About Andy

Andy Allen retired from the recorded music business in 2009. He grew up in St. Louis Mo. and began a career in music marketing by joining KSHE as a DJ in 1974. After managing a local record store in the St. Louis area, Andy was hired by RCA to do sales and promotion which led to a move to New York in 1984. Several years later, Andy joined Island Records, where he rose to General Manager. In 1993, ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance) was started by the Warner Music Group to distribute Independent music. Andy joined as President and rose to Chairman after establishing ADA as the largest distributor of Indie music in the world. Andy is married (Annie), has two adult children, and lives on Merritt Island Fl.

Today’s Links – October 30, 2014

  • Halloween Events on Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL
    LOTS of exciting events happening in Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, if you have accessed to land transport, you can have a busy, fun […]
  • How Much Data?
    It can be frustrating to guesstimate how much data you’ll use. Here’s what we used in our first month with no wifi.

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Today’s Links – October 29, 2014

  • Android app with boat data: Memory Map Pro & Naviotab
    Written for Panbo by Ben Ellison


    The partial screen shot above shows Gizmo in the BridgePointe Marina slip where she’ll likely spend the rest of 2014. I’m a bit sad about tying up long term, but also looking forward to the Fort Lauderdale Show and especially being back in Maine with my family for the holidays. And while I haven’t made winter plans yet, it will be nice to have the boat staged for further cruising, or at least repairs and projects afloat. But more relevant to this entry is the new version of Memory-Map that I tested during the trip down from Baltimore. I believe that it’s the first Android charting app that can integrate boat data like GPS, depth, wind, and AIS coming over WiFi…

  • Nitrile or Latex Gloves?
    If you’re not allergic to latex, it may be the better choice for many boat projects. Here’s why –

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Today’s Links – October 28, 2014

Today’s Links – October 27, 2014

  • Winter Dockage Special at Harbor Town Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 565
    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort. WINTER DOCKAGE SPECIAL! Reserve a minimum of three months dockage from December through February 2015 and receive 25% off […]
  • Question about Frying Pan Shoals, Cape Fear, NC
    This reader is seeking advice about navigation Frying Pan Shoals from east to west at the large shoal off the tip of Cape Fear. If you have experience in those waters, let us hear from you! Hi! I have a quick question that I am hoping that you can answer. We currently dock a 20 […]