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Asher Roth, Janelle Monae, Byron Ward, Tim Kash, John Loscalzo, Matt & Kim, Clipse, Tony DiSanto, Kim Stolz and More At The Woodies Afterparty

December 14, 2009 — 3

The Woodie Awards afterparty is always quite wonderful on many, many levels, most of which can't be discussed. In the heart of a recession, it's not like there's gonna be a holiday party, so this becomes a holiday party. It's a perfect combo of drunk artists, drunk celebs, drunk executives, drunk fans, drunk bartenders, drunk security, drunk...you get the idea. This year I stayed sober and found myself in hilarious conversations, including one in which a colleague asked if I attended the show this year. Attended? Um, yeah, dickfor. Anyway, here's some of what I remember... - DiSanto and I had a drink and talked about I can't remember what and even if I did I couldn't write it down here. - Kim Stolz slipped me her badge because I'd given mine to someone else so they could get into the party. - I had a great talk with Nick from Seven2 about how he needs to meet Kevin at Area/Code. I hope to work more with them both. - VJ Dana Sky and Nick Brown from The Real World were dancing and having more fun than anybody. - VJ Tim Kash analyzed the Woodies, in depth, which surprising I really needed and appreciated. - Clipse drank. - Byron Ward and I spoke about wtf comes next, and he told me about his comedy showcase thing, which I'm going to check out. - Asher Roth and I hugged. - Gina Esposito I thanked and thanked and thanked. - Chris McCarthy hooked me up. - John Loscalzo looked hot. - Doug Everson makes me happy. - Will I Am, I lost you... - Zooey, I am sorry. - Kim (of Matt & Kim) and I toasted her and Matt's huge performance, not to mention their surprise Best Video Woodie win (I called it months ago!). And then Asher Roth and Janelle Monae went and did this...

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MTV Announces mtvU Woodie Awards Nominees!

October 5, 2009 — 2

Finally I can post this. Been waiting all day so other blogs could trump me.  We just announced the nominees for the 6th annual mtvU Woodie Awards, as chosen by college students nationwide. It's the best college music of the yea, and it's an incredible (and incredibly diverse) list of nominees this year.   Over the next few weeks, millions will vote to decide who goes home with a chunk of wood on November 18th at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Here's how our good friend Asher Roth kicked off the sick party last year... Past performers include Beck, TV On The Radio, Gym Class Heroes, Lykke Li, Santigold, Death Cab For Cutie, Imogen Heap, Matisyahu, Saul WIlliams, Q-Tip, The Academy Is, Asher Roth, Cool Kids, Rilo Kiley and more. I'll let you know who's performing this year...soon.

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Indebted Campaign

May 18, 2009 — 0

Our promos team made this great spot for our "Indebted" campaign. The project is a partnership with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, aimed at arming young people with a better understanding of the fiscal crisis, how to protect themselves, and how to hold their elected representatives accountable for responsible spending. We've been working with Pete Peterson, Dave Walker and the amazing Elizabeth Wilner (who just left to run ServiceNation). The team at mtvU is doing an incredible job on this campaign, from programming, online, on-ground events on college campuses, music (thank you, Asher Roth), research, press... Really proud of this.