So here it is, 2011’s Christmas video. This was Merrily made a few weekends ago in Kentucky when some of my closest friends and I gathered to continue our tradition of celebrating together in one place and filming our annual extravaganza. This tradition is only just beginning with many more videos to come with each passing Christmas. Here is the entire archive, all three masterpieces. The name of our group, The Nashville Gunslingers comes from my 21st birthday party in Nashville where we dressed up in our finest cowboy attire and claimed to be in a southern punk band with a western twist. Everyone we met bought our story and that night we hit the stage at one of Nashville’s sweetest clubs and performed (karaoke) one of the most awesome entertaining impromptu shows. Ever since then, The Gunslingers have filmed various videos together but we’re surely most famous for our annual Christmas musicals. So, grab some milk and cookies, open your Christmas bonuses (or jelly of the month club subscriptions) and hit the play button. Wishing you the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye..
For Hundreds of years, since the dawn of the printing press, people have never been able to communicate or voice a means of free expression as they do today. The greatest tool for transparency and free speech the world has ever known has only just recently developed in our lifetime. We’re looking at just the very beginning of an era that is arguably much greater and maybe even more significant than the industrial revolution. Today, we are experiencing an information and free expression insurgency.
The lines of journalism are becoming blurred as well as like lines between video, magazine, newspaper, books, blogs, social networks.. it’s all morphing into something.. at a rapidly fast pace and changing almost daily. We’re watching now as people, companies and governments grapple with the most influential source that is not in any way physically tangible but limitless and permanent. Continue reading “#hashtags can change the world” »