MTV TJ Challenge 3 – Introducing The Christmas Lights! July 12, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, MTV TJ, Music, Personally John, technology, Travel.
Tags: Alternativ Press, bands, Christmas Lights Music, Cumberland, iTunes, John Thrasher, Maryland, MD, MTV, MTV TJ
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Introducing: The Christmas Lights!
Man these challenges just keep getting more fun! We’re already on to challenge 3 for the MTV TJ contest, and I am so excited about it.
MTV has asked the TJ candidates to break and expose a local band. Here’s what the challenge says exactly:
Social: Expose and break a local band of your choice using any media channels available to you. Examples include blogs, the web, newspapers, magazines, video, television, radio, and more. At the end of the challenge, ZYNC from American Express will spotlight your band and their music at Miami Fashion Week!
I can’t be more excited to announce that the band I am breaking to the MTV world is The Christmas Lights! These guys are from my hometown of Cumberland, Maryland and brimmmmming with talent! How are they not topping the charts yet!? But don’t take my word for it: they are featured on Alternative Press’ front page as Band of the Week right now!
Check out this great montage of their recent spring tour:
These guys already have 2 full-length albums out, and available on iTunes: Walk Like a Human (2008) and Ghost Twins (2009).
They have a few official music videos out as well, such as this stop-animation feature which will really get you thinking:
I’m going to be filling you in on a lot more about The Christmas Lights over the next couple of days, so check them out and let me know what you think!
My November Mood December 5, 2008Posted by johnthrasher in iPhone, Moods, Movies/Film, Music, Personally John, Political, Television, Travel.
Tags: Barack Obama, Beyonce, Brandy, Canada, Cumberland, David Archuleta, Ingrid Michaelson, iPhone, MD, Moods, Role Models, the Jungle Book, The Office, The Price is Right
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I’m a little late with this, I know. But at least I am getting it out there!
Movies: Role Models – Pretty funny but probably not a movie that I will ever see again, at my own will.
DVD: Not technically a DVD, it was VHS, but The Jungle Book! Watched it in Canada with my loves. Favorite moment of November.
Music: Where do I begin? David Archuleta, Ingrid Michaelson (concert!), Beyonce, Brandy. I’m in music overload.
TV Shows: The Office is still taking the cake on this one.
Game: Downloaded The Price is Right on my iPhone but it has a lot of bugs, and keeps crashing. Fun nonetheless, and considering buying it for my DS.
Book/Magazine: GQ still my favorite magazine. Just started The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama at the end of November.
Purchase: UPDATE: I almost forgot: My black 16GB iPhone 3G! Awesome clothes during Black Friday sales! My $1 grab bag at The Emporium in downtown Cumberland, which included a chips and salsa dish, and a Barbie.
Travel: Went to Canada again! Had a blast for the weekend. Got to see Niagara Falls. Went to Pittsburgh for an Ingrid Michaelson concert. Went home for Thanksgiving. Wow, when I type it all out like that, November was a kick ass month.
Let’s not forget that November was the month that changed the course of history. Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. Definietly a day and month that I am sure I will never forget.