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Rocketboom, the Vlog / Johnny Cash on Broadway

What's a Vlog?

You mean you don't know what a vlog is? Well neither did I until 20 minutes ago, when I saw an article on Rocketboom in last Sunday's NY Times. A vlog is a video log, the article referred Rocketboom host Amanda Congdon as " a really big star on really small screens ". They report 100,000 viewers a day.

The couple of vlogs I saw here were crisply edited, including one on the anniversary of the death of John Lennon.

Interesting use of the technology. And the 24 year old Amanda isn't bad to look at, and don't think she doesn't know it.

Rocketboom is based in New York City, and it releases a new clip at 9am Eastern each Monday through Friday. It differs from regular TV program in many important ways. Instead of costing millions of dollars to produce, Rocketboom is created with a consumer-level video camera, a laptop, two lights and a map with no additional overhead or costs. You need Quicktime in order to see these webcasts.

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Ring of Fire coming to Broadway

I see that a " Ring of Fire " , the " Johnny Cash Musical Show " will be coming to the Barrymore Theater on East 47th Street . Previews begin February 8.

When Mr. Cash died in September 2003, I remember Dolly Parton saying that "...Johnny Cash has only passed into the greater light. He will only become more important in this industry as time goes by ..."

I wonder who'll they get in the JC show on Broadway? That will be so key in its success. Y. Phoenix is what made the movie to me so it will be tricky to get a lead & an understudy worthy of Cash.

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