Monday, June 30, 2008

double-fisting ... I mean blogging.

this weekend the NBA Development League hosted our PreDraft Camp in Georgia - giving 200 prospects a shot at playing in front of D-League execs, coaches, and scouts and some NBA former players and coaches as well. I blogged on the NBA D-League site - live from Suwanee, Georgia.

check it out : here.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

yes, they cannes.

last year, i ran Nokia Nseries' sponsorship of the Cannes Lions Ad Festival - with the capable help of my friends at Local Theory. this year, nokia & local theory went back without me. once again, young creatives had 48 hours to make a spot for mtvswitch to spur the world's youth to help the planet. read more about what they did there (and see the winning clip) - here.

my favorite spots from this year's Young Lions competition :

Team Canada Final Film
catchy tune.

Team Germany Final Film
the ending line makes it.

Team Italy Final Film
nice find on the talent - and nice integration with the message.

Team USA Final Film
brilliant editing.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

live music around town (the REAL LIVE SHOW)

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

TIMEOUT, my go-to events publication, has made finding great free live music in the city allows you to sort by genre, type of performance or borough-neighborhood to find your perfect offering. i'm headed to the outside block party this saturday in williamsburg to peep my guys: the REAL LIVE SHOW! here's a brief description of the event. I'll be doing a brief set on the 1's and 2's at ONE PEE-EM (1pm). so come on by - hope see you there!

The Real Live Show

June, 21 2008 at MAKE MUSIC NYC- Outside Block Party- Williamsburg
bedford, Brooklyn, New York
Cost : free

Make Music New York is a new live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21—the longest day of the year. On that day, public space throughout the five boroughs—sidewalks, parks, community gardens, and more—become impromptu musical stages, dance floors, and social meeting points. Thousands of amateur musicians, in every genre, perform on sidewalks for the biggest crowds of their lives. Professional musicians perform for new audiences, who come out from under their headphones to hear unfamiliar groups risk-free. And everyone is invited to sing along and enjoy the first day of summer. Our event will be on North 12th & Bedford @ McCarren Park. GLACEAU drinks will be served at our free catering table.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

new mix from me - for you.

i haven't made a mix in awhile -- so consider yourselves blessed. :)
it's been incredibly hot here in NYC this week - thus, this mix is entitled : SCORCHER.

you only have until JUNE 18th to download from this site. so, get to it!

(two files - parts 1 & 2)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

jazzified in NYC

this year, for the first time in 4 years, my dad and i will not be going to the north sea jazz festival. :( they pushed the date back from prior years - and my dad and his wife had planned on being here, in the states, during the time frame when the festival will take place this year. as a result, i am trying to visit more jazz venues in the city - hoping to soak in what i'll miss...

tonite jamal and i saw terence blanchard and his quintet at the jazz standard. terence composed many of spike lee's scores - and is considered a 'young lion' -- the new guard bringing incredible straight-ahead jazz to the masses. it was my first time to the small venue a mere 10 blocks from my house - inexcusable, i know! terence was a delight and his band was stellar - stand out performances by all. pianist from cuba, bassist from philly, sax player from tucson (tucson, i know!!!) - and drummer from houston. a wonderful combo, who ended the night with an ode to shaft (he's a bad mutha - shut yo' mouth)... you could tell they were having a good ole time on stage - the best kind if performance - and a wonderful end to a saturday night.