Monday, June 27, 2011

war in dance

I love this piece of storytelling through dance. Napoleon Buddy D'umo and Tabitha A. D'umo, choreographers for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance,' have captured the story of lovers split by war across two pieces. In the 4th season, the team (also known as NappyTabs) choreographed a piece in which the couple dancing learns that the man is heading to war. And in the 8th season, a second piece concluded the story when the soldier returns home. It's such a beautiful portrayal of one of the pains of war. Ironically, the most recent episode began late, as President Obama was announcing his plan to withdraw troops by September 2012.

Soldier is drafted, season 4:

Soldier comes home, season 8:

killer combo: advertising + detective work

The FBI used a clever ad strategy to discover a famous mobsters whereabouts.

Recognizing that the mobster’s girlfriend was a salon fiend, the FBI placed PSAs directed at women on daytime/soap TV. Their hunch that someone might recognize her from their last blow out at the beauty parlor was spot on.

My childhood dream of being a detective, meets my adult reality of working in advertising.

Check out the scoop:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

online dating idea

Had an idea for an online dating site - you create a mix tape to serve as your profile. We have niche dating sites, why not connect through music? Anyone know if this already exists?
I was inspired by the “Rapperina Mix,” a mix created for a ballerina who didn’t appreciate rap by a guy she’d gone on one date with. I once went on a date with a guy from OkCupid because we had both referenced the same old New Pornographers song in our profiles. We didn’t really jive, but he had a narly taste in music.

Here's that lovely choon: