Author Archives: Scott Mersy

About Scott Mersy

Marketing leader w/ expertise in SaaS, Demand Gen, Inbound, Product and Content Marketing, Social Media. Falo Português.

Miss Bumbum, Ronaldo, Manaus – Go USA!

Reading Portuguese has some advantages … and disadvantages. Some of both in finding this “news story” about how Brasil’s “Miss Bumbum” (Miss Butt or Ass, if you will. Yes, Brasil has a Miss Ass) has been stalking Cristiano Ronaldo and all the lamentations about how Portugal could go down to defeat against the USA. Turns out the story was derived from the Daily Mail, so maybe I could’ve found it in English, instead. Anyway, let’s hope the bumbum or the bum knee helps the USA win and clinch a spot in the knockout round! Continue reading

FIFA World Cup and Fortaleza


When I was in Fortaleza the week before the games started (Fortaleza is host to a number of games, including the 0-0 Mexico vs Brazil tie), everyone was talking about the failure of authorities to get anything to done and finished. And how the money was wasted on the stadium while basic services lacked. They failed to complete any of the major projects associated with the Cup, other than the stadium itself (which is beautiful, by the way). The metro wasn’t finished. Airport expansion looks like a project that was just started (concrete pillars and rebar sticking out everywhere) when it should’ve been up and running. Continue reading

Expanding the Blogosphere

Peashooters, I’ve put together a couple of new blogs on specific topics of interest to me: Bars (and Bartenders) and World Travel (kind of).

The Bar one is meant to simply be a snapshot of places where I spend some time and of the bartenders that help make those places great. The “travel” one is something I’d like to build into a real site some day – a kind of community for people who maybe are stuck being tourists for now, but really want to immerse themselves in other places and cultures, and tell about their experiences while learning from others’ about where they can go and have a great local experience for awhile.

I figured out how to add the blogs to my single login, so it’s really easy to post here or to either of those. I’d love to have you Peashooters all become authors of these new blogs, and I’ll send you an invite.

In the meantime, please do enjoy:

New Music

So, I see quite a few musicians along the sidebar of this blog, I clicked on Dengue Fever and am listening to their stream now. What else are you guys listening to lately (aside from Wilco, of course)? A sample of my recent heavy rotation is below, but I’ve been stuck on these guys for awhile. Looking for some new stuff.

– M.I.A – Both Kala and Arular. She and her producer pull together sounds that aren’t expected. Great beats.

– TV on the Radio – Some of their stuff is over dramatic or something, but much of Dear Science is quite good. And Wolf Like Me from “cookie mountain” (thanks Cerulean Blues for the mix disc a couple years ago including that one) is awesome

– The Silver Jews – Especially “American Water” (addicting, after a bit of time with it), but also “Starlite Walker” and even a bit of the silly, but catchy “Tanglewood Numbers”.  The Jews (Berman) pulls off some really catchy tunes with extremely silly lyrics. For a super serious dude who once tried to commit suicide using Crack, alcohol, and Xanax, it’s an intriguing catalog. Check out “Sometimes a Pony Gets Depressed” (Aside, looks like a decent find)

– Pavement – I never listened to them in college, though that was their time. I started listening to them because of the Silver Jews (Malkmus was in the Jews, too). The volume of stuff they put out is impressive, but I’d say I only like half of it. That half is pretty damn good tho.

– Spoon

What’s on heavy ro for EMP’s writers and/or readers?

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival

I’m just back from a long weekend in Puerto Vallarta, and found an email from Wilco in my in box about the Solid Sound Festival. It got my attention – anyone interested in an August festival in Massachusetts?


Early-bird tickets on sale now. Click here.

Friday-Sunday, August 13-15, 2010 at MASS MoCA North Adams, MA