Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scott Aukerman is a Gentleman, a Man & Twisted Genius - My Interview!

Comedy Bang! Bang! is my favorite interview show on T.V. It's not normal. In fact it's sometimes quite scary in it's bizarity. That's not a real word but I'm going to use it anyways.

Scott Aukerman is the host of that bizaramous show. While he looks like your neighborhood milkman, all happy faced and sweater wearing, his milk is of the 'Clockwork Orange' variety.

After offering to set-up a lavish interview at a high-end sushi place aptly called Bang! Bang! Aukerman was all, "Nah, let's meet at a crowded Starbucks. I'll bring my sack lunch."

Anyway he's a freak and that's great because the world needs more people that make us go "Aha!" instead of "Agh!" You see what I did there? I just changed two letters in the first word, and then juxtaposed it with a word with an entirely different meaning. You deduce the meaning, I already did the interview.

BOOM: Bang! Bang! Here's my interview:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Fresh Interview with Clean Bandit!!

Clean Bandit is a grammy award winning band famous for their dance hit, “Rather Be.” As a real fan of shooting celebrated artists with my “pun gun” I thought we'd play a game of “rather be!” So we did and it was funny, wonderful and weird with moments of brilliance thrown in. Like a weekend with my __________ you fill that in!
It’s been a long day.
Something we learned:
Clean Bandit (Noun): Street slang. a proper, complete win. Total score. Much like our interview below. Watch it!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I'm Officially a Glambert

Adam Lambert stopped by the studio last week for a couple of interviews that I got to produce and record and he was AMAZING! That hair though!!! So full of easy-going warm-heartedness. He exudes celebrity appeal. 

Susan DeVincent and him were instantly the glammiest of friends. Check out the interview here: 

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My Campaign for Eco Red Shield from Builder Mag:

Fire proof, termite proof = what nature WOOD have done ;) 
I designed and wrote the copy for this campaign that ran on the Susan Somer's show and in Builder magazine.

Awesome 80s Mod Cat

Like, Shut Up. 
A cat I drew while listening to The Smiths/ waiting for my plane at the airport. 

My Awesome Grad School Notes Made with Adobe Draw on iPad!

I studied "Viral Networking Sharing Attributes" during graduate school. I wanted to isolate the attributes of a viral Youtube video. However, the deeper I got into my research the more I started targeting the attributes of a viral network community. 

Basically we hypothosized that certain communities of sharers have a configuration of sharing thresholds (network influencers with high-thresholds of sharing deem something worthy of sharing) and this sparks a contagion of sharing amongst linked nodes (users) within the network.

More importantly thought -look how rad these notes were: 

The first graphic explains how network communities rely on Bridgers to bridge to communities that would otherwise be isolated.
Network Attributes of Viral Sharing Communities 
This graphic explores the rate of adoption of new products based on factors that could inhibit adoptability.
Rate of Adoption Theory
 And finally - how this all applies to tech!
Rate of Adoption Theory - Tech

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My Louis CK Drawing - Louis as a Polygamist Mormon


(WATCH) My Interview with Magic!

Wow, I love Canadians. Not only do they arguably make some of the best bacon around, they're also generally upbeat, friendly & funny in their demeanor. Magic! the band (no not the gathering) hung out with me at our studio half a fortnight ago and it was wonderful. Yes they're Canadians.

This musical tribe of handsome men may seem like mere rockstar superstars, but alas, they are much, much more. They're also free, happy, smart, opinionated, polite and witty.
But mostly they're gentlemen who seem to respect women.  I get the impression that unlike Usher they in fact, "do mind if their girl dances on that pole." 

We played a game of "Rude or Not Rude?" They did a spot-on American impersonation. They gave men everywhere love advice. And then they learned how to make their booty look super bombastic in an Instagram pic.

I would end this post by saying, "That is all." But I hate when people do that on Facebook because I think it's presumptuous. What do you think, rude or not rude?

Drops mic.

(I also resent that trendy sign-off.)


Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Interview with Music's New "It-Girl" Ryn Weaver!

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By Heather Rushworth As an improviser I love to randomly ask people questions and see how they respond in the moment. I recently bombarded the super chill crooner Ryn Weaver with a slew of off-the-wall questions in hopes of catching her off guard - which totally didn't work because she is way to chill and witty. Cuties!

1. You're a San Diego native, what are 5 words you use to describe San Diego? 

Ryn: Beachy. Vibey. Low-key. Peaceful. Cool."

2. Math is cool and you just did great math. 3 words you'd use to describe people in San Diego?

Ryn: Mellow, smiley and chill.

3. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Ryn: An artist.

4. What do you want to be when you grow up, now?

Ryn: Same thing.

5. Three qualities you look for in a lovaaaaa?

Ryn: Trust, them giving me personal space and affection.

6. Best meal you ate this week?

Ryn: Kealani's on the 101!

7.Favorite song on the radio?

Ryn: I just heard that "Style" song by Taylor Swift and bumped to it on the way here.

8. Greatest song ever?

Ryn: Jig of Life by Kate Bush!

9. Favorite artist ever?

Ryn: David Bowie.

10. Why?

Ryn: I want him.

11. Best live show you've ever seen?

Ryn: Lionel Richie at Bonnaroo. He was wild.

Read the rest of the interview at!

Friday, February 6, 2015

David Wolfe Gives Me The Best Success & Health Advice Ever

David Wolfe & Myself
It is an understatement to say David Wolfe is the King of New Age Health. Not only is he the author of the best-selling books including Eating for BeautyThe Sunfood Diet Success SystemSuperfoods: The Food and Medicine, and the Longevity Now Program, he is also renowned as one of the nation’s leading health speakers. His Longevity Now conference is known to sell-out in a matter of days and command such reputable names as Dr. Mercola, and such devoted followers as Woody Harrelson and Tony Robbins. 

He is a hilariously dynamic speaker, whose energy is contagious. His extensive research into alternative healthcare has garnered him respect from the traditional medicine community and renegade healthcare practitioners alike, and his commitment to a sustainable world has planted tens of thousands of trees worldwide through his ‘Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.’

Here is my exclusive interview with the guru…
: David, you single man-edly run a multi-faceted holistic empire. You publish books, run a multi-tiered business, speak around the world, create quality products, conduct ground-breaking research, plant endangered plants, curate leading-edge conferences and run an online school…how is all of this colossal success an out-picturing of the work you do on a cellular level through raw fruits and vegetables?

David Wolfe: It has to do with energy. I have the energy to do it. I have an extra two or three hours a day that most people don’t have because they are sleeping. If you really break it down, that is what it comes down to.  If I am in the flow and things are going well, I can get by on three hours of sleep, no problem. Five hours is good. If I sleep six hours, I feel like I overslept.

Heather: How does a holistic lifestyle improve one’s creativity?
DW: Definitely if you eat raw foods, and get on all organic and move away from toxic processed stuff, your dominate thoughts change. That happens. Once you are on wheatgrass instead of Coca-Cola your dominate thoughts are different. You begin to think in a non-linear fashion and get to those ideas that somebody else wouldn’t come up with.

Heather: What are the best foods for creativity?
 Without a doubt, chocolate. Chocolate turns on parts of your brain, and turns off parts of your brain. It is very well known as an underground world in the world of writing, and movies as an intrinsic part of that creative process.

In fact, Goethe, the great romantic writer would eat bricks of baker’s chocolate, just chow down because that is what ‘did it for him.’ It made him a genius prolific creator. There are a lot of catalysts like that out there; however, chocolate is by far the most approachable. In fact, chocolate has long been a symbol of opulence. Cacao was the currency in Mexico for centuries, it was that esteemed.

Also, when Cacao is combined with mineral dense phyto-planktins like Spirulina or Chorella it makes for a blood building combination that absolutely improves brain function, mood, and energy. I really believe in combining all these unique forces to maximize overall results.

Heather: What would you say is one personal attribute that maximizes success?
I think discipline is the source of all success, I really think there is great power in discipline. I am a firm believer in the phrase ‘one disciplined action leads to another disciplined action.’  That is the source of all real change, one disciplined action after another. That is what I focus on, if I just do this one disciplined action, then I will most likely do another, and it just ripples outward. Eating healthy, exercising properly, getting the right mineralization in our body, these things take discipline, you have to want to do them. So it is really that simple,wanting to do the right thing and taken disciplined action towards it.

All of David’s genius teachings, products, seminar info and books can be found at