“That’s What She Said” Inks Distribution Deal

“That’s What She Said” Inks Distribution Deal

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU… We are pleased to announce: Phase 4 Films has acquired “THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID” for distribution Directed by Carrie Preston and starring Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat, and Marcia DeBonis, the film includes “Daylight,” by Mike Errico, alongside songs by Rachael Yamagata, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham and more. Get yer popcorn. READ ABOUT IT HERE: DEADLINE: http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/2012-sxsw-phase-4-acquires-thats-what-she-said/ INDIEWIRE: http://www.indiewire.com/article/phase-4-films-buys-sundance-next-comedy-thats-what-she-said VARIETY: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118051418 THE WRAP:...
“Pop-Up Video: Jersey Shore” Marathon This Week

“Pop-Up Video: Jersey Shore” Marathon This Week

[Here’s the press release. I watched “Jersey Shore” for the second time last week, while getting my hair cut. I thought they should fight in bars more. Also tan more. It’ll make their butts pop better in the night vision scenes. But you know, no one asked me. My haircut came out well, I think. We flipped back and forth between Jersey Shore and a woman named Tabatha who walks into salons and gets really mad at how they’re being run.] VH1’S “POP UP VIDEO” TAKES ON MTV’S HIT SERIES “JERSEY SHORE” WITH TRIVIA-FILLED MARATHON “Pop Up Video: Jersey Shore” Two-Night Marathon Premieres on Friday, March 16 at 10 PM/9c and Saturday, March 17 at 9 PM/8c on VH1 “Pop-Up Video” theme by Mike Errico NEW YORK, NY, March 8, 2012 – New Jersey’s famous, larger-than-life housemates will receive the “Pop Up” treatment when MTV’s highest-rated series, “Jersey Shore,” debuts with the two-night “Pop Up Video: Jersey Shore” marathon on Friday, March 16, starting at 10 PM/9c and Saturday, March 17 starting at 9 PM/8c on VH1. Combining two of each network’s most talked-about series, this marathon will feature select episodes from season one and offer fans the chance to relive the birth of “G.T.L.” (i.e. “Gym, Tan, Laundry”) alongside the well-known “bubbles” full of pop culture trivia, behind-the-scenes facts and biting humor that “Pop Up Video” provides. “Pop Up Video: Jersey Shore” marathon will “pop” all the insider info behind the personalities that have become household names: Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Samantha “Sammi Sweetheart” Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and...

Watch #BrandsConf LIVE

Interesting day, today. I’ll be speaking at a conference, and you can watch it live. My topic: “The Humanization of the Hit Song,” in which I’ll try to explain the relationship between mythology in music and the open-source environment of the Web. It’s a short speech, but I’m always a little edgy when the guitar isn’t in my hand. Here’s the info: Starting today at 9:00 AM EST / 1500 CET the second BrandsConf will be broadcast LIVE from the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Today we will be spending the day exploring “The Humanization of Brands” This event can be seen on UStream over at: http://www.ustream.tv/nyc140conf (subscribe to get notified when we are broadcasting) Hours: BrandsConf will be broadcast from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST today. This year we have 60+ speakers joining us in New York City at the conference. The hashtag for this conference is: #BrandsConf. I hope you can join in the online discussion about the event. You can track the BrandsConf schedule over at:...
Gear Porn: The Best (and Worst) Guitar Pedals Ever

Gear Porn: The Best (and Worst) Guitar Pedals Ever

Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Matt Beck is the man I have to thank for some amazing moments on “Wander Away.” [Check out my conversation with him on Episode Three of The Mike Errico Podcast]. Beck’s signature guitar tones are culled from years of audio experimentation. “I have somewhere in the realm of 500 guitar pedals. I took over one of my wife’s bookcases with them,” he explains with an unapologetic smile. “Some are very esoteric.” But which pedals are must-haves? And which ones suck? Beck broke down his library of stomp boxes into easy-to-swallow categories: the ones you need, the ones to avoid, the ones that need a lo-o-o-ong break — and the ones to watch. PEDALS YOU NEED 1) Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer: #1, top of the line. I have a bunch, some of which are modified by Robert Keeley, who takes out the insides and replaces the capacitors and resistors and … I don’t really understand it, but it sounds fuller. I also use an original TS-808, which is the original Tube Screamer with the much heralded Germanium chip. The original 808 was green, and has the small square button in the middle, but the originals have a hyphen between the “TS” and the “808,” so that’s how you know what you’re looking at. Just a little tidbit. Even if you don’t use it a lot, this pedal is one that you can’t really live without. Classic Recorded Example: Stevie Ray Vaughan — who I think used the TS-9’s — something like “Couldn’t Stand the Weather.” They work great with single coils, and of course, Stevie Ray was a single...