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Those of you who have been keeping up with us on YouTube are probably aware of the new 'Living Room Sessions' we are currently filming. 'Living Room Sessions' consist of broken down/acoustic live versions of traditional folk songs or covers of popular songs performed by myself or occasionally with a musician friend.
The Living Room Sessions so far have consisted of songs 'Crazy Man Michael' and 'Greensleeves' (Chuck Owston was my musician guest for the latter):
For the first time, we are also releasing a Holiday/Winter Season Single. In addition to being able to view the performance via the YouTube Channel, Chuck and I also recorded and produced an audio recording of the song which will be released as a special Holiday/Winter Season single on December 1, 2010. We are also releasing the "Greensleeves" single free of charge as a special Holiday/Winter Season gift to fans. "Greensleeves" will be downloadable via Reverbnation, Last.fm, Mp3, and a few other music websites. Physical copies of the single will be available for a limited time upon request and readily available to those who recieve the snail mail version of my monthly "Messages from the Labyrinth" Newsletter. There is a plan to release two versions of the recording; one studio recording and a live recording of the song.
If you wish to obtain a physical copy of the "Greensleeves" single and are not on my Mailing List, you may send an email request to PoetsLabyrinthMusic@gmail.com
If you wish to obtain the song for airplay on your radio station, you may send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everyone for the support and watch for the single on December 1:)
Press Release for New Single:
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Director: Travis Bowen
Producers/Writers: Eerie Frequency Entertainment/Sound Video Productions, LLC
Castmates: Ari Lehman, Debbie Rochon, Lisa Neeld, Robert Z'Dar, Mark Cray, Lonni Gary, Kayla Perkins, Matt Jefferson, Scott Cummings, Debra Darnell
Soundtrack Placement: "Whispers" and "Warrior (Soldier For Myself)" off of my 2008 debut, POET
Also on the Soundtrack: Samantha Newark, Misaligned, Gein and the Graverobbers
Synopsis: Christmas Eve wasn't so festive when a disturbed mother of three slashed her husband and two of her children in an old campground. Years later, the surviving daughter falls victim to a random rape, activating painful childhood memories and turning "The Girl" into a murderous freak, inventively killing everyone in sight!
Film Website: http://www.thegirlmovie.com/
My experience with being involved with the film, "The Girl" I have to say is probably the best I've had on a film to date (and this also includes the making of my music videos with our production company, Poets Labyrinth Productions). When Travis Bowen approached me in 2009 via email about getting involved with the film, I was in the process of touring for my debut release, POET. However, I had good experiences working with Travis before on a smaller short film project titled "Doll Nazis Must Die" so I asked Travis some more about the project and it sounded like something I would be interested in. He was interested in having me play Kara, the token goth chick of the group and Jason portrayed Chuck.
The day we filmed was a long day/night/early morning, but it was a blast. I actually did my own makeup for this film and people kept asking if I had someone do my makeup which was cool as I never really considered myself a makeup artist (and still don't); just someone who knows enough to do what's necessary if there isn't a makeup artist on board:D Plus, I feel knowledge of a character also assists with how one does their makeup or has their makeup done for a role. I had also brought a copy of my album to the set since there was also talk of possibly using a song of mine on the soundtrack.
We were able to film the scene in a day. We began in early afternoon and by the time Jason and I were done, it was close to 3 AM. It was fun because we got to reconnect with old friends (Travis, Matt Jefferson who I also worked with on "Doll Nazis") plus made new ones (Film producers and editors Ken and Holly Sechrist, actress and cover model Lisa Neeld among others). The part where Lisa's character attacks me was also one of those one shot deals where it pretty much had to be right the first time around (and fortunatly, it was) so their was a little pressure:D But I have to say, there is nothing like leaving a film set at 3AM wearing a fake flesh wound (courtesy of the special effects department), stopping at a Sheetz, going inside and having those in the store (at this time it was 2 cops and 2 people behind the counter...keep in mind that this was the middle of summer and not around Halloween where it may have actually appeared somewhat normal to be walking around wearing a special effects wound) look at you like they just don't know what to make of the whole thing. Well, I was in the mood for hot chocolate or a cappucino (yes I do eat a largely organic diet but sometimes you just gotta have some good ol' gas station hot chocolate or cappucino as it really does hit the spot) and Sheetz had this chocolate covered pretzel hot chocolate. When I went to the counter to pay for it, I just smiled and acted as though there was nothing out of the ordinary:D :) If memory serves me correctly, I think Jason may have still had on whatever wound he obtained from the special fx department also.
Of course the red carpet film premiere of "The Girl" was a blast and I think we can say everyone (cast, crew, fans) were all pleased with how the film turned out. On top of that two songs from my album were used in the film (and beautifully placed, I will say) AND my childhood dreams of being on a recording of some kind with "Jem" (of the 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms") was also fullfilled as Samantha Newark (the voice of Jem) also has a song on the soundtrack titled "Atmosphere". I can say that this is a film I'm definitly proud of and I look forward to the distribution of the film when others will get a chance to see it:)
Own a piece of "The Girl":
Saturday, November 13, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tiffany Apan (center) plays Rosemary in the forthcoming docu-drama about Amelia Earhart (played by Kathy Rentz on right) by Z-Diet-3 Productions. In this scene, Amelia Earhart visits with a group of college girls. Post production is expected to wrap in 2011 and we'll keep you posted on further developements.