Jesse Heiman: From Extra to Extraordinary?

Remember that commercial of the chubby nerd that was making out with the hot model during this year’s Super Bowl?

Yeah? No? Maybe? Well that was Jesse Heiman and he’s making sure you don’t forget him.

There is a documentary, no release date at this time, in the works called “Jesse Heiman: World’s Greatest Extra” and it chronicles the rise or at least the attempt at stardom.

The film takes place over a year’s time and it’s a real heart-warming story of someone truly trying to chase their dreams professionally and evolve personally too. It also taps into the horrible judgmental side that still exists in people.

Apparently it took 50 takes for Heiman to nail the scene with the model.

Believe it or not, the GoDaddy commercial was probably not the first time that you saw Heiman on screen. He’s appeared as an extra in many big movies and TV shows, which include “The Social Network,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Big Bang Theaory,” “The Mindy Project” and even a personal favorite of mine, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

If you’d like to see the film come to fruition, you can donate to their Kickstarter campaign here.

Do you think he’s got what it takes to make it in Hollywood?


Album Review: “Distiller” by Carolina Still

“Distiller” smells of authenticity.

It’s got the banjo, pig calls and the fiddle, that not enough for you? They speak of old ways and tradition that make you want to pour your favorite whiskey and just enjoy the day.

The 12-song record from the unsigned band is authentic enough to push Carolina Still to the forefront of the bluegrass genre.

The rap game has its leaders and names: Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z, Eminem, rock has got its big names: AC/DC and so on, bluegrass…nothing comes to mind right?

The record is quick in melody and intense in themes. You’ll hear stories of jail time, murder and running from police. You could call them storytellers of sorts.

I digress, some of the standout tracks on the album are “That .44 Gun,” “Erastus Clay” and “Six Gun Sadie.”

“That .44 Gun” mixes the banjo and the fiddle and speaks on a man who made a decision he regrets all thanks to the pistol. You’ll feel the pain, the remorse of a man who knows he won’t be free. He even tells his woman not to be there when he passes.

Songs like this stereotypically come off as depressing but Carolina Still put some sort of creative spin on it to make sure that isn’t the case.

You got to love a record that doesn’t wear you out, “Distiller” only has one track over four minutes long. There are even a few instrumentals mixed in the album.

The boys do a great job of setting imagery and the mood within each song.

For some snippets of the record check the video above.