I’m trying to stoke the fire by sticking my rod in many pots….wait…my iron is hot…strike while the fire is hot…I’m not good with sayings.  What I’m trying to say is I do many things. I even work as a background actor (should be called background stander, walker, pretend talker) for TV shows like Saving Hope, Rookie Blue, The Rick Mercer Report & Nikita.  Watch close and you’ll see me on screen for one to two seconds.  I used to work for video game studios as a 3d artist (well I still do).  But I decided to pull away from that, and become my own boss and take control of my future (by exploring many avenues.)

All I wanted to do in this post really was just highlight and post links to the things I do in hopes that you fine people (all three or four of you) will check them out.

1. 3D ARTIST & VIDEO GAME MUSICIAN : I work as a 3d artist and video game musician. I’ve worked for several studios and I am now working freelance full-time. I even started my own company! Please check out my site here and feel free to recommend me!

www.3sun.ca

2. TV SHOW HOST: I created a video game TV show with my friend, Brian. We started very modestly (and are still modest, but growing.) Me and my comedian buddy Tom host the show. The show is called QuickCharge TV and currently airs on Rogers TV in the Waterloo Region as well as Guelph, Brantford, & Stratford (Where Beiber is from! Woah…that’s in Canada). Please check out our site and subscribe to our youtube channel!

www.quickcharge.tv

3. VIDEO PODCAST HOST: I host a baseball podcast that focuses on the Toronto BlueJ ays called, “Back in Blue”. Nick and I discuss and even do fun skits sometimes. Please check it out and check out me as Skip101, where I play a “baseball expert”!

www.backinblue.ca

Skip101: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_Ai4rHDXgU

4. STAND UP COMEDY: I’m an amateur standup comedian, doing shows where and whenever I can. I’ve been doing this for two years and it has already opened up some amazing doors. The world of standup has been hilarious.  I love it when people are surprised to hear I do stand-up. Wouldn’t want it any other way. Check me out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvprEoNIuo8

5.  BACKGROUND “ACTING”:  More like background sitting around and waiting.  While I love being on professional sets (so much to learn) I rather enjoy the little things…like all you can eat peanut butter and jam sandwhichs…all day every day!  It’s been cool being a part of so many tv shows and movies.  The pay isn’t great, but when I’m sitting around waiting to be called to set I’m usually just working on 3d Art on my laptop.  Win, win.

Here is a skit where I can be seen chatting it up and casting a ballot on the Rick Mercer Report.  (I got to meet Rick, very nice guy!)  (PS, I’m the guy who you probably think looks kinda black.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx0u1y_bgyk

Well, that’s all the stuff I do, for now.  Oh, I also blog for Huffington Post Canada!  So the stoke is indeed in a lot of fires (thats how you say it, right?).  Basically, I’m just trying to work hard and follow everything I’m passionate about…and I’m desperately hoping it will evolve into making at least a decent living.

Cheers,

Reid (Follow me on Twitter)


Well, I am a jackass, and when you are a jackass shit like this happens very frequently.

Best goalie/best EA Sports Cover EVER!!

 


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(link to blog originally written for Huffington Post Canada.)

A lot of people are mad at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak for dressing in “blackface” for Halloween. For the record Tyler is white — and in an ironic twist of fate it appears that the majority of people complaining are, you guessed it, white people.

In my opinion Bozak, dressed as a Thriller version of Michael Jackson, clearly did it all in good fun, with positive intentions. On the other side of the tracks you have got to be from another planet if you think doing something like this will not create some sort of backlash. However, knowing this and still exercising your right to express yourself through costume does not make it wrong, in this case.

I get it. I just don’t understand why people really care. A lot of people are saying, “racist intent or not, this is still a dumb move.” No. Yunel Escobar writing, “You are a faggot” in Spanish on his face during a game was a dumb move.

Yunel dehumanized and hurt a group of people in doing this. Bozak is hurting no one. Even considering the ridiculous and embarrassing history of slavery and minstrel shows, it’s still not a dumb move by Bozak. What’s dumb is that in 2012 a white guy can’t dress up for Halloween as one of the most recognized and loved human beings to ever to walk our earth. It’s Halloween!

It’s all about fun and fantasy. I find it stranger that we celebrate blood, guts and murder on this holiday. That’s weirder than a Michael Jackson fan making his face brown…not tar black, but brown. Is that really even, “blackface”? Considering my own dark complexion I guess I should be offended. But I’m not. Because I have a decent sense of humour and I recognize that no hurt, intentional or indirect, was created because a hockey player decided to have some fun and dress as an icon.

It’s a weird twist that Michael Jackson spent his entire adult life trying to make his face whiter. The irony here is sweltering.

I feel that a majority of people who are not black speak out against this only to say, “shhhh, stop, don’t do that! Are you crazy!? Dressing in black face…don’t you dare wake the sleeping beast that is black anger!” OK, I’m having a bit of fun here, but what are non-black criers actually saying other than, “Don’t paint your face black, you’re going to piss black people off”?

Are people’s outcries really about fighting for equality, or fear? Honestly it all kind of comes across as tattling to me. What are you really fighting for by saying no white person should paint his or her skin darker, even if it’s all in good fun? There is nothing racist, or even ignorant about a white person darkening his face a couple hues to portray Michael Jackson — a man who probably best transcended racial inequality.

There are more important times to cry “racism!” today. Like when a racist group ties a black man to the back of a truck and drags him until nothing but bits of skin and bone are left, or when a minority is forbidden to date a person or is unable to obtain a job because of his or her background (opposite ends of the spectrum, but both very racist).

Please fight for black people’s rights and equality when and where we need it most. Please fight for the rights of all people. Not just certain ethnicities, but fight for gender and sexual orientation issues as well. Because trust me, there are unethical practices that persist to this day, within professional and social groups. I won’t mention them because a lot are pretty obvious, but are we fighting for them? People are quick to call a foul when something appears a little left of centre, but what about raising your voice on real cultural issues, and doing something about it? We are all just yappers. I’m just as guilty.

Bozak dressing as a Thriller version of Michael Jackson for Halloween is not racist; and because it inevitably would rile people up does not make it stupid. What is stupid is that this actually does rile people up. If you think what Bozak did was wrong, or this bothers you — you need to chill out.

To the people who believe that Bozak did nothing wrong, thank you for maintaining your sanity through this trying time. However — and I can’t stress this enough — there is a fine line! Neither I nor any other black person wants to see any white person dressing up as Rosa Parks, Rodney King, or Slave #4, for Halloween. Unless you are looking to get knocked out.

Follow Reid Price on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@Reid_Price

Just a Pretty Song…

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Other
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Jazzanova – Little Bird (feat. Jose James)

Cheers,

Reid


Hey guys,

 

My little brother has released his debut album!  It’s called, “In This Dream”.  It’s getting great reviews and radio play!  Please check out his site, give his single, “Another Day” a listen and if you like what you hear buy his album on iTunes!

Website

- iTunes

- Single “Another Day”

 


 

 

 

 

 

So before my girlfriend left for vacation she left this note on our washing machine.  My response is on the right.

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Come on, she looks just like the both of them!!