Todd and Susan Mangatal
Greetings to all of you our On-Line
We can't believe it's only 15 more days before the New
Year, so it's time to start setting goals and making plans for
2007. Setting goals are very important because they act as
a road map for where you are trying to go and what you are
trying to achieve. Imagine if you leave your home without
knowing where you are going and you just begin to drive with no
destination, tell us where will you end up? Where will you
end up without the proper plans of how you are going to arrive
at a set destination? Who knows...???? Therefore,
it's important to write down your goals! Start from the
smallest thing/s you would like to achieve and work your way up,
and try to set reasonable timeframes, as well as how you are
going to achieve each one of your goals. If this is done,
by this time next year you should be able to go back and look at
your list and evaluate it to see if you have achieved all you
set out to achieve. If you haven't, you can re-evaluate
and see where you went wrong, and what you need to do to reach
the goals you haven't achieved. MAKE A PLAN...A PLAN IS
THE BEGINNING OF SUCCESS!!! So this is what we will
certainly be doing here at Arious for the next few weeks,
evaluating and re-evaluating, and as it seems now, we have
a lot of exciting things coming up for 2007.
As you know in 2006 we launched Arious TV, this is
only going to continue to grow because it's in its
infancy. Currently, we are using "You Tube" to
power our videos, and they are all done by me (Todd). Keep
in mind this is another one of those things that I just fell
into, so I'm learning as I go and eventually will become perfect
at it. Once I perfect it, I will be able to bring others
on to assist in making Arious TV all it can be, and hopefully by
this time next year Arious TV will have streaming on-demand
video 24 hours a day.
Also, many of you must know when we started this e-mail
blast over 3 years ago we had no idea what it would develop
into, its main purpose was to promote music, our events, and
things (parties, venues) that we were involved with, but as it
grew we saw a need in the community to provide another means of
communication. This is why we added our commentaries, not
for you to agree with everything we say, but to make you think
about things that are affecting our lives. Over the last
few years we've continued to develop our list and try to provide
positive information that could help our community grow and
prosper. For the last year we have maintained over 35,000
loyal readers of our weekly "What's Happening"
e-mails. This is always exciting, and we thank you for
supporting all that we do. We have started to have others
in our community make contributions to our weekly e-mails
through their personal commentaries. We would like to say
a special thanks to those who have contributed, especially our
most recent contributors Mr. Keith Preddie, Brian Jordan (ICE)
and Hollis "Flash" Lashley. WE ALWAYS WELCOME
INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND INTERACTION VIA YOUR COMMENTS AND
Reflecting on our many goals for 2007, there are a few
from the many that we will accomplish such as: (1)
"bringing on" more commentaries from people in our
community, and (2) enlighten many of the promoters and business
owners to the importance and value of the internet and internet
marketing. We have stated this before, and we need to re-emphasize
that this is the best way currently to reach your targeted
audience and gain name recognition for your event, product or
business, at a minimal cost. Just imagine if you are an
"up and coming" recording Artist and you have recently
released a CD, how do you go about exposing this product to the
masses? It's very difficult and expensive (that's why most
artists are trying to get major record deals.) All that a
record deal is, "is sponsored advertising" for the
product (your record/CD). Record companies spend millions
of dollars marketing their products, but most individuals spend
nothing...how do they expect anyone to know about their
product? The same goes for businesses, look at businesses
like McDonalds, Coco Cola, Nike, etc. they spend millions
of dollars on TV Commercials and ads, and why do they do
this? Mainly, it's for name recognition. Name recognition
is very important and small business owners need to realize
this. We have created an opportunity for businesses of all
kinds to gain name recognition and exposure through our on-line
e-mail blasts. So get smart and contact us about marketing
your business, product or CD/music for 2007.
We have also done something that seems to be a very
necessary part of the entertainment industry today. We
have launched our "Myspace" site www.myspace.com/ariousentertainment.
This too is really exciting because it opens up an entire new
world, and gives us the opportunity to learn about, and hear
from many exciting new people and artist. We started our
myspace page about a little over a month ago and now we have
almost 2000 friends. This is really exciting!!!
In the early part of 2007 we intend on starting weekly
events in Baltimore and DC and then in other cities depending on
it's growth, where we can meet, mingle and network with those of
you among our on-line family and "MySpace"
friends. This will also create opportunities to expose
some of the exciting talent, artists and music that's out
there!!! It will also give us the opportunity to bring
back the vibes that we have talked so much about, that's missing
in the clubs. This is something we must do, because we are
watching entertainment die and I'm personally sick of talking
about it! So, look out for the new things that are coming
from us (Arious), which we intend to accomplish without a doubt
(especially since Susan has a whole lot of "time on her
hands" lately to completely dedicate to us) I am certain
many of these goals will be accomplished!!!
If you have a club or a lounge and you would like us to
produce an event for you venue, please contact us at email@example.com
or through our myspace page www.myspace.com/ariousentertainment.
Let us leave you with a Christmas poem for your enjoyment
written by our friend and contributor Hollis "Flash"
always, from Hollis ’Flash’ Lashley, for Arious
the circumstances of Today,
am filled with the joys of my past;
in spite of the piously evil who prey,
know joys of the Spirit must last.
I think of my childhood, so simple and free,
those memories of X-mas past flow;
am happy and innocent, smiling with glee,
this Now, I can’t fear Tomorrow.
is three in the morning, the quietude reigns,
a knock on the door wakes the dead;
the quatros and voices, God’s gladness proclaims,
Love, wine and rum, and sweetbread.
thinking of Santa, except for the snow,
big people paranging as friends;
enemies talking, so you really don’t know
is who, as they all make amends.
the morning of X-mas , everything appears new,
curtains, the fresh paint, and the smells;
cake, Callaloo, Fowl, Pork and then too,
those crustaceans minus shells.
It seems that the mountains sing Hallelujah,
their multihued costumes of green;
is born and the heart beats its own Parranda;
of Love manifest are now seen.
let Christ and the prophets of all Mankind sing
Parang of the heart filled with Love,
we celebrate X-mas, in the Good we can bring
day of the year; Peace,
Support and being a part of our on-line family!!!!