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Ring Tone Blog #1

Here's another audition blog for my new job, Building the Next Great Blog Network:

Ring Tone Blog #2

I have never downloaded a ring tone. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think if Jesus had wanted "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" to play when we received a call, He would have included it in the factory defaults.

Choosing personalized ring tones for people in my address book is a delicate activity. It is an art that gains power and meaning through its limitations. Just as the White Stripes recorded an album using only pre-1963 equipment, or as Matthew Barney hooked himself up to bungee cords and ran up ramps to do his early paintings, so have I selected ring tones using only the standard Verizon Wireless assortment.

I believe that every person has one perfect ring tone out there - the electronic melody that best exemplifies their personality, the tones that declare, "I'm calling!" When my father calls, I hear "This Old Man". My little sister gets the tone "Snaggles", because she once broke off her front teeth in a bicycle taxi accident. G-Duck gets "Hava Nagila", because he is a Jew.

Michele gets the Chinese Melody, because they don't have a Japanese melody. Sure, maybe you could download a Japanese ring tone, but that defeats the whole point of this art. Also defeating the point is that Michele usually sends text messages, which have a completely different alert sound.

Sometimes a ring tone finds you. When I first discovered the ability to personalize rings, I started with my then-girlfriend. Since a call from her generally meant nothing good, I assigned her the "Uh Oh" tone. Even now, hearing that sound makes me reflexively apologize. But not for using standard ring tones. I will never apologize for using standard ring tones.

A good friend sent me a link to a Craigslist ad asking for writers to Help Build The Next Great Blog Network.

Sports Business Simulations at has an interlinked network of 24 blogs within its website system. We're currently signing up bloggers who would co-own each blog with SBS, and be able to add their own blogs.

We're looking for bloggers to take over the following available blogs:

Health Care
Entertainment Focus
Oakland Focus
College Football
College Basketball
Ring Tones
Online Gaming
Golden State Warriors

I think this blog could make some serious money if I buckled down and focused on ring tones. If the people at Sports Business Simulations are reading this, consider this an audition blog:

Ring Tone Blog #1

My mom doesn't know how to use her cell phone. She can answer it, and make calls, but that's pretty much the extent to which she utilizes the phone's features. She hasn't checked her voicemail in about six months, so the mailbox is full, and like my grandma, she generally turns it off when she's out, so as to conserve the battery she will never ever use.

However, Mom does enjoy ring tones. Not that she's changed her own ring tone from the factory default, but she likes the variety of sounds that occur when her children receive a call. One of her favorites was Molly's old ring tone, "Big Pimpin'" by Jay-Z.

My mom may or may not know who Jay-Z is, beyond being "Beyonce's husband". So I was surprised when we were in the car one day, and she began bobbing her head to "Big Pimpin'". When I looked surprised, Mom paused her passenger seat dancing just long enough to point at the radio and say, "Cool! Molly's phone."

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