Supermodels In Super Bowl Commercials? Who’d Have Thunk It

Kate upton super bowl adDon’t you just love the internet? You can read about and make fun of things, get made fun of, cry, watch a webcam of a lady sitting on a cake, oh, and you can also watch Super Bowl ads that haven’t aired yet, so you’ll laugh less when you actually see them on television. Two that are making the rounds today are for GoDaddy and Mercedes-Benz.

“Soul” has “plus-size” model Kate Upton and Usher appearing in a man’s fantasy about owning a Mercedes. With the help of some sharp sharp fingernails, William Dafoe plays the devil.

In “Perfect Match” we cannot unsee Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex-girlfriend Bar Refaeli kissing a pudgy, red-faced nerd played by “World’s Greatest Extra” Jesse Heiman. Continue reading “Supermodels In Super Bowl Commercials? Who’d Have Thunk It”

Interview: Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Vieem

Vieem (pronounced vie-em) is an East Coast songstress on the rise. Oddly, I had just been telling myself that I need to interview someone again, since my correspondence with Spektor-soundalike Jen Miller was completely painless and massively beneficial to myself and anyone reading.

Of course I couldn’t think of exactly who to contact about an interview. Then, like a slap of fate, I get a message in my inbox from an indie artist with a link to her SoundCloud.

Now, this barely ever happens, musicians contacting me, but when they I do I feel the looming presence of shame, like I’m going to let them down somehow. After the mild anxiety, I realized that this was actually perfect timing!

So I wrote to her about her album, Be It Hated, the industry, and much more and she did a great job of answering my sometimes amateur questions with depth.  Continue reading “Interview: Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Vieem”