Friday, October 28, 2011
This despicably heartless man, DWIGHT BENNETT, 57, was just recently arrested on his ranch in Susanville, CA. His crime? Starving more than 50 horses! Many of them starved to death; however, some two dozen or so survived. When Bennett was arrested, authorities discovered the remains of 28 horses and three dogs on his property! Can you believe that??? How could anyone be so cruel???? Luckily, volunteers from The Grace Foundation swooped in and saved the remaining horses. --- Honestly, I will never understand how some people can be so heartless. Never! --- Read about the story HERE.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
True artists create what they create because they want to. Not only because someone is paying them to create. Or because they want praise. If you truly love singing, you sing whether or not you're paid one, red cent! Well, I say all this to say that JAMES CURRAN, a fan of the comic book series, The Adventures Of Tintin, used his graphic art skills to create an opening credits sequence for Steven Spielberg's new movie, Tintin, based upon the comic books. His motivation for his creation was the simple fact that he loves the books and wanted to pay homage. Well, I don't know HOW it happened, but somehow this gentleman's creation was seen by Steven Spielberg. Apparently Steven liked what he saw so much he invited the guy to the UK Premiere of the film. THEN...he offered the dude a job on his next film! Wow! How's that for simply doing what he loves??? I wish the fella well and fully intend to use his story as inspiration for doing what I love: TALKING! The fella's story is HERE! His terrific, graphic creation is below:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
P.S. Yes, I STILL own a Razr cell phone. And I'm keepin' it until it no longer works! F@#! keepin' up with the Joneses. I never liked those folks in the first place! Haaa!
Jabari Hasani Gibson
Last night, I had a great conversation with my boy, JABARI HASANI GIBSON. He told me that he read our children's book to a young lady who has his interest of late. She, in turn, told one of her coworkers about the book. Whatever she told that coworker about the book truly touched something in the coworker, because the woman cried. Do you hear me? The woman CRIED! I hope and pray that means that others will have an emotional attachment to the book, too. I'm tellin' you, that news made my night. It's gonna be really interesting to see how this book resonates with the masses. If nothing else, I'm just glad it gave me an opportunity to compel Jabari to flex his creative muscles more frequently. Muscles that he hasn't been workin' out as often as he probably should. He's supremely talented. His illustrations for the book blow me away! The dude might look like a stereotypical rapper or somethin', but he's sooooo much more than that! Sooooo much more!
I didn't know what it was. I just knew I felt a tingling/stinging sensation outside the left side of my mouth. When the blisters started forming I thought I had accidentally cut myself shaving. Truth be told, I didn't know precisely what I had experienced for another year or so.
Anyway, I'm well aware what's what now. It turns out that cold sores are technically Herpes Simplex Virus 1. No, it isn't necessarily from sexual contact (I don't think), but it recurs two to three times yearly. I've read up on them and some studies estimate that upwards of 80% of the population is infected with the virus. What in the world??? I never dealt with anything of the sort back in NYC. It wasn't until I moved here to Cali that my body started to "fall apart" so-to-speak!
Anyway, I had my teeth cleaned two weeks ago, and trauma to the lips can kick up an outbreak. I'm assuming that's what sparked my current outbreak. The blisters have already crusted over (gross!) so, within the next three or four days, I'll be healed. The interim is ugly, though. Just ugly. This time around, the scab is downright heinous!
I know this, too, shall pass.
And, boy, oh boy, will I be happy when it does!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I've been fascinated by singers since as far back as I can remember. A part of me has ALWAYS lived vicariously through folks who sing like angels. Watching X Factor USA I have fallen in love with a fourteen-yr-old singer whose personality is as SPECTACULAR as her singing: RACHEL CROW. She is as cute as a button with her wild, curly hair and cherubic cheeks! And her demeanor and sense of humor are soooooooo refreshing for a teen. I mean, it appears her parents and grandparents have sure raised her well. And her voice. Well, up to this point, I have loved each & every one of her performances. Her somber rendition of Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" really moved me. I wish her the best as the singing competition progresses. She's certainly an exciting vocalist and appears to be a genuinely sweet & well-adjusted, young girl. God bless her.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Last night, I watched several, behind-the-scenes videos that author/tv host, Lloyd Boston, makes for himself when he appears on various, tv shows. And, yes, although I feel extremely happy for him, I watched the final video, thinking, he is doing EXACTLY what I believe I was born to do professionally: be HIMSELF as a tv host. The difference between us is HIS work ethic! I stumbled across a quote from motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, last night penetrates the core of my being. It's a more accurate version of what Oprah usually says: "When you know better, you do better." I've often said that Oprah should amend that quote to: "When you know better, you have the knowledge to do better, but actually doing better is solely up to you."
Tony's quote is: "You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action!"
Lloyd Boston ALWAYS takes action! From the day I first met him 'til now, he's been a guy who makes things happen. He identifies what he wants, then he takes action to get it. Charles Andrew Montgomery Jr (alias "Cam") usually just talks. The only action I ALWAYS take is separating my lips and allowing intelligent-sounding words to exit my mouth.
I realize I STILL have breath in my body for a reason. I don't know HOW I'm gonna turn this professional life of mine around, but I know I MUST! Wait a minute. I DO know how! ACTION! I've GOT to do something TODAY that I DIDN'T do yesterday! That's the ONLY way!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street." What they seek is economic justice for all! In other words, they don't think 1% of this nation's population should have ALL the money and federal perks they have while the other 99% live hand to mouth. The movement is now poppin' up in other states, too. I agree that SOMETHING has to give in regard to how money and laws are made in this country. Only time will tell how these protests affect our society at large. I hope for the best. Below is my most favorite image taken from the protests. I think her sign is BRILLIANT! It refers to a song by rapper, Jay-Z. The sign is simply BRILLIANT!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Rylan Williams as "Chad Deity"
Last Friday, October 7th, I finally sat my butt in my Orchestra seat at Geffen Playhouse to see & hear the 2010 Pulitzer Prize nominee for Drama, The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity in its closing weekend. And, boy, oh boy, was I pleased! In a nutshell: I LOVED it! Absolutely LOVED it! The writing was worth the price of admission on its own. As for the performances???? RIDICULOUS!!! My man, RYLAN WILLIAMS, didn't go up as, "Chad Deity," on the evening I was there, although I wish he had. However, those who did were SENSATIONAL! DESMIN BORGES as, "Macedonia Guerra," blew the roof off the place with his immeasurably entertaining, non-stop narration! The fact he memorized allllllllllll those lines knocked me out! And TERRENCE ARCHIE as, "Chad Deity," was simply a hoot! Just as his character was supposed to, the actor had charisma oozing from every pore!!!!!! If this play ever comes anywhere near your town, don't walk to see it. RUN!!!!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
GRETCHEN BLEILER - Olympic Snowboarder
BLAKE GRIFFIN - The L.A. Clippers (NBA)
ESPN is at it again. Its 2011 THE BODY ISSUE is set to hit stands on Oct. 7th. I always love this issue because all the athletes illustrate that although all of them are the bastions of health, even they have differing body types. My two faves from this issue are Olympic snowboarder, GRETCHEN BLEILER and NBA player, BLAKE GRIFFIN. Whoaaa! What bodies!!!!! See all the other bodies HERE!!!!
Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva! May the NEXT 85 yrs of your life be as PHENOMENAL as the first!!!!!!!! --- Her story is HERE!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
No more browsing nudie blogs!
No more surfing YouTube for hours on end!
No more surfing the web aimlessly!
Until I sell at least ONE of my writing projects...
I'm quitting ALL these time-wasters NOW!
I'm quitting ALL these time-wasters NOW!
Let the record state:
CAM Jr is quitting each & every one of 'em...
CAM Jr is quitting each & every one of 'em...
NEXTV Writing & Pitch Competition, for his tv pilot script, DEEP. Brian and I met while working as cater-waiters several years ago. He has always been a serious writer/actor. More writer than actor since I've known him. I'm happy for him. And I feel inspired to keep writing my children's book series and whatever else I care to write! He and I will NEVER realize our professional dreams if we simply don't keep producing material! Continuing to do what we love doing is key! His blog, TAKING THE LAST SHOT, is pretty indicative of what a terrific writer he is. And how damn conscientious a U.S. citizen he is as well! Congrats to him! I hope & pray this victory leads to even GREATER victories!!!!