On Being First

December 27, 2007

Answering a few of the many awesome responses to my Beating the Little Hater video.

Hard to believe it was only 6 months ago I launched this site, been a great ride so far. Big thanks to everyone who took the time to watch. I am hatching secret plans to make sure our first full year is worth your while.

(Shoutouts to Anthony J. Sloan, Mama Smooth, C-Lo, Anil Dash, Fimoculous, Veronica Belmont, Mahalo Daily, Irina, Tilzy, Scoble, Urb, Wired, Eric Rice, Vince Williams, Metafilter, Harry from Jumpoff TV, Jesse Thorn, Steve and Zadi, Jeff from tikibartv, Gary from Winelibrary (your video is coming), Bill, Bill, the other Jay, everyone on twitter and the yahoo group, and most of all everyone who ever left a comment!)

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Beating The Little Hater

December 18, 2007

For those of you (and this is surely all of you, one way or another!) who do creative work:

What are your tricks for maintaining the confidence and discipline to stay productive? What does that little voice say to keep you from being creative, and how do you make sure he doesn't win? Let us know in the comments, or better yet make a post and link to it here for us.

I think it'd be great to get a discussion going and share strategies, maybe together we can beat the little haters once and for all. :)

photo credit: http://www.luismuna.com

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Waxing Poetic About Hip-Hop

December 13, 2007

Continue reading "Waxing Poetic About Hip-Hop"

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Working My Way Back To You

December 6, 2007

Helllooooo, anybody still out there? Been busy with my trip out to California for The Winnies, and came back to find both my cameras are out of order. So hopefully I'll be back in effect soon, but in the meantime I'll post up some archival goodies.. for today here are some funny clips I snagged at MC Serch's birthday party.

Anybody have recommendations for a good camcorder in the $500 range?

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