Saturday, February 27, 2010

Follow up: 10 short films 1 script!

Last Wednesday at the Anthology Film Archive. I attended a wonderful screening of 10 short films based off of 1 script brought together and called the "Wonder Project".

The Wonder Project is being described as "a feature film made up of 10 completely different short films by ten directors. The twist here is the genre’s range from thriller to comedy to drama using the exact same scripted dialogue, different actors and locations."

The description of this event impressed me and I was delightfully happy with what I saw.

The script was written by Director Dutch Doscher.
The script did not have any complete sentences and was filled with a lot of grunting, ohh's, ahh's and half thoughts. I can only imagine how difficult this was for the 10 directors/film makers.

My favorite short film of the night was Jordan Horowitz's "Wonderlust"

I enjoyed this film the most because the director handled the difficult script so well with his characters. This short was sexy, funny, and clever. I do not want to give away too much of the film before the trailer is released. So, to find out more about the Wonder project and this film. Check out the website for more info:

Wonder Project.com


I love the concept of this project and I hope the film goes far.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

10 short films, 1 script!

Tonight I will be attending a New York Women in Film & Television event at the Anthology Film Archive.

Here's a description of the event:

CineWomen On Screen - A NYWIFT series: Wonder . . . 10 short films, 1 script
Event: Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010

This screening series celebrates the work of emerging female filmmakers from all over the world. Films that are included in the series must be directed, co-directed, produced, written, edited or shot by women. Whenever possible, the filmmakers are present for discussion and socializing after their works are presented.


I'm so excited to see so many short films at once and it should be great to see the unique angles each filmmaker takes with the given script.

Tomorrow I will post up which short film was my favorite.
Be sure to check back to read about the event.

Throwback Favorites

This morning I had one of my Pandora playlists running in the background while I worked and 2 of my favorite songs came on from back in the day.

I got overly excited and decided to blog about these 2 songs.

The first song is from 1997 and it's "I get lonely" by Janet Jackson. I still heart her. Even after all the drama, and bad career moves. I still think The Velvet Rope is a great album and I hope she starts making some more noteworthy music. Check out the video.



The second song is from 1999 and it's "Angel in Disguise" by Brandy. As of recent I have not been interested in any of Brandy's new songs but I will never forget her 1998 album titled Never Say Never. It also had the unforgettable duet with Monica titled "The Boy is Mine" .... I must have listened to the album as a whole hundreds of times. Every love song just got me.
Here's the music track for Angel in Disguise and I also posted up The Boy is Mine video.



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tameeka Time : Reader's Submission

Here's my first fan/reader submission video.

This video was submitted by blog reader and Tameeka Time fan Kelly Imbrett.

This reminds me of all "The Bum File" articles I used to post.



Kelly did some front line reporting of what NYC bums do at night on 42nd Street - Times Square.

Apparently this bum is bilingual and has a hidden talent, singing.

Born in the USA - Bum Style from Tameeka Time on Vimeo.


This video is greatly appreciated Kelly.
I'm so happy you were able to record this.
This is pure gold.
Keep up the good reporting skills, be careful, and I hope his smell didn't harm your nose too much.

If you have any funny New York City videos/photos please submit them to Tameeka Time: tameekatime@gmail.com

I also accept fan art! Send it all my way to: tameekatime@gmail.com

Music by Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Most Uncomfortable Thing of The Week ... Old man beat down

Here's a video clip thanks to Nothing Toxic displaying an older Caucasian gentleman beating down a young African American "thug". This is the ultimate "THUG FAIL!"

*Watch the whole video. It's pretty funny. I did laugh out loud at the amount of punches this old man served.

67 Year Old Geezer Fucking Destroys Loud Mouthed Asshole
Next stop: The intersection of his foot and your ass.
Get humor videos at NothingToxic

This video reminds me of a video I posted back in July of 2009, where a young black girl continuously yells at an older woman on the train.

If you haven't seen this video click here: A very uncomfortable situation... on the train

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mobile Phones, Mobile Strippers, What's Next?

Florida has a mobile truck driving around the city w/ strippers on board.... what will they think of next!?

The idea is pretty cool but is that truck ventilated?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines Day


Happy Friday All & Happy Valentines Day!

I wanted to share 5 of my favorite lovey-dovey songs just to get you readers in the valentines day mood.


#1 - Make it Chu - Queens of the Stone Age

The part of the song that gets me every time is:


"I just can't recall what started it all...
Or how to begin in the end...
I ain't here to break it...
Just see how far it will bend...
Again and again, again and again"




#2 - Dear to Me - Amel Larrieux

The part of the song that gets me every time is:


As gravity is to every human being..
As the earth is to the trees...
I couldn't drift away from your love because it's...
Implanted in my memory...




#3 - Lions, Tigers, & Bears - Jazmine Sullivan

The part of the song that gets me every time is:

I'm sure though I'm not sure...
But if we never try, We'll never know..
It's better to have loved then not to loved at all.
Not trying is worse than to stumble and fall
And if we do, I'd rather it be with you
Cause at least there will be sweet memories.
Oh I'm not scared...




#4 - Seal - Just Like You Said


The part of the song that gets me every time is:


Sometimes I fall...
And I feel like..
I don't know the way...
Say if you can it's okay...
Just like you said then...
Just like you said...





#5 - Greg Laswell - The One I Love

The part of the song that gets me every time is:


But I should probably say that I'm unsure why I'm running .... Running away from the only thing I want... Yeah, I should probably say that I'm unsure why I'm running .... Running away from the one I love


Typomotion Greg Laswell from GuillaumeD on Vimeo.




Thursday, February 11, 2010

Social Media Week


Last week I attended several events involving Social Media Week.

Social Media Week is a series of conferences that take place simultaneously in multiple cities around the world. The aim of each event is to advance the use and understanding of social media in the corporate, public and non-profit sectors.

The second annual conference took place between February 1st – 5th, simultaneously in New York City, Berlin, London, San Francisco, Toronto and São Paulo. The five day conference explored the profound impact that social media has on culture, business communications and society at large.

The week-long, international Social Media Week conference was designed as a series of localized events, which city partners are responsible for organizing. Over the course of the week and in each city, programs spanned from a variety of formats, ranging from talks, presentations and panel discussions, to interactive workshops, seminars, networking events and drinks receptions.

I attended gatherings on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And I got a chance to meet and re-connect with a lot of wonderful, talented, "in the know" people.

Here are a few you should get to know ....

(Follow them on twitter b/c I do):

Patrice Callendar (http://twitter.com/patricec) = Digital Content Creator, Social Media Enthusiast, Endurance Artist, Raconteur, Bon Vivant
Damien (http://twitter.com/db) = Communications strategist. Digital Something. Connector.
Nichelle (http://twitter.com/niche) = Blogger, Cupcake Enthusiast, Editor of We Inspire
Kristi E. (http://twitter.com/TwittsMcGee) = NYC Hotel Concierge, follaback girrrrl, computer geek, video gamer, movie/tv addict, avid reader, sports fan, dancing queen, lover of life!
Jeannette (http://twitter.com/nettap) = personifying the digital generation. i run facebook pages for a living; let me know if you need help with yours!
Daphra (http://twitter.com/thedaphster) = Social Media and Social Entrepreneurship Enthusiast! I love technology, philanthropy and food (politics).
Stuart (http://twitter.com/Stwo) = Bio Technology/Social Media enthusiast/consultant. - Web 2.0 - Host of Beer Diplomacy - Passion for social media is what drives me.
Patrick (http://twitter.com/patrickbjohnson) = Public relations student @ USF & NYU. Music Lover. Fashion fanatic. Social Media advocate. Writer & Reader. Cookie Addict.
Danielle (http://twitter.com/daniellesaid) = writer/blogger/sassylady, "i'll write about you and your moms.and won't say sorry."
Topher (http://twitter.com/imtopher) = Connecting w/ Artists & Art Lovers to bring light to new Exhibitions, Opportunities, and Creative Ideas
Christina (http://twitter.com/Mizcity) = Native NYC Psychologist -Event Planner, enjoys good times with good people.
Emily H. (http://twitter.com/ncsuemme) = a newly-employed, single, rambler, amateur cook, lover of life.
Emily C. (http://twitter.com/EmilysPearl) = Connoisseur of pleasures. Writer. Moneymaker.
Melissa (http://twitter.com/SpatulaQueen) = A gal from Sugar Land,TX, working with Cupcakes and Food PR. Oh, the sweet life.
Santiago (http://twitter.com/MetromixNewYork) = Photographer for Metro Mix.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Constellations


Last week I attended a Social Media event at Brooklyn Bowl.

Here, I had the pleasure of bowling with a few members of a band called The Constellations.

The Constellations consist of guys and gals that hail from Atlanta.

This super group teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) to create some "Southern Gothic" tunes.

The band consists of 8 members and without fail each member rocks the house.

These guys are on the rise to a bright future.

I was lucky enough to borrow a camera from Hellandheartaches' PatriceC and record The Constellations performing.

The Constellations from Tameeka Time on Vimeo.



And you guys can check out my womp-womp bowling fail.

Bowling Fail! from Tameeka Time on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Funny Ad's

I've probably mentioned this before but, I work for a post production company and at this company we edit commercials.
We are currently putting together a pitch video and during the prep period I usually go through hundreds of commercials.

Yesterday I came across one ad for a company called Vodacom.
Vodacom is "a pan-African mobile telecommunications company, and was the first cellular network in South Africa."

This ad caught my attention, and I think it helps display the world's obsession with Beyonce's song/video "Single Ladies"

Check it out:

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sleepy Monday!

Happy Sleepy Monday All!

Last Monday I went to Brooklyn and I had the opportunity to see a man sleeping while standing.... he was very drunk when this was happening and he just so happened to stand a few feet in front of me and my camera phone. I couldn't help but click away.

At one point a lot of people started entering the train and they were basically interrupting his sleep,,,, he woke up for a minute and decided to stand really close to ME (of all people)... I was a bit frightened that he would throw up or fall asleep on me.... and I even wondered if he noticed me taking pics of him ....

But the good news is,,,,, he did neither ....

I must say that I applaud this man because he did not fall once as he rode in "sleep/stand" mode for approximately 8 train stops.

And if you want to learn how to sleep while standing... here's how...

Step 1 = Stand near a closed train door





Step 2 = Make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground





Step 3 = Let go of any feelings that you may have and let the train rock you to sleep







Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spa Fail?

The other day a friend asked if I had any recommendations on local spa's, so I started searching the web for spa and massage deals.

I came across one spa treatment that I never heard of...a Facial Breast Lift


Is this a Spa advertising fail?



Or am I the only one who has never heard of a facial breast lift?
I understand the concept of "body facials" but where does the "lifting" part come in?

Or maybe there was a simple typographical error. I took a screen grab of the spa treatment listed above the Facial Breast Lift, maybe they're just missing a slash.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Leave that ground hog alone!

Today is Ground Hog's Day.

Honestly, this historical day has never intrigued me and I've always fount this tradition to be quite silly.

And, the only reason I'm mentioning it here on my blog is due to me waking up this morning to Mayor Bloomberg struggling with a groundhog on television.

What I didn't know is that last year Mayor Bloomberg was bit by a groundhog. And of course this made me giggle. Why don't they just leave the poor ground hog's alone and stop using them as weather oracles?

Check out this year's and last year's ground hog ceremony.

GROUND HOG DAY 2009





GROUND HOG DAY 2010




And for those who would like more info on Ground Hog's Day click here: Ground Hog Day

Introducing: The Meetles

The other day on my way home I had the pleasure of watching a cover band called "The Meetles" perform.

The Meetles are a Beatles and 60's cover band. They were very entertaining and managed to attract a big crowd down at Herald Square.

The performance I recorded was a cover of "Roll Over Beethoven". This song is a cover of a cover. It was a hit song back in the 50's and recorded by Chuck Berry, then in 1963 the Beatles covered and recorded this song being that it was one of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrion's favorite songs.

Check out The Meetles live, The Beatles Cover of Roll Over Beethoven, and then the original by Chuck Berry.

The Meetles cover The Beatles cover of "Roll Over Beethoven"

The Meetles from Tameeka Time on Vimeo.



The Beatles cover "Roll Over Beethoven"



Chuck Berry's Original Song - "Roll Over Beethoven"



If you want to find out where The Meetles are playing go to their website or check them out on Facebook: The Meetles.com

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pretty Girl

For the past few months I've been exploring Flushing Queens.

I love the little dumpling shops, and bubble tea houses but there is one store that stands out to me and it's Pretty Girl.

Pretty Girl is located right near the main train station and all of the locals can see all of the "club style" clothing they sell.

I feel like this store is out of place, being that there are lot of family oriented shops on Main Street why is this store in such a prime location? - it just spills trashy club scene.

Is this the Jersey Shore crowd that shops here? Maybe I'm wrong but it's quite funny to see silver and gold zebra print stretch pants hanging on the walls and lingerie in the front display windows.

I'm not trying to "hate" on the store but it should not be near a Game Stop and 2 Bubble Tea shops.

The other day I decided to go inside and see what Pretty Girl had to offer and see who shopped and owned this location.

Have you ever been to a Pretty Girl? What are your thoughts on the store?


My Flushing "Pretty Girl" Visit from Tameeka Time on Vimeo.

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