Archive for September 2009

Chameleons All Around

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

From the “Streets of Philadelphia” comes an hour of music from Schmooru Josh Johnson. Listening to this latest episode of radio hour, you get a feel for his affable personality and intelligent insights into music, culture and more. In this epsiode, Josh delves into jazz vocalists—some you’ve heard, and more that you haven’t.

Mr. Johnson has been producing, shooting and editing video, television and the rest of it on two coasts (with gusto!) for as long as I can remember now. So listen now or subscribe to the radio hour podcast to get your weekly (give-or-take) fix!

User Generated Losers

Monday, September 21st, 2009

There’s been a lot of questions about what makes SCHMOOru so COOOL? I love these questions — and to be honest, we’d be dead if no one asked them. I really like to consider them to be — what’s ALIVE about SCHMOORU? What’s its humanity? What does IT live FOR? What air does it breathe, or quite frankly DOES it have any POTENTIAL? — etc.. Let me ASCHOO one of them here-IS SCHMOORU this User Generated Content???? Your SCHMOORU curators have been working at the forefront of what has been referred to as the ‘user generated content’ industry for about the last 4 years and we’ve got something to say about it — UGC will not replace the pros and attempting to make it do so creates a lot of losers all around — its just one of many tools — frankly, we’ve always had. (more…)

Schmoou-light on: Daniel Klopp

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I am thrilled to be spotlighting one of Schmooru’s most worldly filmmakers [though there's a lot of competition out there!] who has worked in Peru, Australia and the US. Daniel was an amazing help in getting reactions to the US election in Australia for Current TV’s election coverage. He filmed, edited and delivered an amazing assortment of interviews within 24 hours [this included a hellish amount of technical difficulty] and had the best attitude during the whole thing. (more…)

It’s Obama’s MAKE or BREAK WEEK again..

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

For those of you in New York, y0u will notice its FASHION WEEK! YAY! For Barack Obama its also, the most important week of his presidency — we keep hearing. He’s either NERF or he’s NOTHIN’. It’s the whole sha-bang, the real enchilado — the fat taco. His presidency — becomes either “a fart in the wind”, or “Gone with the wind” in the history books — all on this week. (more…)

This Week in THE NEWS.. Trying Again.

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

If you’ve been following the news NEWS this week — you may have heard something about Charlie Gibson retiring and Diane Sawyer taking over for him on the news program, ABC’s World News. In some ways there’s been a refreshing lack of gestation over this job announcement and I don’t intend to cause any more blotation. However, I do think there’s a component missing here that needs to be addressed. (more…)