Revisiting Grateful Dead at SPAC ’83. Again.

I just finished listening, again, to one of my favorite Grateful Dead shows from the many I attended. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, June 18, 1983. I’m going through the vast 30 Trips Around The Sun box set which showcases a single concert from each year of Grateful Dead (30). I’ve been adding shows to each year as IContinue reading “Revisiting Grateful Dead at SPAC ’83. Again.”

Double G & Hal Masonberg on Chet Hanley’s “JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA”

New doc JAZZ NIGHTS: A CONFIDENTIAL JOURNEY’s sax player and composer extraordinaire, Geoff “Double G” Gallegos and JAZZ NIGHTS’ director Hal Masonberg were this week’s guests on Chet Hanley’s 3-hour TV show JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA from April 5, 2016. There’s a lot of music and extraordinary archival video to listen and watch onContinue reading “Double G & Hal Masonberg on Chet Hanley’s “JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA””

Desires & Lessons: Articulating A Filmmaking Experience

Back in 2009, I was interviewed by illustrious writer and chef (yes, that’s correct, he’s also a masterful culinary expert) Herbert M. Brindl for Rogue Cinema. I’ve been interviewed a fair amount over the years in all kinds of publications — from print to the internet — regarding my somewhat harrowing and sadly-all-too-common experiences as the writer/directorContinue reading “Desires & Lessons: Articulating A Filmmaking Experience”

2010: The Year I Make Contact

2009 seems to have been a tough year for many. I know it had its share of challenges for me. I move toward 2010 with some real-world optimism as I have signed with a new agent and have some projects in the works that I am actually quite excited about. No one knows how itContinue reading “2010: The Year I Make Contact”

New Hal Masonberg PLAGUE Interview

It’s all about grass-roots. In my ongoing campaign to get the proper cut of my film THE PLAGUE released, I agreed to do an interview for a gentleman by the name of Michael L. King. Michael hosts a series of Youtube film reviews. It’s a small and very personal series, but filled with charm andContinue reading “New Hal Masonberg PLAGUE Interview”

The Art Of Film Editing & The Plague Of Ego

The below video comparisons and text contain massive spoilers. Do not read or watch if you have not seen either cut of “The Plague”. As anyone who knows me or has read my blog knows, I wrote and directed a film called THE PLAGUE which was taken away from me in post-production and re-cut byContinue reading “The Art Of Film Editing & The Plague Of Ego”

Eagle Crow Owl’s Newest Vid “MAKE BELIEVE”

Eagle Crow Owl’s Caren McCaleb has posted her newest online video/vlog/experimental short and I am proud to announce that both Gus (my dog) and I were collaborators on this one (and yes, we’re in it!).  Caren’s work continues to mesmerize and challenge. This one is no exception and a new personal favorite!

DeSisto, Old Friends, & The Angry Mob Mentality Of Chat Rooms & Forums

I was recently contacted by an old friend from High School. I should mention here that I’m not in touch with anyone from those youthful days and haven’t been for a very long time. You see, I didn’t go to High School in my home town so there’s never been anyone to fill me inContinue reading “DeSisto, Old Friends, & The Angry Mob Mentality Of Chat Rooms & Forums”