Saturday, July 29, 2006
Just got back!
Here is a picture I took from the window at Kolb Studio which literally hangs on the South Rim.
And this is me hiking the Bright Angel Trail (also at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, this is also the trail the mules use)
It is my sincerest recommendation that everyone schedule a trip to see the Seventh Wonder of the Natural World before the dirt sleep.
PS: The Specs: 277 miles long. 1 mile deep 1904 Square miles in area, Established in 1919
Friday, July 21, 2006
It seems shows have a life of their own: Almost ten years ago I appeared in the short-lived UPN Sitcom Homeboys in Outer Space. Lately I have had a lot of inquiries about this role so:
My character was Gorgo (it was the only time in my career when I was subjected to a lengthy make-up process.)
As far as I know this is the only known existing picture.
As you can see by this pre digital age polaroid all that latex altered my appearance drastically (hey I heard that!)
Sunday, July 16, 2006
To Everyone who stopped by to see me in person at the show in Burbank this weekend I want to say Thank you!!! (including of course Dennis from the outstanding Movie Blog: Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule)
I had an absolute blast! (I caught up with several old friends and made several new ones.)
It was my first time doing a public event like this and it was an honor to meet you all.
(One of the drawbacks to being a film and television actor is that you rarely get to meet the folks who actually look at your work.)
Many were kind enough to ask for my autograph and it got me thinking about signature collecting in general and really valuable scribbles in particular so to that end: (included is a picture of what is considered to be the earliest Elvis Autograph.)
PS:Also Thank you very much for your tremendous support of my new Sprint Mobisode "Nightmare Boss" it is most appreciated.
Friday, July 14, 2006
We recently lost a truly great American Actor Barnard Hughes.
He had a long and successful career but my personal favorite was his work on the short-running sitcom Doc. As a kid I just loved the interplay between Hughes character"Dr. Joe" and the late great John Harkins character "Fred."
Mr. Hughes will be missed.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Despite the inclusion of the highly suspect James Van Praagh and a goofy Ghost in the attic sequence, Some of Don Weiner's "World's Scariest Ghosts Caught on Tape" is very compelling. (includes what appears to be startling poltergeist activity)
You can watch it in it's entirety here.
Let me know what you think.
PS: The Broom Photo
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Herk Harvey's Carnival of Souls (based on the Ambrose Bierce short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge) was endlessly run on local television when I was a kid. It's imagery and pace make it a masterpiece. Herk Harvey was an industrial filmmaker from Lawrence, Kansas and COS was his only feature. (All it takes is one.) It is hands down one of my favorite movies.
It is not by any means a perfect picture (if such a thing exists) but it is Cinema at it's best.
Watch it and you will be affected.
An Essay by John Clifford
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I am an American, I was fortunate to have been born a citizen in this wide beautiful land where most of the time we seem to agree on nothing at all. We pray different ways, we dress different ways, we vote different ways. But somehow We are a People.
We've been stumbling our way toward an ideal for over two and a quarter centuries,sometimes quickly...mostly not. We usually start to get something right after every other option has been tried. But we keep moving forward. Americans are a rebellious bunch and we do not quit. We don't look alike, but there is something about the way we carry ourselves that marks us for who we are. And there is something else... underneath, a quiet joyful secret we all share in our ambitious, striving, Don't Tread on Me hearts. Ain't freedom grand!
Happy Birthday America (and please be careful with the fireworks.)