Yesterday, I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. The nomination came from a fellow author, the lovely Eveli Acosta, who named me amongst 15 other super-talented, super-cool bloggers. Be sure to check out Eveli’s site, where you can check out her work and find links to order her books.
As a Versatile Blogger Award nominee, there are a few rules I must abide by, rules that I shall now share with you, Dear Readers. They are:
- Create a post for the Versatile Blogger Award. (Hey, whaddaya think you’re reading now?)
- In the same post, thank the blogger who gave you the award and put a link back to their blog. (Please see above!)
- Nominate 15 other people for this award and let them know. (I shall do this posthaste!)
- Post seven random things about yourself. (I am not looking forward to this.)
- Include these rules in your post. (And here we are.)
I guess I’ll post seven random things about myself first, then I’ll follow up with my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award. Ready? Okay!
Posted in Cool Story Bro, humor, Life, New York City, Person of the Week, Random, Random Cool, Ratchet, Writers
Tagged Angry Birds, Bob Newhart, Bring It On, Dana Beckley, Danyel Smith, DC Mumbo Sauce, DJ Heat, Emily Cavalier, Emlyn Chand, Eveli Acosta, Fabulously Fourty(ish), Feminista Jones, food, Guerrilla Mom, Hell and Heartaches, hip-hop, Huny Young, iPhone 4S, It Can't All Be Dior, Jacki-O, Jay Fingers, Joel Friedman, Julia Duffy, Knob Slobbing Feminism, Mac Smith, Maria Guido, Marisa Kakoulas, Miss Info, Most Beautifullest, Mouth of the Border, Needles and Sins, Patrice Callender, Ron Worthy, Screenplays, screenwriting, Soulhead, Soundclick, The Book Designer, The Real Life Adventures of Being 40ish, The Smithian, The Versatile Blogger Award, two + seven, W-I-Z
Awww yeeeaaaahhh! The long awaited GUESTLIST Official Mixtape is finally here! From the official press release:
Be Cool Entertainment Holdings, in association with AEIOU Records and Vagabonds Music Group, is proud to present the highly anticipated GUESTLIST Official Mixtape, available for free download at www.becoolent.com. The collection is meant to serve as an audio companion for the upcoming novel GUESTLIST from author Jay Fingers.
Miami’s DJ Sage mixed the entire project, which features songs curated by Jay Fingers. The mixtape offers an eclectic collection of party-rocking songs across a variety of genres, including hip-hop, rock, and pop. Featured artists include The Vagabonds, Brian Grosz, W-I-Z, Mala Reignz, Beejus, Alex Walker, The MC Faceman, Lil Heat, G. Brown, and more.
Tracklisting and download links below. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Miami, Music, New York City, Nightlife
Tagged AEIOU Records, Alex Walker, Beejus, Brian Grosz, G. Brown, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, Jay Fingers, Lil Heat, Mala Reignz, The MC Faceman, The Vagabonds, Vagabonds Music Group, W-I-Z
What? Something new from W-I-Z?
In the words of Vizzini, “It’s inconceivable!“
Posted on W-I-Z’s official Facebook page, the above video shows the erstwhile Phanatik Poet performing the intro to his long-awaited debut album Audio 5000 on piano at the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami.
Posted in Miami, Music, Video
Tagged Audio 5000, Fearless Soulz, hip-hop, ibis entertainment, Newman Alumni Center, The Princess Bride, University of Miami, Vizzini, W-I-Z
Now this is the dumb shit I’m taking about.
Kia Shine, a Memphis rapper and songwriter of dubious talent, actually recorded, released, and was serious about an unbelievably bad song entitled “Club Walmart” featuring Bad Boy refugee Yung Joc. I think the song is already a year old, but since I listen to good music (like Rebecca Black) I was not privy to its existence.
The hilariously awful song finds our narrators going to the discount retail giant not for underwear or groceries or cheap DVDs but for the express purpose of finding “hot” chicks with whom they can score.
Let me repeat that again for ultimate clarity and resonance: They went to Walmart to find “hot” chicks with whom they can score. Um, sir …
Posted in Music, Memphis, WTF, Random, humor, Ratchet, Cool Story Bro
Tagged Ashley Jackson, Club Wal-Mart, hip-hop, Kia Shine, Rebecca Black, Toni Duncan, W-I-Z, wal-mart, Yung Joc
So I was surprised to check my inbox and see that a few of you actually missed me. Yeah, yeah, I haven’t blogged in a while. But it was Thanksgiving! Everyone deserves a holiday, no? A little rest and relaxation?
Though to be real, there wasn’t much rest and relaxation at all. I went home to surprise family and friends, but I didn’t get a chance to spend time with any of them as my mother’s house was burglarized the night I arrived. So I pretty much spent all my time with her, which is not a bad thing, but it prevented me from spending time with my other family and friends. Ah well.
Posted in food, Memphis
Tagged dinner, food, ham, honey ham, honeybaked ham, Jay Fingers, Memphis, potato salad, spaghetti, Svedka, Thanksgiving, turkey, vodka, W-I-Z
Those that know and love me know that recently I’ve taken up with that classic alcoholic beverage known as the Bloody Mary. While I’d always liked the Bloody, it was never a major component of my repertoire until a few months back when, on a flight to Miami, I had a few on the aeroplane. The one I had on the plane was the bootleg version — vodka and tomato juice, viola! It got the job done.
However, being a massive proponent of brunch culture, as I began ordering Bloodys instead of mimosas on Sunday (and sometimes Saturday) mornings with my omelets, I realized that there was much more to the beverage then I’d originally thought. It was just my lucky (inside joke, not a typo) that two weeks ago on my birthday, I found a recipe for the bomb Bloody Mary on Lifehacker. And so I finally enjoyed the bomb Bloody for the first time this past Sunday. Why’d I wait two weeks to enjoy the bomb? Well you’ll just have to hit the jump to find out, now won’t you?
Posted in New York City, Random, Uncategorized
Tagged 50 cent, alcohol, alcoholism, Ashley Dupre, bloody mary, drunk, Fearless Soulz, ibis entertainment, Jay Fingers, MySpace, Sex and The City, Team Liquor, The Greene Grape, Vitamin Water, W-I-Z
I think I’m going to become a rock star. That way, it’ll be that much easier to pitch my screenplay to a Hollywood exec. *sigh* The life of the charmed, I tell ya.
Our favorite industry insider, SG, is back with more script sale goodness. As usual, the interludes are top notch. Please forgive if I’m not as eloquent in this post, but I’m currently watching the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy while sipping on Georgi and Tropicana. I swear, Georgi must be the cheapest vodka I’ve ingested since Popov back in ’99. Yeah, I’m looking at you, W-I-Z.
Click the jump to see who’s sold scripts while you haven’t.
Posted in entertainment, Movies, News
Tagged Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading, George Clooney, hip-hop, hiphop, hollywood, ibis entertainment, Jay Fingers, Julia Roberts, Motion Pictures, movie, Ocean's Eleven, Righteous Kill, Screenplays, screenwriting, scriptgirl, tropic thunder, W-I-Z