Archive for May, 2010
Starting tomorrow (June 1 at 7 PM), I am ecstatic to be starting a new podcast that I’ve wanted to for a long time. Along with my esteemed co-host, Rob de la Cretaz, we will present to you: the AwesomeCast. It’s going to evolve as we get comfortable in our skin with the new show, we plan to cover everything tech, media, and gadgety that crosses our peripherals from across the industry, and locally here in Pittsburgh.
For our first episode, we welcome a good friend and colleague, Mike Pound. He’s a writer for the Beaver Valley Times (and host of their NewsBreak segment), blogger under Uncle Crappy, and lover of Ohio State football. This week, we’re going to pick his brain on the week’s tech news, and what the advent of online delivery and the all knowing iPad mean for his industry.
I’m always excited to discover some old acquaintances doing cool things. I was geeked to find a friend in the movies (and even rented one of them just because. I’ll plug his photography while I’m at it…)
I came across another again, in Tim Kirby. Here’s a fellow that I would see around the lounge at the Art Institute and BS with from time to time. I always wondered what path led him out to Russia, aside from his interesting art style. But anyways, I last recall seeing him in video as part of a dating game. Now, I discovered his podcast that’s been running for a good while, the Tsar Podcast. The episode I was drawn into was a bomb shelter bunker. You can tell Tim’s having a good time, and is really knowledgeable about the stuff. Take a watch.
Oh, what’s this? There’s a blog at this address. And the key works in the door and…oh, there I am. Familiar dashboard. There’s all the plugins.
But what’s this? What’s with those little bunnies on my blog? I’m digging the silhouette tree dealing, and it’s sort of slick.
Man, I used to do all that stuff myself. And it’s so hard to find a pre-made theme I like.
Maybe if I had better Google Adsense, I could afford something sweet like Squarespace. (and I’m the only one not affiliated with them these days, it feels…)
Well, I’ve been hard at work on more than a few projects and personal launches. But I’m finally liking how SorgatronMedia.com is looking. Some more customization and that’s a good place to tell me what I’m doing if I ever get amnesia…
Well anyways. I just wanted to drop a little blog post to reaquaint myself. Let you know I’m still alive, crawling that dark hole we become overwhelmed with some days, and let you know some fun stuff is coming.
But in the meantime, you should check out some people that are way better at this than I am…yet…
- Miss Ginny has a post over there at Thats Church that’s gotten the people riled up. If you want something to creatively put the social backlash in action on some Pittsburgh situations, go read this article, and do what you voiciferous people do best. No one motivates the masses for a worthy fight than good ol’ JanePitt…..
- My good bud Chachi has been busy presiding over the local elections. Who knew he’d be a Judge….
- Justin Kownacki needs more attention from me to his blog, but his tweets have had me pontificating enough, as of late.
- I’m trying to figure out the best way to do this, but I think you’re going to find most of my Podcasting projects over at SorgatronMedia.com in some form as I figure this thing out. I might do a summary type post like last week. We’ll see, I guess.
- My personal goal is to have more wrestling personalities calling my hotline to tell me to eff off. That’s a sign you’re doing something right, for sure.
- I also had a random goal of using a crane camera sometime in my videography career after attending the Ring of Honor taping in Philadelphia last weekend. (both in crowd and backstage. Sweet setup, HDNet) I discovered it might be more within my reach than I thought.
I think that’s a blog. It sort of looks like it if you squint and turn your head sideways.
But the bunnies….
Since I’ve been planning to expand my portfolio with some new shows in the coming weeks, I’ve decided to start combining my personal “reposts” of the show descriptions here.
Sorg, wrestlefan200, and Mad Mike get together and test out the brand new Skype Beta and get everyone in on the Skype video act for you video viewers! We talk about Indies stepping up for television consumption, WWE’s Over the Edge PPV, Hulk Hogan and TNA, Kurt Angle and Gail Kim’s new movies, and much more. All this and a new video Top 10, and a message from the missing DJLunchbox!
This week’s guest: WHAT Music
- Whitney Peyton “Crazy” 09 is Mine Download Here
- WHAT Music ” I Do” Broke Necks Listen to it here
- Authority Zero “A Day to Remember” Stories of Survival <Releases May 25> Check it out here <Affiliate Link>
I’ve recently started the music promotion engine again in the form of my new podcast, The Free Music Funtime Show. Here’s my first album review for the site.
It’s another year, and another album from my favorite rap group dedicated to the herb that I can’t touch due to legal reasons. Long Live the Kings brings a bit more than it’s past entries, including a welcome addition.
One thing you could pan Kottonmouth Kings for, was that for a few years, their albums really sort of felt the same. There were new songs, new beats, but a lot of the albums, while good listens, were one in the same in feel. This year, it feels like this album got a new leg in life with the addition of The Dirtball. Dirtball’s an artist that has stuck out for several years on the Suburban Noize label for his more drum beat-based style for three solo albums, and scores of appearances on Subnoize Souljaz and other artist guest spots. His voice and style feels like it brings a more solid voice to the album, and appears like it might have inspired the rest of the core Kings to step up their game overall. It’s fun to see his style over the rip-hop tracks KMK are known for, such as “Rampage”.
It’s interesting how Kottonmouth Kings have sought to stay relevant and fresh in such a long career when other underground groups, like Insane Clown Posse have lost their magic years ago (though still do well to bring on a new, younger audience). Whether it be the more topical concepts, broader themes, or what seems to be a regular flow of new artists on the label collaborating across all albums.
Either way, Kottonmouth Kings Long Live the Kings <Affiliate link> is a nice refreshing album for KMK fans and a great jumping on point for people curious about them.
Sorg, DJLunchbox, and Mad Mike talk about the last WWE show in Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena, bad seating, IWC Super Indy, the plight of indy wrestling production values on DVDs, sexual harassment in the Titan Towers, Khali’s riot, and much, much more…
This is Episode 217 for Tuesday, May 11, 2010. You can get the episode here on Talkshoe, Blip.tv subscribe to the audio or video versions iTunes, look us up on Youtube, Roku, or Boxee, and as always, stay tuned towww.wrestlingmayhemshow.com for the latest! The Wrestling Mayhem Show is recorded live and can be heard/viewed from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern on Talkshoe.com and Ustream.tv. Let us know what you think of the show, and your thoughts on the wrestling world by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Don’t forget you can find links related to the show’s news stories and more at our Delicious Links Page for Episode 218!
This week’s Audible Pick: “The Areas of My Expertise” by John Hodgeman
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WMS Gold Bonus Content: This week, the Mayhem Crew talks about Iron Man 2 spoilings, sings some songs, listens to Mad Mike’s drunk dialings, and get introduced to Darth Lunchbox! Not on Gold? iPhone users can pick up the app right here!
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While I haven’t had the fortune to attend a Penguins game at Mellon Arena, I have been a frequent visitor to the facility. I’ve attended for Marylin Manson, Green Day, and a great number of WWE shows, starting with my first house show in 1999. I’ve seen Unforgiven 2001 (Angle beating Steve Austin for the title), No Way Out (the only, thankfully, barbed wire steel cage match), and Armageddon 2007 (the coming of the Edge Heads!), and countless RAW and Smackdown tapings.
Tonight, I visit the place for perhaps the last time as WWE holds their last show there. An event that I hear is going to be giving a proper send off to the building with a video package and a special edition shirt.
It’s been interesting to see who holds this significant wrestling event over the Penguins playoff game tonight. And the lashback about the screen not being up for this show, but either way, the Sorgs will be attending another historical moment in that ol’ building.
Here’s to you, Mellon Arena…
It’s been a long, loving relationship. But we’re done.
I can no longer your donuts from Tim Horton. “
I can no longer avow that The Mountie “always gets his man….”
I can no longer stop heckling your stupid anthem..
I will forever hate you for that time Hacksaw Jim Duggan switched for that side…
At least until after the NHL Playoffs….
This week, we’re premiering our footage from Chikara’s Fanclave, where we were fortunate enough to be allowed to talk with a number of talented people from the weekend’s King of Trios! We have footage of Mike Quackenbush, Christopher Daniels, Johnny Gargano, Matt Cross, Daisuke Sekimoto of Big Japan, Bryce Remsberg, and a surprising fan. All this and clips from Chikareoke, and my battle with Stever the Turtleweiner!
This is Episode 217 for Tuesday, May 4, 2010. You can get the episode here on Talkshoe, Blip.tv subscribe to the audio or videoversions iTunes, look us up on Youtube, Roku, or Boxee, and as always, stay tuned towww.wrestlingmayhemshow.com for the latest! The Wrestling Mayhem Show is recorded live and can be heard/viewed from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern on Talkshoe.comand Ustream.tv. Let us know what you think of the show, and your thoughts on the wrestling world by emailing us at email@example.com! Don’t forget you can find links related to the show’s news stories and more at our Delicious Links Page for Episode 217!
This week’s Audible Pick: “Crush It!” by Gary Vaynerchuk
Get this book free at www.audiblepodcast.com/sorgatronmedia
WMS Gold Bonus Content: This week, the Mayhem Crew gets vulger, discusses hairstyles, comic books, and more on down time. Not on Gold? iPhone users can pick up the app right here!
A little something I did for Podcamp Pittsburgh:
So, you’re new to the social media scene. You’re Twittering, blogging, and doing fine. But how do you meet more people with a penchant for being social?
That’s where the Pittsburgh TweetUp group comes in. This is a free (for the moment) Ning group where all things social get posted. Whether it be organizing a Pirates game tailgate party, particular food TweetUps, art outings, and chances to jump in a river.
There’s always something going on, or throw out an event idea yourself!
Are there other local social event sites you like to use?
*Thanks to Uncle Crappy for his picture-esque recaps.