It's true. And when I get into those jams, they often last for months at a time. We're losing a bit of simplicity and truth amidst all that shine that has defined YouTube as of late. I strip things down a bit and vlog outside before a Michelle Obama speech to give you my thoughts on the matter.
That's right! Cecil Baldwin, the star of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, has joined our cast, filming several scenes with us yesterday! He also signed ten Billie Bob Joe movie poster, so get them while they're hot! (And available) http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/billie-bob-joe
All that and more in our new video update:
Earlier this year, I interviewed Greg Cross, who told me about how he had met Malcolm X when Greg was a kid growing up in Cleveland. Here's footage from the same interview, this time about Greg's experience as a freshman at Kent State University on that infamous day in May 1970.
It's true! And it's going to be even bigger and better than the last. You may have even already noticed the tab for it up on the top of this website that we put there when we were having auditions.
Billie Bob Joe is conspiracy mockumentary about the people in the world named Bob, the people in the world named Joe, and two brilliant stepsisters who uncover this mystery: Billie Jessup and Custodia Saxon. Want to help us make this movie and get cool prizes for doing so? Of course you do! Why, everyone does! Everyone in existence!
Here's the link to help us. For more info, watch the video below!
A couple of months ago my former Poetry teacher, Bruce Weigl, was kind enough to do this interview with me. Bruce, who has much prestige in the poetry community, has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes for his fantastic work. He is also one of the nicest, most intelligent, and encouraging people you'll ever meet. Therefore, this interview was a bit more relaxed than some of my previous ones because I know him quite well. Enjoy!
This is a contest entry for a chance to be on a panel called Less Than Famous for the world's biggest YouTube convention, Vidcon. There's no public voting or anything so just enjoy the submission! Also: Rusty loves you all.
My sister Becca and I had the pleasure of attending Cleveland's 1st official Comic-Con (or Wizardcon) just last week. We had a blast because the booths there were terrific, but we also took some time to talk to the some of our fellow attendees with some ludicrous questions. Enjoy!
In respects to the 50th anniversary of civil rights activist Malcolm X, I talk to Greg Cross who met Malcolm in Cleveland when he was a boy. Watch to hear him also talk about growing up playing baseball against the dreaded "Holex" and bean soup that will give you the runs.
Warning: This video does contain very mild language and a potentially triggering conversation about racism.
So here is my first "real" solo album! By real I obviously mean 'me with Garageband, a couple crappy instruments, and the ability to work with awesome people through the Internet'. It's been in the cogs for about four months now and I have a mix of excitement and twitching nervousness about it.
Mystifacts is a blend of fantasy and truth, as the name implies. It's one of the most personal projects I've ever done. It won't be to everyone's liking, but I hope with the variety of music that I've cooked up, that there's something to be liked by almost all. It's lo-fi, there's loads of misplayed notes, and I am no Rihanna when it comes to singing. But in a lot of ways, it's a mirroring glimpse of me. So please give it a listen and take a peek into the crack in my head.
If you would like to download it for free, please follow the link below and type in '0' when it asks how much you would like to pay. Full lyrics and credits are also there. All I ask is that you let me know what your favorite track is!
You can also listen to the album for free on Spotify.
Here's either a treat or a punishment for you all, depending on who you are. This is from a video I was part of in 2005 when I was in the Cub Scouts. We were celebrating 75 years of our troop and boy was I a charmer.