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Back to Back to the Future and the Young Story Tellers Foundation

marty-mcflyThis seems so weird, but it has piqued my interest. I mean I loved Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and I don’t know why you’d want it any other way. However, David Guy disagrees and with his comic stories he has worked to benefit the Young Story Tellers Foundation which is so awesome!

Writer, Director, and Producer David Guy Levy has written a 6-series digital comic book called BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE! Based off the hit film series, Back To The Future, BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE asks what would happen if the filmmakers of Back To The Future went back in time and made sure Eric Stoltz was never replaced by Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the movies.

The first three books will be offered as free downloads with the 4th, 5th, and 6th available at $2 a piece. David will generously be donating ALL of the proceeds to the Young Storytellers Foundation. This foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one-on-one mentoring, they provide under-served children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance.

www.GivingBacktotheFuture.com

Add some music to your royalty free collection

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English: Vinyl Disc Record clip art – vector clip art online, royalty free & public domain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you spend time scouring the web for legit sites to find clipart, stock photos and audio then you know what a pain in the arse it can be. Working in communications I have built a bookmark library which I send to fellow co-workers or friends when they are in need of copyright free media. One of the audiobanks I use is audiobank.fm.

First of all it is absolutely hilarious to read their music of the day choice because whomever writes for this site is pretty awesome. So above and beyond the media they offer royalty free, it’s simply a well written site. For instance today the music of the day is called “vampire chase scene thriller” and the description includes the text “It’s Buffy Meets True Blood or The Walking Dead Meets Dexter” and I was chuckling while reading, but the thing is that description is spot on. And they know how media designers are going to be searching and thinking about projects which I really appreciate.

There is a great menu down the left navigation which breaks down music by genre and my characteristics. So if you’re looking for seasonal music or you’re looking for something with a specific beat than you will have more than one way to find it. There is also a a list for TV/MOVIES and so it will be named to let you know if the music is fantasy or adventure and it will also have a similar naming convention to the show you were thinking about when you went searching. Any new royalty free music they have available will show up in a front page query as well so if you want to just check back every now and then and download new stuff so you can just build a library on your computer to share with people.

Check it out, audiobank.fm!

And just who are you Q? Quddus brings us The Q Side

Check out the NEWEST episode of veteran TV host Quddus (ABC’s “Duets,” MTV’s TRL) THE Q SIDE featuring some of the most talented actresses who are transitioning into the world of music! Quddus gets a fashion makeover from KAT GRAHAM (The Vampire Diaries), picks up some DJ tips from LAURA PREPON (That 70’s Show) and chats with KEKE PALMER (Akeelah and the Bee) about her first mix-tape!

With his stunning good looks, broad creativity, and charming personality, Quddus was destined to impact the world. As an established Television Host and Personality, Quddus’ love for Music and the Arts has swept Generation Next as he has skillfully positioned himself as one of the Hottest Talents in Entertainment. 

Most recently, Quddus hosted ABC’s live summer music competition series Duets with John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, Robin Thicke, and Kelly Clarkson.

Currently, Quddus is hosting his own entertainment news web series The Q Side for the premium YouTube channel LOUD in conjunction with Ben Silverman’s company Electus.

Philanthropy has always been important to Quddus as well. He is the spokesperson for Keep the Drive, teen–to-teen movement to encourage smart driving among youth, Free the Slaves, a movement against modern-day slavery, and since 2001, has been the host of Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day on CBS.

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There is an app for that, stay tuned karaoke lovers

Sing Me Something“! It’s karaoke with a twist and a great way of interacting with friends and people across the globe.

The exciting new Sing me something app is refreshing, fun and a great way of socialising with fellow musical enthusiasts.

A player is given a selection of three songs (complete with melody and lyrics to help the player achieve the best recording possible) then picks a tune, sings and records it for another user to listen to. The other player then has to guess what the song is!

Functional Karaoke on the phone: It’s actually a functional Karaoke bar on your phone. Easy to download from the app store, free to use, Sing Me Something allows you to record as you sing the song with the option to playback.

Sing Me Something is available on iPhone app store and at the Android app market, and allows users to save their songs, access play stats and even rank other people’s singing talents, making it a great all-rounder.

A simple yet colourful layout combined with a great concept for entertainment, this new app is sure to be the next big thing.

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