The First Shot of MTV’s SuChin Pak On Her Cross-Country Road Trip For The Pepsi Refresh Project

April 7, 2010 — 0

Here's a shot of SuChin Pak on the road, going across the country, meeting winners and contenders for Pepsi Refresh grants.

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If you haven't seen the project voting site yet, check it out. Why? Because you'll find some intense and important projects in there -- with millions of Pepsi's dollars up for grabs each month -- and the only way projects get funded is if we vote. If a great project doesn't get votes, it doesn't get funded. If it does, it DOES get funded, and it actually happens. More to come... but def don't wait to vote.


Girl Jumps On Stage At Friendly Fires Show In Brooklyn & Won’t Get Off So They Have No Choice But To Throw Her

August 14, 2009 — 5

***UPDATE: Click here to see lead singer Ed MacFarlane's backstage explanation for throwing the girl off stage*** Chaos at the Friendly Fires performance in Brooklyn, tonight! When a drunk fan pops up on stage at your show, you dance with her a little, then expect her to kinda dance herself off stage. When you try to get her to leave and she won't...what then? What you are about to see is only the start. Later in the show, ever more brazen fans of Friendly Fires ascend to the stage, causing complete mayhem, mostly in a good way. More updates to come soon. But first, this... After the chaos and controversy calmed, we hung out backstage with the band and decomressed. Stay tuned for lead singer Ed's reaction to what he just survived, coming soon...


Update: Benjamin Wagner of MTV News Sings Oasis’ “Wonderwall” In My Office

August 11, 2009 — 3

Last week's performance in my office by MTV News' Benjamin Wagner has become a pretty popular post on Something Burning. Seems like people enjoy his music as much in a video square on the interweb as we all did hearing it live. So I thought I'd post another song he did for us that day. It's his cover of "Wonderwall" by Oasis. Classic song, not easy to cover, but I love his interpretation and how he speeds it up.

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I wish everyone could hear it live like we did. Oh wait, you can! Click here for Benjamin's upcoming live shows. Click here to read Benjamin's blog. And click here to see what Benjamin does when he's not playing guitar and singing.


VP of MTV News Benjamin Wagner Just Performed In My Office

August 7, 2009 — 11

Turns out, when he's not running MTV News, Benjamin Wagner writes and performs music. In fact, he's already got a few indie albums out. Benjamin took a break from breaking news and whatnot, and he came over for a visit just now. My meeting was ending, so Ben picked up a guitar and jammed for us. Check out Ben... Here's an original...

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Notice the sky in his guitar. We stole the guitar from Robin Katz, in our music department, who was working from home today.

Untitled from Ross Martin on Vimeo.

Download Benjamin's music here Check out Benjamin's website here Catch Benjamin live at the following upcoming shows: Rockwood Music Hall (New York, New York) August 13th, 2009 - 9:00 pm Iowa State Fair (Des Moines, Iowa) August 16th, 2009 - 12:00 pm Rockwood Music Hall (New York, New York) October 17th, 2009 - 5:00 pm