Archive for March, 2009

THE BEST SXSW RAP MUSIC VIDEO OF 2009

WORD! Does this give me street cred?

THE SXSW RAP
By Rebecca Corliss (@repcor)

It’s “south by” where the geeks are fly
Twenty minutes without Twitter
And we’d probably die
You know why
Yo, am I following you?
Your avatar is sweet
It’s too good to be true
Staying weird in Austin
Parties every night
And my Twitter grade status
Gonna cause a bar fight
That picture I took?
I’ll put it up on Facebook
And I’ll tag it so good
That your motha’ might look
Word. Absurd.
You’re only hot if you’re a nerd
Microblogging so sweet
That you know it’s overheard. What?

SXSW. Party in the club. Homies start a geek fest.
SXSW. And we’ll be a trending topic ‘tik six in the morning.

With Pete Cashmore on my arm
We ghost riding down the street
And you know you check out Julia
When she decides to Tweet
It’s sweet.
Taking Twitpics of the honies
Cause it’s funny
In the iPhone store buying apps and spending money
Park my Mini Cooper
ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch Chill
Arrington is blogging,
“MAN THIS PARTY’S FREAKING ILL”
Yo, GaryVee you and me should party in this motha’
Sippy sip with Kawasaki!
And! Brogan with his pirate crew
I’m hanging on the poolside
Robert Scoble is that YOU

SXSW. Party in the club. Homies start a geek fest.
SXSW. And we’ll be a trending topic ‘tik six in the morning.

Baby you look fly
Connect to my API
Going viral like a spiral
As we own the public eye

Don’t be wasting all my flaver
With your Windows pipe screensaver
Crowdsourcing reinforcing
Cloud computing
Touch the sky!

Don’t  go be wack like Plurk
Fly dawgs Mechanical Turk
We pull out Qik because it’s sick
Gangsters in real-time at work

Interactive is attractive
Here at SXSW
If everything’s bigger in Texas
Then it’s geeks who do it BEST!

SXSW. Party in the club. Homies start a geek fest.
SXSW. And we’ll be a trending topic ‘tik six in the morning.

Cameos (in order of appearance):

@PaughGinney, @scottmonty, @iamkhayyam, @julien, @juliaroy, @CMajor, @cappypopp, @JenWojcik, @davealevine, @mashable (photo), @techcrunch (photo), @garyvee (photo), @guykawasaki (photo), @chrisbrogan, @scobelizer, @brett

I KNOW I’m missing people. PLEASE tell me if you see yourself, so I can add you in. :)

Also, keep an eye out for @danzarrella, @rickburnes and @pc4media hanging out behind me as I rock out at my desk. Yeah, I’m cool.

Videographers:

Thank you to @JohnJohansen and @recklessstudio for your wonderful camera-holding skills.

Full credits are here.

ENJOY!

Wanna be in my SXSW music video?

I’m leaving for Austin and SXSWi early Friday morning, and I am BEYOND excited. True story: I won my conference ticket in a raffle during Boston Twestival. Best $20 bucks in raffle tickets I’ve ever spent. (And for a good cause too!)

While I’m there, one of my main projects will be a creative piece (Did I hear… music video?) that will include dancey video clips from all the folks I meetespecially, at the Austin Tweetup that HubSpot is sponsoring on Sunday, March 15th from 9pm-2am at the Aces Lounge.  It may or may not involve awesome *thug life* poses and dance moves. (See exhibit A.) It’ll be a really good time. So if you think you’re up for it, you should definitely @repcor/DM me.

I’m also scheduling casual meetups for a video interview series for my company’s Inbound Marketing blog (with over 11 thousand subscribers… hey now!) You can check out the questions I’ll be asking here. So, don’t be shocked if I ask to interview you. That just means I think you’re really, really smart.

Things are finally coming together! It’s going to be an amazing time, and I’m really looking forward to meeting all sorts of new people and learning lots. So let’s hang out!

Nerd Ladies Unite! (Repcor to Speak at Geek Girl Camp)

Just wanted to give an AWESOME PLUG to Geek Girl Camp that’s happening this upcoming Thursday, March 12th in Randolf, MA.

I will be speaking at the event, along with colleagues and fellow geek ladies Ellie Mirman and Karen Rubin. My talk is on (surprise, surprise) Twitter for Business. I’m also doing a co-presentation with Ellie on the deets of inbound marketing.

I’m really excited to get more into speaking. My last talk was at the New Marketing Summit, where I spoke on a “Millenial Marketing Movers” panel organized by the wonderful and brilliant Ben Grossman. Good times.

Anyhow. Ladies, represent! We can be geeks too. Be proud. :)