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TRUSTING TALENT part two

Posted in Johnny Rotten with tags Johnny Rotten, Rotten TV on 4/13/2008 8:46:00 AM by Rob Barnett

A ROTTEN photo symphony










TRUSTING TALENT

Posted in Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel with tags Andy Milonakis, Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel, NAB, Rob Barnett on 4/12/2008 8:17:00 AM by Rob Barnett
If you're in Vegas this week, or always looking for an excuse to go, My Damn Channel's flesh & bones will be onstage at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention Wednesday, 4/16 at 2pm.

The NAB invited us to spend an hour talking about TRUSTING TALENT in a place called the "Content Theatre."

Harry Shearer will be with us & we're 'trusting' Andy Milonakis will show up. The session is going to be moderated by Jon Healey from the LA Times. We promised Jon we're going to make some 'news' with an announcement that Harry and I will deliver Wednesday.

If 'trusting talent' is a radical idea that deserves to be dissected, then we'll whip out the scalpel and slice away a bit more - here - this weekend.


WEBBY AWARDS SHOCKER



The NY Times calls the WEBBY AWARDS "the Oscars of the web."

Over 10,000 entries from over 60 countries & today's WEBBY announcements blew us away today with 7 honors in all.

4 nominations & 3 Honors. Only 5 others have more nominations.



Here's the list:

1. My Damn Channel (Honoree for Best Humor Site)

2. Harry Shearer - Found Objects / Katie Couric (Honoree for Best Viral Video)

3. Wainy Days - Episode 10 - The Future (Honoree for Best Indiv. Comedy Episode)

4. Wainy Days (Nominated for Best Comedy Series)

5. Big Fat Brain's You Suck At Photoshop (Nominated for Best Comedy Series)

6. Big Fat Brain's You Suck at Photoshop (Nominated for Best How-To / DIY Series)

7. Harry Shearer - "Waterboardin', USA" (Nominated for Best Music Video)

Nominations are decided by judges....and by you - so please vote!

A bit of a bitch - but it only takes a minute - here's how:

Click here - then register

Go to Online Film & Video

Find COMEDY LONG FORM OR SERIES (& vote for WAINY DAYS or YSAP)

Find MUSIC (& vote for HARRY SHEARER)

Find HOW-TO/DIY (& vote for YSAP)

WAS (NOT WAS) - THE NEW ALBUM IS OUT

Posted in Don Was, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music with tags Don Was, My Damn Channel, Was (Not Was) on 4/8/2008 10:41:00 AM by Rob Barnett

Boo! is the brand new album from Was (Not Was).

Quit working for a second & picture this:

You're walking down a dark road - there's a thumping sound ahead somewhere in the distance - you shuffle a little bit faster towards the sound. A light shines in the night to guide the way.

You're closer - you hear music playing louder. You see a church with a long name that doesn't sound like it belongs to any particular denomination: "The House of the Happy Redemption"

Open the door & the preacher's voice is booming : "If life has left you a little too filled with fear, worry, loneliness, forgetfullness, and despair.....then stand up and let the music back in through the bottom of your feet to the top of your aching head."

Remember how you used to feel before you had hard times invade your brain? Go get some musical medicine & a long tall glass of some "Crazy Water."

We're honored that Don Was decided to reimagine music distribution on My Damn Channel. Checkout the Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music - where Don has produced over 50 NEW tracks and videos - all there for you - for free.

Here's more: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/don-was-mixmeister-flash-805742.html


CHANGING THE FACE OF 'DAMN'

Posted in Horrible People, You Suck at Photoshop, YouTube with tags Donnie Hoyle, My Damn Channel, You Tube on 4/7/2008 6:37:00 AM by Rob Barnett
Behind-da-scenes:

- meeting & scheming with artists to launch 'channel 9'

- about to mark another milestone with over 19 million views since launch

- passed 27,000 subscribers to our YouTube channel

- spilling our guts in an exclusive interview coming up in Forbes magazine

- too many interview requests for Donnie Hoyle, not only won't he agree - he's 'vanished'

- HORRIBLE PEOPLE #9 is NEW today - ANOTHER murder & the countdown to the champagne toast & our season finale next Monday, 4/14.

- and we're HORRIBLE in France! top featured video this a.m. on YouTube/France

"THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROCK & ROLL BAND"

Posted in Rolling Stones with tags Rolling Stones, Shine a Light, WAAF on 4/3/2008 10:15:00 PM by Rob Barnett
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A few other living rock bands have chased "the title" - but when those contenders take a private look in the mirror, they all know the championship belt still belongs to The Rolling Stones.

Their iconic stature is so immense that it's become too easy to take the Stones for granted. They've toured endlessly, touching millions - but if you've never seen the Rolling Stones in concert, you've missed the chance to inhale the primordial goo that led you to every rock band you ever worshipped.

I was 21 in '81, when I had my first close encounter of the mystical kind. A series of amazing coincidences put me in a position to dream up an impossible night of music. I co-created a secret Stones club gig with the band which put them on a tiny stage at Sir Morgan's Cove in Worcester, Massachusetts. We filled the club with over 300 fans of our radio station, WAAF. It's one thing to see the world's best band in a football stadium - it's another thing to see them five feet in front of your face.



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The band continued the tradition of doing secret warmup gigs in small clubs over the years. On rare occasions, they've played small theatres like the Beacon in NY. In the fall of 2006, Martin Scorsese documented the Stones there. The result is a new film called, SHINE A LIGHT which opens tomorrow.

We've got 5 clips up now on our PromoSexual channel to drive you to the movie and to get you one step closer to feeling what all the fuss has been about since 1962.

When real rock becomes dangerously rare, authenticity annhiliates cynicism.

YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP...........24 HRS TO GO

Posted in You Suck at Photoshop with tags Donnie Hoyle, You Suck at Photoshop on 4/3/2008 6:19:00 AM by Rob Barnett
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Heavy sniper fire - run for cover - duck and hide
shock & awe
pleasure & pain
cain & abel
bitter/sweet
alpha/omega
an end?
a beginning?
it's up to you
change we can believe in
yes we can
slogans suck

you suck
Donnie doesn't

Tomorrow - My Damn Channel - Big Fat Brain presents You Suck at Photoshop: Vanishing Point

that is all.

48 HOURS TO 'VANISHING POINT'

Posted in Big Fat Brain, You Suck at Photoshop with tags Donnie Hoyle, My Damn Channel, You Suck at Photoshop on 4/2/2008 6:04:00 AM by Rob Barnett
Be here Friday morning at 4a pt/7a et.

That is all.

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"IF 6 WAS 9"

Posted in My Damn Channel with tags Jimi Hendrix, My Damn Channel on 4/1/2008 1:16:00 AM by Rob Barnett
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Welcome back to "The Night Feed." The twins are heading into their 6th month. My Damn Channel enters number 9.

This blog started like the 'thrill of the chase' - too awake to sleep - all of the daily noise turned all the way down except for the babies crying. But when they settle back down, the search begins to try to document a series of searches and chases.

All 3 babies stand to represent and honor 'original.' There aren't any rules on a page to set it right. The only way to stay 'new' is to listen and watch and steer the way the wind is whispering.

On the channels, we don't impose rules and regulations on the artists. We built the vehicle and keep finding enough cash to fill their tank. No backseat driving.

We're opening up new ideas for channel 9 and ready to listen to yours.

Thank you for the video Erica.

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Our online video distribution network empowers cross-promotion across MyDamnChannel.com, YouTube, and other online, mobile and IPTV platforms. The company also creates branded entertainment and targeted distribution campaigns for major advertisers. My Damn Channel is a division of Omnivision Entertainment, launched in 2014 by Founder/CEO, Rob Barnett and Co-Founder/President, Warren Chao.

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