To create a promo video for his song "I Think You're a Salesman", musician Joshua Van Tassel and director Hiep Vu wanted to see how kindness fared in Toronto. So they suited him up in a cheap suit covered in $2000-worth of ten dollar bills, and had him walk around offering people money.
In exchange, they asked only that the recepients--all filmed covertly and watched by hired security guards, just in cast--pass on the goodwill.
"The results were not at all what anyone expected," writes Joshua, whose 2013 album 'Dream Date' was nomiated 'Electronic Album of the Year' at the East Coast Music Awards.
Joshua Van Tassel is a wunderkind producer/composer/multi‐instrumentalist and counts Great Lake Swimmers, Justin Rutledge, Doug Paisley, and David Myles amongst a top-class list of acts he has played with as sideman. His music has been featured on numerous TV shows, has received critical acclaim from the CBC, Toronto Star, NOW Magazine, and Exclaim! amongst others, and his latest album, Dream Date (also available from Dream Datelimitedrun.com amd iTunes), received a nomination for 'Electronic Album of the Year' from the East Coast Music Awards.
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In this episode of the Flash Forward podcast we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. How would we do it? Is it even possible? And what are the consequences? Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon We […]
White hat hackers get paid to find holes in their own employers’ online systems, and plug those holes before they become serious security risks. It’s a job that pays handsomely…mostly because few job candidates, even experienced IT professionals, have the skills to scamper over firewalls and infiltrate the deepest recesses of a battle-tested network. But […]
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You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]