Zigoreto en Putalocura!

This morning, I get an email from my friend in Madrid Torbe.
Torbe tells me I should read his last blog post cause I would like it.
It is about his attendance to a Spanish soccer league game between Athletico de Madrid and Athletic de Bilbao.
He talks about meeting a few Bilbao fans on his way. I keep scrolling and Boom! da bim bom bam!
A picture of my best friend Zigor with Torbe! They ran into each other in the Metro.. juas! juas! que bueno!!

Here is the fatidic encounter of two Bilbainos exiliados:

Miguel Juggling a Soccer Ball – Video for Borja

My dear friend Borja is competing on a contest to win a pair of soccer shoes from some famous soccer player.
The prize will go the best video montage of people around the world juggling a soccer ball.
Borja asked me to make a short video of myself with Vancouver downtown in the background.

Here it is with love from Vancouver 😉

Talent doesn’t discriminate, we do

Here are the latest most well known cases of talent choosing indiscriminately. We judge and prejudge, it is part of being human, unfortunately this part can and is flawed in many ocassions.
Let these two wonderful talented people be an example for all, and from now on, be careful not to judge too soon because this is what can happen.

Paul Potts at Britain’s Got Talent

Susan Boyle at Britain’s Got Talent


Bif Naked wants to F@#k you Too!

I had the priviledge to meet Bif Naked a while ago working at now extinct Bodog Music. She was a very loving happy woman and hugged everyone.
Back in 2004 I was given the task to edit her “Nothing Else Matters” music video which I started to edit and mid way into the edit I gave it to my friend Eduardo who at that time badly needed some work. What happened the 2 years after that is quite an amazing story.. Eduardo was hired full time at Bodog as an Editor.
Bif Naked’s record label Her Royal Majesty Records signed a deal with Bodog to provide them with all their roster of artists with the intention to promote the entertaining division at Bodog, which was called Bodog Music.
Soon after Eduardo got hired, I was hired as well and in not time Bodog poured millions of dollars into the Music and Entertaining ventures to build a full fledged in-house record label and tv production house. The TV department was in charge of shooting all the music videos and also producing Battle of the Bands and BodogFIGHT. Anyway, eventually the investment did not pay off and they closed the whole thing, but what a ride! I made tons of awesome contacts, traveled a lot and gained invaluable experience in TV production.
When they closed Bodog Music, all the artists when back to HRM records as before the Bodog adventure.

Here is the lates Bif Music video directed by my friend and Editor Extraordinare Kirk Karasin:

And here the Bif Naked video “Nothing Else Matters” edited by me and Eduardo Cristo which was the video that started us all in the crazy roller coaster at Bodog:

Steve y las mierdas de su barrio

Steve nos comenta un poco sobre las mierdecillas que forman parte del folclore tipico de su barrio en Strathcona. Atencion! Este video contiene imagenes horripilantes de coches quizas robados, condones totalmente usados y jeringuillas con drogainas furtivas.

Steven – Roofing Issues

Stivito mando arreglar los roofs de sus casitas a unos capullines que no acabaron de terminar su trabajo completamente. Por tontitos, los rooferos se quedaron si cobrar la mitad de lo estipulado. En este video, Steve nos enseña varios de los detalles que dejaron sin terminar los susodichos.

Torbe y Miguelon

Por fin Torbe vino a Vancouver a visitarme y de paso a conocer la tierra de los iglus y los osos polares en postales.
Cuando tenga tiempo escribire un articulo sobre nuestras aventuras en los seis dias que pasamos juntos jugando al ping-pong, visitando a todos los de Bodog, charlando con mi papi, viendo un espectacular partido de hockey y muchas cosas mas.

Aqui una foto de los dos malhechores.
Torbe y Miguel

Gideon King – NovaMind Creator

While working ar Bodog.com at their bodogtv.com technical support department, Curtis Robinson, discovered a very nifty brainstorming tool called NovaMind (http://nova-mind.com). Nova-Mind is a very powerful mind mapping tool developed by a small company in Australia and conceived by a very interesting fellow called Gideon King.

On Gideon’s website there is a section where he explains how he conceived the idea to create a unique and powerful mind mapping tool. His story is very compelling and a perceptive reader can infer that Gideon must be indeed a true visionary and intelligent individual.

Recently, I set a goal to meet as many interesting people as possible. I said to myself, it may be true that a great percentage of people on this world are just ignorant morons, but on the other hand, I know that there has to be also thousands of really interesting and amazing people on this world. Now, life is very short and by chance we may run into a few of these really unique individuals during our existance. However, these chance encounters tend to be very random and hard to predict.

But, who says that we should leave these encounters to chance? … no one! So really, if one really wants, actively searching for interesting people is not very difficult given today’s communication technologies such as phone and internet. In fact, a great number of interesting people are potentially just a phone call away. Isn’t just that amazing? think about it, if you have a phone, you are just a few key punches away of thousands of great people. The trick is to find out this numbers, emails… All is needed is some good researching skills and patience and you should be able to contact almost anyone you set to in a short period of time.

After reading about Gideon I thought I really wanted to talk in person to him. So I went to his website, I found a Live Chat support window. I directly asked to the support guy that I wanted to speak to his CEO as soon as possible. Two weeks later I got an email from Gideon. A week after that I spoke with Gideon for over 1.5 hours about his product, his life and philosophy. It was a great conversation, Gideon turned out to be as amazing as I thought. I also was convinced that anyone that is truly successful like him would be also a great listener… and indeed, Gideon was patient, insightful and very receptive.. and he had never met me before!.

I want to meet as many amazing people as I can while I am alive. I just create a list of them and one by one I will do everything I can to meet him either by phone or person. I will learn from them and they will learn from me. I would’ve love to meet great people that are now gone, like Gandhi, Bach, Tesla, Einstein, Kennedy, Faraday, Pasteur, etc. But either way, there are thousands alive today that I will also would lke to meet, like Mandela, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, the inventors of Skype and Joost, Paul Haggis, Kevin Spacey, Anthony Hopkins, and many more that are not famous but are just as amazing or more…

I invite all my readers to make such list of people. I strongly believe that good people should get to know each other, help and support each other. The good thing about knowing really amazing people is that once you have their trust you can arrange for them to meet other great people you know and they don’t but you are sure they would tremendously benefit from knowing.

So go ahead and fetch!

Curtis Robinson

Indigo visionary. Deep life experiencer. Adventurous and spiritual being. Insightful and sharp troubleshooter. Honest and blatant social individual. Thorough and resourceful hard working independent asset.