Wednesday, December 16, 2009


My assumption is that very few people are actually going to read this blog, but in this techno-centric world in which we live, they say they say that every business needs one. So here we are…

So my thought is to update this page with a collection of things that I like. Good things, that I feel a couple of others might enjoy/appreciate. And from time to time throw in a little bit about the business, what we are up to and how things are progressing. So for the three current followers (bless you), I will try to spice it up every once and awhile and keep things interesting. I promise.

For now, as a fair warning, you’re going to get a lot of music. It should be varied, but since I have been back in the states there’s been a lot blues in the Anderson household. I could not think of a better way to reconnect with a great piece of America.

So above – Asie Payton – Out of Mississippi. Played music his entire life. Only recorded one Album that was not released until after his death. Substantial irony for a man who played the blues and recorded a classic.

Below – Elmore James – The king of the slide guitar.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Richmond Times Dispatch

Thanks to folks at the Richmond Times Dispatch for helping us spread the word about Ledbury.

Oxford grads selling men’s dress shirts

Published: December 7, 2009

When the economy soured in September 2008 and the U.S. financial system came close to collapsing, the ripple effect was felt across the globe.

About 3,700 miles from Richmond in London, Americans Paul Trible and Paul Watson had just graduated with their MBAs from Oxford University. The two were destined for jobs in the financial industry after internships in Shanghai and London.

But when the financial troubles began, they were caught up in the tidal wave of job cuts. The setback sent them in a new direction and eventually brought them from London to Richmond to become shirtmakers.

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