On the upcoming TCGS, we’ll be hosting a film festival of one minute shorts created by YOU, the viewer. The winner will receive in the mail hundreds of old cans donated by our Tumblr impresario, Random Brian.
The Softer Side of Shannon was such a fun and interesting show to do. It’s always important to me that Shannon knows how much love I have for her and how love people have for her in general. She’s one of my best friends and one of the most unique individuals I’ve ever come across. We are lucky to have her.
On top of that, The Stumblebum Brass Band returned to TCGS and brought the house down! With Nirvana and G.G. Allin covers, they incited a near riot situation at MNN Studios and I think the psychic scar left on the place will effect it forever.
I was also so happy to find so many moments on our feet – we established that in one month, a number of the most masculine members of the TCGS family will compete in the first ever BEEF OFF (which you can submit ideas for on our home page’s message board), we got an all-time classic call from Calstead, who really kept it Calsteady this time around, and I was forced into doing the Ritz Carlton shirtless on the air, which will not become a regular occurrence on the show. And all around great time.
I’m very excited about this week’s episode – The Cans Film Festival. Unlike the more stuffy and traditional Cannes Film Festival, ours will be a grassroots fiasco that puts the content in the hands of the people. Many of my favorite shows lately have been ones where we put control of the content in the hands of our viewers (Character Contest, Truth or Dare, etc) and I think this can really take it to the next level. We need YOU to submit films. Here’s how it works –
- Create a film that is one minute long. This isn’t something you find online and pass along – it’s something you’ve re-edited, something you’ve shot on your own webcam, etc – something you are responsible for creatively.
- JD Amato, director of TCGS and film school graduate, will screen all submissions and choose ten he thinks bring something unique to the table.
- On the show, we will screen these films. A panel of judges will rank them Olympics style, giving each a number between one and ten.
- The creator of the film with the highest average score will be mailed hundreds of cans that Brian Miller is going to take on the train with him from New Haven, Connecticut to New York City that night.
My prediction is that at times this will be a fiasco, at times it will be hilariously weird, at times it will be touching – but overall, it will reflect the oddball sensibility and creative drive of the worldwide network of creative weirdos that have rallied around TCGS each week.
JD plans on posting a guideline to the types of things he’s looking for at the message board located at www.thechrisgethardshow.com – check that out and if you haven’t done so, sign up for that message board. A whole gang of TCGS die-hards has made the place their own and I love getting in on the discussions they get going, ranging from critiques of the show to message board users plotting to collectively take the SATs together. There’s some really interesting stuff happening over there.
I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!
On top of that ill-advised experiment, we’ll be welcoming the musical stylings of RED VS. BLACK! When we were doing our Bonnaroo cross-country adventure, we had the pleasure of getting to know a guy who emits creative energy when he walks into the room. His name was Sam Tallent and he made our time in Denver so pleasant and fun and he really walks the walk when it comes to being a creative individual. Sam’s band, the fantastic Red vs. Black, is touring the country, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a stop on their journey. We plan on showing him the same hospitality he showed us, via going insane and dancing all over the studio while his band tears it up.