Lip Sync Battle with Joseph Gordon Levitt, Stephen Merchant, and Jimmy Fallon


These guys are hilarious.  I laughed ridiculously hard watching these guys lip sync.  I think Stephen Merchant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt killed it.  Check out their lip sync battle here courtesy of the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon YouTube channel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Facebook page.

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My Open Love Letter to Music


Feeling the quick-paced displacement of your heart, as it flutters to the beat of a specific drum, is nothing shy of facing mortality.  Music gives you the momentum to strive for inner greatness.  Immortals lack creativity, because that one moment that gives life meaning…never comes.  It hangs stagnant in the air, being ignored by those that don’t care; however for us mere mortals we thrive off of the thought of death.  We design our society around it– For death not only accentuates life…it gives it meaning.  Music is an extension of this elongated metaphor.  It makes my heart beat rapidly, just as it does when I think of Celeste, or put pen to paper.  It is an eternal muse, that I will always try to please, because it has given me so much.  Thank you musicians of the world.  Thank you.

Nat King Cole


Nat King Cole Holiday AlbumThe holidays are always a big deal around my household.  Gifts and whatnot have never been the focus, but decorating, being with family, listening to holiday music, eating good food, and having good drinks has always been a staple.  Starting with my Great Grandmother, the importance of the holidays spread down through the ranks and continues to be relevant even after her passing.

For whatever reason, holiday music has always put me in the mood for the holidays.  If I am feeling down or overburdened with work I always pop in Nat king Cole’s holiday albums and it brightens my day.  “The Christmas Song” is my favorite of his, but there are so many to enjoy throughout the holidays.

Check out modern duet of “The Christmas Song” featuring Nat King Cole and his daughter Natalie Cole:

Nat King Cole: Nat King Cole was born in 1919 and came to prominence as a leading Jazz Pianist.  His popularity grew due to his soft baritone and enigmatic personality.  He was one of the first African Americans to host a variety hour.  He composed and recorded dozens and dozens of records throughout his career, and continues to maintain mainstream popularity even fifty-years after his death.

Keep Calm and Stroke the Furry Wall


I finally caught “Get Him to the Greek” the other evening (stayed tuned for a review!), and I thought that the scene with Russell Brand having Jonah Hill stroking the furry wall in an effort to keep him calm was absolutely hilarious.  So, when this cropped up on my Facebook wall today I had to repost it here at the Wit!

At the end of “Get Him to the Greek” Russell Brand’s character, Aldous Snow, makes a musical comeback with his hit single, “Furry Walls (Jeffrey).”  Here is the track for your listening pleasure:

shout OUT!


I would like to give a shout out to the individuals who have supported my work by showcasing some of their work. I have met a ton of magnificent writers and artists that it is difficult to not get inspired by their dedication and hard work.  Here is a brief, and far from exhaustive, list of admirable individuals and their respective sites:

Brian Triplett

Brian Triplett is a fantastic columnist for the Examiner and hosts his own blog on Google’s BlogSpot.  He focuses primarily on the literary beat as well as the importance and innovations of social media websites, especially how they pertain to local Spokane denizens.  Check out his website and throw a couple of +1’s and ‘likes’ his way on his next periodical.

Spokane Books Examiner

Spokane Social Media Examiner

The Pop Culture Warehouse

Bob and Chrissy’s Lefty Leanings

Bob and Chrissy are a pair of political and environmental activists that love to challenge the many misconceptions of politics by engaging all types of individuals in healthy debates and conversation.  Check out their Facebook page and give ’em a ‘like.’

Bob and Chrissy’s Lefty Leanings Facebook Page

Celeste Sievers

Celeste Sievers is a talented artist and D.Y.I extraordinaire.  She hosts a wonderful blog detailing her influences and current projects that provides visitors a glimpse into the life of a creative mind.  Follow her on DeviantArt and Pinterest after you give her Comic Chic blog a gander.

Celeste Sievers @ DeviantArt (dot) com

Celeste Sievers @ Pinterest (dot) com

Comic Chic 

The Geeky Penguin

The Geeky Penguin is a pop culture aficionado who I had the pleasure of meeting on Digg (dot) com.  He writes anything from music to movie to game reviews to the many ponderings and influences that pop culture has upon our lives.  Follow the Geeky Penguin on Digg (dot) com, or give his eponymously titled blog a follow–you won’t be disappointed!

The Geeky Penguin @ Digg (dot) com

The Geeky Penguin 

Martin Gray

Martin Gray has a stellar comic book blog that holds fantastic discussions and incredibly thorough and analyzed reviews of the latest comics.  His voice pops from his reviews and his laced with little bits of comic book wisdom and intricacies that bump his posts up to a league of their own.  Gray’s, “TOO DANGEROUS FOR A GIRL!,” comic book blog is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the comic book industry.

TOO DANGEROUS FOR A GIRL!

Merlyn’s 

Merlyn’s is the premier shop for all your comic and gaming needs in Spokane, WA.  The owner and staff are always engaging, friendly, and more than willing to help.  They hold regular events for just about everyone interests and they are constantly trying to out do themselves in one way or another.  If you are just visiting Spokane, or are a local who hasn’t stopped by yet, give Merlyn’s a try and a buy.

Merlyn’s

Nigel D Paul

Nigel is a beautiful and heartfelt poet/writer who always manages to put a piece of himself in his work.  In almost every post that I have read from his blog, “NDP,” there is always at least one line or phrase that strikes a chord.  If you ever just want to lose yourself in a bit of prose than this is the blog for you.  Give Nigel’s blog a look and follow to read some truly original and masterful work.

NDP

read/RANT!

“read/RANT!” is wonderful conglomeration of writers and comic book lovers that just enjoy conversing and penning comic book reviews and posts.  I am deeply honored to have met such a great group of individuals and hear their opinions and feedbacks on all of the highs and lows that the industry has to offer.

read/RANT!

Robert Schultz

Robert Schultz, aka Reggae Rob, has a popular, worldwide podcast that blends political, social, and economic motifs with past and present reggae riffs.  Countless nights I have been spent listening to a Rastaman Vibrations podcast, while composing my next article or scene.  Reggae Rob’s podcast is free to download and provides approximately a full hour of soulful vibrations that always cuts above the rest.

Rastaman Vibrations Reggae Podcast @ PodBean (dot) com

Rastaman Vibrations Reggae Podcast Facebook Group

Rastaman Vibrations on iTunes 

Sonia G. Medeiros

Sonia is a talented writer that hosts an incredibly engaging blog entitled, “Doing the Write Thing.”  If she is not holding her monthly writing challenge she is always keeping busy by keeping up on her ROW80 goals, fleshing out the latest supernatural post, guest blogging, networking, etc., etc.  All of her hard work pays off resulting in a well-maintained and high-quality website that makes her blog one of the best of the best.  Check it out and give her latest writing challenge and post a whirl and read.

Doing the Write Thing

Follow Sonia G. Medeiros at Twitter (dot) com

7takearisk7

7takearisk7 is a friend that I met on StumbleUpon that greatly inspires me on a day-to-day basis just by being incredibly supportive and friendly.  He is a proveyor of the arts, and his talents in writing, social networking, and friendship go well-beyond most.  Give 7takearisk7 a proverbial nod by visiting his Categorian page.  He constantly updates it making a fantastic hub to launch into the beauty of everyday life.

7takearisk @ Categorian(dot) com