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MrTwain
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Post by MrTwain »

LIPH wrote:
MrTwain wrote:I beg to differ. Television markets are not based on population. I am in media production. I just got through producing a commercial this morning. Houston, TX is the 4th largest city in the US, but our TV market doesn't even make the top 10. In population, our metro area dwarfs Atlanta, Detroit, and Philadelphia. But our media market is lackluster. As a result I can run tv spots on Oprah in the afternoon for 1/2 the rate as I can run on Oprah in San Francisco.
So what you're saying is the people of Houston have enough sense not to drink the Kool-Aid Oprah's giving to all the gullible suckers in other parts of the country.
Man I wish. My tivo is filled with 6 weeks worth of Oprah episodes :lol:

I think those stats just mean that Houstonians are so busy eating that they can't look up from their plate to watch TV.
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spartan1979
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Post by spartan1979 »

It always bothered me when he'd play two shows in Cincy, Indy and Chicago and not go to St. Louis. Half the people at theses shows are there both nights, why not spread it out more? But he's not doing two shows much anymore.

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Post by chippewa »

MrTwain wrote:Look at this map and then you'll see why he plays so many shows in the Northeast.

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Isn't that big white blob in the middle-left Boise? :D

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Post by Indiana Jolly Mon »

Well in previous years he played two chicago, one alpine and one indy, which is four shows with a five hour drive from the farthest to the farthest (no more than 2 1/2 hours for me) He has slowed down, but one in each this year is good. I just feel bad for Boise.
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Post by FunkHouse9 »

spartan1979 wrote:It always bothered me when he'd play two shows in Cincy, Indy and Chicago and not go to St. Louis. Half the people at theses shows are there both nights, why not spread it out more? But he's not doing two shows much anymore.
It's frustrating to see that he's playing 2 days at Gillette Stadium in Mass. which holds 68,756 plus seats on the field. Nissan Pavillion in VA holds 25,000 and gets only one show.

It's hard to accept that with 25,000 tickets, I couldn't get 4.
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Post by z-man »

chippewa wrote: Isn't that big white blob in the middle-left Boise? :D
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drunkpirate66
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Post by drunkpirate66 »

LIPH wrote:He likes us better.
Jimmy spends alot of time out here in Nantucket and the Vineyard. Alot. Look at half the letters he writes fan like in Salty Piece of Land or the current Coconut Telegraph . . . he signs them from the Vineyard or Cape Cod or Nantucket or off the coast of Maine. He knows the people here. We know him. There is a great sailing and beach culture out here. So, yeah, hate to say it - but he does like us better. Move.
the hit and run is as good as any religion around this time of year . . .

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Post by LIPH »

Not to mention he has a house on Long Island and an apartment in New York City so it's an easy commute to work. :lol:
what I really mean . . . I wish you were here

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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

two more words:

great sailing....

besides, when he plays the northeast, he can go home at night if he wants to....
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Post by SharkOnLand »

Hey, we have sailing in Colorado.... Chatfield Reservoir, baby. :lol: :wink:
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Post by citcat »

:o SIX CIP's in Indiana ? :o [smilie=huh-ani.gif]
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Triathlete-Parakeet2
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Post by Triathlete-Parakeet2 »

He told us... he wants his flip flops in Dixie (florida doesnt count) and his head in the COOL blue NORTH. And as i recall him saying in the 60 minutes interview, he said that his largest selling braches are NE and New York.
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Post by LIPH »

citcat wrote::o SIX CIP's in Indiana ? :o [smilie=huh-ani.gif]
What else is there to do in Indiana? [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]
what I really mean . . . I wish you were here

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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

drunkpirate66 wrote:
LIPH wrote:He likes us better.
Jimmy spends alot of time out here in Nantucket and the Vineyard. Alot. Look at half the letters he writes fan like in Salty Piece of Land or the current Coconut Telegraph . . . he signs them from the Vineyard or Cape Cod or Nantucket or off the coast of Maine. He knows the people here. We know him. There is a great sailing and beach culture out here. So, yeah, hate to say it - but he does like us better. Move.
nah.... he doesn't like US any better.... he likes NEW ENGLAND & LONG ISLAND better.... :wink:
Carry on as you know they would want you to do. ~~JB, dedication to Tim Russert

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Post by SharkOnLand »

LIPH wrote:
citcat wrote::o SIX CIP's in Indiana ? :o [smilie=huh-ani.gif]
What else is there to do in Indiana? [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]
Tip cows? [smilie=whistle.gif]
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Triathlete-Parakeet2
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Post by Triathlete-Parakeet2 »

We got 5 in Va, all about as far away from me as they could be :evil: :evil:
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drunkpirate66
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Post by drunkpirate66 »

SchoolGirlHeart wrote:
drunkpirate66 wrote:
LIPH wrote:He likes us better.
Jimmy spends alot of time out here in Nantucket and the Vineyard. Alot. Look at half the letters he writes fan like in Salty Piece of Land or the current Coconut Telegraph . . . he signs them from the Vineyard or Cape Cod or Nantucket or off the coast of Maine. He knows the people here. We know him. There is a great sailing and beach culture out here. So, yeah, hate to say it - but he does like us better. Move.
nah.... he doesn't like US any better.... he likes NEW ENGLAND & LONG ISLAND better.... :wink:
true dat
the hit and run is as good as any religion around this time of year . . .

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Post by Quiet and Shy »

SharkOnLand wrote:
LIPH wrote:
citcat wrote::o SIX CIP's in Indiana ? :o [smilie=huh-ani.gif]
What else is there to do in Indiana? [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]
Tip cows? [smilie=whistle.gif]
Watch pro football.... :wink:

Hang out on BN.... :roll: :)
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Post by aeroparrot »

We only have three months of warm weather?
If you want an experience, go to a Jimmy Buffett concert.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Life is short, live long!!

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drunkpirate66
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Post by drunkpirate66 »

Quiet and Shy wrote:
SharkOnLand wrote:
LIPH wrote:
citcat wrote::o SIX CIP's in Indiana ? :o [smilie=huh-ani.gif]
What else is there to do in Indiana? [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]
Tip cows? [smilie=whistle.gif]
Watch pro football.... :wink:

Hang out on BN.... :roll: :)
has anone mentioned that turning the heat up in a prissy dome is wrong? Atleast the Pats couldn't control the snow and cold. Ah New England.
the hit and run is as good as any religion around this time of year . . .

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