Saturday, December 01, 2012

Michael Chekhov 1955 Recordings

The Art of Acting Innovator in his own voice:

Later,
Paul Parducci

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Profitable Time on the Web


Good for the Noggin-
Right Here.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Using Game Theory to Get The Best Deal on a Car

From Dr. Bruce Buena de Mesquita:
Car Buying Video Here. 

Bonus Monty Hall Problem:



Later,
Paul Parducci

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reincarnation Research

Have we Humans lived Before?
Will we live again?

Dr. Ian Stevenson:


From Coast to Coast AM:


From Esquire on Mark Roth
From ABC's PrimeTime:

And Finally:
IISIS

That should be a start:
Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rest in Peace Shadow

We lost an Outstanding Canine Today.
You will be missed my furry brother.
Shadow (@January 1996-August 28, 2012)
Later,
Paul Parducci


Monday, August 20, 2012

Henry's Dream of Rubber: The Lost World of Fordlandia

Just read Greg Grandin's most excellent book about Henry Ford's South American adventure in stable rubber supply (and Junior America)creation: Fordlandia

Learn more here:


And Here:

Later,
Paul Parducci

Monday, August 13, 2012

Speaking to The Dead at Camp Chesterfield?


Another throwback to the great era of Spiritualism.

Unfortunately as former Fake Psychic Lamar Keene admitted its probably unlikely that you can actually speak to the dead:


Later,
Paul Parducci

Friday, August 03, 2012

Have Human Beings Been on Earth for Millions of Years?


Michael Cremo thinks so:



More Info here:
Forbidden Archaeology
Later,
Paul Parducci

Puma Punku: Probably No Aliens Involved But A Very Strange Archaeological Site

 It seems everything not immediately explained by what is currently known about Pre-History and /or The Ancient World is automatically assigned  some kind of Alien/Paranormal solution.

Of course there are many other more-likely possibilities.  (In any event, speculation is always fun.)

Brian Dunning's excellent Overview on Skeptoid

This is History Channel's Alien-Technology focused piece- (But it will give you a great visual tour of the site)



Later,
Paul Parducci

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Rest in Peace Mr. Borgnine

We lost an American Icon today. The Great  Film and Television Actor  Ernest Borgnine.
It was one of the highlights of my life in this Industry to spend some time speaking with Mr. Borgnine at the premier of Sinatra Club.
He was a Brilliant Actor (He won an Academy Award in 1955 for Marty) and a warm and engaging human being.
You will be missed sir.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, July 05, 2012

New Photos

Just had a session with the extremely talented photographer Cathryn Farnsworth.
Here is one of the many cool pics she took of Yours Truly.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Friday, June 08, 2012

Good Ole Witt and The Picture Theory of Meaning


Who? Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein's Picture Theory of Meaning





Apparently the WORD = SYMBOL = PICTURE of ACTUALITY came to him while serving in the army and involved with providing models of Cannon and Infantry for Military strategy purposes.
Remember, it's not advised to stare into the Infinite.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Oskar Fischenger: Visual Music and the Shape of Sound

Abstract Animator, Inventor and Painter Oskar Fischenger was an original thinker.
From his  Wax Experiments to:

One of the main thrusts of his work was to find and deliver a pure expression of sound as it is related to color.
Here's more on Mr. Fischenger from NPR.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Theresienstadt Nazi Propaganda Film (1944)

Among the many ghastly events of the Third Reich's Reign of Terror was the Propaganda film Theresienstadt that Actor/Director Kurt Gerron was forced to make for his captures.
I normally list the Director's name before the Title in Posts like this, but out of respect for the great talent and character of Mr. Gerron (He was a War Hero and a warm and generous person in addition to being a great talent) I will not count this among his extensive credits and I have every confidence that he would approve.
Kurt Gerron and his family were shipped off to Auschwitz immediately after this film was completed and murdered the next day on October 28, 1944.
Although the film itself was destroyed, some significant footage remains:




Kurt Gerron sings "Mack The Knife" from "Three Penny Opera."

I attempted to come up with some kind of closing statement for this post but came up dry.
Real Evil tends to take the words away.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hitchcock's Black Mail (1929) Sound VS Silent Comparison

Interesting to see how the early sound equipment forced Hitchcock into a more rigid Proscenium way of shooting.
Nice job by Catherine Grant.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Geometry is Released in This Strange Way

GEOMETRY
  Facts about this:
A) It is a Feature Film.
B) It was shot Experimentally over time.
c) It is now being Distributed Experimentally over time.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Two (Soon Three) of my friends are doing this Must See Show


Excellent Theater in Los Angeles.
"The performances are flawless! Quality work “Lost Limbs,” is a smart, thought provoking new play" LIFE IN LA

"Lost Limbs is a deeply lyrical...This show is for people who love language." - LA SPLASH

With my pals Max Williams (Starring) and Chris Hall (Directing)
And my new soon to be friend (Because she has to be cool working with these two- (Playwright and Star) Maya Parish
Lost Limbs




Later,
Paul Parducci

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Betz Mystery Sphere: Strange Object from the 1970's


Mysterious Vibrating Sphere?
Strange Organ Music?

Okay Good Overview of the whole thing from Mysterious Universe here.



Report on Navy Investigation here.


Two top questions:

Who made it?
Where is it?

Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Mysterious Death of Lynn Grabhorn

Lynn Grabhorn

author of the seminal book:
Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting
as well as Beyond the Twelve Steps
She also wrote the strange:
Dear God What's Happening to Us?
And the even stranger: Planet Two

This was her final message posted on her Web Site:

To all my friends, family, and the rest of you wonderful guys...

My work here on this planet is done, and I've now joined others of the Light in a higher dimension to help facilitate the forthcoming "Birth" that this planet and universe is about to experience.

Please. PLEASE! If you have to grieve for me, hold it down to a couple of minutes, and then be done with it, for that kind of energy placed on one who has just "left" can be torturous.

Frankly, I'm excited about where I'm going, and what's coming down for all of us. Yes, both hard times and great times are coming, but I beg you, STAY with the principles of "Excuse Me..." Teach those principles in seminars, workshops, books, speaking engagements, and one-one-. That is more important than I could ever put into words.

Let people know of the steps in "Dear God...", so critically important to every individual. And then get them into the fun and excitement of "Planet Two." Teach! Spread the word! Make it UN-woo-woo, and totally down to earth.

You're a hearty, determined bunch, and while I may not know you in human person, I love you so very much. Don't stop...don't stop...DON'T STOP!!!!!!!!! You're going to be a part of an amazing new world and universe that is almost finished.

My deepest love to you all,
Lynn Grabhorn

Here is a short Film on her Final Website Post:




Her death remains mysterious
Comments and Clues are very welcome.

Later,
Paul Parducci

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cool Thing To Do In LA Alert (AKA) See My Buddy Todd's Show

My good pal (the brilliant writer) Todd Alcott's show "Red Herring" is a must see this Saturday night April 14th at 8 PM at:
2nd Saturdays at Six01Studio
You will recognize many of the Live Actors on stage as well as Me in the audience.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Let's Change the Channel: Jane Roberts and the "Seth" Material


Jane Roberts (An American Psychic and Author) maintained that she channeled a life form called Seth (first contacted through a Ouiji Board)
Her works became very influential in New Age Circles. The Central theme of the work is the now familiar concept that each individual creates his/her own reality through thought.
Not everyone agrees. Here is a post from Michael Prescott's Blog
Here is the preeminent Pro Seth Site:
The Seth Learning Center
After her death in 1984 all her writings were given to the Yale Library.
You can access them here.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Desire to be Fancy

I've been posting to this Blog for a number of years and I have found it to be very satisfying and my readers/sometimes viewers (when the post is video) have often told me they have found  the information and opinion provided here from time to time to be useful.
But sometimes I find I have the desire to Post in order to inject myself into some kind of current cultural fascination. Not because I am interested but because the subject is trending.
Oh I go through a kind of tortured reasoning in an attempt to prove to myself that there was/is an organic (ie: truthful angle for me) to get involved with but thankfully  my years on this planet have reduced this desire to be fancy to a dull roar. So for now I leave this confession instead of a windy missive on (FILL IN THE BLANK)
Later,

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Paper Face (2007)

Now that I've updated my Blog I have a mind to post some of my Films.
This is Paper Face which I made in 2007.
Later,
Paul Parducci


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Paul Parducci's Sinatra Club Movie Premier Interview

Here I am on set with Director James Quattrochi.

Actor Paul Parducci (on right) with Director James Quattrochi on the set of "Sinatra Club"


My Interview from the "
Sinatra Club" Movie Premier-


Sinatra Club Exclusive Interview with Paul... by actorsreporter

Later,
Paul Parducci

Friday, March 09, 2012

Nightmare Boss: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

 I am amazed at the enduring popularity of my Nightmare Boss series!
Thank you and yes  the entire series from the dawn of Web-utainment is available on DVD.
Later,
Paul Parducci


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

In LA @ March 27th? Then see My Buddy Tom at Book Soup

One of my best friends on this planet is  Best Selling Author Tom Epperson (who is probably the greatest breathing Noir Writer on the Globe.)
He is going to be signing his new Kick-Ass Thriller "Sailor."
You know I'll be there!
Later,
Paul Parducci

Saturday, March 03, 2012

David Keating's Wake Wood (2011)

Put Wake Wood on your Horror must see list.
I saw it last night and was thoroughly entertained.
For me it was a cross between Rosemary's Baby and the Wicker Man.
Love those tied sticks-

Directed by David Keating
Written by David Keating and Brendan McCarthy

Strong Cast including:
Timothy Spall
Aidan Gillen
Eva Birthistle
Dan Gordon

Take a watch you will like!
Later,
Paul Parducci




Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Attention Filmmakers Make a Short Book Trailer For Paul Parducci's new Novel "Wet Linda"and You could Win the Amazing Kindle Fire!



We're having a contest for my new (it's also my first) Novel "Wet Linda: A Novel of Liquid Horror"

The Rules:


Make a Book Trailer (Two Minutes Maximum length) that you feel best describes and promotes the book: "Wet Linda" by Paul Parducci
(Remember to include a link to it's amazon page)


Limit One Video per filmmaker.


Upload them to Youtube and comment here with a link.


(I have a secret panel of judges from various corners of the Hollywood universe who will carefully judge them for cinematic excellence)
The Contest Parameters:
If 1 to 10 Videos are made the prize is a Terrific read anywhere Regular Kindle.






If 10 to 20 videos are made the prize is the upgraded Kindle touch.


 














And if over 20 "Wet Linda" Book Trailers are made? A Brand New Kindle Fire!


The winner will also be permanently featured on this Blog.
Contest is open until March 31st.
Winners will be announced on Friday the 13th of April 2012 (Wet Linda's Favorite Day)
So get out your cameras and warm up your computers and tell your friends-(the more the scarier and the better the prize!)
Have a Great Day-
Later,
Paul Parducci




Disclaimer: Of course rules are subject to change- ie: we might have to set up another outlet or something but what will not change is the meat of the competition (so if only one person makes a trailer, that one person is going home with a Kindle Guaranteed)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Wet Linda ebook Cover!

I Think it looks pretty cool.
Later,
Paul Parducci


PS: Don't forget to buy a copy for that very special lover of Water Demons in your life. It's still on an (Amazon Kindle Special)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leap Year Book Sale



My Book's on Special for Leap Year over at the Amazon Kindle Book Store!
99 Cent only price will kick in sometime on Monday and Should run through Wednesday Night. So this is a chance to get a Novel that the UK's Ebookwyrm called "Horror as it Should be," for pocket change! 
Later,
Paul Parducci

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Word-Coining Time! I now declare the rise of the E-perback! (Or Why $2.99 is the new Black when it comes to Genre Lit)

The small but hardy band of Readers, Watchers and Infidels who follow my attempts at Art know all too well that I recently published my first Novel"Wet Linda"(It's a Horror people)
Now it's doing pretty well and I am excited to be a small part of the World of Letters.
But the single most asked question I receive is: Why only $2.99?
Here is my logic.

I always think of Paperbacks when I think of Genre Lit. (You know Mysteries, Thrillers, Horror etc.)
I am looking at one of my favorites"Off Season" from the Brilliant Author Jack Ketchum right now.
The Price tag? $6.99 I picked it up in 2006 or 7. Now you are looking at north of $9.99
Anything in the 4.99-6.99 range always seemed right to me when it came to Paperbacks.
I figured they are cheaper to make, (I throw them around, I dog ear the pages) I can live with 5 to 7 bucks.
(Wow "7" looked  like too much when I just wrote it-$6.99 is better)

The bottom line, I have a set point price-wise for a paperback. Because my perception (whether or not it's true doesn't matter to my Limbic system) is that  a Paperback is cheaper to produce than a Hardback in all its robust dust-covered glory.

Ebooks are digital and we're used to paying less for digital things: Music $.99-$1.29 for instance)
Earlier there was even a protest

And for me 2.99-3.99 in the digital world is the equivalent of 4.99-6.99 in the Material world.
And 4.99 is what I (would like pay if it were possible to so in this universe) for a new author in paperback-
IE: "Me."
So $2.99 it is.

$2.99 for the E-perback!
E-perback Arise!
Oh and Buy My Book er E-perback!
Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thank you for your patience as you can see I just revamped my Entire Blog
I will be adding back my links over the next few days.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Reading's Digital Future is So Here.

 I am more or less a constant reader. I read anything and everything. The printed word is a magnet for my eyes. For as long as I can remember I have been surrounded by books. Paperbacks, Soft and Hardcovers. Crammed on my two-rows deep book shelves. Stacked on Coffee tables, end tables and nightstands. On the backseat of my car...You get the picture.
Two years ago for Christmas I received a Kindle 2. I immediately bought a cover (a cool pebbly thing) and carried it everywhere. I loved it. With the e-ink technology you can read in the sun. Very handy here in Southern California but I also read at night and so as not to disturb my wife I had to use a flashlight.
This Christmas my aforementioned terrific wife gave me a Kindle Fire. I found even though it has a regular screen (between a good pair of sunglasses and easily adjustable brightness controls) I can still read in the sun BUT now I can also read at night without a flashlight!
My Kindle Fire and I are absolutely inseparable now.
My point?
In the two years or so since Kindle I've purchased perhaps three paper units of reading material.
So I found this excellent piece by Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily to be right on the money.
Yes Geometric change is afoot.
I took this picture on a recent cruise. (Kindles and ipads were ubiquitous)
I also released my first novel which is selling well as a Kindle Exclusive and may never see actual paper and print.
Gutenberg would be proud!
Happy eReading-
Later,
Paul Parducci

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

My New Novel: Wet Linda

A Terrifying Novel about something Bad from the Water.
Hope you like it. Remember it's not for little kids!
Later,
Paul Parducci
PS: I'm attempting an all digital life for this Book meaning that for the near future it will only be available on the various Kindle Platforms.




Sunday, January 22, 2012

Covers For The Upcoming Paul Parducci Novel "Wet Linda"


Some may know that my first Novel is being released soon.
Since I'm supposed to be some kind of Digital guy it will be released only as an ebook on all the major and usual platforms.(Kindle, ipad, Nook)
Here are two of the potential covers.
Later,
Paul Parducci