I just watched 'Ambush At Dark Canyon'. I only appeared once that I saw. It was in the courtroom scene. Nonetheless, it was an exciting and memorable experience! I made some friends that I still have today. A friend of mine actually has a line in the movie in one of the rock breaking scenes from the prison in Yuma. He is also in the second movie that I'll be appearing in, 'Hot Bath An' A Stiff Drink 2'. I've provided for you the movie to watch if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this blog. It actually was quite an entertaining movie with an engaging story and lots of action. I was an honor to have met Ernie Hudson, Kix Brooks, Courtney Gains, Ronny James Blevins, Will Shockley, Dustin Rikert and the rest of the people. Here's a freeze-frame from the courtroom scene so that you can see my little contribution.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
I was recently asked by Zombie Radio to do an interview on air. The man who runs the internet radio show is named, Jack Wallen. He told me that I can call in to his radio show as a character from one of my books. I decided to call in as Hewlett Fen-Chang, the main character from my second book, 'The Greater Number'. He and I pontificated back and forth for several minutes and then he played some Led Zeppelin before doing a short bit on his own where he gave us a tip on surviving a zombie attack. You can catch the entire broadcast here: http://zombieradio.org/?p=488
Friday, December 27, 2013
Finally, an opportunity to see the movie that I appear as an extra in! As you may remember, it's called 'Ambush At Dark Canyon'. It will be released on DVD in Walmart on January 14th. It will also have a limited theatrical release. For now, you can rent it to watch at VUDU. http://www.walmart.com/ip/31322896
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I just became friends with someone on Facebook who is a filmmaker. He made a short movie called, Klagger, which is available to watch on a website called, Popcorn Horror. I watched it and it is very well made. It's about eleven and a half minutes long, but still manages to pack in plenty of suspense, creepiness, mystery and genuine fright. It actually has a story, unlike lots of drivel that comes out these days. It also manages a twist at the end that I, for one, didn't see coming and I'm usually pretty good at that sort of thing. It's well shot, with nice angles, atmosphere and good music. I look forward to seeing more from this filmmaker! You can watch it for yourself at: http://popcornhorror.com/films/klagger/ Enjoy!
Friday, December 6, 2013
I just finished my Choir concert tonight, in which I sang bass. Tomorrow I have my Orchestra concert, in which I will play timpani and other percussion. The Choir had a performance earlier this semester. Here's a review of that concert. http://anitawritesforyou.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-musical-brightspot-in-tucson-pccs.html I hope we do well tomorrow night in Orchestra. Wish us luck!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I have a special spice mix that I make up that I use on everything because it's so good! I start with a container of Chinese Five Spices. To this, I add one container each of: paprika, chicken-flavored powder, chili powder and butter-flavored powder. I use a Tupperware container or old Gatorade bottle to put the mix into. I sprinkle my mix onto popcorn, into soup, on rice, on salad, etc. I've tried it on so many things and I'm always thinking of new ways to use it. The main thing I love to do with it is use it as a dry rub on a Cornish game hen before I pop it in the oven at 325 degrees for an hour and ten minutes. It's kind of a funny coincidence that I mix five spices. The Chinese Five Spices is the five of five, if you will. To musicians, that would be the V/V or dominant of the dominant. Anyway, I hope some of you will like it too!