The Cult of Personality – Cutting Off Takers – WAYLT

I have been blessed to work at cool companies, but this came from hard work, networking, God blessings and great people giving me a chance.

I enjoy giving advice and listening to others, but some days I am starting not to enjoy it as much  Why you might ask?  I am feeling that way because of imbalance.  The imbalance is that sometimes people don’t just call to say hello.  They call with questions.

Now in 2019, I am cutting back.

R. Kelly Screening Evacuated

I talk about my experience at the R. Kelly Screening of the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.”  

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WAYLT Episode 1 – Talking About Phantom

An unexpected conversation about the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack while taking the train to NJ.  

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Writerjudy Asks “What Are You Listening to?”

Podcast, music, Writerjudy, writerjudys podcast

Podcast: Talking about music and what others are listening to. There is also talk about life, a few jokes and fun during the 15- minute talk.

Origin

I live in NYC and ride the subway daily. I also am a lover of music.  As soon as I walk out of the door and head to the subway I plug in my iPhone and turn on my music.  I always keep my channel on shuffle because I always like to be surprised, as to what might be coming up next.  It always fun.

The premise of the podcast

Who does not love music? I know I do and I have a very diverse musical taste.  When my iPhone shuffles, my songs can easily go from Jazz to New Age, Blues, R & B, Rock or Country to Hip Hop or R & B to Heavy Metal. In addition, I love songs from many decades.

In a world where lately many people feel divided, wouldn’t it be nice to get them together through music?

Well, I am in NYC and I take the subway daily.  Almost everyone on the train is listening to music.  I always wonder what others are listening to so wouldn’t it be cool to ask them and they tell you are you are surprised, learn something new or just break the ice.

This could strike up a friendship, introduce someone to new music, make the commute easier or nothing at all, but it will result in an encounter that you will not forget.

And let’s be honest, who does not love music?  Music brings back good memories and even sad memories, but it never fails that when your favorite song comes on you want to sing along or dance.

So keep listening to your music.  Maybe you want to keep what you listen to private, but believe me, there is someone else who may want to know “what are you are listening to?”

Copyright 2018

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The Amazing Bucket Launches Kickstarter Campaign at The 2018 New York Auto Show

Booth 237 at the NY Auto Show 2018

One of the best and brightest recreational ideas is being presented in this new Kickstarter campaign. It is for a product called The Amazing Bucket. But don’t let the name fool you…it’s a whole lot more than just the world’s greatest bucket. This item is made to be something that everybody can find a use for. Whether you are washing your prized car, cleaning your house, storing your tools, or needing a place to keep your drinks for a picnic or at the beach.

The Amazing Bucket truly is just one product with dozens of uses that makes your life so much easier. Here are just a few of the features:

  • Car wash bucket and grit guard 
  • House cleaning and general use bucket
  • Antimicrobial Cushioned Kneeling Pad
  • Tool / Hobby / Fishing / Storage Box
  • 2 Level Anti Slip Step Stool
  • Two Compartment / 20 qt. Beach Cooler
  • Ice & Beverage Party Bucket and Stainless Steel Bottle Opener
  • Water Proof Blue Tooth Speaker

Beginning March 30-April 8, 2018, at the Jacob Javits Center during the annual New York Auto Show, experience first-hand what the product does and get more information on the Kickstarter campaign being launched for this outstanding product.  Attendees can meet the team behind the products, ask questions, and take free photos in the company’s photo booth. Visitors can also sign up to find out more about the progress of the product as well as discover news on the dates launch parties for the release of the product.

In the event, you are not in NYC and cannot attend the New York Auto Show and want to discover more about the Amazing Bucket, visit the BeAmazed.NYC website and or sign up here.

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Social Music Takes on a Whole New Meaning With the Shoudout! Platform

Shoudout logoIt’s been said that we can live our whole lives to a soundtrack.  Music makes us happy and sad and keeps us company whether we are driving or working or even working out.

Unfortunately, these days, people find themselves listening while engaged in a far less productive activity… staring at the social media feeds on their phones.

Shoudout hopes to change all of this with its unique new “Crowd” based platform.  Phonetically spelled, Shoudout has developed an app for users to record six-second sound bites, called shoudouts, which can then be “dropped’ into streams of music where listeners can hear them between songs.  Using either Shake Radio, a Pandora-ish service built right into the Shoudout! App, or Shoudify, a service which allows Spotify listeners to hear their playlists along with shoudouts, listeners simply choose the “crowd” they want to hear from and then go about their productive lives and let the social media come to them from within the music.

Shoudout’s own in-app service, SHAKE RADIO, is a smart tuner that learns your music preferences to enhance your music experience so if you don’t like a song, just shake your phone and shake radio will find you another station. Every few shakes, you will hear shoudouts from people in your crowd. Did you like what they said? Again, just shake the phone to send them a “thumbup,” which is Shoudout lingo for “like.” Everything is shake activated, so this makes SHAKE RADIO the perfect app for driving. Shake your radio, so your focus can remain on the road where it belongs!

For those of you that can’t live without your Spotify playlists, Shoudout has developed a free sister app, Shoudify, which asks you to enter your Spotify credentials (premium or free!) and then lets you enjoy your playlists, the Spotify curated lists and even search up other user playlists. Every few songs, you will hear a shoudout from someone in your chosen “crowd.”

What is “crowd”, you ask?  A “crowd” is Shoudout’s answer to the Facebook Group.  Using the Shoudout app, users can form crowds and then invite their friends or people with similar interests to join. A ‘Crowd’ can be can be XL Rated which is unfiltered for members 18 years or older or non-XL which blocks out the $@#%. Also, your ‘Crowd’ can be Public or Private and be assured that what happens in your Private Crowd stays in your ‘Crowd’.

Now comes the fun part. Have you ever heard the statement? “I LOVE listening to commercials!” This has probably been said by NO ONE … EVER! Shoudout’s music services allow the user to hear their music, their friends and NO ads. Now that’s something to shoudout about!

If you want to learn more about Shoudout!, Check out the website,  and stay up to date with news and events via their social media handle, @shoudoutapp on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.

Pretty soon you will be saying “…but first, let me drop a shoudout!”

SCAD Presents Day 2 of the 2017 a TVfest

c33y2qbwaaavywpOn Friday, February 3, 2017, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) 5th annual aTVfest continued its three-day celebration of television and media productions with stars, screenings, STUDENTS and workshops.

Actress Jenna Elfman received the Spotlight Award following the screening and Q&A for ABC’s “Imaginary Mary” with actor Stephen Schneider, co-creator and executive producer Patrick Osborne and David Guarascio.

  • The screening of NBC’s “Trial and Error,” followed by a Q&A with actress Sherri Shepherd
  • The screening of ABC’s “Scandal,” followed by a Q&A with actors Jeff Perry, Joe Morton, Josh Malina and Cornelius Smith Jr.
  • The screening of ABC’s “American Crime,” followed by a Q&A with executive producer Michael McDonald and actors Benito Martinez, Connor Jessup, Mickaëlle X. Bizet, Ana Mulvoy-Ten and Richard Cabral
  • The screening of ABC’s “When We Rise,” followed by a Q&A with actors Jonathan Majors and Emily Skeggs
  • The screening of Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse,” followed by a Q&A with show creator Mike O’Malley and actors RonReaco Lee, Tichina Arnold, Teyonah Parris, Meagan Tandy and Robert Wu
  • The screening of Freeform’s “Switched at Birth,” followed by a Q&A with writer/producer/creator Lizzy Weiss and actors D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson and Sharon Pierre-Louis
  • The screening of Freeform’s “Beyond,” followed by a Q&A with executive producer Adam Nussdorf and actors Eden Brolin, Burkely Duffield, Romy Rosemont and Jonathan Whitesell
  • The screening of HBO’s “Cries From Syria,” followed by a Q&A with writer and director Lisanne Skyler
  • The screening of HBO’s “Brillo Box,” followed by a Q&A with director Evgeny Afineevsky
  • The “Talk the Walk with Miss J” panel, featuring a discussion with fashion personality Miss J Alexander

For the 5 years the event has been running, they have hosted various high profile guests and continues to do so.  For more information on the event, visit their website.  Also, stay in touch via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer of Popular Drama Series ‘Greenleaf’

Greenleaf Season 2 poster

Greenleaf Season 2 poster

On Friday, February, 3, 2017, The Oprah Winfrey Network debuted the season two trailer for its acclaimed original drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate, Emmy-nominated creator/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”) and Oprah Winfrey. Click here for the season two trailer.

The first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The remaining eight episodes of the series’ second season will air in summer 2017. “Greenleaf” premiered last June as the #1 series debut in OWN history and was 2016’s #1 new cable series for women, averaging over three million viewers in Live+3 in its first season.

In the series’ second season, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker, “Why Did I Get Married?”) ventures off to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Emmy-winner Keith David, “Community”) while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Golden Globe nominee and Emmy-winner Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family. Meanwhile, after exposing her Uncle Mac’s (GregAlan Williams, “The Accountant”) crimes, but failing to bring him to justice, Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (guest star Rick Fox, “Dope”), a local journalist who’s been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf empire. Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) also returns in her guest starring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Mae Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf.

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Netflix Releases First Part of Social Video Series for “Marvel’s Luke Cage”

Actor Mike Colter from the Netflix show Luke Cage

Actor Mike Colter from the Netflix show Luke Cage

Netflix released the first part of the Marvel’s Luke Cage Street Level Hero socialvideo series here: https://youtu.be/oVmcur3INOE . These digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show it’s street-level authenticity and cultural relevance.

Part one explores the music that moves the series. Executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker, Mike Colter, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge of A Tribe Called Quest, A$AP Ferg and Method Man lend their commentary on how each episode is shaped by its score and musical influence.

Marvel’s Luke Cage, which premieres globally on September 30, 2016 at 12:01 am PT is the third show in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix. The series follows the releases of Marvel’s Daredeviland Marvel’s Jessica Jones, leading up to the future release of Marvel’s Iron Fist, and ultimately, Marvel’s The Defenders.

In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.

About Marvel’s Luke Cage:

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple). Marvel’s Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (SouthLAnd, Ray Donovan) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.

For more information on Marvel’s Luke Cage, please visit https://www.netflix.com/title/80002537 and follow the show’s social pages on Facebook and Twitter.

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