On The Set of Lost (November)in Haleiwa--
As Terry O'Quinn's Stand-In Body Double.
|Michael Emerson and Ed Reif|
|Here with "Vincent The Dog", and Michael Emerson|
|With Terry O'Quinn|
|Love Me. Love My Dog!|
|With Michael Emerson|
"The quality of my life IS the quality of my communication"-YES. More importantly, "Success leaves clues. If I am committed, there is always a way. The past doesn't equal the future."
“Decision is the ultimate power. Decisions shape destiny.”
“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.”Preparing to change--- that takes time. Change itself occurs in an instant.
I had a 90 day plan, after moving to Hollywood in 1997, in the land of fruits and nuts Southern California, to get a SAG card.
"Frustration is an action signal, it means you know that you could do better"
“All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs.”
|Modern Vampires (1998) Horror/Thriller|
Director:Richard Elfman Starring :Casper Van Dien, Natasha Gregson
Wagner, John Fleck, Ed Reif, Kim Cattrall, Stephen Porter, Craig Ferguson,
Jason Ross-Azikiwe, Udo Kier, Natalya Andreychenko, Rod Steiger,
Boris Lee Krutonog, Marco Hofschneider, Robert Pastorelli,
"Lucky Dog. You Spec'ed a feature film, get a Union Voucer, and then upgraded to a Union Contract-I have never seen that".
"Ed this is a microphone. if you whisper it will project more feelings in your face"
"Let's go again, less New York".
Konstantin Stanislavsky rule was Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art. I broke it! I loved myself in the art.
|American History X is a 1998 American drama film|
directed by Tony Kaye and starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong and (Ed)ward Reif
"Hell No! F No!"
|I Got More Problems Than A Math Book. Maybe you're right 1+1 does equal infinity.|
|Indiana University at Indianapolis was a bit buttoned down|
|Fire Training was the most fun|
|That hose nearly catapulted me back 1000 feet|
|Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. |
Some get greatness as a graduation gift.
We all got our SCTW Certifications and USCG Merchant Mariner Documents in June 2007, so we can work on Ships. NCLA was an all-American crew, flagged here in the USA, and "The Jones Act" of 1812 says that NCLA has to hire Americans. I did a short contract(8 weeks!) as a Head Waiter, but this ship life as a waiter is Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Midnight Snack. No time off and any time off, I just slept.
In August I took a leap of faith(actually jumped ship in Maui)/ One good thing about Hawaii is that is still America-The money is the same, my t mobile phone works andI can hustle and find a job---which I did-- and started working as a Sub and plus, as an added bonus, have been a working Actor on the set of LOST as a body double and stand in. I have a SAG Union card from 1999, so that helps to get paid scale.
My Drug Dealer Starbucks is now pushing movies and music. Over the next 30 days, SBX is offering a free download from iTunes every day. Free iTunes Songs!
The Mug Life...Hanging Out And Starbucking is like love: it's s a verb not a noun. You Do it. It's a grammer of scorn and wonder... because there is no way of telling apart the espresso-sipping artist and the cappuccino-gulping banker and that means the democratization of providing anybody with an opportunity to create their identity by providing practically unlimited choice.
Location Saturation: I'm Getting Wet!
There is a Starbucks across the street from a Starbucks! It's a convenience experience. The AMEX card- Don't leave home without it, but when there's a Starbucks everywhere---Don't leave home--because there's a "Home Sweet Starbucks" just around the corner.
This ain't no third place. This is my first place. I live at Starbucks. I'm a free agent and this is my hub. Culture is not always popular, but Starbucks is.
Could I please have a cup of SHUT THE F*&$ UP!
Starbucks is a lot like Google. Starbucks is a network. And networks exist to bring people together... and to sell them stuff. No concept is too big and there can never be too many "hooks" into an (end) users life.
There is zero switiching cost involved in me "using" (Seattle's Best)Yahoo or (Pete's) Vivisimo or (Coffee Bean)MSN, but I don't care.Google has StartingPoint Power.It bestows alpha geek status on me, and, more than that, I believed in google before it believed in me. There was no start page on the internet, and I made Google mine.
Now, it is the industry standard, the default start page for everyone- It turns out that owning the starting point on the Internet is really, really valuable; and starting ones day out at Starbucks is too.
Google is my magnifying glass. Something good on Google looks great to me. Just like Starbucks, it's about the lifestyle , the value is on the search, not the content.
Go East Young Man! It was the mantra of simplicity Zero sum minus some.The further East the Dogs of Kitsch go, the further West they get. People are the only thing that make a difference. It's not about high tech machines or your nice buildings and logos anymore. Apparently, the Chinese got sick of Corporate America's Death By PowerPoint Venture third round funding dog and pony shows---"all we have to do is get 1% of the people in China to buy our product." Dim Sum and Then Sum...
Let's read the tea leaves: You can't teach an old dogma new tricks. Don’t mistake motion for progress.If you feel athletic, do you go to a sports bar? So, if you want to love things that can't love you back, go to a Starbucks It's the “democratisation” of boredom. Get your workout on, on the dehumanizing treadmill of materialism and consumption....
Starbucks is like, so prehistoric, and headed for extinction. Chinese like TEA not COFFEE--- Yet you wouldn't know it. The old wine is in a new bottle. The art of telling stories even when there is no story to tell.It's closing time for the karaoke crowd ---who actually cares that you can belt out the loudest tune after three martini's --It's still the S.O.S. Same ole ___ bland copies of the original. It just goes to show---The secret of staying young is lying about your age.
I'm home from the sea, my soul(sole) melody
I’ve been away roaming far away from here
weathered some storms, my heart unafraid
crossed every ocean in the boat (of love) that you made
Been blowing my horn, scaring the spooks
No crotchets or quavers in my books
Gone sailing all night, straight in the vein
like Perry (a bird) on his own flight in his domain in the sky
Running in on the tide with the first of the stars
the moon on the water and the sound of guitars
Glide into the homing as the night falls
to tie up in the haven by the old harbour wall
And the hard-bitten stranger as deaf as a post
who stands at the fire where a poet’s dreams roast
He can’t know the story, he can’t feel the pain
and all of the glory falls around him like rain in the sky
You’re a light in the dark, a beacon of hope
and strong as a sea boat, strong as a rope
And the vagabond wind, whispers over the bay
and the songs and the laughter, are carried away in the sky...
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