So the masterminds here at the Passing Notes HQ (located somewhere in suburban South Florida) have decided that in the age of social media and postmodern culture, it would be best to bring aboard a wunderkind to help manage at least part of the Passing Notes - Sunday Time Warp Media Empire (PNSTWME). To that end, Tori Friedlander joins the team as Social Media Producer, and she brings her quirky, artful touch to promo videos for YouTube and Vine. Here's the VERY FIRST THING she ever did as a tryout of sorts. We liked it so much, it's not PN/STW canon.
Go to YouTube and like it, Pirate Minions! And share it with your friends. There's lots more to come.
From BuzzFeed this morning is a sure time-waster: a list of the 23 Best Vintage Video Games that you can play online. If you are old enough (but not too old) to remember Mega Man X, Duke Nukem 3D, StarFox, Doom, Sonic2, and best of them all the original Super Mario Cart, then you'll enjoy these online emulations of classic titles. I suppose most of these games from from the 16-bit era, just before the console wars began to take off and gaming started being huge as a genre of entertainment. Just for fun, I've also included a vintage internet meme in the spirit of those games, the original "All Your Base" video. Remember, keep the sound down and CTRL-ALT-TAB is your friend. Have some Fritos and Mountain Dew handy, too.
Guitarist Mark Lettieri is just about as busy as a working musician can get. With gigs in his hometown of Dallas-Fort Worth and touring with the Funky Knuckles and Grammy-winner Snarky Puppy, he seems to be all over the place lately. This week's video jukebox features Lettieri playing with different Knucks- and Pup-derived configurations. Lettieri will be the featured guest on Segment3 of this weekend's Sunday Time Warp, and we'll be talking about his latest solo album, Futurefun. For this video jukebox we also debut the first of what hopefully will be many pieces from the program's new social media producer, Victoria Friedlander. Dig her spot at the start of the playlist.
A friend of Passing Notes and the Sunday Time Warp, keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer, is out on tour for a few weeks, and he'll be passing through South Florida -- the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, to be specific. Fischer plays a blend of funk, fusion, jazz, and R&B. You can find our more details at jessefischer.com. If you'd like to learn more about the artist, you can listen to the Segment3 feature I ran about his album Retrofuture, a little over a year ago. The link for the podcast is here.