Scattered Brilliance

From my brain to paper (or pixels as the case may be)

On the radio (blog talk radio that is)…

Having been a sports radio junkie my entire life, growing up on WFAN in Connecticut and then living with WEEI in Boston as a daily ritual for the past 10 years, I was extremely excited to be invited to preview the Red Sox 2008 season with Colin and Durden on Blog Talk Radio.

I called into their show last night and spoke for about 20 minutes about topics ranging from the rotation to the Yankees. All in all, it was an excellent experience. I did better than expected and didn’t cringe at all listening to myself this morning.

Here’s a link to the show archive and I’ve embedded the MP3 into this post below as well. If you want to skip to my interview, hit up the 24:30 mark of the show.

This experience has definitely given me the motivation to look into hosting a weekly show of my own on Blog Talk Radio, YouCastr, or MVN’s podcast section.

If you happen to take a listen, feel free to leave some feedback in the comments.

Tim Daloisio: Media Mogul

The Daloisio Express is off and rolling! I’ve got new posts up at MVN’s Red Sox and UConn blogs as well as an online radio show appearance booked for tomorrow night.

– Fire Brand of the American League: 2008 Red Sox Bullpen: For Better or Worse
– Husky Connection: It’s all about tempo and we’ve got Tha-beet

    My Husky column is currently being featured on the front page of MVN’s NCAA section.

    I’ll be speaking with the hosts of “On the Field with Colin and Durden” over at BlogTalkRadio live tomorrow at 9:55 pm. You can find the link here to listen live or to hit up the archive of the event the following morning.

    Obama “Yes We Can” Lyrics get my blog hopping

    Obama Yes We Can search

    The interest in Will.i.am’s remix of Barack Obama’s speech after the New Hampshire primaries has drifted well into the “Scattered Brilliance” domain.  I am currently ranked #4 on google search results for combinations of [Obama yes we can lyrics] pointing to this post from last week.

    As you can see in the graph below, traffic to this post has been high and is growing.  All of this traffic is coming from organic searches for the text of Obama’s speech that the song was set to.

    Outside of knowing that people would be searching for these lyrics, because that’s one of the first things I did, and knowing that wordpress posts rank disproportionately high in Google’s algorithm, primarily due to page title and meta data from the post title itself, I didn’t do much to SEO this post.

    It makes you think how blogs have changed the currency of search results.

    Trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston

    Ryan and Dad at the aquarium

    Today we took Ryan down to the New England Aquarium in Boston.  She had loved Finding Nemo so much and took a liking to a fish tank on our trip to the little children’s museum in Derry that we thought the Aquarium would be a slam dunk!

    and it was!!!

    Ryan spent about an hour and a half cruising the aquarium looking at all the marine life.  Her favorites were probably the penguins.  I think Happy Feet has made her a penguin fan for life.  But she also liked the various fish, turtles, and seals.  She had mixed emotions about the jellyfish, which she liked to say a lot, but wasn’t the most comfortable when actually in the exhibit.

    Here’s our day chronicled in a little video:

    My favorite part of the trip was on the way back to the car when Ryan, walking in between Jen and I holding our hands, looked up and said, “that was so much fun.”

    Thanks New England Aquarium for a fun day and some great memories.

    New post up at MVN.com

    My analysis of the 2008 Red Sox starting rotation is up and can be found at MVN’s Fire Brand of the American League.  I must say that even with Curt Schilling’s injury, I think this team is, as currently constituted, very similar to last year’s rotation.  But I also fully expect them to be active in making a move to upgrade the “Tavarez” spot in the rotation and/or give Clay Buchholz a little more time off than he might currently be allowed.

    More on the Dunk Contest

    I am fascinated with the YouTube promotion of the dunk contest, as previously covered here and here.  But I wanted to pull in a little more context.

    Rudy Gay’s initial video has been viewed over 1,600,000 times in the past two weeks generating over 2,200 comments and nearly 200 video responses posting dunks that he should try out.

    Now that’s viral marketing the way it should be done in the interactive space.  The NBA, Sprite, and YouTube combined to deliver a campaign that captivated an audience and built a platform for interaction that has tremendous opportunity for payoff during NBA All Star weekend.

    Well done.

    Inspiration to do the amazing

    Sometimes inspiration finds you in forms you don’t expect it. Thanks to Byron Friedman for pointing this my direction on the Yard.

    One of the things that I love about sport, it the ability for it to bring things like this out of people and the ability of these types of performances to inspire others to do more than they are capable.

    For more on Rohan Murphy and the US Paralympics visit www.usparalympics.org.