OJ Simpson on FX. Following each episode it is fun to go ahead and see what is true and what is false from that weeks episode. Some things seem so obscure but yet they end up being true. Case and point the Marcia Clark nude photo that appears in the National Enquirer where she is shown in a "topless bathing suit". This was referenced from my hometown newspaper in the Baltimore Sun which ironically follows suit with this line

"Only Hillary Clinton has gone through more repackaging for a public that still hasn't decided if it wants women to work, let alone be good at their jobs." Fast forward to 2016 and Hilary is most likely the Democratic parties presidential candidate.

Okay so Back to the Point of my Rant about Complex.com Inaccuracy 

So what am I calling out writer Abigal Rowe for missing in her Complex piece this week?

"True or False: Clark was offended by Cochran's courtroom teasing "as a mother and as a woman," and later broke down in tears.

We looked through transcriptions and couldn’t find this particular quote. It’s probably an exaggeration. Clark also recently told the Daily Beast that she had to keep her “poker face” on in court, so no crying, and no emotional (albeit deserved) tirades against a sexist system."

With just a brief search of Rosa Lopez's testimony and information appears from a search a February 28, 1995 L.A. Times article written by Andrea Ford and Jim Newton that describes some of the scenes that took place in last weeks episode of which the following pieces from the Times piece confirms that this is a Fact and not fiction from last weeks episode as quoted below:

"Cochran was furious, asking Ito not to let himself be "snookered" by the prosecution. The lawyer accused Clark of saying Friday that she needed to care for her two young children that night--and thus could not be present for proposed evening testimony by Lopez--as a ruse to delay the housekeeper's appearance on the stand. An indignant Clark retorted that she was "offended as a woman, as a single parent, as a prosecutor and as an officer of the court."

Ito ruled in her favor, as he generally does when the defense and prosecution clash."

Read the L.A. Times article here: http://articles.latimes.com/1995-02-28/news/mn-37009_1_rosa-lopez/2

Abigal or the Complex staff if you are reading this please make the proper edits with a hat tip to me for pointing out the error.