"Online dating tip: first impressions are everything, so post clear photos of yourself and write a personalized message to a new match! When someone doesn't post a profile picture, we assume they're a catfish or another shady character, so I imagined the person on the other end of this message to literally be Freddy Krueger" - JT.
Follow Jen on Instagram for more hilarious, yet deadly art: @jtiedemannart
Our good friends over at Twenty: A Webseries have just released their second season premiere!!! This season promises to be even more complex and exciting than the last so subscribe to their channel for new episodes every Monday!
LateHW Submission today: 'Three's a Crowd' Webseries Pilot by Monisha Dadlani.
Logline: After two girls “accidentally” kill their roommate in a rogue dishwater accident, they cover up her death to stay in their cozy, rent-controlled apartment.
"I've been trying to put together a good statement relating to 'homage,' but to be completely honest, I wrote this webseries because I've had some frustrating moments with roommates throughout the years and instead of killing them with their dirty dishes in real life, I wrote a webseries about it.
It's a dark comedic series about roommates and passive aggressive murder and female friendship.
We've filmed the pilot and are now looking towards getting funding to film the rest of the series" (MD).
Musical Corner is back with its second installment (You can check out their first video here)--An homage to last months theme Light & Dark. Okay so this is really just very late homework, but moving on...the concert once again features Natalie Reilley (Violin), Luke Mahoney (Vocals, Piano), Alex Morand (Vocals, Guitar), and Shefali Vasudevan (Vocals, Ukulele).
“This time around Natalie, Luke, Alex, and I discussed the theme of Light & Dark and came up with an idea of songs that all had to do with one night--from stumbling home after a drunken encounter (Sometime Around Midnight), to falling asleep and having both sweet and turbulent dreams (Sweet Dreams & Dreams), to waking up and getting to start anew (Blue Skies/Wake Up).
We then talked with our Production Designer, Jocelyn Lee, and came up with the bedside theme (and PJs) and worked with D.P., Haley Kreofsky, to decide on the lighting set ups for the different times of the night. So with that, we invite you to stay up all night with us—through drunk encounters, sweet dreams, and blue skies, we hope you enjoy Musical Corner #2!" - Director/Producer, Shefali Vasudevan
Watch the four part Musical Corner #2 playlist below.
"Sometime Around Midnight" (The Airborne Toxic Event)
"Sweet Dreams" (Eurythmics)
"Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac)
"Blue Skies" (Noah and the Whale)
"Wake Up" (Arcade Fire)
Late HW today: Episode #1 of "Sketchpool" by Chandler Kilgore-Parshall.
Artist Statement: "Sketchpool" is a comedy collaborative that is 1 part "HitRecord on TV," 50% SNL and a wish on a rabbit's foot. When moving to Los Angeles in 2016, writer/producer Chandler Kilgore-Parshall wanted to collaborate with old friends and new talent in the industry. And laughter is the best medicine of anything and everything!
By offering a theme or premise (that sounds familiar), Chandler and a team of writers go through script submissions and pitches that would be production-ready. It almost becomes a democratic process of what works and what can be shelved for the future. Afterwards, Chandler puts together cast and crews for sketches that have been "green-lit." You can also submit previous work to be shown on the show!
Within Episode One are four unique and creative sketches and a standup showcase that demonstrate the humor and quality of LA's rising stars. From The Eskimo Sisters to Comedian Monique Thomas to Overpopulated Peninsula, SKETCHPOOL WILL BE MAKING SPLASHES IN 2018!
Got an idea for a sketch? They can help you make it! Contact email@example.com to receive a comic consultation.
Well well well. Look who's come crawling back offering opinions and seeking approval! For our first blog post for the new theme (Homage) we saw it fit to write about our favorite song covers. Nothing says "I'm paying respect to your music and talent" like improving upon a revered artist's work in a cooler, more culturally relevant way. Enjoy~
2017 has been a big year for me and covers. I've listened to Smash Mouth's cover of I'm a Believer every day this year at least once a day, and guess what? I'm not sick of it. Not one bit. And guess what else? You can decide whether or not that's a true fact about me. I'll never tell. Regardless, that would be a pedestrian choice for a blog as prestigious as this, so it is not an official pick. Here are my picks:
Don't You (Forget About Me)- Smash Mouth
This is a deeper cut from the world of Smash Mouth covers, and a very important one at that. I mean, come ON. Just kidding. That isn't my real pick. Here are my REAL picks:
Lola - The Raincoats
This is a case of a cover that has usurped the original in my book (Walkman/iPod/Streaming service). Rarely do I listen to "Lola" as performed by The Kinks. Often do I listen to "Lola" as performed by the Raincoats. It's more fun, and feels fresh and modern despite being released in 1979. Give me a low-fi girl band from any era in musical history and I am bound to eat that shit up.
On a slightly deeper level, I love the gender bending lyrics of the song, which are made even more poignant when sung by a bunch of punky young women who chose not to change any of the genders/pronouns from the original in their cover, because that would have been an incredibly SQUARE move. "Girls will be boys and boys will be girls" takes on a deeper meaning, and I'm bringing back the term "square." Get used to it, America!
Baby I Love You - The Ramones
I went on three month Ramones binge this year, which has made them my number one played Spotify artist of 2017. For a band who's songs rarely exceed 2 minutes, I'd say that's a tremendous feat, and definitely not a reflection on my shortening attention span.
In honor of that, they're my #2 pick. The Ramones have done MANY covers, but this remains the one I go back to again again. It's so corny, but I think I just love the idea of one of the leading banks of the punk scene covering a fun 60s girl group's love song. These are the guys who inspired the Clash to pull themselves together, and they're singing a Ronnette's song! With a voice like Joey's the whole thing could easily read as sarcastic, but honestly whether they intended it or not, the cover feels pretty reverent to me. I will not deny that it's dopey, and I will not deny that the Ramones allegedly hated it, but I will also not deny that I love it. And that's all I have to say about that.
PLUG: Check out my Spotify playlist of covers featuring many more songs I wish I had time to write about. Curated with suggestions from a variety of people, including Shefali.
Covers make me think of YOUTUBE. Wow there are so many good ones. I used to watch all of these Kurt Schneider and Sam Tsui ones growing up. I used to also actively look for covers of my favorite songs regularly, but nowadays I just stumble across fun ones once in a while.
My current favorite is Julia Jacklin's cover of "Something" by The Strokes. Its got a slowed down beautiful vibe, that maybe I like more than the original?? Or like they're just totally different from each other what am I saying hahaha don't @ me !!!
Back to Kurt and Sam--this was one of my first ever Youtube cover discoveries and it is a cover of Nelly's "Just a Dream" by Kurt, Sam, and Christina Grimmie. I am a huge fan of hers to this day and still want to continue to promote her work. Rest in peace <3
Last one is just an all time favorite--Adele's cover of Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love."
Indulge in today's late homework: a painting series by Sarah Weber! Throw your palms in the air like you just don't care!!
"I like to teach myself how to do things. I taught my self how to play the ukulele and also how to knit. For this project I decided I would like to oil paint, so I watched a lot of how to videos and a lot of Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting.
This series is both an homage to the city of Los Angeles & one of my favorite contemporary artists Jaguarland. He does amazing landscapes of Los Angeles with oil paint on canvas (y’all should really check him out on Instagram)." - SW