First, I need y’all to udnerstand something. I am currently blogging from a bar. From a motherfucking bar. And not that cute, mobile-style blogging via the WordPress app (which is pretty fucking boss, btw). I’ve got my MacBook Air out on a dirty table, hammering shit out while sipping on a Blue Point and surrounded by Fort Greene’s finest barflies. I love my life.
Anyway, in an effort to vlog more, I decided to to post this short video I filmed earlier today. It truly serves no purpose. It’s aimless, it’s random, but at least you get to hear my mellifluous voice. Enjoy.
Posted in Cool Story Bro, humor, Life, New York City, Random, Video, Writers
Tagged Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Jay Fingers, MacBook Air, The Alibi, video, Wordpress, Wordpress for iOS, youtube
As you should already know, GUESTLIST is finally released. To celebrate the novel’s release, we held a book release party this past Monday at cocktail bar Hanson Dry in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
The party was a grand success – friends, colleagues, co-workers, drinking buddies, women I
lust after adore, everyone came out to celebrate, and it was a good time.
Posted in Books, Cool Story Bro, Drink, entertainment, Event, Life, New York City, News, Nightlife, Party, Random Cool, Ratchet, Writers, writing
Tagged Book Release, Brooklyn, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, Hanson Dry
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
I haven’t said very much about Trayvon Martin for one simple reason: the whole situation makes me angry.
Yes, I know, it makes us all angry. We can’t believe that we live in a world, a country, an era where a 17-year-old black teen can be murdered in cold blood and his killer not be in danger of prosecution. But what I’m saying is, and those who know me know this to be true, when I’m angry, I don’t become loud or boisterous. I become quiet.
Damn near silent.
I fester and stew in my anger. It’s not healthy, but that’s what I do, partly because I’m cynical to the point where I don’t think anyone care. No one wants to listen. That goes for everyone, from the politicians and authority figures tasked with creating and enforcing the laws of the land to my own family and friends who have enough troubles of their own to be concerned with anyone else’s.
And so I’ve remained silent. Quiet. Haven’t said a word. Even as the evidence against Trayvon’s murderer George Zimmerman began to mount. Even as tapes of the 911 calls became public. Even as common sense and compassion began to prevail among the masses.
Today, I’m breaking my silence. Today, I’m a black man sporting a hoodie, as Trayvon did the evening he was murdered, to show the world that I am not “suspicious.” The pic above was uploaded to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies, and the video at the very top was posted with the same hashtag on YouTube and Viddy.
Posted in Life, New York City, News, Op-Ed, Politics, Random
Tagged #JusticeForTrayvon, #MillionHoodies, Change.org, Facebook, George Zimmerman, Instagram, New York City, Trayvon Martin, Twitter, Union Square, Viddy, youtube
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