Peeples not to be confused with the delicious marshmallow Peep or the department store which I am not even sure exists anymore but was once named Peebles. No Peeples is not Popples, I remember those silly stuffed toys that you could turn into balls…yeah, I had several and I’m no ashamed. Soooo Peeple, as in Peeples the new comedy which is set to release in movie theaters on Mother’s Day weekend. A comment on the YouTube trailer says, “Black meet the parents” which I can see that being the case, but you know something Meet The Parents was freaking funny so I’m definitely going to check out Peeples. Plus I really like Kerry Washington, she was in a couple Psych episodes, as Mira Gaffney, you know because she was married to Gus for five seconds. And really who doesn’t love David Grier! DAG!
Anywho, check out the newly released poster for Lionsgate’s upcoming film, PEEPLES. You won’t want to miss this hilarious comedy, full of priceless laugh-out-loud lessons in what NOT to do when meeting your future in-laws, starring Craig Robinson (Wade Walker), Kerry Washington (Grace Peeples), and David Alan Grier(Virgil Peeples). Catch a glimpse of the chaotic surprises to come in the FINAL POSTER, a family portrait gone wrong!
SYNOPSIS: Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (writer of DRUMLINE) joins forces with Tyler Perry to present a laugh-out-loud look at the family ties that freak us out . . . but bind us together with love.
PEEPLES will hit theaters everywhere on May 10, 2013 be sure to watch the trailer posted above the title! So funny!
Mixed by David Barbe (Drive-By Truckers, REM, Son Volt), and co-produced by Leahey, it’s the sound of the modern South: music for city highways and country lanes, for pop fans and roots rockers, for the heart as well as the heartland.
American Songwriter says: “Summer Sleeves is a sonic tribute to the sounds of the south and Nashville – Virginia-native Leahey’s adopted hometown – and blends influences from the likes of Whiskeytown, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan along with rock roots, twangy steel guitar and thoughtful lyrics.”
The Nashville-based Leahey recorded the songs with the Homestead, a group of childhood friends and Virginia-based musicians who added organ, harmonized guitar riffs, pedal steel, and three-part harmonies to the mix. Get a taste with 1st single Little In Love: Watch the video via YouTube or free download via Soundcloud.
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead’s debut EP Summer Sleeves, out April 2, 2013.
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead On Tour:
March 24 – Nashville, TN – The Basement (8:30pm)
April 5 – Louisville, KY – Third Street Dive (9:30pm)
April 7 – Chicago, IL – Tonic Room (8:00pm)
April 8 – Ypsilanti, MI – Woodruff’s (8:00pm)
April 9 – Canton, OH – Buzzbin (8:00pm)
April 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers Coyote Café (9:30pm)
April 11 – New York City, NY – Pianos (7:00pm)
April 13 – Richmond – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (7:00pm)
April 15 – Knoxville, TN – Preservation Pub (11:00pm)
April 16 – Nashville, TN – The 5 Spot (10:00pm)
April 17 – Nashville, TN – Music City Roots (7:00pm)
This is something I’ve been avidly working on for my own site. I want to take scrink.com to the next level. Yeah, we’re going steady but I’m thinking we need to think about a wedding.
There’s this amazing 3-day workshop (The Blog Workshop) specifically for bloggers and vloggers who are sincere in going the extra mile for their website. It’s aptly named “The Blog Workshop” and the conference spans from May 17 through 19th, 2013. And really the great thing about this workshop is that it is online. You can be anyone, anywhere and if you’re interested you can go online and be a part of the conference by registering here. This is especially important for people like me who are already working full-time, who might be a mom with three kids ;) and might also be insane enough to be taking a class while trying to keep up with a blog. *raising hand*
Some of the speakers who will be presenting include:
Ryan Schram, he is with the company IZEA and Crystal Duncan, they are some of the minds behind payperpost and socialspark
Lindsay Lee, she is co-founder of Blog Trends
There will be representatives from BlogAds
Stepfanie Cuevas, she’ll discuss sponsorship and advertising, her site is StepfaniesDesk.com
Laura Summers, Blogging for Business, her site is NakedBlogging.com
Da Vinci, she is a Lifestyle Blogger/VLogger, known for the Your Life After 25 brand
DeeDee Cocheta, from A.B.C. Publicity, she’s a guru of PR and branding
You are going to want to register now, in advance, because you will get emails leading up to the conference with more information. They do offer scholarships and grants for those who would like to virtually attend. There are discounted tickets available through Indiegogo campaign perks, more about the Indiegogo campaign below. Perks include t-shirts, tickets, and other bloggy swag. The IndieGoGo campagin will accept anything from $25 to $50 or even $1 if that’s what you can contribute at the moment. So make a contribution and earn a perk, there’s a helpful widget below.
You can check out The Blog Workshop website right now because there are a myriad of useful tips you can put into motion starting today. Including pages of ideas on how to handle SEO. There is a page on using videos to promote your site with practical YouTube SEO tips that will help your videos be more interactive and get more views.
So I am a Minus the Bear fan, have been for several years, but I haven’t really gotten into any of their new material until this morning when I listened to their second single off their latest album, song “Listing” and albumInfinity Overhead (Dangerbird Records).
Okay, I’ll admit, the song starts out sounding like something my nine-year-old son would put together on his keyboard downstairs in our basement. But as I continued listening other textures and elements were added to the song and now I love it! Plus it has a fully animated video which I adore, I feel like I should take screenshots and create a wall calendar with the illustrations. Jesse LeDoux (known for Yo Gabba Gabba) was the designer and director and it was produced by an animation studio Six Point Harness. The band members faces on animated bodies crack me up.
Rug Burn is hosting the video on their YouTube Channel.
Minus the Bear will team up with Circa Survive for a co-headline tour to take place this. Dubbed the Waves Overhead Tour, the tour will kick off March 6 in Columbus, Ohio, end March 30 in Oklahoma City and feature main support from Minneapolis-based indie rockers Now, Now. Minus the Bear will bookend the tour with a brief headline run of the Midwest and Western U.S.
MINUS THE BEAR HEADLINE TOUR
February 27 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The Vault ^
February 28 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre ^
March 1 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s ^
March 2 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
March 3 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
March 4 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub ^
MINUS THE BEAR CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH CIRCA SURVIVE
March 6 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
March 7 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre *
March 8 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre *
March 9 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore (Idobi Meltdown) *
March 11 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall *
March 12 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
March 14 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
March 15 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel *
March 16 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
March 17 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance *
March 19 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount *
March 20 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theatre *
March 22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore *
March 23 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *
March 24 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm *
March 25 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live *
March 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Side Bar * (without Circa Survive)
March 27 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor *
March 28 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
March 29 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre *
March 30 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
MINUS THE BEAR HEADLINE TOUR
April 1 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol Santa Fe #
April 2 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep #
Having just been out on maternity leave for 10 weeks I lost touch with a lot. Seriously, it has been shameful, I didn’t know who the white-feathered dude on stage during the New Year’s Eve celebrations was and when he started jumping around with MC Hammer, dancing all horse-like I was just amazed he was allowed stage time. So I found out his name is Psy. Then I asked out loud (to my husband and our three kids) what the hell he was wearing, singing and doing!? What is this Gangnam Style and WHY WHY has it taken over social media. Of all things to go viral, really people horse dancing? Yes, I’m not with the times and in this case that is okay with me.
The only thing that could make Psy and his Gangnam business remotely interesting to me is the fact that UDance did a Gangnam Style flash mob on the University of Delaware’s Green while I was out. Had I been in my office at UD I probably would have gone up-campus to see it in person. Fortunately for me there is YouTube.
Another things I had not been aware of was the music player Google released. Google Play, which also stores books and games, allows for 20,000 songs to be uploaded and then streamed from anywhere via your Google Login. I can create playlists at home and listen to them at work. It’s lovely, DRM Free and I’m giddy. Plus the Google Music Store is MUCH cheaper than the Apple Music Store. Let me tell you how much $1.29 for ONE song infuriated me! OH IT DID!
What is in your Work Playlist? I can tell you what is NOT in mine and that would be Gangnam Style. I have some Fun., Foster the People, Imagine Dragons, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, U2, Def Leppard, Lee Brice and Zac Brown Band to name a handful.
Even though it’s easier to stream on Android based phones, I was able to find an app for my iPhone, too. With the Melodies app on my iPhone I can stream during my drive or while in the shower.
Check out the NEWEST episode of veteran TV host Quddus’ (ABC’s “Duets,” MTV’s TRL) THE Q SIDEfeaturing 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, a 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.