Local Artists Ask The Question

24 07 2012

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You hear it all of the time…Support your local talent. The support they get is sometimes the the push they get to keep performing their art in public. What you don’t hear all the time is the question local artists ask themselves, “Can I go full time?” When is the time artists ask themselves “Can I pursue my passion full time?” In truth they probably ask themselves that all the time. The real question would have to be, when is it they answer the question with “Yes I can!”.

David Christopher has answered this question with “Yes I can”, quite some years ago now. I had the privilege of witnessing two of his live gigs here in Canberra very recently. One at King O’Malleys in Civic Canberra and the other at A Bite To Eat in Chifley shops Canberra.

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So as an audience member I felt honoured to be supporting such local talent. As a whole, a bunch, a hungry mob of fans insatiably devouring entertainment like its their last meal, are we giving enough back to the local talent we so love to listen to and watch? Personally I don’t think so. Yes Okay, the artists get immediate feedback through their live gigs and if you could live off praise alone I dare say that would be the most satisfying job in the world. Its so easy now to enjoy entertainment for free. I think the onus has come back onto the audience to give back to the artist. So how do we do that? Sharing has become easy and like breathing these days too and in a way we do help the artists by face-booking, twittering and the like to our friends. We can go further and the options are a natural next step, like buying CD’s or paying for and downloading their music. I know in my mind there is a nagging moral question in the back of my mind when I am a member of the hungry audience enjoying the nights performance. “How can I give back to this artist whom has entertained me so well tonight?”

David Christopher dropped his latest single this year in May 2012. The lyrics were written by Michael Lee and music composed and performed by David Christopher. A great combination melded together by these two artists sees the birth of a great song.

I had the honour of producing a music video to this single and in a way, my way of giving back to some truly talented artists. I like giving back in this way as I get to creatively express myself using their talent to promote their talent. Can only be good, when done right.

The Light In Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BWoD2Zlbxg

So I say give back and rock on!

David Christopher https://www.facebook.com/davidchristopherspace

Michael Lee http://bmsadventure.blogspot.com.au/

BC





One day left of Mivember

30 11 2011

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One day left of Movember, last day to donate to cancer research and mens health awareness.

My mo has grown well distinguishable! I have been diligent in grooming every day, for the whole of November/Movember.
Please donate
http://www.mobro.co/benzone
Thank you to all that gave donated and raised awareness to this worthy cause.





Cancer can make you feel blue

28 11 2011

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Help change the expectations of cancer to one of certain hope
http://www.mobro.co/benzone





3days to Mo

27 11 2011

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Only 3 days to Mo, please donate to Movember. Help me raise more than $300 for Prostate Cancer research and awareness.
http://www.mobro.co/benzone





www.mobro.co/benzone please donate to Movember

27 11 2011

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Picks of great pic’s through instagr.am filters

29 03 2011

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The squirrels have been very busy over the last two weeks up and down selected pine trees. This one pine amongst the white snow fascinated me and has such beauty in the snow surrounding it.

The sun has always been a great attraction for me in photos and playing with foreground gives an otherwise normal scene such beauty. The filter used in this photo intensifies the light and darkness at the same time. It’s actually taken in the middle of the day.

Another foreground to the sun for me is the fantastic sheets of ice that slowly slide off of roofs in winter here in Sweden.





The Throat Clearer webcams script (first draft)

6 02 2011

So this is the first draft proposal to the Throat Clearer episode, that I sent to krumbine. So over the years I have been on this earth I have come across numerous throat clearer’s. I had a Grandfather, rest his soul, who used to clear his throat more than several times in a four-hour period. I’m guessing how often, but it was quite disgusting being in the same house when he cleared his throat. I have worked with a person who cleared his throat every time he would enter a room. I amuse myself with the theory that he is trying to assert his dominance with his throat clearing ability. Sort of like an inferior complex, it’s a game in his own mind. And of course there are others who do have a legitimate medical reason, like an excessive build up of phlegm. I myself have had this problem from time to time.
Now the twist to this sometimes socially awkward problem is inspired by Seinfeld. Elaine, Jerry, Kramer and George would all have ridiculous reasons for breaking up with their partner and this one fits in that category, perfectly.

Webcams proposal 4

Characters
A = female
B = male or female
C = male or female
D = male

A
So I dropped him like a hot potato!

B
Oh you go girl! But really, it cant be that bad?!

C
Who’s dropping who? Give me the goss, the goss, goss, goss! Like yesterday.

B
OK, Brittany here dropped Drake cause he clears his throat, like, like, nobodies business.

C
You’re kidding me?! That hunk a man meat, dropped like a hot potato because he clears his throat?

A
That’s right. Totally weirds me out!

C
Kinda harsh don’t you think?

A
(Resolute)
You wanna talk harsh baby. Like, try standing in the same room when he clears his throat?

B
So have you told him why?

A
Oh, …I haven’t quite told him yet.

C
So we’re witnessing a break up before the break up?

B
Really? Like, like you’re ok with telling us before him?

A
Oh totally cool as a cucumber!

C
So this is some weird shit right here. Give us an example of how he might clear his throat.

B
Yeah and we can tell you if its, like a dumpable offense.

A
Ok then.
(clears throat as if shifting a truck load of phlegm)

C
(blown away)
Oh wow!

A
I know, see?!

B
(convinced)
Oh now that sounds like a cry for help.

C
Cry for help?!

A
No, its shocking! You never know what I might, like, like catch!

C
Have you asked him if he has a problem at all?

A
Like derr! Its clear he has a problem, don’t need to ask.

B
He’s overdoing it, he has issues!

A
Issues?!

C
He might have a dairy intolerance.

A
But he doesn’t work at a dairy.

C
No I mean a build up of phlegm as a reaction to dairy products he eats.

A
Huh?

B
An inferiority complex.

A
Infer-whaty plex?

B
Like, he’s asserting his dominance by clearing his throat, extremely hard and loud, for everyone to hear.

A
(confused look)

C
I’m putting my money on lactose intolerant.

B
Like, inferiority complex, all my money!

C
Is it really worth it?

D
(clears throat)
Is what worth what?

B
If Brittany should drop Drake because, like, he clears his throat like T-Rex would.
(puts hand over mouth, realising the cats out of the bag)

A
Oh they don’t know what they are talking about Drake. Don’t listen to them. How did it, like go at the doctors?

D
(clears throat)
Doc says I should cut back on dairy intake.

C
Boo yeah! Can you feel it?! Feel the righteousness!

B
(defeated)
Oh my god!

D
(clears throat)
So when were you going to tell me? After telling the local newspaper?

A
Like, like I was just kidding Drake.

B
Sounds like Brittany needs to apologise to Drake.

A
Ah yes, like, I need to apologise to you Drake.

D
(waiting for the apology)
OK?

C
Oh this is awkward. Exit stage left.
(turns off cam)

B
(grimaced look of embarrassment as turns off cam)

D
Well …?

A
Wanna get pizza?

End credits