Archive for February, 2008
We put “THE NOD” on our homepage to be able to put one video per day in a place that deserves special attention.
If you’ve run into a few too many ego maniacs, wrong-headed people and power trippers lately, then I hope you spend 4 minutes watching our video of the day by clicking on the image below…and spend more minutes digging deeper into DICK GREGORY.
You can tell by the title I’m just not getting enough 07/08 sleep. Pathetic. But heading to ‘church’ tonight for kickoff of the next leg of the Springsteen tour. That & today’s 2 new videos will keep me vertical.
Every Thursday Don Was presents NEW music recorded & produced for you free of charge. Grab the MP3’s & steal the music videos with thanks to a generous grant from our friends at LINCOLN.
Today’s new music premiere is just what the doctor ordered – reggae rock from the band COMMON SENSE. Their first My Damn Channel video is called “STRANGE ONE.”
The band is based in a very important town for our new media mission – LAGUNA BEACH, CA. It’s homebase for Okapi Ventures where Marc Averitt is a lead backer & board member at My Damn Channel. Surf’s most definitely UP.
If comedy’s your Thursday calling – head to one of newest channels: CARNIVAL of STUFF. Steve Kerper & the mighty men at Asterisk present our first animated series: “INVASION” – episode 3 – SQUIRRELS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN:
The blog is called “THE NIGHT FEED” – usually written in the middle of the night – at home – after feeding twin babies.
“MILK AWAY” is the name of today’s tribute to anyone who’s used a meeting with My Damn Channel to fake support for a suck.
When you build a small business with a big idea – beware of spending too much time talking with people about building the business. Max time every waking hour has to go to creating the work and serving the audience. Talk is anything but cheap when you’re carefully spending every dollar you’ve got. Talk sometimes means too many plane tickets to visit plush boardrooms where hosts serve bottled water and then feign true interest as a tactic to do a little more ‘research.’ Entrepreneurs lift back the veil – spill the beans – tell their story – sell their wares.
The process is flawed but all this chess taught us a few lessons. In a world with an unending number of new media choices, there are no secrets. Someone spending too much time thinking and waiting is someone left in the back of the line when a fast-moving train leaves the station.
My Damn Channel is built on speed – founded as an alternative to corporate interference – tested and vetted every minute by hungry fans armed with the best, badass bullshit detectors.
We’re in debt to the people who’ve put their time and treasure into this mission to reboot OLD MEDIA. We stand in service to our small staff, our stellar stable of artists, our fellow media missionaries helping spread the news, and our audience keeping us honest.
Next train is leaving the station.
Alex Gibney is an Oscar winner! The man is a friend, an inspiration, and a soulful warrior. His films are completely dedicated to telling the truth.
TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
Here’s the LA Times:
‘Taxi to the Dark Side’: A look at torture
HORRIBLE PEOPLE – episode 3 – the evil soap opera continues
HARRY SHEARER’s FOUND OBJECTS – BILL O’REILLY / ANN COULTER / KATIE COURIC.
(O’Reilly is too beautiful for words. Coulter has an ugly addiction. We still love Katie.)
Wednesday 2/27: COOKIN’ with COOLIO – episode 3
ANDY MILONAKIS presents ANDY MILONAKIS
CARNIVAL of STUFF presents INVASION – episode 3
DON WAS presents NEW MUSIC from the LA SKA BAND, COMMON SENSE
BIG FAT BRAIN presents “YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP” – episode 8 (it’s comin – it’s comin)