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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

KRAKEN OPUS: re: Prince 21 Nights Opus Refund

The following is an actual email between a Prince Opus customer and Lara Allen, of Kraken Opus.  The issue is the customer is trying to get a refund for the not (read: never) printed Prince 21 Nights Opus.  The price posted online is $2,100.  I have obtained permission from this person to post this online, with personal information redacted, as you will see below.  However, I do have the entire email.  This is yet another customer who has written me re: the Prince Opus. 

I have also confirmed with the customer that there has been no further contact, and definitely no refund, to this customer as promised below. 

So, Karl Fowler... where are these people's money?  How much of it did you use for other titles?  Do I need to contact Prince or his attorneys to get them to remove the Prince Opus adverts from your website, and demand that these customers who paid you beginning in April 2009, get their Two-thousand-one-hundred dollars back?  After all, Prince is a stickler for his images being used.  Normally, he doesn't even like the fans to use them.  I wonder what he'd think of you using them to continue to sell a book that is almost 2 years overdue.... and it appears, will never be made.  Did you get authorization to put Prince's music on that special iPod as advertised or is it another blunder like MJ's intellectial property rights with the Opus Augmented Reality? 

Well, at least this time they didn't promise the customer a free MJ Opus as an apology.  (Of course, that customer never got that either!)  Whoopsie.

Make everything right for these people Karl.  That's the only thing that will make us all go away.  The only.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Hi everyone...

Yesterday (Saturday) I decided to run some scans on my computers... and discovered there are some type of potential virus files (ewww).  So after defrag'ging, virus scans and cleanup scans/fixes, I was wiped-out tired.

Today is a new day.  I am going to re-run all those scans and make sure there is nothing more to do and then will get to emails and such.  I am sorry to those I said yesterday I would reply later... but I promise I will later today.

In the meantime, a quote jumped out at me this morning, from of all places, a little tissue carrier I keep for my purse.

Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift.
                                                                 ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Today and always, remember how precious life is.  Do not take it for granted, nor the lives of those around you.  And always, always remember, each of my "todays", I consider each of you precious gifts in my life. 

Much L.O.V.E. to you all,

Friday, January 7, 2011

GRAMMYS: Vote for MJ!

This was posted on Facebook earlier, however realized it is not posted here.

Please be sure to vote for MJ as the Best Pop Vocal Performance for TII.


Go here and follow the instructions to vote as a Human (silly, but that's what it says). 

You can vote every 20 minutes, for the next 37 days.  So set a timer.  Refresh the page. 

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Hey hey... I found an awesome new toy for everyone! 

Over to the right here, is a new Translation widget where you can select your language, press the arrow and watch my blog turn into your language!

Please let me know if it does a decent job at translating for you!  I hope it does.  I've been looking a long time for something like this for all of you.  You have been so wonderful to me, patient, and kind when the Google translations were not, well, so correct.

Much L.O.V.E. to each and every one of you! 

WATW- In the spirit of charity

Going through some of the comments that I have missed, I found one that had a link to a charity.  The person wrote they sent a letter to Kraken Opus requesting that their $20 donation to charity be sent here, Chernobyl Children International.  That got me to thinking, everyone has a favorite cause(s).

What are yours? 

If you will put a link below to either ones that touch your heart, or would like to highlight, I will put a list together and also link them to the right here for all to see.  Feel free to add as many as you want.  At any time. 

It is a new year.  A new year of hope.  A new year of change.  A new year of inspiration. 

.............. and a new year of L.O.V.E.

Much L.O.V.E.,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

KRAKEN OPUS: Welcome back Karl Fowler

It's a new year and I want to take this opportunity to welcome back an old (cough) friend to my blog....

Karl Fowler.

Yep.  The one and only.

Seems he had some time yesterday to pay us a visit.  Perhaps his time would be better utilized by ensuring his customers receive the items in which they paid for instead of taking time to read my blog.

Here's a few projects that should be on his "To Do" list:

The following are in date order by project:

1.  Reimburse Frank Parker the outstanding monies owed him for the order you placed for custom made Opus Bookstands.  If this went to court, I suspect you would be in breach of contract and also subject to penalties or damages.

2.  Reimburse approximately 100 customers (or more) the $2,100.oo each they paid for the Prince 21 Nights Opus which begain April 2009.  I suspect if this went to court, Karl would also owe these customers interest on their money back to April 2009.  Perhaps even penalties or damages.

3.  Arrange with Sony or MJ's Estate the delivery of the outstanding The Official Michael Jackson Opus that were purchased beginning in August 2009 since your site is showing "Sold Out" stock.  Your committment to me was in March 2010 to have all deliveries resolved in 10-14 days.  Clearly, that committment (while reduced from outstanding Opus numbers in March) has not been met.

3b.  Facilitate the precendence your company set for all MJ Opus customers who purchased the MJ Opus through Ticketmaster or Kraken Opus and will never receive the falsely advertised Opus Augmented Reality technology, by making a $20 donation for EACH customer to either a charity of their chosing OR to the same original organization, Using pre-order figures of 20,000 sold by early December 2009, this would be a minimum of $400,000.oo USD.  Both issues of 3 and 3b, if they were to proceed in court, would leave the customer possibly due interest, damages, and fines/penalties lodged against Kraken Media Group (aka Kraken Opus, Opus Media Group, et al). 

4.  Promptly audit and address the outstanding MLB Opus deliveries which are outstanding.  To date one customer has attempted to contact Kraken Opus via email AND phone, with silence returned on both accounts.  They have now received a more direct means of communication with your company from me and we are all awaiting to hear the outcome.  Of course, as a backup, I have provided them with additional contact information for assistance from the Major League Baseball (MLB) head offices.  In the meantime I will be searching for other MLB customer who still have not received their PRE-ordered MLB Opus. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

 2010 is gone. 

Depending on where you live, you could say it was the worst year for natural disasters. 

Think of  Haiti, Chile, China for massive earthquakes, Pakistan and California, where it never rains, or Russia for devistating fires.  If you live near the Gulf of Mexico, you could say it was the worst year for man-made carelessness and greed, courtesy of BP Oil. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Patti!

Wishing you all the best and great this world and life has to offer... this day and always.

Ok, I'm a little late.... Sorry.  I hope the special wallpaper makes up for my being tardy.