A nation built on Fear and Lies is a nation that has sadly lost its way. September 5, 2008
Fear and Hate breed blatant untruths and spin. How do they contradict themselves so irrefutably and unabashedly with out so much as a grimace of shame?
thank you John Stewart and The Daily Show.
The Crabbo and Jabbo Show- LIVE April 17, 2008
It has been so long since I’ve posted to this blog…the sidebar widgets are sadly out of date, and my life has moved on in ways I would never have imagined since “Queston of the Week” first gave me wings.
I’ve thought about leaving this blog behind…and I might just do that… or perhaps I will bend it to more powerfully reflect where I am now in my life…
I have a project in development that is the light of my creative heart, but I also have a new project with my husband, that focus on many of the things this blog focuses on…. namely… how to create the life of our dreams and to tell the world that who we are is perfect.
Its been 8 months since “35” premiered. The first web drama to stream live on the web, “35” was a labor of will, of love, of pain, of tenacity and in retrospect… of celebration. In the past two years the web 2.0 community has unleashed a torrent of tools and sites that now make it possible for artists of all sorts to Green Light their own creative projects. To produce work on a scale which only months ago would have been deemed impossible, and to reach a global audience with our music, our sculpture, our crafts, our videos. We no longer have to wait for casting directors, for investors, for galleries or film festivals to deem us worthy… we can stand behind our own work, tell the world that we are passionate about what we do, we believe in ourselves and that is more than enough!
“35” was designed to be a presented in two seasons, and we hope to bring you season 2 ASAP. We also have another webisode in development… but in the mean time…
The Jabbo and Crabbo Show- Live and Interactive The artists (and otherwise cool person’s) guide to creativity and technology on the web.
It is Guiesseppe and my hope to build a community of artists who support one another in living the lives we dreamed of and bringing our work to the Internet. We will offer everything we have learned this past year and will offer up tips each week that will make it easier for every artist to publish their work, to collaborate with other creatives, to market their art and (hopefully) live a more fulfilling life.
We hope you will join us on Mondays at 9:15 at . If you would like to receive an email reminder right before we go live each monday, contact us and we would be more more more than happy to oblige!
We also want this show to by YOUR show… so let us know what you want to learn about, and what topics you want to discuss. Join the Community!
What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome? May 21, 2007
Shall you? Did you? Can you? A question submitted by our user Saneeta, What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome???
ok… so this is kind of a heavy one…but the question was submitted by an ifnotnow.net user… which is fantastic… and once I got over the fact that this show is a little heavier than most I grew to love it!!!!
and hey…we have an awesome single of the week, and a simply extradorinary artist of the week.. and a happy ending!!! check it out!!!!
click on the pic to watch on veoh, or on the icon in the sidebar to watch on itunes or watch it autplay at www.ifnotnow.net
My Academy Award Speech March 5, 2007
To answer my own question (see previous post), uchhch… I cringe to say it… its such a damn cliche… and I know! there are so many awards with so much more import…
I dream of winning an Academy Award.
But where once any old Academy Award would do…. now my dream is far more specific, and far more meaningful to me. I want to win an Academy Award for the film I wrote… for the film that is both my passion and my purpose, my biggest challenge, and the reason my life has taken me down such a bumpy and ohh so painful sometimes journey….
My Academy Award speech…
There I stand on that huge stage, trembling with excitement, with joy….with utter relief… I take in the people, the lights the music… I search out my husband…there he is.. I mouth “I love you” (he is crying too, knowing him)… (more…)
Podcasters! Bum Rush the Charts! February 21, 2007
There are so many reasons I am so very passionate about podcasting, but perhaps the most powerful reason is that after years of waiting for other people to make my dreams happen for me, technology has given me the tools to create my dreams for myself. I believe in the power that the democratizing effect of podcasting can have on entertainment and communication in this country…and yes… we… as podcasters and podcast listeners have a voice… and a far reaching one at that! Lets show the traditional marketing world that we have purchasing power! We have a powerful voice!
I first read about this brilliant plan to game the system, support an independent musician, and contribute to education all at the same time, on the always inspiring and always surprising Chris Brogan’s blog… you can find all the details here.
I hope you will join me in bum rushing iTunes on March 22nd 2007, by buying one specific track….”mine again” by Black Lab… and help a needy college student pay for college all for just ninety-nine cents… what could be better? How do you do it? Just head to Chris Penn’s Financial Aid Podcast on march 22nd!