Saturday, January 30, 2010
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance 2010
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
Track from: Together Through Life
Change In The Weather
Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
Track from: LotusFlow3r
Working On A Dream
Track from: Working On A Dream
Fork In The Road
Track from: Fork In The Road
I haven't read the book but the title hit home for me and the passage is dead on. Find out more here.
1. Ignore everybody.
You don’t know if your idea is any good the moment it’s created. Neither does anyone else. The most you can hope for is a strong gut feeling that it is. And trusting your feelings is not as easy as the optimists say it is. There’s a reason why feelings scare us.
And asking close friends never works quite as well as you hope, either. It’s not that they deliberately want to be unhelpful. It’s just they don’t know your world one millionth as well as you know your world, no matter how hard they try, no matter how hard you try to explain.
Plus a big idea will change you. Your friends may love you, but they don’t want you to change. If you change, then their dynamic with you also changes. They like things the way they are, that’s how they love you- the way you are, not the way you may become.
Ergo, they have no incentive to see you change. And they will be resistant to anything that catalyzes it. That’s human nature. And you would do the same, if the shoe was on the other foot.
With business colleagues it’s even worse. They’re used to dealing with you in a certain way. They’re used to having a certain level of control over the relationship. And they want whatever makes them more prosperous. Sure, they might prefer it if you prosper as well, but that’s not their top priority.
If your idea is so good that it changes your dynamic enough to where you need them less, or God forbid, THE MARKET needs them less, then they’re going to resist your idea every chance they can.
Again, that’s human nature.
GOOD IDEAS ALTER THE POWER BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIPS, THAT IS WHY GOOD IDEAS ARE ALWAYS INITIALLY RESISTED.
Good ideas come with a heavy burden. Which is why so few people have them. So few people can handle it.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Write some new songs. - in progress!
Release some new songs. - not yet.
Go on tour. - tour booked for June!
Finish a couple of screenplays. - working on it.
Sell a screenplay. - um, not yet.
Write a comic book. - nope.
Get a certain idea I have been working on for three years on TV. - a little closer!
Try acting. - not quite.
Direct a movie. - technically, no.
Go to the gym. - yes, I did today!!
All in all, not a bad start and only one month deep. How are you guys doing?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Interesting... from yahoo!
A look at domestic grosses adjusted for inflation shows a more realistic view of "Avatar"'s performance.
In the U.S., "Avatar" has grossed $555 million making it the second highest grossing domestic (as opposed to worldwide) film of all time. Titanic is temporarily still in the lead here with $600.8 million.
But adjusting for ticket price for inflation, Avatar ranks as the 26th highest grossing film in the U.S., according to Box Office Mojo. Number one? "Gone With The Wind" with $1.5 billion adjusted gross in the U.S. "Star Wars" ranks second with $1.3 billion.
here's the whole thing...
Monday, January 25, 2010
Conceptual designs for the experimental vehicle, called Puffin, were introduced by Mark D. Moore, an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center, at a meeting of the American Helicopter Society on Jan. 20 in San Francisco. The Puffin is designed to be 12 feet in length, with a total wingspan of 14 and a half feet; it would weigh in at 300 pounds (without a pilot).
Two major elements distinguish the Puffin suit from the jet packs of ’50s-era sci-fi flicks. First, it is completely self-contained: the pilot would actually step into the suit, which has a cockpit-like area and helicopter-style blades, allowing for high-altitude flying (unlike those sci-fi jet packs).
Jun. 01 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Jun. 03 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jun. 04 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Jun. 05 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jun. 06 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Jun. 09 - Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
Jun. 10 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Jun. 11 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ 3rd St Live
Jun. 12 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
Jun. 13 - Elgin, IL @ The Main Event
Jun. 14 - Green Bay, WI @ Tom, Dick and Harry's
Jun. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Jun. 17 - Johnson City, TN @ Vision
Jun. 18 - Nashville,TN @ The Muse
Jun. 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jun. 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Jun. 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
Jun. 23 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Jun. 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ U.B.'s
Jun. 25 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Jun. 26 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
Tickets are on sale now exclusively at EnterTheVault.com until February 13, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
"We tried working so hard to make money to survive. It's a shame to come up with this idea," Mayumi Heene told a Larimer County Sheriff's investigator during an interview days after the flight televised worldwide. "This was something that could take me, take us to the point we wanted to be at."
I totally sympathize. I know when I've had money problems I've thought, "hey , maybe if I pretend to stick my kids in a giant balloon everything will be fine!"
Saturday, January 23, 2010
So, I finally went to see Avatar 3D. I was beginning to feel like I was the last person on earth that hadn't gone to this thing.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Doomsday Clock has been set back 1 minute for the first time in its 63-year history. In moving the clock from 5 minutes before midnight to 6 minutes before midnight, scientists expressed optimism for humanity's future.