JUNE 4: MY BIRTHDAY
So after the Citizen Media Fair, and/or after the podcast meetup, come on over to our backyard birthday BBQ. It will be full of hobbitty goodness! (No, we won't actually be grilling Hobbit this year.)
Oh, what's that? You want to show me some love? And buy me something from my Amazon wishlist? Okay, I won't step into the ring with you on that one!
JUNE 4: CITIZEN MEDIA FAIR
>>> Media/blog junkies, don't miss this event!
CITIZEN MEDIA FAIR TO EXPLORE PEOPLE POWER AND THE MEDIA
Concerned about the news media? You are not alone. Americans all across the political spectrum are increasingly dissatisfied with - and distrustful of - the performance of local and national news sources. A Citizen Media Fair to be held June 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hamline University’s Klas Center will bring together journalists, media activists and concerned citizens to talk about what citizens can do to increase media accountability, quality and diversity. The fast-paced program will feature panel discussions, hands-on workshops, screenings of documentaries on the news media, and a keynote address by Air America Minnesota talk show host Wendy Wilde.
PEOPLE POWER AND THE MEDIA
Saturday, June 4th
1 PM - 5 PM
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: WENDY WILDE [AIR AMERICA MINNESOTA 950 am]
Making Your Own Media:
John Slade, Counter Propaganda Coalition
Janis Lane-Ewert, KFAI Fresh Air Radio
Chuck Olsen, director of Blogumentary
Pam Colby, Minneapolis Telecommunication
Plus workshops and more.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Chuck is happy to say, in the third person, that he is suddenly busy with a new freelance project. Blogging will be light so that Chuck and Lorika can afford to: eat, drink, watch cable, see Revenge of the Sith - things of this nature. Hopefully Chuck will also find time to edit Voltage05 video.
See you round the BBQ.
Voltage05: Fashion Amplified
What an incredible event. Melodious Owl, Mike Gunther, Olympic Hopefuls, The Soviettes, The TV Sound, Ouija Radio... the best bands this town has to offer, all snazzed up by local fashion designers. And the models? Often jaw-dropping. I have a new appreciation for fashion-as-performance art.
LOTS more pics below. Ross Raihala (whom I didn't recognize in person without a pulp fiction fedora) has the quintessential rundown of the night.
Two geeky white guys
I interviewed Fimoculous Rex about MNspeak.com, and it's featured on today's Rocketboom. Rex's rooftop is famous in these here parts... but it's tough to compete with the Big Apple. All rooftops are equally valid and special, m-kay?
THIS WAS ART GARAGE
HOTTT PARIS HILTON COMMERCIAL!
OMG you guys!!! Have you seen this totally hot Paris Hilton burger commercial for Carl's Jr.? Well go watch it here now. Then, get ready. Because I've got the longer, totally uncut, too-porn-for-television remixed version right here – just for you!!!
Totally ass-blowingly hot Paris Hilton commercial remix [Quicktime, 4 MB]
POOR PHIL SPECTOR...
You shouldn't shoot ladies in the face, silly!
Or in Mary Lucia's words: "Hi, I had a big heaping helping of crazy for breakfast, but I swear I didn't kill her"
60 SECOND STORIES
Hey videobloggers: Tell a video story in one minute. You can do that right?
STILL MORE VID-LINKS!
Newsweek has tons of stuff on the future of television.
MORE WEB SITES DISCOVERED
Speaking of A-listers, according to Steve Garfield I was demoted from B-list to C-list on Blogebrity. I was so depressed I didn't leave the house all day. Kidding! It's actually a pretty genius idea to make bloggers link to them, thus improving their chances of winning the Contagious Media Showdown. I intended to enter myself, but will have to reserve my secret idea for another day. (Side-note: I've personally met 25% of those A-listers - shouldn't I get some sort of "rabid blog-fan" award?)
Meanwhile, freeper wingnuts attempt George Lucas boycott. Good luck with that.
Cine-tastic filmmaker David Lowery (*waves*) made a lovely vlog-film reflecting on his life's Star Wars influence.
O'Reilly reports iTunes may soon support podcasts. Joy! With iTunes already supporting video, can videoblog support be far behind?
And finally, more good news to people with ears and brains: Map Reveals Wind Power Potential "could generate enough electricity to support the world's energy needs several times over." Can you imagine it? Also check out the Arcosanti urban experiment in Arizona.