Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nobody Records

Greetings and sorry for the late night post....

I've been in a battle to keep the Nobody Records brand free.  A little bit ago I found a hip-hop label based in Detroit calling themselves Nobody Records.  I'm going to deter just a bit by saying - TO ANYONE WHO IS GOING TO START A BRAND - BAND  - LABEL -WHATEVER - DO YOUR HOMEWORK - IF ANOTHER COMPANY, BAND OR BRAND HAS THE URL FOR WHAT YOU'RE HEADING TO NAME YOUR NEW VENTURE - PICK SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I GET THAT MAYBE YOU WANT THE NAME, BUT GIVE IT UP....GET CREATIVE...FIGURE IT OUT!

I mean, seriously.  I've had Nobody Records since 1987.  I am all over the Internet.  I own the URL.  I got in touch with these guys and they ignored me.  I hired a lawyer to get in touch with them to serve them a cease and desist.  They changed addresses and once again ignored it.  They took down their URL.  I have my label name TRADEMARKED, people.  So I recently found them back up on the Internet on Facebook, then Myspace and finally on some other record label source sites.  I'm DONE with these guys.

If you or anyone you know runs into these guys on the net or anywhere else please let me know.  I plan to shut them down at every turn.  I'm not against their desire to make music.  I'm all for it.  I'm against the fact that they are willingly using a TRADEMARKED name.

Here's what I've sent Facebook and Myspace.  I'll keep digging until they are eradicated.  Although I love hip-hop - they are hurting my brand and I've spent far too many years working on it to have it diluted by these guys.

Nobody Records is a trademarked record label.  There is a label in Detroit that keeps popping up on the Internet.  They have been sent cease and desist letters, but continue to operate using my label's name.  They continue to change mailing addresses to avoid litigation. Nobody Records is a trademarked record label.  They are impersonating my trademark.  Please see my website and please delete their account.

Thank you,

Mark Harvey
Nobody Records

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It's In Her Walk

Once upon a time when I was living in San Francisco I had a couple of roommates from Mississippi.  These guys  were Ole Miss Alums and came to San Francisco after graduating.  I met Jimmy Tombs while working at the good guys! Geary St. store.  He was working in the Car Audio department and shortly after he started I needed two roommates to rent rooms in the Sunset house I had moved into.  Jimmy and his buddy Rick were interested in renting the rooms so they moved in.  Living with two Southern dudes was a trip, but we managed to have a lot of fun while they were there.

Jimmy had the whole schmoozing thing down.  Great for a sales gig, but he also had a way with the ladies.  Must be a Southern thing since I've met other "Southern Gentlemen" since and they have also been quite smooth with the ladies.  Anyhow, Jimmy began to build a clientele of strippers from Mitchell Brothers and other strip joints in town.  He was doing after hours installs at our home at a discounted rate for these ladies.  The bonus for me was they'd come over to the house and hang out during the install.  I'm not a strip club kind of guy and have never been to one, but that doesn't mean I don't like to be surrounded by beauty.

My studio was next to the garage where he was doing the installs, so I would naturally work in the studio (writing, recording or mixing) while he was doing the install.  Many of the ladies would come into the studio and hang out and talk to me while he was working on their cars.  I love being a musician!

"It's In Her Walk" is one of the tracks I recorded during this time.  I recorded quite a few "hip shakin'" songs as a result of having these women in my space.  My hope was to perhaps get some of my music played at the clubs, but that didn't pan out.

Have a listen to this track. I hope you enjoy it.

Mark Harvey

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