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Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

POSTED ON December 16th  - POSTED IN Blues, jazz, music, videos

Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

There is no doubt the Louis Armstrong is an influence and a legend. As is the case with many early era musicians, video footage is hard to find.  Too often the footage is lost, destroyed or never even existed.  It was pleasing to see in a post at Open Culture that there does exist one video of “Satchmo” in the studio.

David Bowie Passes at Only 69 Years Old

POSTED ON January 11th  - POSTED IN alternative, Christmas, Community, Holiday, music, news, pop, rock

David Bowie Passes

David Bowie's star at Holywood.

David Bowie’s star at Holywood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Numerous sources are reporting the death of the David Bowie. Both his publicist and son have confirmed the grim news. The talented artists had a career that spanned music, film, music video and stage.  He entertained generations of fans. The legend passed only 2 days after his 69th birthday. I am convinced his music will remain timeless and he shall be missed.

The talented artists had a career that spanned music, film, music video and stage.  He entertained generations of fans. The legend passed only 2 days after his 69th birthday.  I thought I would take a moment to share one of my favorite collaborations by the artist.

David Bowie and Bing Crosby

We send our condolences, prayers and thoughts to his family.

The Root Kit – A Kickstarter Film Idea

POSTED ON December 6th  - POSTED IN Community, Entertainment, Movies, New Media Order, news, Opinion, videos

To Portray Hackers More Realistically

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Kickstarter (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

I caught word of this one via Boing! Boing!  A movie about hackers that would more accurately depict them.  I was enticed enough to surf to the movie’s Kickstarter Page.  I thought well enough of the trailer to embed it below. The Root Kit does look to be a movie I would want to see.  I also think I like the short description:

“Rogue computer hackers discover a plot to monitor everyone on the Internet. They fight back.”

They don’t have much time left and a good way to go.  Please, if you can, give this one  a thought, a tweet or a few dollars.

New Zombie Movie Funded by Indie Go Go Kick Start

POSTED ON November 27th  - POSTED IN Community, Entertainment, Movies, New Media Order, news, Opinion, videos

New Zombie Film Describes as Mad Max plus Zombies!

English: A participant of a Zombie walk, Asbur...

English: A participant of a Zombie walk, Asbury Park NJ, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I must warn you I am extremely biased on this one.  First, I love Boing! Boing!  Second, I love Cory Doctorow who pointed this one out in a post at Boing! Boing!  I love independent film.  I also loved Mad Max and I love zombie movies… Admit it, even if they are bad, they are still good.

So how could an independent-indie-go-go-funded-zombies-meets-Mad-Max movie ever go wrong?  Well, when I first got wind of this, they still needed some kick starter cash and, by the time of this draft, they reached their goal.  I guess that means at least a few others feel the same way.

The 2011 Spookies – Midnight Spookshow (Live)

POSTED ON January 6th  - POSTED IN Entertainment, Midnight Spookshow

Midnight Spookshow and BioGamer Girl is proud to present the first annual Spookies! 2011 was a great year for horror, but now it is time to decide who and what was the best of the best. Over the last two months, you have voted for your favorite horror films, television shows, video games and more. Now it is time to find out who is the spookiest of them all!

Check It Out At Spookshow.tv!

Cameo Cleveland: Corrisa Bragg

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An Interview with Corrisa Bragg

Recently, I got a chance to interview my friend Corissa Bragg a local singer/songwriter and actress. We chatted a bit about acting, music, her upcoming journey to India, and her last hurrah here in Cleveland before the big trip.

Bragg recently stared in “My City” a short that follows a young musician on a course of self discovery as she decides what to do with her future. The film was written and directed by local filmmaker Kyle Retter and was shot in partnership with Shoot It Already Films this summer. It will be premiering at Arts in Collinwood December 28, 2011, at 7 o’clock and admission is free.  Come early for some great food, drink, and a chance to hang out with the cast and crew, doors open at 6.

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – The Blurry Dude

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This particular interview is with a dude that goes by “The Blurry Dude”. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.

Listen in as The Blurry Dude gives us the full story of how this vidcast which reviews things indie came to be.  He also gives some excellent advice for those who wish to podcast and vidcast.  So join Lump and Blurry Dude as we talk new media order and tech.  Be sure and check out his work at The Blurry Dude.

Blurry Dude, Blurry Chick, That Guy and Henchman Number 3

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – Alan Clay and Stewert Fulljames

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Alan Clay and Stewert Fulljames and Butterfly Crush

This particular interview is with Alan Clay and Stewert Fulljames. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.

Mr. Clay is a published author and is the writer, director and producer of the the film “Butterfly Crush” which won first place feature drama at this year’s gathering.  Mr. Fulljames is the art director for the film.  This duo trekked all the way from New Zealand for this year’s event and were gracious enough to give us about 20 minutes of their time for this interview.  Join us by listening in as they talk about the film, this awesome event and the new media order.

Cameo Cleveland – Cleveland, I Love You

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Cameo Cleveland – Cleveland, I Love You

By: Giorgiana Lascu

October 16, 2011

I got a chance to catch up with the producers of “Cleveland, I Love You”; Eric Swinderman and Mark Pengryn and the film’s casting director, Amy Swinderman this past Sunday.  What drew me to this project is the level of professionalism that this project brings to Cleveland.  In a city where so many projects don’t even see the light of day these filmmakers have aspired not only showcase Cleveland talent, but to change the whole industry standard in this city.

The film has just come out of the casting process with some big local names including Robin Swoboda, Vic Gideon, Leon Bibb and a multitude of other talented Clevelanders.  The cast list is huge, but loaded with some fantastic actors who’s work I’ve been lucky enough to catch: Christian Prentice, Mike Goulis, Jennifer Dillon Boczek, Patricia Valestin, and Jackson Biesecker.  And by no means is the talent only in front of the camera, besides the fact that Eric and Mark are award winning filmmakers, the other directors on the project have produced some superb work… Sage O’Bryant, Robert Banks, and Tony Hartman… any more talent and I’m going to have to change my panties.

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