Comedian Kyle Cease is the real deal
By Ryan Meehan
Comedian Kyle Cease is back with his second album “I Highly Recommend This” available on Comedy Central Records September 4th, 2012. The record comes complete with a bonus DVD that includes Kyle’s “Comedy Central Presents” half hour special as well as other extra features.
Cease is probably best known outside standup comedy circles for his standup special, as well as his acting in films such as “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Not Another Teen Movie” and countless late night talk show appearances. Inside those standup comedy circles, Kyle is known for his assistance in helping other comedians polish their own act in his “Standup Bootcamp”. He’s a bit of a motivational speaker of sorts, and lists some of the methods he uses on his website. (http://www.kylecease.com/processes/) Although there are some comics who feel like that is a sidejob that they’re too good for, those comics are also broke. Kyle has turned the applications of his methods into a successful interactive comedic training course, and he should be applauded for doing so. His latest album is a bitches brew of all sorts of interpretive comedy styles, and I found it to be highly entertaining as well as recommendable. Continue reading
As mentioned in our last interview with Pete Davis (Invalids), he has begun the process of re-recording all of his old music and here is the first re-release. Titled Passing It Off As Art, the 14 songs were originally written and recorded in 2003 only to see new light this year. You can purchase the download here – Link
A good proverb to live by: If you don’t know what it is, shoot it with a spear gun.
Putting together a list of best albums is difficult enough to do for just one year, but I have always wanted to do a whole decade because it makes me reflect on albums that I still listen to today, have forgotten because they didn’t stick with me long-term or have known all along that they are my all time favorite. I spent more time determining the order of albums then I did picking which to include among the 30, agonizing which album was better than the other. It was a fun exercise and might even lead to further “best of the decade” lists so I hope you enjoy!
Singer/Songwriter Tinsel Korey
By Ryan Meehan
Indie queen Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime – playing Sam Uley’s fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring Makah Tribe—a pivotal role in Stephanie Meyers’ worldwide franchise. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 will be in theatres in November 2012. Currently, Tinsel is focusing on music and working towards the release of her debut EP, Seize The Day. Tinsel has been developing her musical talent from a very young age and the release of this EP will be the result of several years of work. Recorded at the famous WAX studios in Washington, the Indie-Folk Rock EP will consist of five news songs, in addition to Tinsel’s previously recorded single, “Letter”, and will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com, as well as most major online outlets. A labor of love, each track was written by Tinsel herself, with the help of producer Brian Blake for the music composition. The EP is currently set to release on August 30th, and she’s my guest today in 5 Questions. Continue reading