Attention, Models, Attention!

["About Me"]

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Caveats Included

Below is a bio I posted on a photographer social network site I am a member of.

I’m an artist, a business owner and I only do things my way. I shoot photos but also design and build affordable websites for professionals. I’m the publisher and editor-in-chief of a printed periodical that caters to the arts. I prefer to work with models who are 18 to 20 years-old but will consider one that’s older if she has an exceptional look. Personality is key, though. All models must provide a good number at

Ad query for logo.

PR? Maybe If You Add A Zero On The End Of That

Advertising Interest Email from Media Discovery

This recent unsolicited email exchange reminds me of the music review seekers that say they’ll buy an ad in print, “… for a good review.”

Ha! Sorry buddy. We sell ads, not reviews. Go try another magazine for that scam. is new and not even developed yet but it already it looks like the fishies are circling the bait looking for a source of fake publicity masquerading as editorial.

Seems that when they were told their “ad-post” would be labeled as such, as advertising and not editorial, then their budget had suddenly reached its limit. Haha, good! They can keep their measley $120 because after reading their messages more thoroughly on my laptop screen rather than my handset I see they wanted me to compose their “ad” and post it for a year. Who the hell are these people, anyway?

Add a zero on to that offer, buddy, and maybe we’ll have a deal.


Advertising proposal for
Ronnie Vargas via

Oct 11 (9 days ago)

to Sir/Madam
Hi Sir/Madam,

I was wondering whether you’d be interested in selling advertising space on The advertisement would be unobtrusive and we can pay you an annual upfront payment for the advertising space.

We can also provide guest blog posts from industry experts in many cases.

I am from Media Discovery, a new media agency headquartered in the UK. We plan out and acquire advertising space on major websites and portals, as well as smaller niche sites. I personally deal with our smaller publishers, increasing brand awareness and share of voice for the major brands that our group works with.

We’d love to work with your site. If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to email me directly.

Kind Regards,
Ronnie Vargas

Media Discovery (a New Web Ltd company)
Phone: +44 208 133 6468

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Reviewer Magazine

Oct 13 (7 days ago)

to Ronnie

Hi Ronnie,

Yes I would be interested. Is there a number within the USA that I can call do discuss this?



Ronnie Vargas

Oct 14 (6 days ago)

to me
Hi Robert,

Thank you for getting back to me.

After reviewing your website, we think that a new blog post would be the best and least intrusive option for you. You are free to come up with the content of the article or blog post, but we do ask that it is in some way relevant to our client in the Online Gaming Industry and is composed of roughly 300 words.

We’ll pay $120 as an annual upfront payment and we will endeavour to make sure that you are paid within two working days, using PayPal or Moneybookers.

Please let me know if you’re interested, so I can have your site assessed by our Technical team. I can then send the advert details and client information.

In response to your request to speak on the telephone, our system is largely based around email. We find this improves efficiency and clarity, so I hope it will be possible to answer your query by email.

Alternatively, if you have any more questions about this advert type, then please do let me know.



Reviewer Magazine

Oct 14 (6 days ago)

to Ronnie

All advertising is paid up front at Reviewer before the ad it ad-post (labeled as such and not as editorial) appears.


Ronnie Vargas

Oct 16 (4 days ago)

to me

My apologies for taking a while to get back to you. Unfortunately, the campaign we initially had in mind for your site has already reached their target sooner than expected. Even though we are unable to pursue our original offer at the moment, I will come back as soon as a relevant campaign comes up, or if our client increased their target numbers.

Yours, Ronnie Vargas

Oct 16 (4 days ago)

to me

My apologies for taking a while to get back to you. Unfortunately, the campaign we initially had in mind for your site has already reached their target sooner than expected. Even though we are unable to pursue our original offer at the moment, I will come back as soon as a relevant campaign comes up, or if our client increased their target numbers.



FreedomVoice, Does It Work?

About My New FreedomVoice Toll Free Business Number…

Will It Be Freedom from Brick and Mortar?

Because Gooogle Voice doesn’t yet offer the service I’m trying out a new online business toll-free number company for use when I’m on the road on assignment and stuff. They’re FreedomVoice, which appears to be based here in San Diego County, up on Saxony Road in Encinitas. I spoke to tech rep “Sharon” over the phone a few minutes ago regarding a need to change monthly revolving service fee from $20.95 to $9.95 like I originally wanted and also the number of days recorded messages are saved in the online control panel up to something higher. Right now it’s not updating from the default 5 days to more than 30 like I want. She wasn’t able to resolve the problem/bug and escalated the issue to a higher lever of support and issued me a “case number,” but not before telling me that I needed to update the physical address listed on my account because I had put the p.o. box I usually do for new accounts I sign up for online. This is for personal business security reasons as well as for accounting purposes because the p.o. box that’s been used has not altered in over 12 years where the physical address has changed.

She emphatically told me that a physical address was needed on my account “for tax purposes.” This is funny because right now, today, I am sending in the totaled numbers for my 2011 taxes to my accountant to make it in time to meet the extended deadline next month for filing. I asked Sharon what sort of taxes was this physical address needed for, State or Federal? She replied that it was for an FCC rule. OK, so why not just say it’s for the FCC and one of their arcane protocols and not threateningly bring up the subject of taxes this time of year when we are a month away from a Presidential election where taxation is a major campaign point?

This is a new account but after the malicious shinanigans concocted by AT&T when I had a long-term business toll free number there – misapplying fees and price gouging, for one – I’m a bit reticent to put faith in the service I expect from a new company. Checking their one Yelp review dated 4/26/10 didn’t do much to improve my confidence either. It said:

“Used to be a great service but I’m not sure what has happened internally there over the past 2+ years. Now when you need urgent help from them, you are instructed to leave a message since they must not be staffed to handle calls. Time to port the number elsewhere!”

Hmm… But at $9.95 per month, after the 30-day trial period, their price seems right, so we’ll see.

If you try out FreedomVoice let me know how it goes!

Check Our Press Blog…

Reviewer Magazine’s new Press Blog is HERE

Search Engines and Readers Take Note

We changed servers for our Press section a few weeks back but there are still some broken links showing up on search results to the old location. Eventually they will clean off but for now go to HERE to ReviewerMag.NET/press and you’ll get whatya wannnnt.

Oh! And … Reviewer #44 ads close in two weeks when it comes out with 10,000 free color copies of the Scary 2012 Election/Halloween issue. Get your cheap awesome ad deal and contact me HERE now!

Sorry also as I seem to have been a little but remiss in updating Reviewer Rob’s Passive Aggressive Editor’s Blog recently. I promise to get back to the helpful an instructive antagonistic opinion writing very soon… :)

You may also click the pic below to be magically transported to the Press Blog.

Monsters In The Halls. Photo by the totally amazing Reviewer Rob.

CD review: Trailer Radio

Trailer Radio, from Brooklyn, NY.

Country Music from the Hipster Capitol of the East Coast?

Yup. It’s the self-titled Trailer Radio

Review by Kurt Gobang

Today we are digging into a self titled release from Trailer Radio. This is a female fronted country band out of Brooklyn, New York. Yes you heard me correctly. A country band…from Brooklyn. Does that make sense to you? Nope, me neither. But, I’m not here to judge music based off of geographic location, I judge music based off of what I hear, and what I hear is this: lots of tele twang, chickin’ pickin’, and some good ‘ole southern redneck rhythms. The musicianship on this record is perdy guhd, howevah, it didn’t exactly light me up and make me wanna shoot shit ‘n hollar. At best, it was very generic.

What did impress me was the guitar playing. The downside though, the song writing could’ve been a bit more clever and it would’ve been nice to hear more range out of the singing. I’ll tell you what though, I’d be willing to bet that Trailer Radio would be a fun band to see live as the songs did have a tongue in cheek, humorous element to them. Upon listening my advice is this, stay in Brooklyn y’all, because if you guys ever make it down south….you might juss get lynched. That’s just my opinion, and I ain’t a fan much of country. Here’s what I really do appreciate though, a portion of the sale of every CD will be donated to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for cancer research, and that’s cool with me. I like to see bands supporting a cause and I hope that’s a trend that will catch on with other bands as well.


Tune In Radio

Tune In

An innocent request

The smartphone public radio app for local and worldwide broadcasts for this Tune In app can get any station anywhere, seemingly, and when I showed it to Mark, my neighbor, who was sitting with Randy, also my neighbor (a civilian employee of the DOD and Dept of the Navy “team” member), he asked me to see if it could pull up a radio station in Tehran. Which it did, after considerable buffering, and what came over the speaker on my droid was like quiet, melodic rap, sort of a arabic-sounding monastic chant. I don;t know how else to describe it. Then Mark suggested, “Find a station in Columbia.” This time one came up fast and load, taking practically no time at all to buffer. It sounded like loud salsa dance music, Randy noted.

Once they had both came up that this might constitute a red flag to some of those who may monitor of our cell phone and internet traffic.

“Now watch me get on an F.B.I. watch list now that I’ve pulled this up,” I laughed.

Check it out on your droid or iPhone. Search the market for Tune In radio.

new Pirelli Calendar girls

2012 Pirelli Calendar, with photos by Mario Sorrenti

I love how the annual Pireili Calendar isn’t considered porn because the fully naked girls in it don’t show pink and aren’t having sex, when sex is all that most men and many women think about when seeing it.

Hey, art is all in the lighting. Take a good, long look at all of it HERE.

Below: Kate Moss, modeling for car tires, by Mario Sorrenti.

Warhol Documents

Andy Warhol’s non-editing approach

Every Picture’s Right

Joe Dallesandro during the making of San Diego Surf

Andy Warhol would have been a good journalist, had he been so predisposed. His tendency towards capturing pop culture as it existed had a real documentarian’s eye.

The excerpt below and photo at right are from

In Andy Makes A Movie, Aaron Sloan, the producer of the film, interviews Warhol and some of the stars of San Diego Surf. When Sloan asks Warhol who is influenced by, Warhol responds, “Uh, I guess I’m influenced by everybody but, uh, I like the way Godard works… just because I think he’s bringing television out to the movies and, um, I think that’s what we’re trying to do sometimes too.” (AM)

Warhol was an avid television watcher. He also mentions the influence of television during the following exchange in Smith’s film:

From Andy Makes a Movie:

Aaron: Why did you give up painting to go into cinema?

Andy: Uh, well the camera’s easier to work.

Aaron: How do you mean easier?

Andy: You just have to turn on the button.

Aaron: Isn’t there a little more – the eye? The selectivity?

Andy: Uh, no… because every picture’s right.

[More on San Diego Surf in a Carl Ekstrom interview at the website for the San Diego Reviewer HERE. ~Editor]

Reviewer Rob, art-model chauffeur to the stars

Scenes from the Art Underground.

Here’s a handset video from the other week of nude fetish art model Nicole and her boyfriend Andy Virus after a Reviewer premium section shoot.

They talk about their travels and what it’s like living from shoot to shoot in city after city.

Nicole lipsyncs a line from an R.E.M. song…

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