To get your New Year’s weekend off on the right foot, I want you and yours to watch and listen carefully to this Gene Simmons video. “Gene Simmons?” many of you may be thinking. “Who is that? And doesn’t Gene look a little odd here?”
Mr. Simmons is in fact the leader of one of the most dynamic rock ’n’ roll bands in American history and has been touring the world blasting Gene Simmons mayhem for nearly four decades. And yes, Kiss is indeed a little out of the ordinary, as is its mightily successful founder.
Gene has made an enormous success out of himself because he has worked hard, is logical and practical, is conservative in his finances, is honest to a fault, and understands brand marketing. In this instance, I am of course referring to the Simmons brand. Gene is a whale of a promoter and sells the brand with a vengeance. He has been a great success all on his own and has done things the Gene Simmons way with no BS and no compromise. I hope you will benefit from the wonderful insights this unique American brings to the table.
Like another old-time rock ’n’ roll favorite of mine, Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, Gene has bypassed the misery of drugs and alcohol that has ravaged so many famous musicians. These two eclectic individuals have carved out successful career tracks against significant odds. Both are to be admired for their forthright approach to a “people first” form of government. Without putting words in either Gene or Ted’s mouth (a dangerous endeavor, as those who are familiar with them would agree), I think both would wish to promote to the American people a federal republic form of government.
I hope each of you—along with Gene and Ted, for that matter—has a great New Year. And if you have never heard Mr. Simmons’s musical contingent, simply scroll down to my musical links on my home page and click to Kiss.