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My Life in Multi-Image: Sorgel-Lee, Part 3

What Came First, the Demo or the Sale? Ric and Brien vie for the “Elvis Ain’t Dead Yet” sideburn contest prior to going out on a sales call (826 N. Cass Street, Milwaukee’s East Side) Production companies have varying philosophies when it comes to promotion. But Ric and I agreed, in the first month of […]

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My Life in Multi-Image: Sorgel-Lee, Part 2

And What do YOU do for a Living? By the time of the publication above, even a magazine with “Audio-Visual” in its name knew that those it catered to had an inflated sense of themselves. The 1981 Media All-Stars…. We weren’t in “audio-visual”; we were in multimedia, or film, or media, or communications, or….. ANYTHING […]

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My Life in Multi-Image:

Sorgel-Lee, Part 1: Call Us SLI Multimedia Industries. Reprinting and repurposing “Some Thoughts on 25 Years in the “A-V” Industry”, circa 1998 (as published). Ric Sorgel and Brien Lee, Sorgel-Lee “Baseball Cards” Shoot, 1981 This chronicle began in 1997 when I celebrated 25 years in the industry. I am updating it and representing it now because […]

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A Bargain Basement Record Player That Really Works!

With Two-way Streaming, Line Outs, and Built-in Speakers Sometimes, you just want to grab an old LP copy of “Abbey Road” and enjoy it the way you first heard it — from a turntable or all-in-one vinyl player. Maybe you’d like to stream your lp vinyl into your favorite Bluetooth speaker or earphones. I have […]

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My Bone Marrow Transplant: Finale, for Now

Where I return to old routines thanks to new medical progress. @connie3077 via Twenty20 Fifteen months ago I sat in my oncologist’s office as he explained to me what myelofibrosis was and the fact that I had it. I could look forward to a shortened lifetime of monitoring and blood transfusions, or consider a bone […]

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Short Wave Radio is Dead…

Long Live Internet Radio! In my pre-teen years, I loved using my Aunt Ella’s standing Philco radio to listen to short wave stations. Short wave in those days (the 50s, 60s) was a viable way to transmit to audiences around the world, using frequencies that carried farther but required different gear than regular AM or […]

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Bone Marrow Transplant: From Zero-Day to Happy Day (Today)

The Numbers Continue to Surprise and Pay Off! This BMT recovery thing really is a numbers game. They tell you everything. When I entered the hospital, I received four days of chemotherapy, which put my white blood cell count at around 0.0. “The better to introduce someone else’s bone marrow into your system, my dear.” […]

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Bone Marrow Transplant: Progress

Better Numbers and a “Boost” @faaphoto via Twenty20 The Bone Marrow Transplant recovery process is a game of numbers involving blood’s basic components: White Blood Cells: the core of your immune system Hemoglobin: red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body Platelets: instrumental in blood clotting. At the beginning of my post-hospital recovery, I was getting both […]

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