Monday, July 30, 2007

Perspective, please!!!

Okay, I know PETA and all you animal lovers will hate me for this, but I have to say it. I am not really that messed up about Michael Vick and his "dog abuse". I am not saying that I condone it, but I don't see the big deal. I'm sorry, in my mind, animals are not people. I grew up in the country. Dogs stayed in the pen outside. We never let them in the house, and occasionally, they ran free. We didn't buy them cute little sweaters, or cute little toys, or carry them around in cute little purses. They were "animals" more than "pets". I think that Vick should stand trial for his crimes, pay a fine or something, and that should be that!!! Also, if this card company that is removing Michael Vick's card from their next NFL series does not also remove Pacman Jones' card, they are hypocrites!!! Pacman Jone's actions at the strip club caused the deaths of innocent people. I think human life is more important. If you picket and fight for animal rights and would not do the same for humans, you are twisted and foolish, in my humble opinion. But hey, I'm not a total animal hater, I do love chicken...on my plate!! Yum, yum!!! Be easy, readers!!!

Auditions, Movies, and Karaoke: The Weekend Wrap-Up


I got off work, and auditioned for the film I Was a Teenage Storkasaurus. The audition was held at the Media Co-Op on Cooper. I read for the part of a bumbling gym teacher, Coach Cumquat. I made everybody laugh, so I felt good about the audition. There are not a lot of male characters in this film, so this one may be a longshot.

After that, I met up with my good friends Jesse Lipford and Adam Bond. Adam Bond is a young minister who I went to college with. Adam moved back to Wisconsin, so it is always good to see him. We talked about movies, sports, and his second child that is on the way. I still have yet to see his first child. Adam usually has to cram time in for us real quick inbetween "family activities", so we hang with him, not his wife, Rhonda, their child, or any of Rhonda's side of the family. Adam says that he thinks that I would make a great teacher. Of course, everybody has always said this. I can articulate, I am intelligent, I am interesting when I talk. I lack the patience for teaching. I like the fact that my job is done when I leave. Grading papers and all that, not too appealing to me. I need free time to pursue my dream.

After that, I went to the movies and saw The Simpson Movie. I enjoyed it. I thought the gags were funny, and the plot was pretty good. After that, I called it a night.


I got off work, and headed out to Clarksdale, Mississippi for a movie audition. I auditioned for a film called The Sip. The production company behind this film is Imavio, based out of Atlanta. I read my prepared monologue from the movie 100 Girls, then I read their "on the spot" monologue. Even though I read the serious piece, they then had me read for a reverend and a choir director, two "humorous" roles. Maybe it's the weight. I nailed both readings, and they seemed to like what they saw. I then hopped back on the road and traveled back to Memphis. It was a beautiful day, so beautiful that I was fighting highway hypnosis. Also, I was reminded that fireworks are legal in Mississippi. They had little stores and huts everywhere. I also passed the casinos. I may have to go to Sam's Town on August 17 when they have Memphis Wrestling there. Good ol' Mississippi...I'm just glad I made it back.

After that, I went to a callback audition for 100 Lives, a film written by, directed, and starring Darius Wallace (Dollars and Signs). Shout out to Kim Skipper (Just the Two of Us, Imagine), Nia (Tricks), Alisa Nave (Rommel's Crossroad), and Arnita Williams (In an Instant). They were all at the callbacks. I don't know how I did. I had to audition with a group of people. It was a litte different from what I'm used to. I don't know if my true abilities were shown in that light. Hopefully, I will get something. I like what little of the script I have read and I really want to be a part of that production.

After that, I saw Don Cheadle's new movie, Talk to Me. It was a biopic about the life of controversial Washington, DC radio personality Petey Greene. Cheadle was good, as was Taraji P. Henson (Baby Boy, Hustle and Flow) as his girlfriend. Chiwetel Ejiofor (Four Brothers, Serenity) delivered a solid performance as well.

After that, I went to Jordan's Karaoke Bar and Grill for some karaoke. There's this young dude named Josh who seems to look up to me and always asks me to let him sing the hook or something when I sing. He's starting to annoy me. Now, he tries to go up on everybody's song. I only go up when it's someone I know, and it's cool. It's like Single Black Male or something. He caused us to totally mess up this song that I was singing with a friend of mine. Dude needs to chill out and find a girl or something. I've already got a younger cousin who does the "hero worship" thing. In the immortal words of Sir Charles Barkley, "I am not a role model".


I called a former friend of mine, Ken Hill. He's called me a few nasty words to my face and behind my back, but I remember this great story that he wrote about his childhood. I just left a voice mail encouraging him to get that story out there. He won't call back, but I just felt led to do it. Yeah, I know, I'm a sucker.

Later, I finally got out the house. I saw the movie Hairspray. It was cool. I'm secure enough in my manhood to say that I like musicals. Queen Latifah was good in it, and John Travolta played a woman. Travolta pulled it off, and the musical number between her and her onscreen husband (Christopher Walken) was great. I also liked Amanda Bynes (She's the Man, What I Like About You) and the newcomer Nikki Blonsky who was in the lead role of Tracy Turnblad.
It was a fun little movie. After that, I went to Jordan's for dinner and karaoke. Then, I called it a night.

Hopefully, some of these films that I auditioned for will call me back. I have only been in one feature this year. I need to keep working. I have to remind people who the King is. Be easy, readers!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Classic R&B singer Angela Bofill suffers another stroke

With the voice of an angel, singer Angela Bofill wowed audiences across the globe. This award winning recording artist (American Music Award nominee, Bammy Award and Blackbook Award recipient, to name a few) is more powerful and exciting as ever with her three and a half octave range. Her stellar sold out performances are only equaled by the love and enthusiasm bestowed upon her by her many fans and colleagues including Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Danny Glover, Prince, Santana, the late great Ray Charles and her god-father Tito Puente.
Born and raised in New York City by her Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother, this Latin bombshell was exposed to a variety of musical styles, from Motown to Aretha Franklin to Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Says Angela, “Growing up in Harlem, if you didn’t have the latest James Brown or a Supremes forty-five single, you weren’t hip. We always had Latin music playing in the house as my parents were great music lovers. In fact my father used to sit in and sing with the great Cuban bandleader, Machito.”

By the age of eighteen, Angie was an accomplished singer and songwriter, jamming with the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Nat Adderley Jr and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. She was a featured soloist with the Dance Theater of Harlem, majored in theater at the University of Hartford and majored in voice at the Hartt College of Music. Angela also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she was classically trained in opera.

Angela’s solo recording career began in 1978 with her self-titled album, Angie. The hits This Time I’ll Be Sweeter and Under The Moon and Over the Sky began the career of a young woman whose unique blend of jazz and R&B established her as one of the top vocalists in both the pop and jazz world. Signed to GRP records, she released her sophomore recording titled, Angel of the Night. With hits like I Try and the title track, both her albums were simultaneously topping the pop, jazz and R&B charts in 1979 for months. Angela’s recording career was solidified.

In January 2006, Angela Bofill suffered a massive stroke that left her partially paralyzed and impaired her speech.

A benefit concert was organized to pay her hospital bills, as Ms. Bofill did not carry health insurance. The show, planned by Engel along with N.Y. radio stations Kiss FM, and CD 101.9, was held on March 11th, 2006, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J. Similar events were being planned for Detroit and Los Angeles, Engel said.

Ms. Bofill suffered another massive stroke on July 10, 2007 according to her website Her condition at this time is unknown.

Thanks to and for this information.

Another night at the Karaoke Bar and other ramblings

I got off work, dropped off my friend "Uncle" Marvin Skinner, and then I made it back to my side of town. I stopped in at Jordan's Karaoke Bar and Grill. Shout out to the owner Nancy Jordan, Glenn, David H, Joe, Tony, Terry, and the rest of my Jordan's crew. I was feeling a little depressed and lonely so I sang Carl Thomas' "I Wish". The song is about a guy who fell in love with a girl that he finds out is "unhappily married with children". I'm not in that situation, but I know about being alone. I could write books!!! Of course, I got depressed, so I ate bad food: barbecue nachos. I know I shouldn't have, I know I need to lose weight, but darnit, they were good!!! Man, trying to lose weight sucks when you're not happy and focused...that's what worked last time. I have to keep trying, though. At least I was able to lose myself in the song for a moment. The loneliness has really been getting to me lately. Maybe it'll pass, like it normally does. Maybe it'll consume me. Maybe I'll luck up and meet a nice lady. Who the heck knows? I just know that I can't give up. I'm King Indie, darnit!!! I'm good enough, I'm smart enough....okay, I'm sounding like Stewart. Dang, I think I need a hug. And some no sugar added apple pie. And a blanket. And a teddy bear. And some cool DVDs. Hopefully, with some of the callbacks and potential auditions coming my way, I can lose myself in that. One can only hope. Be easy, readers!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Videos, One-Woman Shows, and Wrestling: The Weekend Wrap-Up


I got off work, ran errands, took a nap, and then I went to O'Charley's. When you go to these places by yourself, they stick you at tiny tables in the corner. I felt like I was on display:"Here is the lonely man. Mock him!!!" After that, I realized I had left my cell phone at home and became fearful about being "off the grid". I went home and called it a night.


I got off work, went over my friend Keenon's house (director, Just the Two of Us) and got ready to assist him in filming his daughter Ashley's new video. Her stage name is Niya. We went down on Beale Street and shot some footage of Ashley walking down the street lip-synching her song. We also got some shots of her on the roof of this hotel on Madison. It was a lot of walking, but it was cool. Rod Pitts ( was downtown, and he helped us out. Afterwards, we went back to Keenon's house and we discussed TV, film, and religion. Religion, afterlife, and spirituality play a part in Keenon's next feature, which he will be starting soon.

After that, I went to Jordan's Karaoke Bar/Grill and had fun. My first song was Billy Joel's "My Life". I love the 80s!!! I also performed "Party Like a Rock Star" with my buddy Josh. Shout out to Josh, David H, Phyllis, Niki, Jamie, and owner Nancy Jordan. I also joined Uncle Ricky on Tag Team's "Whoomp! (There It is)", and I assisted David H. on Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore". It was fun, but I had been up for a while. I called it a night and went home.


I saw a one-woman show put on by Monette Mclin (Forty Shades of Blue). She plaid a lot of interesting characters and even had a piece that talked about the female circumcision that's performed in some places in Africa. That piece was very powerful. I was glad to see Monette shine. She told me that the next stop for her is doing professional theatre in Chicago. The M-town is losing another talented artist. Maybe I should follow suit. Things are moving very slow around here.

After that, I ran errands and went over my boy Shomari's mom's house and watched another WWE pay-per-view, The Great American Bash. It was kinda lame this time, but I still love wrestling. Hopefully, next month's pay-per-view will be better.

I may be an extra in a video from local Christian rapper Mr. Del. I am also auditioning for other prohjects. I REALLY need something to happen soon. Local filmmakers, I am willing to be in some shorts for the next Lil' Film Fest. The topic is Elvis, and I like some Elvis music. Let's make it happen. Please, I want to work!!! Be easy, readers.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Movies, Auditions, and Karaoke: The Weekend Wrap-Up


I saw the new Harry Potter. It was cool, but there was a little too much talking during the final battle. I'm not sure if I want to sit through the next movie (No.6) to get to the final battle (no.7)


I got off work at 1 PM, dropped off "Uncle" Marvin Skinner, and then I rolled to Comics and Collectibles where my good buddy Martheus Antone Wade was having a comic book signing for the latest issue of his creation, Jetta. Jetta is about a young woman destined to lead a ninja clan. She is at war with her father, a former member of the Toshigawa clan that turned evil. For more info, go to Antone writes and draws the book, his wife Janet cowrites the book, and Kevin Williams edits it. Kevin Williams also has a comic and puppet creation named Muley. I chatted with them, watched some Muley video footage, and tripped out. My buddy Demetrius came through. He's still working on his comic and animation plans. I gave him my number. Hopefully, we can work together. After that, I ran into Jeff, a fellow comic and wrestling fan. I got his number; he said that he had some independent wrestling DVDS to show me. I gotta check them out.

After that, I went to an audition for the new film "100 Lives". It deals with a hot summer in Memphis and an increasing crime rate. The 100th life taken is someone close to one of the characters and he wants to take the law into his own hands. It was written by Darius Wallace, film and stage actor. He and I worked together for a day on Dollars and Signs. I had a pretty good reading, and he said that he would use me for something, I needed that, because I had a so-so reading for Christopher Dear's project on Wednesday, and I did NOT get called back. I guess I had started believing the "King Indie" hype. Don't get it twisted, I am still one of the hardest-working actors in Memphis, but even I don't always get picked. Such is life. Shout out to Don Myers (Curbside Confessions) and Alisa Nave (Rommel's Crossroad). I didn't see them, but I saw their name on the sign-in sheet.

After that, I went over Rod Pitts' house. We chit-chatted and caught up on old times. He showed me the documentary that he acted in. Keenon Nikita (Just the Two of Us) and local rapper Jason Harris were also in the film. He also showed me some footage from The SCJ Project. It was some good stuff, shout out to Monica Summerfield (Eat, Moon Landing), who was in some of the footage I saw. Rod had footage of several other beautiful actresses, too. It kinda bummed me out. When you're alone a lot, it's not good to see attractive women. It can depress you and remind you of what you don't have.
After leaving Rod's house, I went to Perkins. After that, I called it a night. Fatigue and sadness had set in. I prayed about it, slept, and woke up feeling a little bit better the next morning.


I got a call from my boy Tohorie Holmes. He said that our fellow Fayette-Ware High graduate, Derrick Martin (Wildcats represent), has been doing the acting thing in Phoenix, Arizona and has a production company. He gave me Martin's number and I called him. I haven't received a call as of this writing, but I hope he calls me. It might be fun to go to Phoenix and do a little acting.

After that, I went over my boy Shomari's mom's house and we watched wrestling and hung out. It was cool. Then, I went to the Vault on Highland for Karaoke Smackdown. My buddy David H. was the karaoke jockey (KJ). I sang "Clint Eastwood" by the Gorillaz. Later, I sang "Ooh Child" by the Five Stairsteps. Shout out to my buddy Sean from the comic book store and this other guy who called themselves Slutterfly. They sang some crazy song by The Darkness. Sean was jumping all over the place. I thought dude was gonna hurt himself!! Sean is rock and roll. Shout out also to Lynn Cardona her boyfriend, Edward Stanley. Ed's an engineer and Lynn is a singer. She put out an album locally and she is working on another one with Ed. It was good to see her. For more info on Liz, go to . To purchase her great CD, go to

I am looking forward to chatting with Martin about the Phoenix scene, to starting "100 Lives" and other things that I am sworn to secrecy about. It looks like my inactivity may finally be over. The King will be back in the saddle. Be easy, readers!!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Albums You Need: "Desire" by Pharoahe Monch

I recently bought the album Desire By Pharoahe Monch. This album is easily a good candidate for Hip-Hop Album of the Year. First, a little background info about Pharoahe Monch. He rose to prominence as a member of early '90s hip-hop duo Organized Confusion. Southerners will probably remember their comical video for "Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken"? Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po released a few albums, but eventually went their separate ways. Monch appeared on several compilations and singles, culiminating in the release of his solo debut "Internal Affairs" in 1999. You may remember the Godzilla-sampling monster hit single, "Simon Says". Several years, a contract release, and many negotiatons later, Monch is back with his sophomore solo album, Desire.
Desire is enjoyable from start to finish. There is an intro, then the song "Free", which talks about the slavery-like aspects of the record business with very intriguing wordplay. Monch also remakes the Public Enemy classic, "Welcome to the Terrodome". Somewhere, Chuck D is smiling. Another standout track is the controversial "Gun Draws", where Monch speaks from the perspective of a bullet. Creativity at it's best, people!! He also has a bluesy number where he sings the hook entitled "Body Baby". Monch even coaxes a guest appearance out of MIA soulstress Erykah Badu (put out an album, lady!!) on "Hold On". Monch pushes the boundaries of creativity further with the three-part "Trilogy". In 9:22, Monch tells a fantastic story. In Part 1, featuring Mr. Porter (aka Kon Artis of the group D12), Monch tells of an attack on him and his woman. Part 2 (featuring soul singer Dwele) deals with the revenge. Finally, in Part 3 (featuring Tone), we see the aftermath. I bought the Best Buy exclusive, so it came with a bonus track entiteld "Book of Judges". Bottom line, Monch has lyricism, fun, social content, storytelling, and swagger in one great CD. If you are tired of (uncreative macho posturing), no storytelling, and no social content in your hip-hop, you NEED to buy this album. It is available online and at most record stores.

Parties, Gross Animals, and Karoke: The Weekend Wrap-Up


I got off work, took a nap, then I went to Marcus Hunter's party. Marcus Hunter is an actor in town, he was in Curbside Confessions (directed by Arnold Edwards) and In an Instant (directed by Arnita Williams). Arnold Edwards, his girlfriend Dayna Hinkle, and Stewie and Craig were there, and a lot of his friends. We networked, talked film, and tripped out. Shout out to Rick, a Chicago native. We started off at odds because he hated on the Tigers as a basketball team, but then we found some common ground when we started talking about music. Arnold fussed at me a little bit, but I deserved it. He was telling me how I'm awesome and I need to kill all the doubts I have, particularly with the opposite sex. Real friends tell you what you need to hear, regardless of the consequences. After all this excitement, I went home.


My big brother, Thaddeus and I channel surfed that morning. We watched the mechanic shows on Spike TV. I am not mechanically inclined, so that was interesting. We also started watching Animal Planet. Wow, animals are gross!!! They showed the praying mantis biting her male mate's head off. Old news, right? Here's the kicker: The beheaded males's body is still having intercourse with the mantis!!! EEEEWWW!!! Needless to say, my brother enjoyed my reactions to this. They also showed the horned lizard that shoots blood out of his eye, as well as the dung beetle. The male dung beetle makes a ball of....dung to impress the female dung beetle. Typical , right? The twist is that a rival male dung beetle may fight him for the dung ball because it is sure to attract the ladies. This dung beetle had to fight for his dung ball. I could've sworn the one on the top of dung hill threw an uppercut. That was crazy!!!

Later, I went to the movies and saw Surf's Up. It was a cool cartoon about surfing penguins. Shia LeBouf was the main character. James Woods was a crooked surfing promoter with a Don King hairstyle (message!). It was cool. Shout out to Ken, and shout out to Rick Hopkins, two guys I met at the U of M. They were there with their respective girlfriends (I wonder what that's like).
After that I went to Jordan's for karaoke. I performed Brian McKnight's "Find Myself in You". I was a little pitchy. I redeemed myself with my renditon of De La Soul's "Me. Myself and I". These girls started doing dance moves when I sang that. I felt pretty cool, you know? I had dancers!!! After that, I left and called it a day.

I am looking forward to working on some new projects. I have a meeting in a few days. Hopefully, I will get the role. Go hard or go home. Be easy, readers!!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Reunions, Barbecue, and Cool Films: The Extra Long, Super Crunchy, June 29-July 4 Wrap-Up


I got off work and went to a family reunion "meet and greet" night. It was near me. It was okay, but I really don't know my family. I only see them once a year, and I pretty much talk to my parents and first cousins. This year, I got into a big argument with my mom and my cousin Nakia about Bobby Ojay, the DJ for WDIA-AM 1070 in the morning. I think he's a hack!! We also argued about Three Six Mafia. How a Church of God In Christ missionary (my mom) can defend Three Six Mafia (three sixes, people) is beyond me. I admit, I am not open to everyone's opinions when I know that I am right, and telling my cousin that her comments were dumb, stupid, and this side of mentally challenged was mean. Too bad!!! People certainly don't spare my feelings. I couldn't even enjoy my family doing the new "Cupid Shuffle: dance because of my frustration with my family. The day that they realize that I am more intelligent and usually right, the better off they'll be. God bless them.


My brother and I went to the family reunion picnic. It was cool, we hung out in the shade. I saw people I kinda knew and I kinda enjoyed myself. Afterwards, I hung out with my good friend Tamara Wicks at her house. It was cool. Shout out to Ralph, Rudechild, his finacee, Yolandalyn, and everyone's favorite Angry Kappa. It was cool, but I cut out and went to the karaoke bar for a minute. I sang a few songs. It was groovy.


I went to the comic book store and I saw Die Hard With a Vengeance. This movie is so awesome!! I loved it. Bruce Willis is great, I don't care what anybody else says. The action was great, and Kevin Smith's small role was funny, too. Finally, a sequel that blew me away...literally. Okay, Ocean's 13 was cool, but Die Hard 4.0 rocked!!! After that, I went to karaoke night at The Vault on Highland in good ol' Memphis, Tennessee. Shout out to Jamie and Niki and the rest of my karaoke friends that were there. Shout out to filmmaker Timm Scalita (Last Call Lovin, Moon Landing), who was celebrating his birthday, and shout out to filmmaker John Pickle (Pickle TV) and the rest of the filmmaking community that came out to help Timm celebrate. Shout out also to Sean from my favorite comic book store, Comics and Collectibles, who did his thing that night. Sean sang "I Believe In a Thing Called Love" from the Darkness. I sang "Around the Way Girl" by LL Cool J. Classic hip-hop, boys and girls. David and I teamed up for Gym Class Heroes' "Cupid's Chokehold", and I also sang Jill Scott's "Long Walk". The crowd loved it. It was another awesome performance by King Indie. After that, I called it a night.


I pretty much hung at home until about 5:30 PM. I headed out, went to Target and bought The Boondocks Season One on DVD (Sales are cool), and I headed over to Starbuck's for a meeting with local filmmkaer Nazeeh Majeed. Nazeeh is the cofounder of Pittstop Productions (, and he was inspired by a spoken word piece that I wrote called "Damn Love". We had a very productive meeting. I then went to the GameStop nearby and bought the movie Totally Awesome for the totally awesome price of $1.99. As you have probably guessed, the movie is a parody of 80s films. Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan and Chris Kattan are in it, and it was written by Neil Brennan, Dave Chappelle's writing partner on Chappelle's Show. After that, I headed home.


I met Nazeeh around noon and I went to his home. I was a bit distracted, so this meeting was not as productive. From there, I ran some errands, and I saw Transformers. That movie freaking rocked!!!! I felt like I could die a happy man, seriously. After that, I went to a party at the home of Chris McCoy and Laura Hocking-McCoy, the founders of Oddly Buoyant Films (Automusick Can Do No Wrong, Eat). They were having a going-away party for actor Talbot Fields (Eat) and his wife. Talbot's day job is transferring him, so the whole family's moving to Knoxville. I came in all excited about Transformers, and I had to hear all the filmpeople's disgust for past Michael Bay movies, like Armageddon (which I loved), Pearl Harbor, and The Island. I'm sorry, but sometimes I need simple, butt-kicking, explosive films. I can appreciate Half Nelson and Spider-Man. It's a little thing I like to call balance. After that, I met up with Rod Pitts, Keenon Nikita, and his daughter Ashley, and I saw Transformers again.


I got my hair cut early in the morning AND I purchased a bootleg copy of TI's album TI vs. T.I.P. I kinda like TI as a rapper, but he's still a bit too ignorant for me to buy at full price. After that, I went to Comics and Collectibles for their July 4 sale. Comics are cool!! After that, I went to the mall, then Spin Street I ran into this rapper who named Phantom Shino. It turns out that we have mutual friends in Memphis' hip-hop "scene" (Imagine that), and he is working on an album. Good luck, man, chase the dream.

After this, I went to a cookout at my friend Shomari Gant's house. His family was there, too. I played some Uno (greatest game ever) and watched Dreamgirls. Shout out to Paul "P-Dub" West, Will, Terra Hollis, "Angry" Nick Jones, Courtney Wright, her sister Layla, Jamaica, and some friends of Shomari's mom that helped me learn some dance moves. I learned the "Cupid Shuffle" and the "Walk It Out", I also did the "Cha Cha Slide". Shomari's cousin Jerrold showed us the "2-Step", "Superman", "Spiderman", and "The Heisman". Apparently, if you are in "Da Club", and you are talking to a cute female who has bad breath, you should pose like the Heisman trophy and keep her back, or "Do the Heisman on that ho". Yeah, I'm not concerned about the youth at all. The song was kinda funny, though. After all that fun, I headed home and chilled out.

Hopefully, Nazeeh and I will get our short film together. Also, I may be assisting Rod Pitts ( with his short, "The SCJ Project". Also, I may be assisting filmmaker Keenon Nikita (Just the Two of Us) with a project. I just want to keep moving. I have to succeed at this. I can't accept failure. Be easy, readers!!