Weekend Jamz….First up – Evanescence

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Just to get this party started and send you on your way to a fun-filled weekend, I’m racking up one of favorite groups, Evanescence. I was watching Underworld:Awakening with Kate Beckinsale, who is one of the best ass-kicking actresses in Hollywood. As the credits were rolling, I forgot that Evanescence was on the soundtrack.

And for those who aren’t familiar with their music, they formed in 1994 with original band members Amy Lee and Ben Moody. By the time they finally found the right combination in 2002 with guitarist John LeCompt, bassist Will Boyd and drummer Rocky Gray, they signed with Wind-up Records and released their first album Fallen. By the spring of 2003, Fallen had proven to be a full-blown success thanks to the hit single “Bring Me to Life” and followed quickly by “My Immortal” which reached Billboard’s Top 10 in the US.

Because of their success, Evanescence won two Grammys, one for Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance. But as with many bands, there were out of control egos and discourse within the group and the line-up changed. It wasn’t until October of 2006 that they released their sophomore album, The Open Door which  débuted at number one on the Billboard chart. After finishing their tour for the album, there was yet another shake-up.

And it took another five full years before Evanescence released their third album in October 2011 and as with the prior two, it also débuted at the top of the charts.

So here we go with Evanescence’s My Immortal, Made of Stone and Going Under. Enjoy!

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Happy To Be Back Blogging!

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Hi everyone, I’m happy to be back blogging because I took a much-needed break from blogging to concentrate on my screenwriting and film productions. I also must tell you I had a serious case of writer’s and blogger’s block. I had these ideas and stories floating around in my head but damn, it was HELL trying to get them on paper.

I was literally staring at my screen looking dazed, confused, bewildered and just plain CRAY…CRAY…CRAZY!! Writer’s block is a bitch! But after clearing my mind and life of the clutter and dumbfounding silliness,  I am back to being my old disturbed self who hears those wonderful creative voices in my head on a daily basis.  They keep me company you know. 😉

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Oh and by the way, if you DON’T hear voices, then you’re either not as creative as you think, or the medication is working too well. Just puttin’ it out there!

In any case, I will try to keep my momentum going  from here on in and blog until my little nimble fingers look embalmed as Johnny Depp’s did in his version of Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows. ImageAnd as a side note, I thought that movie was funny as Hell…I know I may be the only one, but that’s just how I roll.

Well my little chickadees that’s it for now and I’ll be seeing you soon out in the blogosphere.  Have a great weekend, do something fun and stay creative…PEACE!

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On the Set and a Hot Mess…

I would love to wake up in the morning, roll out of bed and look as though I’ve just stepped off the pages of Vogue. Hair and make-up done to perfection, beautiful designer clothes draped on my body like the finest spun silk. But in reality, my hair is all over my head (unless I have on a do-rag), morning breath in full effect, one eye is half closed causing me to bump into the obstacle course that is my bedroom, on the way to the bathroom for my morning look into the mirror of horror.

Once I finally get through the trauma of my morning ritual, I get my jolt of caffeine…Coca Cola baby, and by then I can move on with my day. I am truly lucky to have a variety skills that takes me to many places including TV and movie sets. It’s not all red carpets, doing lunch, movie premieres, fashion shows and slick Hollywood parties. There are people who make the stars look good when they’re up on the big screen or that dreaded HDTV and I’ve been fortunate enough to be one of them.

I thought that I would share some of the more interesting photos of me doing my thing on the set. WARNING….WARNING…I look nothing like the Warhol-esque photo on my blog and believe me, it’s just all sorts of wrong. HA..HA..HA..HA..HA..HA..HA!!!