Friday, July 17, 2009

"War Without End" - a Quarterfinalist

Sweet! Woke up to an email this morning that my script, "War Without End", has been named a quarterfinalist in the Writer's On The Storm contest. "War Without End" is about American backpackers in the Philippines, who are captured by long lost WWII Japanese soldiers, and forced into slave labor at a gold mine deep in the jungle.
This is the script I was pushing in LA last month. I submitted it to Coverage Inc. for some professional feedback - well it rated well enough that it automatically became a quarterfinalist in their contest. Here is the blog post listing me - says I'm in the top 10% of all submissions they had. The whole contest is just a bonus, I was just looking for the coverage - but I'll gladly take a contest win too.
The coolest part was that so many people knew about this without me mentioning it. The ProSeries Alumni site posted a story, so other writers were congratulating me before I even knew why.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Prosperity Tribe with Kristin and David Morelli

So I've raved previously about Kristin and David Morelli, and their radio show "Everything is Energy", and their amazing immersion program 40 Day, 40 Nights that Lori and I both did a couple months ago.

Well their latest program has been announced and if you missed the live call last Thursday, you can still listen to the replay. Check it out - this is really one call that can change your life.

You might not know Kristin and David Morelli...yet!
She retired as a self-made multi-millionaire at age 30. He teaches revolutionary tools that clear ANY money block. They have the #3 podcast on iTunes "Everything Is Energy" (Oprah is #1 and #2)
They held a FREE Prosperity Call (It's actually more like a Prosperity PARTY!)
last Thursday, July 9th... You can still listen to the replay.

I respectfully say..."Drop Whatever You're Doing & Join This Call." It will change the way you approach everything in your life! It includes a guided meditation that will blow you away and prove that this is something for YOU.

I can't say enough good things about Kristin and David. The call will introduce you to The Prosperity Tribe which you can try for just $27.

I'm extra excited about this, as David called me himself today. They are that hands on! Don't let a life of wealth and abundance pass you by!! Check it out

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Back to the 80's

Hopped in the time machine last night and flash backed to the late 1980's as I caught Whitesnake and Judas Priest at the "New Name Every Year" Center in Mansfield Mass. Went with a buddy, Brian, I hadn't seen in about 20 years. He's the guy I went to dozens of shows with in high school and we recently reconnected thanks to Facebook.

This is definitely a rough year for concerts as the place looked to be maybe 1/3 full. I've never seen an emptier amphitheater for a show. But the bands didn't seem to notice. David Coverdale looked and sounded amazing and I had a total blast. They had every arena rock cliche going and I ate it all up and wanted more. This was my 6th time seeing Whitesnake and they were the main attraction for me, while Judas Priest is one of those rare bands I somehow never ended up seeing live before.

Judas Priest are playing their album, "British Steel", in its entirety this tour for its 30th anniversary. Never having owned it, I didn't really care - so my expectations were pretty low. But they rocked hard and put on a hellavu show. Even songs I didn't know sounded great. As they were all classic metal riffs, the head banging just kicked into autopilot. Plus I'm a total sucker for synchronized guitar moves, so it all worked for me. Certainly, a highlight in any metal fan's concert career is seeing Priest live for "Breaking The Law", "Living After Midnight" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" -- those are just some all time great songs.

Funniest moment of the night - Priest's most recent album is all about Nostradamus and there was a chorus in "Prophecy" that goes "I am Nostradamus"; Brian thought Rob Halford was singing "I am not a thermos" -- could be a Spinal Tap hit.

Bad Boys
Fool For Your Lovin'
Love Ain't No Stranger
Slow An' Easy
Lay Down Your Love (Guitar duel with Reb Beach and Doug Aldrich trading solos)
Cryin' In The Rain (with Drum solo)
Is This Love
Give Me All Your Love
Here I Go Again
Still Of The Night

Rapid Fire
Metal Gods
Breaking The Law
You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise
Living After Midnight
The Rage
The Ripper
Rock Hard, Ride Free
Victim Of Changes
Freewheel Burning
Diamonds And Rust
You've Got Another Thing Comin'

The day after, my ears are ringing and my voice is shot. Proof of an excellent time. Next up show-wise, AC/DC at the end of the month and CrueFest in August. That's it for my shows this summer. But Fall/Winter will have KISS and as always... more METALLICA!!