Disclaimer: I do not like bragging on myself, but there’s a brag coming up anyway. Trust me that it’s a means to an end. Many years ago, I wrote and co-directed a short film starring Tony-winner John Cullum (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Emmy-nominee Barry Corbin (Modern Family, Better Call Saul). Both actors...Continue reading
Is it difficult? Good. Seriously. If it were easy, you would be competing with a LOT more people. But as things get more challenging, the herd starts to thin – the weaker ones (or at least, the less committed) moving on to look for easier, lower hanging fruit. And if it’s nearly impossible, well...Continue reading
They’ve seen a million faces and they’ve rocked them all. But can you imagine a Bon Jovi show with no performance of “Livin’ on a Prayer”? What if that signature song had been written and recorded, but never made it onto an album? It almost happened. When Bon Jovi Was Livin’ On A Prayer...Continue reading
My wife says I’m a confident person and most days that’s true. But to leave it at “I’m confident” would only tell half the story and create an inaccurate picture. Am I confident in my own experience and abilities? To a reasonable degree, sure, yeah. But I have to say, the bulk of my...Continue reading
Interior. Coffeeshop. Day. As that catchy new pop song plays subtly under the scene, we see a cute 20-something actress give her handsome 20-something co-star a flirty goodbye and exit (they haven’t had their first kiss yet – that’ll happen within 10 minutes, guaranteed – but the stage is being set). A beat later,...Continue reading
A few fun facts about A Charlie Brown Christmas courtesy of mentalfloss.com… CBS didn’t like it. The ad agency handling the sponsorship of the show didn’t like it. Even Charles Shulz was embarrassed by some of the program’s technical shortcomings, including continuity issues. “I thought it was a disaster because the drawing was so...Continue reading
ORIGINAL LYRICS ORIGINAL LYRICS INTO SWAHILI AND BACK INTO ENGLISH Yo, VIP, let’s kick it Ice ice baby Ice ice baby Alright stop, collaborate and listen Ice is back with my brand new invention Something grabs a hold of me tightly Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly Will it ever stop yo I...Continue reading
The Apollo 11 mission serves as a model of precision, timing, and teamwork. So it’s ironic that it might not have happened had someone not broken the rules in a big way. That someone was a man named Dick Day....
In the middle of that session, Grohl got a call at the studio: Tom Petty wanted him to play drums for him on Saturday Night Live... Grohl agreed to the SNL gig, but then the stakes got raised....
We all know about fear – that inborn survival code that keeps us from hugging grizzly bears and makes us think twice about walking down dark alleys. Useful? Even life-saving? Yes and yes. But on a day-to-day basis, that gift sometimes feels like a curse; we fear having THAT conversation, we fear letting him...Continue reading