Rene and I are doing a song and dance review for the holidays! It’s performing at the Gem Theater in Garden Grove and tickets go on sale this week. This is the first full musical review I’ve done in nearly twenty years! It’s been so long that I actually pulled a muscle in my foot as I was practicing at home.
I’m falling apart.
If you enjoyed the old Andy Williams Christmas Specials in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s (yes, that’s a tiny Donny Osmond) then this show is right up your alley. We’ve been told that tickets will sell fast GO GET THEM NOW!
I know, Halloween has barely past and it’s Christmas already.
Good grief! If these blogs are ever compiled into some sort of archive or whatever I doubt that this post would make it in. This is mostly for me to be able to call myself out in public for missing the most basic of posting rules that I had set for myself. I missed posting a Fun Video Friday last week and didn’t even notice until today.
EDIT: To top it off this post failed to go out last Friday. *facepalm*
I am a big music lover and when I was doing my morning scan of the internet the Facebook post from NPR music caught my attention. They linked to a video that is a video/audio mash-up of 68 of the top hits from 2013. It’s quite catchy!
The creator has been doing this since 2010 and those are pretty cool too. Check out his other videos HERE.
I hope you all have a wonderful, safe night tonight! We’ll see you in 2014!
I wanted to post something Doctor Who related today, but all the videos I wanted to post were not available to embed, so I dipped into the WiggyWebs vault to find something holiday related and I found this – Dean and I talking about the holidays with just enough information to get our feet stuck in our mouths.
Still, what’s the internet for if not to talk about ideas and then see if people get upset? So I hope you enjoy this and if not feel free to eviscerate us in the comments.
See you next time!
I love talking animals. If it were possible I’d train Frankie and Charlie how to talk so that we could all sit around and have conversations.
YouTuber TalkingAnimals does some great work with this, as his name implies. Here are the four holiday songs that have been done.
I am in pre-production on a job that had a sudden and drastic deadline change so the blogs I had intended to write this week may be a bit delayed. However, there is still new content of mine on the internet!
My monthly article on Create with Jenna went up today and you can see it by going to any of the links that I have put in this sentence…
…or THIS ONE.
It’s about career management during slow times of the year – like the holidays!
See you next time.
HOLY CRAP!! CRAZY ONLINE DEALS EVERYWHERE!!!! AND NOW YOU CAN DO ALL OF YOUR SHOPPING…
Hollywood, and the entertainment business in general, is tough. There’s always a hustle happening and it doesn’t ever stop, even when you’re successful – in fact it can get even hustle-ier. It’s easy for this business to get you down, weigh on you and lead you down a path to cynicism.
But it’s very important to remember that part of the reason why it is hard is because everybody wants to do it and if you aren’t giving it your all you can be replaced before you even realized what has happened!
All that being said, I truly believe there is no other industry like entertainment and if you are working in it you have every reason to be grateful. Every entertainment project is a team effort, whether it’s a film, T.V. show, record, play, musical, book, YouTube video… no one can truly do it completely on their own. We stand on the shoulders of our supporters and teammates and lift up into the world a bit of something that couldn’t have existed without everyone’s help. From the director to the make-up artist to the casting director to the music producer to the background actors to editor to the writer to the camera man to the sound technician to the production assistant to the personal assistant… they are all a part of the process. Parts of the puzzle that makes up the final work. And we can’t forget about the accountants and P.R. reps, A&R people, managers, agents, lawyers, all the folks that help keep the business moving (even if sometimes it doesn’t feel like it).
So I’m thankful that I am able to create as my job. I’m grateful for the struggle. I’m grateful for the work. I’m grateful when a project is completed and I’m grateful when a new one starts. I’m grateful for the friends that I have made in this business and I’m grateful that I get to share this with my wife. I’m grateful that I have a supportive family that was willing to help me follow my dream at such an early age and I’m grateful to my students who are letting me help them on their way through this crazy industry.
So this November as you’re dreading holiday dinners, calorie counts, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or any of the other cliched things that there are to dread I hope you will take some time out for yourself, take stock of what you do, and give thanks. Give thanks to the people who have helped you do what you do and even the people who have created obstacles to over come, after all sometimes we need a challenge to get the best possible result (just ask Steven Spielberg about Jaws).
You make things! That’s the coolest thing there is! Keep it up!