Archive for October, 2015

My Interview with E.G. Daily

by on October 30th, 2015

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I had the unique opportunity to interview one of my favorite 80’s iconic cult classic actresses, E.G. Daily (Elizabeth Daily). Can I just say this; when I spoke to her for the first time her voice was and is exactly the same plus she is humble, sweet and hilarious!

If you live under a rock and don’t know of E.G. Daily her long list of accomplishments would make any one blush. E.G. has crossed over all lines of the entertainment business and now in the tech world with her Amazon downloadable seminar.  E.G. is an iconic actress from her roles in Valley Girl, Better off Dead and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure as Dottie to her voice over career as Tommy Pickles in Rugrats to most recently her beautiful rendition of Faith Hill’s “Breathe” on the reality show the Voice…and that is only the Clift notes of her career.

My first question I asked was how does she look younger than she did in the 80’s and how does she maintains a very fit body. To which E.G. said she has always been into fitness and taking care of her body by maintaining a nutritious diet. She also said (unlike so many other 80’s actors) that she realized early on that excessive drinking and drug use can take a toll on your body. It’s no wonder she has a slamming body and looks ageless.

This year marked the 30th anniversary to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure so my big question to E.G was what did the cast do for the big occasion? She celebrated it with Damon Martin (Chip), Diane Salinger (Simone) and Lou Cutell (Amazing Larry) and of course Paul Reuben (Pee-wee Herman) where they screened the cult classic at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with their 4-5K fans that attended for the screening.

For those who didn’t know of E.G. epic voiceover career she is the voice of your favorite character Tommy Pickles in Rugrats , Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls, the voice of Babe: Pig in the City and the voice Baby Mumble from Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2.

But did you know this…

E.G didn’t just start her career in the early-mid 80’s she was actually in Laverne & ShirleyCHiPs, Fame, and video for Rod Stewart‘s song “Young Turks” as Patti.

AND it doesn’t end there…

She also has had a thriving career in the music industry starting with her 1986 hit “Say It, Say It” that made No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the No. 1 spot on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. I think this is cooler because who doesn’t love Scarface? She actually had two songs, “Shake It Up” and “I’m Hot Tonight,” included in the soundtrack to the film Scarface. She continues to record till this day because as she said in the interview music has always been her passion.

E.G. continued her music career and released a song titled “Changing Faces” in 2003 which was the song was used on the end credits of Rugrats Go Wild. In 2008 she released another single titled “Beautiful” which she made available through iTunes.

Bravely in the fall of 2013 Daily surprised us all by re-entering the music world as a contestant on the The Voice when she did a blind audition and sang “Breathe” from Faith Hill. During her time on the Voice E.G. chose to be on Team Blake. E.G. proceeded to win her battle in the shows battle rounds singing the song “Something to Talk About” but unfortunately lost in the Knockout Rounds, with a performance of Bonnie Raitt‘s, “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” If I was a judge that wouldn’t had happened, as you can tell in the performance below her voice is like Tripendicular!

Recently E.G. was casted for Rob Zombie‘s 31 to portray Sex-Head that should be released in early 2016. When I spoke with E.G. about her role she is very excited about it, thinks the movie is intense (in a good way) and loved playing such a unique character as Sex-Head. This will be her second Rob Zombie film as her first was as Candy in Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects.”

WhiskeyAs if E.G isn’t busy enough she has an Up Close and Personal Voice-Over Acting Seminar that you can download on Amazon here that just came out. She is also an active advocate for Wildlife Waystation and Last Chance for Animals organizations.

If you’re dying to see E.G. live (like I am) she is performing at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood and the show will feature Lee Miles of Super Naked. The show is on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM PST and per E.G. it will probably be a sold out show so get your tickets now here.

By the end of the call with E.G. I was on a personal high and also sad the interview ended because she was so amazing to talk to. It was almost like talking to your best friend when chatting with her. So like for sure definitely check out her in 31 releasing early next year and her performance at Whisky A Go Go, like totally.

E.G. will also be Hi-Tech Chic’s 1st woman of the month so stay tuned for that post.

 

 

 

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Indiegogo Campaign: ZUS – The Truly Smart Car Charger & Car Locator

by on October 27th, 2015

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This has happened to me allot. Short story one day I parked my car in a parking garage in San Francisco that was rather large and every floor looked the same.

I couldn’t find my car, a sudden panic came over me. I did what normal people do started pressing the lock button on my keys (and some people laughed at me wondering why I’m walking round a garage aimlessly). There was no “beep” beep” which meant my car was out of range.Product technical specs

Finally 5 floors later I started pressing the “panic” button on my keys and found it but man what a huge stress that could have been avoided. After that I started taking pictures of where I park with my phone but I always thought there has to be a better way to find my car.

Intruducing Nonda’s “Zus” world’s smartest car charger and locator. At first glance I thought it was a tad bulky however the USB ports and the locator is exactly what I need recently. Zus offers maximum AMP output for your device and pairs with your GPS to remember your location as soon as your car engine is turned off. It works on both iOS and Andrioid and the interface looks like it’s easy to just plug and play. Continue Reading…

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Hopeline from Verizon

by on October 26th, 2015

Hopeline VerizonMost of us know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and thanks to all that have contributed towards such an important cause but did you know October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month? I certainly didn’t till I got an email today asking me to spread the word.
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New Kickstarter Campaign: House of Rabbit’s “Songs of Charivari” Debut Album

by on October 15th, 2015

10359386_817847624936434_278959018015163834_nI have been a fan of Kickstarter for a while though sometimes I cheat on it with Indiegogo. For those who live under a rock Kickstarter, launched in April 2009, is a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. Campaigns are launched by a company, group, or organization by establishing a project, a deadline and a minimum funding goal. If the goal is not met by the deadline no funds are collected, I believe this is why people work so hard to get funding. To date Kickstarter has funded over 257,000 creative projects and growing daily. The projects for the most part are films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects.

1536435_10153004365458121_932228124002743860_nEveryone who reads my posts on Cutegeek, Hi-tech chic, and the Examiner know I have regularly posted articles on a new Kickstarter campaign throughout the years. Well kids I have found a new Kickstarter campaign to inform you all of that launched yesterday. The campaign is for the band House of Rabbits and they are needing to raise money for their debut studio record called “Songs of Charivari.” The record is will consist of 10 songs from their Charivari in Voyeurville: A Vaudeville Rock Musical Masquerade performance.

AcrobatsI actually went to the Charivari in Voyeurville: A Vaudeville Rock Musical Masquerade rock opera back in June during the Hollywood Fringe Festival. My cousin, Eloy, plays bass for this band and I just happened to be in LA at the perfect time to catch his show. Before the show my cousin kept using terminology like “it’s different” or “it’s unique” to get me prepared for the show. In my head I started thinking “Oh shit what the hell kind of show is this?”

IMG_2091My cousin was right it was unique but so incredibly entertaining and the entire cast was so talented. I didn’t leave my spot once during the show for fear I will miss something good. The band for the rock opera consists of very talented musicians and had a powerful presence throughout the show. The Besides seeing my cousin play I was memorized by the acrobats and the dancing of the cast, it was not only beautiful but impressive.

Admittedly I was one of those annoying people that took pictures during the show and boy did I get some glares and the stink eye from one lady. If they have another show and you attend, word to the wise do not bust out your smart phone and take pictures or you may get mauled by the audience.

So everyone wish them all luck that they will meet the deadline and record their debut album. As of today they have 29 days to raise $5,000.00 on their Kickstarter campaign and so far they are at $157.00. To help them reach their goal or to pledge click here.

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The Bud e-Fridge: Let the games begin!

by on October 6th, 2015

BudlightIf you have ever had roommates this situation has happened to you once before…

You get home after a long day of work and excited you have a nice cold beer in the refrigerator you saved for just that moment. As you open the fridge you notice it’s gone…your beer moment is shattered. As you’re cursing your roommates name you think why don’t they have tracking devices for situations like this?

Well the good people at Bud light feel your pain. Bud Light just introduced a smart fridge that tracks and provides real-time information using your home Wi-Fi and the BUD-e App. Using a Wi-Fi light sensor the “Bud-E Fridge” will track the number of Bud Light cans or bottles inside and has a countdown timer showing when the optimal temperature for drinking them is reached.

But the fun doesn’t stop there…

Budlight 2The beer supply data is shown on a display on the fridge door and also sent via the BUD-e App to notify sports fans when game time for their favorite team is approaching. The Bud-E Fridge also notifies the owner if their game day supply of Bud Light needs replenishing plus it tracks and updates the status of the 78-beer capacity device.

The owner can also program up to four teams using the BUD-e App to get a scheduled alert 4 hours before kickoff for each team selected.

And to resolve the “who took my last beer” scenario…

The BUD-e Alarm will let you know when someone has opened the door of your fridge and changed the stock count. After tapping the alarm on, the owner will be notified when someone has removed or added stock to your fridge.

It’s currently only available in California for $299.00 but to learn more about it click here and for your viewing pleasure here is the youtube commercial about the Bud E-Fridge. (Go Niners!)

*Information gathered from MediaPost.com and Budlight.com
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Where is Nina going?!

by on October 6th, 2015

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In September I finally launched my own site called Hi-tech Chic (pronounced sheek) which will be reviews of fashion and tech instead of just tech.

Since then many of my Cutegeek and SF Examiner fans have been asking if I’m leaving either site and the answer is NO! I will remain to write for Cutegeek till I’m no longer cute…which may be sooner than later since I’m in my 30’s.

My promise to you all is to continue to write and review technology for all three sites with the same integrity since I started writing over 6 years ago.  My content will continue to be unique and newsworthy for each site but now with Hi-tech Chic the element of fashion will be included with tech.

In conclusion and to put the emails, DMs, and texts at rest I’m still writing for Cutegeek and Examiner just adding another site to my repertoire.

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