Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HELP US FILM OUR NEXT VIDEO!


During the encore of our next NYC show, we are filming a video for our new studio version of "Everything Changes!" While emailing back and forth with my good friend Val about the best way to capture all the action on stage at our Rockwood Show, we decided to let THE FANS do the filming!

I told her we wanted something like Pat Benatar's "Promises in the Dark," or Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark." She said we don't have a camera crew big enough to handle the shoot....UNLESS we tell the fans to film it and we edit it together! AND THAT'S WHY WE LOVE VAL. Cause she has a crazy brain filled with AWESOME IDEAS!

WE DEFINITELY WANT ALL WHO ARE FILMING TO ADD THEIR VERY OWN CREATIVE FLAIR TO THEIR VIDEO! SELFY MOMENTS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! AND BE SURE TO SHOOT US AT OUR BEST ANGLES, NO PRESSURE!!!!!!!!

Antignone with Toby and Michelle Malone
at RedRock Women's Music Festival in August, 2013
So please join us on 12.12.13 at our show at The Rockwood in NYC. It was already going to be the most special event of the year because our good friend, Toby, will be opening (flying in and landing that day all the way from AUSTRALIA, no less)! But now this epic ONE TAKE ONLY video shoot is going to take this show way over the top.

Val says anyone filming will need 5GB of available space on their smart phone. We will have detailed instructions at the merch table on night of show, as well as on our website and social sites regarding where you can upload your footage after the shoot, and then Val will get to work editing our masterpiece together.

We will perform the encore along with the recorded studio version of 'Everything Changes.' So everyone in attendance will be treated to sneak peak of what the new studio version sounds like!

Please join us for this awesome ONE TIME ONLY event!

#Hendo

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE SHOW RIGHT HERE
THE ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
196 ALLEN ST.
NEW YORK, NY
DOORS 6:30PM
TOBY HITS THE STAGE AT 7PM
ANTIGONE RISING HITS AT 7:30PM
FILMING VIDEO DURING THE ENCORE!!!!!









Thursday, November 7, 2013

There's a New Knucklehead in Town...


I'm just going to say it. And it may be hard for some of you to hear. But I'm struggling with Blake
Shelton. I know. You love him. You pick him to be your coach every time you daydream all four judges chairs flip around to the sweet sound of your (The) Voice.

The reason I am struggling is because I thought I wanted to be on his team too.

But what do you think Blake Shelton means when he says something like this:

"You can't be a geek AND be that awesome!" - (Blake Shelton, "The Voice" live Monday night 11.04.13)

I wasn't even looking at the screen when he said it. I, of course, was tweeting...but listening to The Voice and getting blown away by the level of talent I heard coming from my TV set. When the contestant was done singing, that's what Blake Shelton said to him, out loud, on national television. Probably while both Blake's mom and the contestant's mom were watching. Thomas and Kate's mom happened to be listening as well (that's me). She had a "last straw" reaction to Blake's comment.

Angelica the bully. 
I just think (yes, I'm back in the first person) if you are someone who feels you can call someone a geek to their face on national televison, you might have a bully complex. You are undermining someone in an extremely public way when you call them that in front of, let's assume, millions of people. It's humiliating. It's belittling. You're like Angelica from The RugRats. Or. You're like Blake Shelton.

Let's revisit his recent twitter rant that unknowingly pushed me to the brink, and him to the cusp of the knucklehead list:



Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song...any man that tries touching my behind he's gonna be a beaten, bleedin', heaving kind of guy..." - Blake Shelton

And then, instead of apologizing for what reads to me like a pretty violent sentiment directed at gay men, men whom I bet Blake perceived as geeks in high school, he follows it up with:

Ba! Ha! Reading all my anti-gay hate tweets...Ha! Ha! If people only knew even a little about me, my family, and friends. Dumb asses..."

Wow. That really cleared things up for me. I always apologize for saying completely ignorant things by saying even more completely ignorant things. Oh wait a minute. No I don't...

How often do you actually call someone a geek or a dumb ass over the course of a day or a week or a year? I mean call them that out loud, not under your breath or quietly to yourself in the office conference room.

Okay, let's try this question. When was the last time you posted a public apology to your Facebook or Twitter account and referred to the people you're apologizing to as dumb asses?

Lastly, this question is specifically for Blake, why can't a geek be awesome? Is it because geeks were theater fags in your high school?

Blake's laywer: OBJECTION, YOUR HONOR.

Your Honor: Objection sustained.

#Hendo: I know, I know. I'm not allowed to connect dots or make assumptions, not even here in my own Kangaroo Court. So I withdraw the question.

But I officially have my eye on your client's dumb ass (I am directing that statement to Blake's make-believe lawyer).

And I've got him in my knucklehead column until further notice.
#Hendo