Saturday, December 28, 2013

Updated: #ItKeepsGettingBesser

I've lost track of all the It Gets Besser projects I've been a part of, but I love them all. The latest one though had me in stitches when I got my first glimpse of it. As you may have gathered, I love Jewish music, and I love my current lifestyle. I don't apologize for either of them, and I'm not ashamed. So when I saw the first video of the new IGB series, I was instantly in love with the concept.

#ItGetsBesser from ItGetsBesser on Vimeo.

This is a teaser for the upcoming video, and if the few submissions I've seen are an indicator, this video is going to be amazing. In order to garner submissions, one of the co-creators, Sam Katz, created what is possibly the greatest Tumblr page ever (I wouldn't really know, it's probably the third Tumblr page I've ever seen, but it's truly brilliant), so be sure to check it out, I laughed till I cried.

UPDATE: Here is the final product.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tell Me How You Really Feel

I do a lot of interviews, and naturally I weigh what I say in public, so much of what I say may be repetitive if you've seen, read or heard me in a few of them. Recently I did an Podcast interview that went a little differently... I got home after a long day, and I decided to unwind with a few beers. I knew I was about to go on tape, but chose to imbibe anyways. The result is one of the most candid and revealing interviews I've ever done. The term "interview" is a misnomer in this case, it was more like a monologue. If you have any interest in me, my journey or what makes people like me tick, I would highly recommend this podcast. Beware though, the hosts challenged me to sprinkle my sentences with profanity, and I obliged. A lot. That, and the beer loosened my usual firm grip on language. So hide the kiddies, grab a beer, and enjoy!

P.S. Halfway through the interview, I realized that I was on the wrong wifi channel at home, which made the sound less than perfect, so if the audio is irritating, hang in there, it gets much better in the second part.