Jan 26, 2010

Hive Awards Updates and A Treat

I have admittedly been bad about the frequency of my updates here this month - busy trying to get the Hive Awards off the ground.

Speaking of which, I just wanted to give you a recap and some details:

Call for Entries ends 1.31 2.15, so ENTER NOW

The show itself will be held as a part of SXSW Interactive

When: Friday, March 12th @ 8PM
Where: Red 7, 611 East 7th Street, off Red River Road (Bing map here)

Microsoft Bing is now one of our sponsors - look for more announcements on that front shortly.

And now for the treat: former SNL cast member Rachel Dratch ("Debby Downer" and others) and comedian Billy Eichner put together this spoof of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind." I try and keep the personal off this blog, but this hit home: this is where I grew up, went to high school, etc. I can pretty much tell you where every shot was taken. And while it's particularly funny if you grew up surrounded by "lots of women with fur and diet pills" and attended dozens of themed bar and bat mitzvahs, I am assured by friends who didn't that, like Seinfeld, the humor is pretty much universal.


Best viewed full screen mode (just click the four-arrow icon)

PS: I contacted Eichner to request a downloadable copy and tell him how much I enjoyed the video - we exchanged a couple of emails and he's a very nice guy. You can follow him on Twitter too and find out where he's playing.

PPS: You can follow the Hive Awards on Twitter too-- and DON'T FORGET TO ENTER

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