Down for the Count

Posted by scottstead on Mar 14, 2014 in Life, Vlog

I haven’t abandoned blogging or shooting videos. I have just moved onto other things (building scooters) and other mediums to accommodate my incredibly busy life. In the mean time this blog will whither on the vine. Until the day when I feel motivated to actually update this thing you can see my photos on Flickr or Instagram. You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter. You can even check out my resume on LinkedIn. Each of these is under the same moniker, “scottstead”. Also, if you noticed all of my videos are now defunct due to Blip.tv shutting down the accounts of a lot of us early video blogger types (despite our love and support). Alas, it was a merger and ultimately a business decision that drove it. Such is life. All of my videos are archived on Youtube if there’s something you want to revisit.

I hope to see you all again on here some day, but until then…


Paintagon 2012: Forward Festival

Posted by scottstead on May 8, 2012 in Art, Vlog

A week ago, in early May 2012, the Forward Festival took place at 2nd and K Street NE in Washington, DC. Alex Goldstein and The Fridge conceived of and built a Paintagon to receive the paint of five, yes, five local teams of graffiti artists competing for the love of the audience. CHE, G8R, HK181, JAZI, LIGHT UP, ULTRA, VICE VERSA, and PORE showed up and threw up a multitude of colors and created the following pieces of work.


Scotch! Disassociated

Posted by scottstead on Apr 11, 2012 in Art, Vlog

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with world renowned San Antonio stencil artist Scotch! at The Fridge DC for an interview. It was a fabulous day full of free stencil classes put on by The Fridge and hosted by the master himself. Ladies and gentlemen, I present, Scotch Willington III.


Andy Warhol: Through the eyes of the children of Perry Center.

Posted by scottstead on Feb 26, 2012 in Art, Vlog

Decoy, a member of nonprofit art collective Albus Cavus, has been working with a group of Perry Center students to create a unique take on the work of Andy Warhol. Inspired by the exhibits currently on view at Smithsonian museums, these young artists have developed their own versions of Warhol’s famous works, such as his screen tests, cat and shoe sketches, Campbell’s soup cans and Shadows series.

This show is open at The Fridge DC until March 1st. Make sure you check it out! All proceeds from art sales support the Perry Center so they can continue this amazing work with these kids.


Beltway Poetry Slam: Brian Omni Dillon

Posted by scottstead on Feb 22, 2012 in DC Art, Poetry, Vlog

Long awaited is the posting of this video. Wait no more! The infamous Brian Omni Dillon graced the stage of the The Fridge DC in November. I was there to capture this passionate, sometimes vulgar, sometimes uplifting, sometimes depressing but always amazing slam. From his site,

Brian Dillon is a performance poet, author, educator, and organizer from New York City. Currently a professor of performance poetry at NYU’s Gallatin School, he is also the 4th ranked slam poet in the world and a writer-in-residence at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. In 2011 Brian finished in second place alongside his Nuyorican teammates at the National Poetry Slam. His debut novel “Eat The Rich” will be published in the winter of 2011 by DefWords Press. He has served as a guest host and featured poet on the world renowned Indiefeed performance poetry podcast numerous times. In his free-time, Brian is an aficionado of youth ice hockey, designer lighting, and bad music..

Thanks for sharing with us Brian!


Beltway Poetry Slam: The Poets

Posted by scottstead on Dec 11, 2011 in Art, DC Art, Poetry, Vlog

It’s definitely not enough to just know the rules, get a samplin’, hear the introduction…so I’m going to take you inside my first Beltway Poetry Slam with the following videos. These are the artists in the order in which they appeared.

Major thanks to Sarah Lawson for putting this together. And of course thanks to Natalie E. Illum, Regie Cabico, Gray, Slangston Hughes, Da One and Only, Angelique Palmer, Pages, Jonathan B. Tucker, Joseph LMS, Bryce Celotto, Von Da Wizard, and Danny Fox-Moles for showing up and sharing their art, their words and their stories with us. Special congratulations to the finalists Joseph LMS and Jonathan B. Tucker. And a special shout out to Danny Fox-Moles for securing the win. As always, thanks to the Fridge for hosting yet another amazing event.


Beltway Poetry Slam 101

Posted by scottstead on Dec 7, 2011 in Art, Vlog

Just in case you’ve never been, you have no idea, or it’s just generally seemed intimidating. Picture this, it’s November 29th, 2011. The Fridge. Southeast DC. The Beltway Poetry Slam is about to take off. These are the rules. This is how it’s done. FYI..special guest appearance by World Poetry Slam Champion 2011, Chris August.


Wisdom Tours Bluecoat Distillery

Posted by scottstead on Oct 20, 2011 in Travel, Vlog

Philadelphia Distilling, producers of Bluecoat Gin invited Erik Holzherr, his staff and a few lucky www.Gintender.com subscribers out for a day libations and learning about how Bluecoat is made.


DC Tech Meetup III: Women Founders and Technologists

Posted by scottstead on May 16, 2011 in DC Social Media, Tech, Vlog

This very special edition of DC Tech Meetup includes a wicked smart set of tech demos and panelists. From figuring out finances, to ad hoc networks and from connecting congress with constituents, to open source fabrication; these demos covered everything! Do, I really need to point out that they’re all women? Not really. But after the first two tech meetups being dominated by men, the folks in charge decided it was time to shake it up and show what the women of DC tech have been up to. Jen Consalvo, COO of Tech Cocktail facilitated the evening.

Intro: Jen Consalvo, COO, Tech Cocktail

Demo 1: Marci Harris, CEO, Pop Vox

Demo 2: Lisa Morales-Hellebo, CEO, Shop Suey

Demo 3: Phyllis Klein Founder, Fab Lab DC

Demo 4: Jennifer O’Keefe, VP Product, Personal

Demo 5: Geraldine Le Roux, Marketing Manager, Hello Wallet

Demo 6:  Jessy Kate Schingler, Developer, Ad Hoc Networking




Super Art Fight Battles DC

Posted by scottstead on Apr 16, 2011 in Art, Vlog
On March 18th, 2011 I made it out to the Red Palace for the very first DC edition of Super Art Fight. This is a video I shot with my iPhone of my very first bout – the first bout of the night. The rock em sock em artists featured in this video are Brandon J. Carr of Fredericksburg, VA and Nick "Ghostfreehood" Borkowicz. The battle was long and hard, cheap shots were taken, much art was created – this video is a testament to what happened. I am happy to say that I walked away with the art work from this battle. I am still trying to figure out where to hang it!

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