Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween !



Wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a Happy Halloween....!

Being a fan of all things horrific and supernatural, Halloween is my favorite Holiday as it brings those things to the forefront of everyone's psyche for an entire month, love it!

So, to celebrate this day, I wanted to share the trailer to my favorite horror movie ever, "John Carpenter's Halloween". I had to tag "John Carpenter" lest it get confused with the awful Rob Zombie remake. Carpenter understands what Zombie never could, the less you know about walking evil the more terrifying it is, the biggest mistake Zombie made in his re-do was giving a lot of back story as to why Michael Myers became who he was.

This was the first horror movie that had a huge impact on me and the only one that ever really got under my skin. Images of Michael Myers in his white mask walking towards me with a butcher knife gave me the creeps for years after.

Beware tonight you never know what is out there waiting for you....Happy Halloween!



Monday, October 29, 2012

The Horror: Sing-A-Long With The Drews



Described as "Americana singer/songwriters with twisted roots", The Drews are the lean and mean husband and wife music machine Jennifer and Andrew DiMartino  and were once voted Seattle's number one band...Boo!

As it happens this duo has managed to put one great macabre song on each of their CD's that I recommend to others, listen to and use for my Halloween fun!

Their first CD "Strategically Interrupted Silence" features "Lloyd's Eyes" which chronicles the demented activity of an optometrist who steals his patients eyes and collects them as trophies. Rumor has it he and Buffalo Bill from "Silence of the Lambs" do lunch once month and talk shop.

"Lloyd's Eyes" is musically insane and perfect fun for Halloween or anytime, you want to get all "eye for an eye" on someone's butt!

Next up "Necroditty" from their great CD "Sins of Others" produced by Conrad Uno.

Time to break the title down, Yo! Necro=Dead and if you substitute the word "diddle" for "ditty" the song title would basically translate into "Diddle The Dead".

If you need more of a song explanation than this consult a mortician, because I'm not getting into it any further with you guys, so there!

Get your spook on with The Drews at: 
http://www.wearethedrews.com/

http://www.myspace.com/thedrews

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Horror: Richard Bates, Jr. "Excision"


Ever so often a film comes along that catches this writer by surprise, such is the case with "Excision" which I caught at Screamfest in Los Angeles, CA.

"Excision" is one of the most disturbing, yet honest horror films about misunderstood adolescence to come along in quite some time, with two great leading performances by Annalynne McCord as "Pauline" and Traci Lords as her Mother "Phyllis".

With an ending that leaves you speechless. Here to discuss "Excision" is the man behind the vision Richard "Ricky" Bates, Jr.

MS: After seeing "Excision" I really wanted to speak with you, I was not expecting what I saw, I was really blown away by it. The trailers lead you to believe it is more of a gore fest than it actually is, it's  actually a very intelligent movie.

RB: Anchor Bay who bought the movie said that selling it as a horror film was the only way to market it. I have not had any input in marketing it, other than the poster I did with Annalynne where she looks sort of like a Queen, Anchor Bay deemed to artsy for the DVD cover.

MS: Well the movie isn't exactly not horror, but the horror element is more psychological/disturbing than anything.

RB: Honestly 78% of my film influences in the movie are horror filmmakers.

Ricky (far right) and the cast of "Excision"

MS: One of the things that is fascinating about the film is Annalynne's character "Pauline" comes off as a misunderstood teenager in the beginning, she does not come off vile right away like she does as the story progresses. Traci's character comes off like a total bitch in the beginning and is someone you gain sympathy for as the story progresses.

RB: Yes, it really interesting watching this movie with parents and their children, it's like before you have children and see a Mom yelling at her kids and you think "God what a bitch". Then you have kids and you see a Mom yelling at her kids and you think "What did that little shit do"?

MS: I love the way you did not make "Pauline" an outright evil character.

RB: What I tried to do was balance her, I didn't want her to be too bad. I pulled her back a little bit, because I didn't want it to be a "F#$k You Mom" movie. I tried to make her confused about it all. Hopefully that translates.

MS: It did for me, and what's great about the ending is you do see it coming at some point, but it still has a strong impact.

RB: Yeah, it's not like there is a twist ending (laughs) it was the only way for me that the movie could end. It's funny when I made the short, the people who saw it were excited about the feature, they were like "I can't wait to see it, finally we get to see what happens after the garage scene". I'm thinking: "you are going to be sorely disappointed". (laughs) That's it, that's the end of the movie.

MS: In my opinion the ending was perfect.

Good Times
RB: Truly I would not know what to do past that, for me that's the end of the story. Traci and Annalynne really brought it that day. I think it helped that we shot that scene near the end of the shoot and they were so on the verge of killing me at that point. (laughs)

MS: Another interesting thing about "Excision" is how you cast everybody against type. For example I never thought Annalynne was a bad actress, but I did not know she could deliver the kind of performance she did as "Pauline".

RB: Yes, it's funny you should say that, so I told my Mom there was this actress, Annalynne McCord who wants to be in the movie, she said "The girl from 90210? Let me watch it and tell you what I think". she calls me the next day from West Virginia and says "Now honey I just don't know if she can pull it off". But I had seen interviews with Annalynne and spoke with her and knew she could do it, my goal was to cast against type, take a chance on actors since they were taking a chance on me. Plus I'm a young director and wanted to make a ballsy a statement "they're actors, it's not their job to be one type". It was a crazy experience dude shooting this thing, you have no idea.(laughs)

MS: Oh, I think I might. (laughs)

Ricky & "Excision"
RB: Dude, you know what I didn't tell you? Do you remember the cotillion scene when Annalynne sits next to that girl with the black glasses?

MS: Yes.

RB: That girl with the black glasses is the decoy girl on "To Catch A Predator". She is actually 28 years old and looks like she is 16! Annalynne and I were on her getting her autograph and grilling her about the show. She was the only one we were star struck over.

MS: That's funny! What inspired you to write "Excision"?

RB: I tried to make the most personal movie I could about growing up. When I was in the eighth grade I saw this movie called "Happiness" that inspired what I wanted people seeing "Excision" to experience as many extreme reactions as possible while watching it. Half of this movie is super personal kind of stuff about growing up in Virginia, me wanting to be a filmmaker and "Pauline" wanting to be a surgeon. I actually did have to go to cotillion with a cold sore on my face like "Pauline" did too, that was straight out of my life, but she does what I wanted to do, I wanted to kiss the chick, like she did to the guy with a cold sore on my mouth. This whole movie is very therapeutic for me. (laughs)

MS: Well Ricky you have a lot to live up to, what are your plans for a follow-up?

RB: I'm shooting it in March and right now it's called "The South Will Rise Again". It's a horror comedy , it's about a kid who moves to the big city and then has to move back home to the house he grew up in and live in his parents basement, but the house is now haunted. So, he, the punk rock chick from the bar and all the town weirdos get together and try to solve this mystery, it's like the "Goonies" on crack. (laughs)

Got something you want "excised"? Go to: http://excisionmovie.com/

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Horror: Pentatonix "Aha"


Myself & PTX, Hey Where's Avi?! Perhaps the Zombies have him...
Just in time for Halloween one of my favorite groups evuh - PTX aka Pentatnoix cuts loose with a cover of Imogen Heap's "Aha" -

In the tradition of George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" and the current runaway TV hit "The Walking Dead" PTX gets all zombie on your a$$ and comes for you ...Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

These creatures of the night are a treat, no tricks here.... so, get down with your inner flesh eater and watch the video...Brains!




Brains are yummy at: http://www.ptx-official.com/


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's The Great Violin, Lindsey Stirling


Violinist extraordinaire & YouTube sensation, Lindsey Stirling has hit the road, for the very first to to sold out venues across the United States! She has a few other first too, her self titled album hit number on the iTunes Electronic chart...

Oh, and she dethroned the reigning Queen of YouTube – Her Royal Highness Taylor Swift by passing 137 Million views on her Lindsey Stomp channel.

Here to get spooky is Ms. Lindsey Stirling...!


MS: So, your debut album “Lindsey Stirling” is all original material, correct?

LS: Yes, I was so excited to release it some of the material I wrote some a while ago and some of it I wrote recently.

MS: While I know you must love all the songs you put on there, give me some that are highlights for you personally.

LS: “Zi Zi's Journey” was one I wrote a while back, it was fun for me because “Zi Zi” was my nickname, It has the feeling of an animae film theme song. In fact I want to do an animae video for it with the character “Zi Zi” resembling me. The other newer one I wrote is a Halloween-esque once called “Moon Trance” which I am shooting the video for soon.

MS: Tis' the season, so I have to ask, are you a big fan of Halloween?

LS Yes! I love dressing up in costumes, I make my own for my videos, I made my first Halloween costume when I was eight. I was a kangaroo, I made the ears the feet, the whole body and of course the pouch so I have people put my candy in it. When I look back I kind of go “Wow that was pretty impressive for an eight year old”. (laughs) One year my friends and I dressed up as Fairy Nerds, we had broken wands held together with masking tape. (laughs)

MS: Do you like scary movies too?

LS: Oh no, my imagination is way to active, I would lay in bed at night awake and freak out! (laughs)

MS: Mine was like that when I was in my twenties too, I think you will get over it when you are older (laughs) What are some of the images and ideas you have for your “Moon Trance” video?

LS: I'd like it to be something like the “Thriller” video with a lot of people dancing looking like creatures, I love that song and think doing something along those lines will look great and be a lot of fun.

Put yourself in a "Moon Trance" with Lindsey at:



Monday, October 15, 2012

The Horror: Clea Cutthroat


Bloody Clea: Say It 3 Times and See What
Happens
For Berlin performance artist and "Entertain Me" favorite, Clea Cutthroat everyday is some version of Halloween...is it any surprise it is her favorite Holiday?

Clea is currently on tour with the band Bonaparte, I decided to get my inner "Ghost Face" on and try to make her "Scream"...I don't think I did a very effective job of it, hey this was my first try at terrorizing someone cut me some slack!

Paging Ms. Cutthroat, you have a call....

MS: Hello, who is this?

CC: Michael, put down the margarita, it’s me…Clea! Naturally.

MS: Clea Cutthroat the performance artist who lives in Berlin?

CC: The one & only!

MS: What are you doing right now?

CC: I’m drinking margarita’s out of my Gatorade squeeze bottle as I sew hot pink sequins on spandex…one by one…a task that’s tedious enough to drive anyone insane (hence the margarita).

MS:Tell me your favorite scary movie.

CC: "The Shining"! Scared the shit out of my when I was 9…and still gives me the creeps every time blood gushes down the hallway after me, or I run into strange twin children as I’m grocery shopping.

MS: Mine is the original “Halloween”.

CC: Can’t go wrong with some Jamie Lee Curtis! Wasn’t there one with Busta Rhymes?

MS: Oh, that's a good one.

CC: I knew you would like the Busta version as well smile

MS: What are you going to be this Halloween?



Covered In Blood Again? With Bonaparte
CC: I’m actually performing in Graz, Austria this Halloween as its right in the middle of my tour with Bonaparte. So, in that case, I’ll be dead, a voodoo queen, a showgirl, a dominatrix, an aerobics instructor….well, you could say that everyday is a bit like Halloween smile

BUT , if I get a chance to go to a proper Halloween party after the show…I’m going as the Queen herself…Elvira!

…and you, Michael? What’s up your sleeve this year? 

MS: Me? I'm not telling you anything.

CC: Hmph. I’ll get it out of you after your third margarita smile

MS: Everyday is pretty much like Halloween for you, isn't it?

CC: Yes. I am damn lucky! BUT the only down side would be that living in Europe you don’t get the same excitement for Halloween. It’s slowly catching on…but, nothing as compared to NYC. One year I’ll have to make it back to The States for some proper celebrations.

MS: Do you take your make-up off at night or sleep in it?

CC: I could sleep in it, but then I would need a medicine cabinet full of Clearasil, and I could go as a lump of acne for Halloween! Lol! No, no…I take it all off! 

MS: Answer this next question or Bonaparte, every single one of them dies.

CC: Maybe it’s the margarita in my squeeze bottle, but this doesn’t make any sense…NEXT QUESTION!

MS: How much wood could a woodchuck, chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

CC: I plead the 5th.

MS: My patience is being tried Ms. Cutthroat.

CC: How do you think I feel after the woodchuck question?

MS: Oh, all right, how about this one? If you really did Cutthroat's how many throat's would you cut?

CC: Only as many as it would take till I could make a new ball gown smile

MS: Wrong answer, Happy Halloween Clea!


Make a new ball gown with Clea at: https://www.facebook.com/cleacutthroat
or stalk her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CleaCutthroat


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Witchcraft: Sandy Zacky


The Wicked Witch of the West
"Entertain Me"'s favorite Chanteuse, Sandy Zacky has spirit, the Halloween spirit that is. Just in time to get your Witch on Sandy has posted her rendition of the classic song "Witchcraft".

The above photo is not of Sandy...but to get you in the Halloween state of mind, we chose a shot of a spell caster everyone knows, The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz.

Sandy with a "Y" in Concert
Many unexplained things happen this time of year that defy logic, according to Sandy with a "Y" when it comes to singing.... "Now that's the kind of witchcraft I like to practice"!

Join Sandy in a cool Halloween groove and check out her take on the classic "Witchcraft"....Boo!

Put a spell on yourself and listen to Ms. Zacky sing "Witchcraft" at:
http://www.myspace.com/sandyzackymikeclifford

Follow Sandy daily on her Facebook fan page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sandy-Zacky-Fan-Page/142692019103428

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Horror: Liz Adams

Liz Adams: Filmmaker/Vampire

Filmmaker Liz Adams is an Award Winning Director/Writer for her controversial script for "Side Effect" which was selected to represent the American Film Institute in their prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, and is the first horror film to come out of the thirty-four year program.

She is also a hot genre director at the the film company "The Asylum" with two astute B-Movie disasters under her belt the well received "Air Collision" and "Super Cyclone".

Liz is a huge fan of Sci-Fi, Action and most importantly Horror...here with her Top 5 Horror faves of all time is Ms. Liz Adams...!

MS: Alright Liz, hit us with your 5 favorite Horror Movies and why you like them. 

LA: OK, five favorite horror movies and why. You know, off the top of my head I’m going to have to go ‘old school’ – first film that comes to mind as a fave is:





Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING – I love the performances, I love the visuals, and the wonderful ambiguous cocktail of crazy and supernatural. The scene that I always wonder about is when the freezer opens to let out Jack… other than that one moment I think you could make a case for the whole thing being in his head.

MS: I love this one too, I saw it at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery one year on Halloween, for at least the tenth time.

LA: What a blast that must have been!

MS: It was!






LA: Next I think I have to go with John Carpenter’s THE THING – superb storytelling,  great performances – the ‘blood test’ scene had such a huge impact on me – I still enjoy seeing the practical effects in that movie…plus sci-fi and horror together, I love it. 

MS: This is one of the few times I think a remake has been better than the original.

LA: I agree.










LA: Time to go a little off the beaten path I’m going to go with George A. Romero’s MARTIN – I love this movie because it deals with my favorite horror subject – humanity’s own violent impulses – it is a pretty obscure film about a young kid Martin… his Eastern European granduncle speaks of a family ‘curse’ and treats Martin like he is a vampire and even though he has no fangs or supernatural abilities - he begins to act like one – breaking into homes, drugging women and drinking their blood. If you haven’t seen it – check it out.

MS: I can't believe you have seen this, I love it too! Here I thought I was the only one who knew about this gem.








LA: Then, I have to go with another classic – Brian DePalma’s CARRIE – great performances and the ‘horror’ of going through adolescence and high school is relatable… I love the ending!

MS: Adolescence is a horror. The ending is awesome!












LA: To wrap it up I have to go with another combo – musical and horror and finish off with Frank Oz’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – I love the music, I love the performances – who can forget Steve Martin as the Dentist, right? I love Levi Stubbs as the plant – what is not to love about this movie.

MS: Nothing. This movie is pure fun, I agree!





Freak out with Liz Adams at: 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

For Immediate Release: Ike & Tina - On The Road: 1971-72


If you are like me you love classic rock! You also know that despite their tumultuous personal relationship, Ike & Tina Turner were a kick ass music making machine!! I can't tell you all how excited I am for the release of this on November 20th 2012....!


By combining soul music with an explosive stage show, complete with the high energy dance choreography of Tina Turner and the Ikettes, and an ingredient sorely missed in today's soul - gritty rock n' roll - Ike & Tina Turner gained a reputation as one of the great live acts of all-time. In the early 70's, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike & Tina, filming them performing, on the road, and behind the scenes. Now for the first time ever this footage is available to the public... This is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple

With portable video recorders not as prominent during that era as they are nowadays, no one has seen scenes like this. But with the release of Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72, fans are finally treated to a must-see behind-the-scenes view of the band, at the peak of their powers. Similar to an earlier DVD set, The New York Dolls: All Dolled Up, the Gruens toured with Ike & Tina and documented everything in black and white (and some color as well). Now, 40 years later, fans get to experience what it was like to be with one of the most popular touring/recording bands of this time period.

In addition to simply awesome renditions of several Ike & Tina classics, we also get a glimpse of the group at work in the recording studio, Tina and the Ikettes practicing their dance routines (and primping their wigs!), and goofing around on airplanes and in airports. We even get to see inside Ike & Tina's house and the couple's funky retro '70s home d├ęcor, as Tina cooks dinner for her kids.

A lot has been written about Ike and Tina's relationship over the years (mostly in the negative light). But for many years, they were able to coexist together in the public eye, and in the process, created some of the most exciting and gripping soul/rock music ever recorded. Now with Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72, we have a more than worthy visual accompaniment to their classic sounds. 

"The film Whats Love Got To Do With It? shows why Ike and Tina Turner broke up," says Gruen. "Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72 shows why Ike and Tina were together for twenty years before that."




Track Listing

River Deep, Mountain High 
Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is) 
Oh Devil 
Gulf Coast Blues 
Shake A Tail Feather 
There Was A Time 
Heard It Through the Grapevine 
Respect 
A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knockin' Every Day) 
Under The Weather 
I've Been Loving You Too Long 
Walking the Dog 
You've Got to Get That Feeling 
Try a Little Tenderness 
Proud Mary 
I Smell Trouble 
Shine 
Instrumental Theme Song 
I Want to Take You Higher
   

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Horror: M.E. Franco



M.E. Franco - Cemetery Style
Fellow Horror lover and author, M.E. Franco is here to have some fun with me and answer some geeky questions about Halloween!

M.E. is the author of the popular paranormal romance/urban fantasy "Dion" series of books "Where Will You Run" and "Where Will You Hide".

OK, fellow geek, let's get silly...!

MS: How excited are you for the premiere of "American Horror Story: Asylum"?

MF:  I cannot wait! Like "The Walking Dead", that show has actually made me squirm on several occasions and that is hard to do.

MS: Do you hope Adam Levine shows booty? 

MF: Only once or twice every episode. Okay maybe three times, but no more than four. Okay, maybe four, but that's it. 

MS: Is "Sadistic Nun" a redundant term?

MF: Absolutely.

MS:  What are you wearing right now?

MF: Pajamas, my favorite.

MS: Are you wearing that for Halloween or something different?

MF: I'll have to wear something different this year. I don't want to be "exhausted mom" two years in a row...lol.

MS: If you were a Halloween candy, which one would you be?

MF: Tootsie Roll

MS: Would you walk up to people and say "Eat Me"?

MF: Only if they made me mad

MS: What's your favorite scary movie & why?

MF: Scary movies make me laugh. I'm sick that way. So I love the campy ones like "Evil Dead 2" and "3". Although they are not movies, "The Walking Dead" and "American Horror Story" have actually given me the creeps on several occasions. I love that!

MS: Name which of these vampires you would most like to receive a hickey from - Dracula, Eric Northman or John Blaylock?

MF: That's a tough one...I'd have to go with Eric. 



Eric Northman
MS: How would you react if one of your friends told you they were a supernatural creature?

MF: I would want to know if the person could turn me into one too. Unless he was a zombie. Then I'd have to pass. No one wants to be a zombie.

MS: Say you were "The Bride of Frankenstein" what would you want as a wedding gift?

MF: Fire. Frankenstein is not hot 

Get your freak on with M.E. Franco at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-E-Franco/238711609482912

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Horror: Joe Castro


Joe Dressed Down For Halloween
Here to celebrate the Halloween season is horror filmmaker, creature creator and make-up artist Joe Castro.

With his innovative "Terror Toons" series (1 & 2) and a library that includes titles like "Jackhammer" & "Near Death" This guy loves the macabre and the one day a year that celebrates it. Let's check in with the man behind the current award winning fright flick "The Summer of Massacre" about his favorite Holiday...Halloween!

MS: Alright Joe I know Halloween is your favorite Holiday tell everyone the five reasons why.

JC: #1 I love all of the black and white classic Universal Horror Films they show at Halloween time every year. Those movies really put you in the Halloween spirit and they really get to the roots of what horror is all about. "Dracula", "The Wolfman", "The Mummy" ..."The Invisible Man" is my favorite!

"The Invisible Man" is the scariest of all the classic Universal Horror Films, because he has the ability to murder people and because he is invisible he can't get caught. He's insane and a force to be reckoned with. If you have not seen this movie in a while, I suggest you go back and watch it.

JC: #2 This year will be different for me, but up until then I used to loved carving pumpkins. I'm on the bandwagon with saving the environment now. Not being wasteful of the Earth's resources, so this year I am making a huge pumpkin out of recyclables. I love them and I  loved carving them, so this year I am creating one instead.

JC: #3 Helping others make their Halloween costume is something that I enjoy doing. Now, I won't make them for them, but I will help out. If I made it for them I would not make it as good as my own (laughs) that's why I offer to help others make theirs. Especially someone who has really never gone out on Halloween I tell them when you go out with me it's like being Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, you have hundreds of people taking your picture. (laughs)
Joe's 2012 Halloween Greeting: The Great Pumpkin
JC: #4 I also love Haunted Houses, and going to Halloween Haunts. A few years ago I went to a Haunted Hayride where you walk around a cornfield, talk about turning into an instant child...I don't care what age you are, or how not into Halloween you might be, you go into a haunted corn field you let loose your inner brat. (laughs) It's one of my favorite things ever to do for Halloween. Also for many years I worked with the March of Dimes and helped put on really huge Haunted Houses for them, it was a blast!

JC: #5 Dressing up is my number one favorite thing to do for Halloween! It's the one time of year I can get as naked as possible in public. (laughs) Seriously that is my goal ever year how naked can I get on Halloween and not get arrested? This years "naked" costume is something I've never tried before, I'm going to make anatomically correct bat wings to wear and nothing else, except for something to cover what would get me arrested if it were exposed. (laughs) Being almost naked around everyone while they are dressed is my favorite thing to do for Halloween.

MS: What projects do you have coming up for all of your fellow horror enthusiasts?

JC: Steve and I are heavily involved in the production of "Terror Toons 3". It's called "Herschell's Gory Story", it stars Hershcell Gordon Lewis the "Godfather of Gore" and Brinke Stevens in a piece called "Brinke's Scary Story". We are forty five minutes into it right now.

Also "The Summer of Massacre" is available for download on "Amazon Instant Video Download".

MS: Thanks Joe,  Have A Happy Naked Halloween!

JC: I always do (laughs)

Don't be scared, learn more about Joe at: https://www.facebook.com/joe.castro

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sir Jet - "Shout Out To The Lonely"



Joel Evan Tye aka Sir Jet is back on "Entertain Me" you may remember him from my first chat with him
http://mshinafelt.blogspot.com/2012/01/popstar-author-sir-jet.html  with a groovy new single "Shout Out To The Lonely".

The ubiquitous Sir Jet, took some time out of his busy schedule to stop by "Entertain Me" to tell us about his latest, OK - take it away Sir Jet!

MS: So Sir Jet tell us a little bit about your latest "Shout Out To The Lonely".

SJ: It was a journey it took a really long time to put together, it was nine months by the time we got it out. It was like being pregnant and having a baby. (laughs)

MS: What is the message that you want people to take away from this single?

SJ: The number one message I want people to take away from this single when the listen to it is that no matter what  you are facing you are really not alone. We all feel lonely at times, but we are never really alone...no matter what situation you are in just know there is somebody out there just like you who could probably use your help just as much as you could use theirs. That's why you always see me reaching out in the video, reach out, you never know who is there for you when you need them.

MS: On a side note, there was a Director's credit and we all know why (both laugh) Carlton Wilborn one of Madonna's backup dancers who was featured in her film "Truth or Dare".

SJ: Yeah.

MS: He was the guy who jumped into bed with Madonna naked and she said his dick was huge and it smelled. (both laugh) - Spill the direction you are headed with this song.


SJ: This is one of four songs that I wrote and I am putting them together on an EP that I plan on releasing in November.

MS: Do you know what the title of the EP is going to be or have you decided yet?

SJ: It's going to be called "Shout Out To The Lonely".

MS: Perfect!

"Shout Out" to Sir Jet at: https://www.facebook.com/iamsirjet

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Horror: On "Entertain Me"


I'm such a Devil
'Tis the season to get scary, fa la la la la, la la la la - This October 2012 here on "Entertain Me" along with  our typical entertainment blogs, we are introducing a Halloween oriented blog that will be posted throughout the month featuring my fellow lovers of things that go bump in the night called: "The Horror" -

When you see this at the beginning of a blog you can either choose to run or bask in the glory that is gory, scary & fun!


Me on "The Lair"
Every subject of a blog with this caption is a lover of all things macabre and other worldly or directly involved in a project that is reflective of that sensibility -

So, here is a little something on yours truly, I love horror, I can't wait for the premiere of "American Horror Story" on October 17th! My favorite horror movie of all time is the original "Halloween" - Alfred Hitchock's "Psycho" is a close second.

I love haunted houses and hay rides and if I could be a supernatural creature I would love to be a vampire - oh and the late great Tony Scott's "The Hunger" is my favorite vampire movie ever.

The devil would be a second choice as a hot supernatural creature to be.

Also I have been in two horror projects, the Here TV Show "The Lair" where I played a "Leather Daddy Vampire" and the hot award winning flick Joe Castro's "The Summer of Massacre" where I play an undercover cop who gets his skull crushed in by The Boogeyman...!


The Summer Of Massacre Movie Poster





It's October everyone, be prepared to scream and get ready for "The Horror" Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek...!!!


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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Marie Parie "Dating"



Marie Parie is an “alien”. The Parisian pop atist has called the United States home since 2005. Her background gives her music a unique take on American Society.

Dating bewilders her, futuristic music excites her – and art is how she expresses it. To all of you strange creatures out there who don't know who Marie is, well it's time to get to know her.

Letting loose of her inner “alien” on her latest single it's “Dating” time with Marie Parie!

MS: Hi Marie, judging from your single “Dating” you seem to really not like it.

MP: Well...yeah. (laughs) It's not that I don't like dating, but I am from Europe and we really don't have this process of “dating” we don't even have a word for it. When someone asked for the first time if I wanted to go on a date, I'm like “What do you mean”? When it was explained to me what dating is, I was like, “Wow” I come from a completely different world.

MS: At first I wasn't sure what to make of the song and then I realized you were poking fun at “Dating”.

MP: Well what do you do? I decided to have fun with it, French people don't even know what “Dating” is. (laughs)

MS: So what is it French people do then to connect?

MP: You meet people and if you are really interested, you feel it in your heart and you like that person and you feel the potential, you and that person would go together, go have dinner, get to know each other, then you get to talk to the person and see if you feel something.

MS: Basically you are saying, you just like that one person and you go for it.

MP: Yeah, you are exclusive right away and if you want out later that's fine, not every relationship works, you are with that one person and not so many people at the same time. In America it's like Wednesday it's Sabrina, Thursday it's Marsha. (laughs)

MS: I must have been born into the wrong culture because that's what I like to do too.

MP: Part of what I like to do is challenge cultural norms, break down boundaries.

Go “Dating” with Marie at: http://www.mariepariemusic.com/

Monday, October 1, 2012

Lindsey Stirling Is Number #1...!



LINDSEY STIRLING’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM HITS #1 (ELECTRONIC), TOP 15 MOST-DOWNLOADED ON iTUNES!
YouTube Sensation’s Channel Surpasses 137 Million Views, US Tour Selling Out – National Media Appearances Include “CBS This Morning,” “Extra,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider,” “FOX News!”
During the week of September 18th, Lindsey Stirling’s self-titled album release shot to #1 worldwide on the iTunes Electronic chart and debuted at #14 on the iTunes most downloaded list.  It also debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Indie album chart.  She still currently has the #1 album as well as three singles – “Elements,” “Crystallize,” and “Moon Trance” – in the Top 10 in iTunes Electronic chart.

The hot album debut is no surprise, considering that Lindsey had previously sold over 300,000 individual songs mostly by word-of-mouth, several of which hit the iTunes Top 100 as well as the top of the digital electronic charts. 

Currently on a US tour supporting Lindsey Stirling, most venues are sold-out, including her performance at NYC’s famed Webster Hall and her stops in major markets like Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia and DC, with all VIP ticketing and meet ‘n’ greet packages bought out in days.  In LA, a second show at the Roxy was added, and in her Arizona hometown a bigger venue was needed to accommodate high ticket demand!

Comprised of 12 original tracks, Lindsey Stirling showcases the YouTube sensation’s – over 137 million views and counting – signature violin-electronic-dubstep style.  Several tracks were co-produced by some of music’s hottest talents, including the Grammy-nominated DJ Poet (The Black-Eyed Peas).  Lindsey’s album is not only a big hit with fans around the world, but also with the national press: she’s appeared on “CBS This Morning,” “Extra,” “Entertainment Tonight,” FOX News Channel and “The Insider,” and will be seen on “Larry King Now” and KABC’s nationally syndicated “On the Red Carpet” among other outlets in the coming months.

Lindsey composes, choreographs, and directs all of her own original music and videos, merging unique violin stylings and electronic dub-step beats with animated contemporary dance.  Her wide array of videos are all available on her Lindseystomp YouTube channel, which has more than 833,000+ subscribers.

Between her YouTube Channel, social media outlets, and strong word-of-mouth buzz, Lindsey – a classically-trained violinist – has gained legions of fans worldwide, especially amongst gamers with her unique compositions from “The Legend of Zelda” and “Skyrim.”  She appeared as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” performed more recently at video game convention E3, and has played globally in such places as London, Italy, and Kenya.   Lindsey’s first headlining performance at historic Webster Hall in New York City sold out in a matter of days.

For more information, tour dates, and media appearances, please visit her official website, ww.lindseystirlingviolin.comFacebook page and Twitter.  Her new fan-oriented YouTube channel, LindseyTime, reveals a more intimate look at Lindsey’s life, music and fans.
Lindsey has over 137  million views on her youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/lindseystomp recently surpassing Taylor Swift