|Posted on April 22, 2018 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
If you been following my blog for a while, you know what its all about, but if this is your first time tuning in, let me explain to you what and who my dream team is.
My dream team is a group of musicians and actors who I’ve respected and admired for as long as I could remember and my dream is to one day to meet them and be able to say Thank You for the impact they’ve had on me throughout the years. Its my mission to write a blog in hopes that it will land in the hands of my dream team. Its my goal to make that dream come true and be able to meet them. It may take me a while to make it happen, but as long as I’m able to write and tell people my stories then I should be able to conquer this dream in no time.
Unfortunately, one person on my list passed away in 2017. A death I’m still not over. It was a complete shock to everyone, but on a lighter note, I have met one person on my dream team and it was an amazing experience. Writing is something I’ve always wanted to do and I hope that one day I could to be able to work with everyone I’ve respected and admired since I was a kid. Maybe we can team up and write an academy award winning movie. Who knows, we can reach for the stars and do anything we set our minds too.
I hope you come along this adventure and encourage me to keep writing. No matter where you are in the world, I hope I inspire you to follow your dreams and live the life you always wanted to live. Never give up and keeping pushing on no matter how tough it is. If you want something, you go after it with all you have.
|Posted on April 11, 2018 at 1:20 AM||comments (0)|
I really don't know how to express in words what happened in Saskatchewan. We never know how to act in these situations and we never what to say or even how to say it. Young lives were lost and many more are forever changed. These young men had dreams and its heartbreaking to know that they won't able to acheive those dreams. They would have become NHL stars, doctors, laywers, scientists who would find a cure for cancer. They didn't have a care in the world, all they could think about was going out on the ice and playing the sport they loved and cherished. I know that the rest of the team would be able to play twice as hard in hopes that their teammates would cheer them on and giving them the strength they need to power through.
This tragedy was unimaginable. Nobody was expecting this and we could have never imagine the number of lives lost, but I know that the men would always be looking over their friends and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with the families involved and I wish the survivors a speedy recovery.
Rest In Peace. Let's keep their memory alive by remembering them in every way we can.
|Posted on April 3, 2018 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
I've always been someone who always wanted to chase my dreams, but I never had a reason or the motivation to do it. I always get distracted by something else and making my dreams come true get farther and farther away, but over the last couple of months, I realized that if I want to have the life I always wanted, I had to put in the work to make it happen. I had to get my ass in gear and do what I have to do to make those dreams come true. There are a million things I want to do in life, but I always came up with a reason why I wouldn't do it, like I wouldn't be able to afford it or nobody's going to be reading/listening to have I have to say via my blog or youtube. I would get discourged and give up.
When I started this blog/website back in 2009, it was my original plan to write a blog entry everyday, I think I got passed 100 days before I realized that nobody was paying attention so I stopped and just wrote when I had something to talk about, but if I wanted to reach people, I had to work for it and promote the hell out of it. This is where I am right now. If I want this blog/website to be successful I have to start from the beginning and hope that someone out there reading this would pass it along to someone then they would pass it on to someone they know and so on. I want to be able to meet my dream team and be able to thank them for the impact they have on me.
My dream of becoming a writer isn't going to happen over night. Some people get lucky when it comes to working their dream job, but when its comes to everyone else, it could take months, sometimes years to have that dream come true. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm going to be writing a blog entry a few times a week, not only to help me conquer that dream of being a writer, but in hopes that there is one person in the world that will read at least one blog post and be inspired. If I could help one person then maybe I can inspire many more. I just have to take it one day at a time.
|Posted on October 2, 2017 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
I never thought in a million years that I would have to write this. Especially about someone who I've admired adored and respected since I was a kid. Tom Petty was a HUGE part of my childhood. My earliest memories were listening to him on road trips. Tom Petty's Greatest Hits was the only cassette tape we had in the car so we would listen to him for 4 hours to our destination and then 4 hours back on the drive home. For years afterwards, I was able to automatically think of the next song if I heard him in the store or on the radio. He was imbedded into my head. Something I wouldn’t change.
I had the privilege of seeing Tom perform in concert with Joe Cocker and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity. He is/was such a laid back performer, you were just able to sit back and relax and enjoy the show. I’m in complete shock and disbelief. The craziest thing was that he was just in town back in August and because I was going out of town, I wasn’t able to go.I don’t know what to say, even if I did, I wouldn’t know how to say it. Thank you, Tom for the memories, the music and for being part of my childhood. I hope your rocking in paradise. A great man who left us too soon, but we will always remember you for the amazing musician that you were.
Rest In Peace.
|Posted on October 1, 2017 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
Here are a halloween related post to start off the October. Let the thrill and chills begin.
Why do you like halloween?
I think its the thrills of not knowing what’s around the corner. I love being scared, but the good scared and not like waiting for test results scared.
Do you like horror movies?
I love horror movies. I’ve been watching them since I was a kid. The ones from the 1970s and 1980s are classics.
What kind of movie do you think there are too many of?
Probably the ones that involve characters who get together at a house for a party and one by one, they get killed off.
Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?
Michael Jackson’s Thriller as always been a favourite of mine. I actually have a good idea for a short film thats based around the song.
Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building?
Probably little kids or even a puppy that will turn into a vicious animal.
Have you ever played with a ouija board?
I had an ouija board, but I don’t ever remember actually playing with it.
If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house,” would you do it?
I would love to spend a night in a haunted house.
You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?
I’ll grab my baseball bat and kick some ass.
If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?
Halloween or the original Dawn Of The Dead.
Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?
Yeah, its such an different atmosphere even in the daylight.
In a zombie apocalypse what is your weapon of choice?
I would bring a gun with endless bullets because the only way to kill zombies is to shoot them in the head.
Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?
I would love to go to Halloween parties, but I never get invited to parties so I’ll go trick or treating until I get invited to the Halloween party of the century.
You’re in a horror movie. Are you the last one alive, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
I would be the last one alive. You got to be on your game if you want to survive.
While watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?
I would be the one screaming at the screen telling the characters not to go into the room because they ain’t going to come out alive.
How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?
I probably was around 7 or 8. My brother introduced me to the original Dawn Of The Dead from 1978.
Which Halloween movie is your go to each year?
Dawn Of The Dead, Halloween and The Amityville Horror.
|Posted on July 17, 2017 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
George A Romero was/is my favorite horror/zombie director. My brother and I grew up watching the oriignal Dawn Of The Dead from 1978 and its still a classic film today. George's first film "Night Of The Living Dead" came out in 1968 with a remake in 1990. He was the one who directed pretty much all the zombie movies that you could think of and he made zombies where they are and gave them that slow moving, shoot them in the head type personality.
George worked along side makeup artist Tom Savini for over a half a century and they became the zombie team and I know that I'm not the only one who is going to miss him. He was known as the godfather of zombies. He interduced us to a whole new genre of horror and who knows where horror would be if George didn't tell us his story of the undead.
Rest In Peace, George, you'll be missed.
|Posted on March 6, 2017 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
Get Out is the directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele. The movie focuses on interracial couple Rose and Chris who go away for the weekend to visit Rose’s parents. When they get there, Chris begins to feel uncomfortable and starts to piece together why he’s there. After contacting his friend back home, he insists that they leave that day.
The cast was great. There are some familiar faces and actor Caleb Landry Jones plays the part of the brother perfectly. There are moments when you wanted to root for Chris to get out of there because of the creepy vibe he was getting from the family and you wanted to the good guy to make it to the end.
I feel like this was a good movie to see and for his first movie as director, Jordan Peele did a great job. The writing kept you watching the acting was great. Overall, this movie is worth watching on the big screen.
|Posted on February 15, 2017 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
I don’t know what it is about the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. I read all the books in a week and I was excited when they were making the movies. I am not a huge fan of the sex parts of the story which I know is the main point of the story, but for me, it’s more about the love between Ana and Christian. It shows that even with flaws like Christian, Ana is willing to look past them and love him for the person she knows he is no matter how tortured he claims he is. I’ve always wanted to find someone like Christian who is willing to do whatever he can to be with me. Show me that I’m worthy of love. I want someone who will protect me no matter what it takes.
50 Shades Darker is better than the first. I know 50 Shades of Gray got some “hate” about how it just didn’t live up to the standards of what people wanted it to be, but what can you do when a best-selling book gets made into a movie. You get the book readers against the movie or you get the people who’ve never read the books all for the movie. You can’t please everyone.
The movie shows how hard Christian is working not only on himself, but with his relationship with Ana. He wants to be with her and it shows. Even there are people who are willing to deny the love between them, you know it’s what they want and you can’t break them apart. You know they’ve worked too hard to make it work; they are going to love each other, no matter what their past is. They want to be together. Just let them be.
|Posted on January 6, 2017 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
It’s never easy bringing in a new year. We reflect on what we did. We think about how we could the negative and turn them into a positive.
2016 was a year fill of sadness and disappointment. With all the celebrities we lost and the US electing a new president, we really don’t know how 2017 will play out. We have hopes and what ifs, but we don’t know if they will turn out the way we want it to. The crazy thing about the beginning of a new year is not knowing who you’re going to be by the end of it. You can start as a new person, have a fresh start, but so many things can happen, sometimes for the good and other times the bad. It’s what we go thru that makes us who we are.
The beginning of a new chapter can either break you or make you. You choose where your life takes you. You can’t let anyone take your life path for you. Stand up for what you believe in, take charge and dream big. Be inspired and never give up. We are all different, if we were supposed to be the same then the world would be "The Stepford Wives" and boring would that be. We learn from each other, we learn how to accept things from others. We teach other and grow as people. Take each day as a gift and continue to show others what you are made of.
Best of luck in 2017.
|Posted on November 13, 2016 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
I had the opportunity to meet Dean Cain at the Vancouver Fan Expo. It was everything I could have imagined. I got tickets for my birthday, I was going to do a photo op with Superman, but you only had literally seconds with him. You said a quick hello, took the picture then move on. I knew I wanted more time with Dean, have more of a one on one time with him without being rushed. There was an area where the celebrity guests were signing autographs and I knew this was my moment so my brother pitched in for an autograph. There wasn’t anyone in the line so the timing of it was perfect. I know I could have a bit of time with Dean without feeling bad about holding up the line. When you paid you got to pick what picture you wanted to him to sign and personalize. I of course, choose the classic superman.
I was so nervous I was shaking. He was all smiles. He is the sweetest person. He gave me a several hugs throughout the conversation. He would reach across the table and grab my hands. Maybe he was sensing I was nervous and wanted to calm me down, but either way, I was holding hands with Dean Cain. We talked about his son and he showed me a ring someone had made him. It’s like we known each other for years. Dean was willing to talk about anything. The topic of tattoos came up very briefly when he saw my Disney tattoos. I mentioned I was taking a picture with him later and he was honored I was doing that. He is such a sweetheart. I was able to tell him things I always wanted to say to him, but of course there was a couple things I missed telling him. I was running on my nervousness. I was literally shaking like a leaf by the time I was done talking to him. I was one of the first people in line for the picture and he remembered me, maybe it’s because he saw me 10 minutes before or he just has a awesome memory. He asked how I wanted to pose for a picture, I told him and we took the picture in each other's arms. It’s a memory to last a lifetime. I've been on cloud 9 since then. This Dean Cain high will never go away.
|Posted on October 27, 2016 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Bridget Jones movies. I forgot the story, but it came back in the latest film.
Renee Zellweger’s character, Bridget Jones is celebrating her birthday alone, her friends are starting families and she feels like she won’t able to have a family of her own. She goes away for the weekend with a friend. She meets Patrick Dempsey and they sleep together. She doesn’t know who his is. She then runs into her old flame, Mark Darcy when they bump into each other at a sombre event. They sleep together even when Mark is now married and in the middle of a divorce.
After some time, Bridget learns that she’s pregnant, but she doesn’t know who the father is. McDreamy is more involved with taking of Bridget when Mark is there, but isn’t because he has a history of always putting work first. She knows she has to tell them that they are both potential fathers to her baby. Mark doesn’t seem too happy and excludes himself. McDreamy is hands on and asks Bridget about living together. Mark eventually comes around and tells her that she is his world.
I don’t want to give away too much. I thought I knew who the father was, but I was wrong. It’s a good rom-com for a girl’s night. You can’t go wrong with Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.
|Posted on September 18, 2016 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Bad Moms is a movie about 3 women who had enough of being moms so they decided to become the opposite of who they are. Mila Kunis plays Amy who has 2 kids and does everything for her kids, Kristen Bell plays Kiki who stays home and attends to her 4 kids and doesn’t have any friends due to her husband wanting her to be a stay at home mom and Kathryn Hahn plays the divorcee who just wants to have fun, maybe a little too much fun. Christina Applegate plays the “perfect” PTA mother who is president of the organization. She thinks she runs the school. Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo play Applegate’s minions. They all swoon over the hot widow played by Jay Hernandez.
There is a lot of swearing especially coming from Kathryn Hahn, but I guess it’s not a comedy if you don’t have the occasional profanity. If you’re a mom you know the struggles and sometimes you just have to admit you’re a “bad mom” you can’t let your kids run your life. Without you, they wouldn’t be here. There are a lot of laugh out loud moments. I enjoyed it, but I did cringe in a couple parts. Over all this was a good movie. It’s a good one to watch on a Friday night with some friends.
|Posted on July 30, 2016 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
Lisa Jakub was a child actor who started at the young age of 4. She starred alongside Robin Williams and Sally Field in Mrs. Doubtfire and had a role in Independence Day. Retiring at 22, she now resides in Virginia with her husband.
In 2015, Lisa wrote a book called “You Look Like That Girl”. She talks about what it was like being a child actor, what it felt like to meet Princess Diana and what it felt like having a broken back after sustaining an injury while on set at the young age of 11. She recovered, but for years, she suffered pain, spasms and nerve damage.
The most amazing thing I found out about her 18 year career in the film industry is what Robin Williams did. Robin wrote a letter to the school that kicked Lisa out because they didn't have the time to deal with Lisa constantly being on location and having her teachers constantly giving her the work she needed to do on set so she could keep up with the rest of her class. Lisa was cheated out of an eduction that she deserved. He explained that she wanted to continue her education while she was on location. He tried his best to convince them to allow her back, but they wouldn’t have any of it. Robin Williams cared about people, he had a heart of gold. No matter what he was going thru, all he wanted to do was make sure that the people around him were taking care of.
“When I was 14 years old, I went on location to film Mrs. Doubtfire for five months, and my high school was not happy. My job meant an increased workload for teachers, and they were not equipped to handle a “non-traditional” student. So, during filming, they kicked me out."
(Quoting Lisa from her blog and giving her blog a quick shout out. https://lisajakub.net/)
She felt more at home on the set then in the classroom. Feeling like the new kid every time you walked thru the front door is awkward, especially when people saw you in a commercial the night before. I don’t blame her for retiring at a young age to pursue other things. She wanted to stop pretending to be someone else and wanted the chance to be herself.
The book store that I go to doesn't sell her book. (Damn you Canadian stories, get with the times. Its 2016.) So I went old school and checked it out at the library and I read it cover to cover in 2 days. When I find a good book I don’t put it down until I finish it. When someone you grew up watching makes you ask yourself “whatever happened to her?” you automatically want to know everything that she’s been doing since that one film back in 1994. It’s like catching up with an old friend. I’m glad to hear that she’s happy and doing well. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.
|Posted on July 22, 2016 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
The last film in the Purge trilogy takes place during election year as you could read in the title of the movie. The main character Charlie Roan is running for president. Her goal is to end the annual Purge. Her family was killed during the event years prior and she wants to put an end to it, but of course there are people out to kill her because they can get away with it. The candidate running against her wants to keep the purge. They will do anything to assassinate her.
I don’t think I can go out and kill people just because it’s legal for 12 hours. I don’t hate anybody that much to do it, but that doesn’t mean I won’t have a target on my back. Someone might hate me enough to kill me. Joke’s on them, I’m coming back and haunting their ass. I would take the chance and steal. Do a huge shop at the grocery store; get all the electronics I want. Do something more practical.
How big of a grudge do you have to have on someone to wait an entire year to kill them legally? What would you do during the Purge? Is someone worth killing just because it’s legal? Would you allow the Purge if you run the country?
|Posted on June 1, 2016 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
I don’t believe that Johnny did what Amber Heard claimed he did. I think she’s just looking for her time in the limelight. I never heard of her until she hooked up with Johnny. She’s looking to create a name for herself and she was using Johnny to do that. She even went as far as claiming she was abused/assaulted just to get screen time on every entertainment show.
I never met Johnny, but I do believe that he would never go as far as hit a woman out of rage or because he was drunk or high on drugs. He’s known to be one of the nicest people and that would have been out of character for him. His daughter and a few people from his past have come to his defense and said he never raised his voice or raised his hand to anyone.
Amber Heard was seen partying after she reported the abuse and there was not a scratch or bruise on her. She was seen laughing with a friend as she was leaving the courthouse. The timing could have been better. Johnny’s mom passed away a couple days before she filed for divorce and then a couple days after that she got a restraining order and filed the assault charge.
If she was really in that much trouble then she would have came out sooner about the assault and not wait till after the divorce has been filed to come forward and why wait till a year and a half of marriage to actually say something. Amber Heard is looking for fame and she will go too far to get it. Why ruin someone’s career just to start your own?
Good job, Amber. You got what you wanted. People are talking about you and everyone knows who you are.
|Posted on April 29, 2016 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
The Gift is a movie starring Jason Bateman. A character I never imagined him playing. I guess that’s the benefit of being an actor. You get to portray characters/people you never thought you’ll be.
The movie begins when Bateman and his wife move from Chicago to California for a new job. Bateman’s character, Simon grew up in California and lives near or in the town he grew up. He bumps into an old classmate. He says his name is Gordo. It takes Simon a few minutes to remember who this person was.
He says that they should get together and catch up, not knowing that Gordo would drop by their house unannounced when the wife is home alone. He leaves “gifts” at the front door which starts making Simo and Robin start to believe that there is something going on.
There was a note that Gordo leaves that makes Robin question about what happened in high school. Simon denies any thing that happened, if anything happened. Robin starts to do in searching to get answers. She’s told something and there is more than one side to the story.
And I’m going to leave it at that. Watch the Gift and figure out what you think happened.
|Posted on April 23, 2016 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
When I saw the trailer, I had pictured a completely different ending. I didn’t know what ending I was imaging, but I’m sure it wasn’t the one it had.
10 Cloverfield Lane is about 3 people living in a fallout shelter because of some attack going on outside. They would have to live together in a small space for at least 1-2 years. According to John Goodman who had crashed into the woman and took her to the bunker told her and the other occupant that the air outside was contaminated and the whole world was dead then he rambled on about aliens.
You begin to think that he was mentally unstable and just was some guy locking people up for no reason, but in his own way, he had his reasons. Little by little, you start to believe there is something going on, but you’re not really sure. I don’t want to give away too much. You want do have a “What” moment when you walk out of the theatre. You can't go wrong with a movie that stars John Goodman.
|Posted on March 27, 2016 at 4:20 AM||comments (0)|
Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys has seen very dark times in his life. Being the oldest of three boys, he outlived both of them by the he was 55 and he spent years under the supervision of a psychotherapist who used methods that brought Brian into a darker state of mind. He would over-medicate him and put the singer under 24 hour care, no matter where he went there was always someone with him. He had complete control over the Beach Boy and it took years for the guy to lose his licence and for Brian to get the actual help that he needed. He went as far as not letting Brian see his daughters. He hadn’t seen his brother, Carl for quite some time.
It started in the 1960s at the height of the Beach Boys’ career. After suffering a panic attack on a plane. He stopped touring and focused more on writing and spending time in the studio. What seemed like a bizarre way of writing songs, it was what Brian heard in his head. He would bring in cellos, violins and other various instruments that wouldn’t fit into the Beach Boy genre of music. The other members would grow tired of how much time Brian would spend on one part of a song. He wanted to bring the songs he heard in his head to come to life.
By that time, there were drugs and that didn’t help with the mental issues that Brian already had, the drugs made them stronger. The drugs helped his creativity, but they also made him paranoid. He would hear voices and hallucinated. On top of that, his father, Murry was the band’s manager and he would not treat his sons well. He hit Brian so hard with a 2 by 4 that he lost hearing in his right ear. Lots of stories of abuse from Murry were always surfacing. In 1969, Murry sold the rights to the songs that the Beach Boys wrote without the band’s knowledge or consent. I think growing up in a rough household was the start of Brian’s mental decline.
In the 1970s, Brian spend a number of years in a severe depressive state, he didn’t live his bed, gained weight, weighing over 300 pounds, used drugs, started drinking, overeating. He didn’t get out of bed until the psycho therapist came into his life. Sure, he was able to help Brian to a certain point, but he was controlling. He dominated Brian’s life.
Eventually in 1992, the family take Dr. Crazy to court and won. He was banned from contacting Brian. He died in 2006. Brian got the proper help that he needed and got better. He began touring and doing what he does best. I wish people don’t get treated that way Brian Wilson was.
|Posted on March 17, 2016 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
John Belushi Is Dead is a book by Australian author, Kathy Charles. It’s about 2 friends, Hilda and Benji who instead of going to parties and get-togethers with classmates, they travel to different sites of famous murders and suicides, like Sal Mineo and The Black Dahlia.
Eventually, they meet Hank who lives in an apartment that once belonged to a silent film actor who couldn’t make it when audio was introduced. He stabbed himself in the bathroom. Hank comes off as hostile. He just wants to be left alone, but they know he’s hiding a secret. Hilda spends a lot of time with Hank and Benji starts to become a different person. He becomes more obsessed with death, even going so far as getting into the coroner’s office and finding the body of a young man who’s been shot. Hilda knows there’s something wrong, but she just can’t seem to place what it is.
One day after showing up at Hank’s. Hilda meets Jake, the neighbour who lives downstairs. He’s the one that’s been looking after Hank. The old man is convinced that Jake’s a spy. Jake and Hilda become friends only to learn more about each other as time goes on. Hilda gets invited by Benji to a party at the bungolow where Belushi died, only to have Benji do something that’s out of character.
It’s a good read and I finished it within a few days. I wanted to know if they were able to convince Hank to open about and to see if Jake and Hilda ever did hook up. If you ever need a book to read, you can order John Belushi Is Dead off Amazon.
|Posted on February 17, 2016 at 1:55 AM||comments (0)|
Walk Off The Earth came to fame when they posted a video on YouTube showing the members of the band playing one guitar and covering the Gotye song “Someone That I Used To Know”. They gained success doing covers and original songs on YouTube, but it wasn’t until the viral video put them on the map.
A Canadian band based out of Burlington, Ontario have been together since 2006. In 2013, they toured the United States and Europe performing shows with songs from their full length “R.E.V.O” They won a few awards at The Canadian Radio Music Awards in 2014 and were nominated for 3 Junos in the same year. Walk Of The Earth are currently on tour with their latest album “Sing It All Away”
2 members of the band Gianni Nicassio and Sarah Blackwood are a couple and have 2 young sons. Everyone loves Beard Guy who is the silent one in the group. He never says a word. He hangs out in the back and plays whatever instrument is needed to be played.
You can’t help but sing along with their music. They put you in a good mood.