Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The World According to Cornelius...

How bodacious and pointed...The World According to Cornelius? Yes, it's my party and I will call it like I see it. In past post I've wondered out loud if "the world was going to hell in a hand basket," and I'm still not convinced that it's not. However, I'm still sitting in the big chair observing what's really going on in the GLBTQ community and beyond. So, let's get cracking...


Easy Over or Out: Just when we thought we knew what was going on at Easy Street Piano Bar, it seems that strangeness and unexplained occurences continue to happen. I thought I would check the place out, Tuesday (5.6.08) to only find the place shuttered. On the door there was a sign that said "Easy Street- party around back.." I didn't find no party, no people or nothing else for that matter. Meanwhile, I further learned that the venue had abruptly cancelled a fundraising wine dinner for the AIDS Foundation to be held 5.7.08, but stated that it would be rescheduled at a later date. Now I don't know about you, but I think that someone got's splaning to do. Because I've got some questions for em. For starters, does this sound like a way to run a business? Why would the AIDS Foundation continue to use this venue with it's seemingly unrelability? What about all those alleged investors who didnt know that their "return on investment," would ultimately result in a wine tab at the bar? If the venture is suffering cash flow problems or management issues why doesn't it just throw in the towel and call it quits. Let's face it, wouldn't it be better to go out on a positive note rather than the sour notes that are pinging around town. We'll keep you posted, if we can...


There's She Blows: Hillary "in to win it" Clinton blustered and blew through the Indiana primary winning by a nose only to be shut down in the North Carolina primary to the bouncing Obama. At this junction, although the scrappy Clinton may hang on through a couple more primaries, I think that her being the nominee is just not in the cards for 08. I give her high kudos for her moxy, and fortitude with her run for the White House. As for taking it to the convention for a possible floor fight, I would hope this could be avoided at all cost. I'm ready to support the presumptive nominee even though I know that come November, "there's going to be blood on the dance floor."




HIV Talkfest: It's Time to Talk, this weekend at the Art Scene, 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Maple and Broadway. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants. The day will be filled with case managers, doctors, counselors, ASO's and assorted providers. For more info, call 501.835-1463. Speaking of the Art Scene, I've heard that this multi-purpose outlet for art may soon be no more. Apparently, operational expenses are outweighing revenues, making it difficult to keep the doors open. At post time, there has been no actual date of closure, but from all indications an announcement is forthcoming shortly.


Getting Webby: Congrats to the Arkansas AIDS Foundation on the their newly designed website. I was pleasantly surprised, although I found it strange that there was no press release, e-blast or much of nothing telling the community about this progress. The site is actually user friendly complete with a "vision statement and mission statement" prominently displayed. Sidebar info, snappy graphics and a quaint musical undertone that plays as you move through the site. However, as much as I like it's look, I was a bit fuzzy about the focal point graphic which features GAP like or Abercrombie/Fitch models with the kicker, "your health is in safe hands." I ask you, yes you, is this image a true reflection of your core clients or endusers? Or was the web designer given free rein to just get the job done without any forethought as to organizational branding or marketing. Anyway, the site looks good despite this obvious oversight. In the meantime, go to the newly updated site and check it for yourselves, then get back to me. Click it: http://www.araidsfoundation.org/

1 comment:

btc1959 said...

Thanks for your comment. Dosen't it look GREAT?