Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Inspiration & Motivation!

                 Everyone has their "down time" and I hear a lot of Actors/Musicians respond to the question "How's everything going?" with - "Eh, not too good things could be busier" or "I don't know just having a down month and analyzing everything" which happens to ALL of us at some point in our career or everyday life. Some also re-evaluating their situation and re-thinking their life decisions.  The worst 2 in my opinion - Thinking about how easy it would be to quit and get a "regular job", and having regrets about past decisions.  My 2 answers for this are 1) If you leave any room for second thoughts or an easy way out, you're setting yourself up for failure.  2) Have no regrets!  If you start regretting decisions you've made in the past and blaming yourself for your present situation, you're not looking forward.  Looking back can only do harm, besides.. it's already done with -Who gives a shit?!

I want to share some awesome video's that could really help change your views and your life for that matter.  First off I've got to give it to "The Secret".  A family friend gave me the book as a gift years ago and I read through it thinking "wow this is pretty cool shit".  After reading the book I looked up some Video's on YouTube and found the Full Version of the movie.  Believe it or not this changed my life.  The movie blows away the book.
It was around the time my Grandma (my best friend in the world) passed away.  I was doomed and just couldn't think of anything positive about anything for a while.  I started listening to the secret to fall asleep at night on my phone, and during the day when I felt down or discouraged.  Within a few weeks the stories and energy in these video's were imprinted in my mind and I started noticing jurassic changes in my daily life as I applied this way of thinking to everything I did.  Follow the link below to watch the Full Version of "The Secret" and let me know what you think of it.  I'd love to hear your stories & opinions.

The second one I'd like to share is my favorite motivational speaker "Eric Thomas".. 
Listen to his videos or Mp3's on Spotify/his website etc. when you feel unmotivated or down..
This guy is guaranteed to lift you up guys!  His stories and quotes are extremely motivating and stick in your head so that you can easily refer to them when needed.

*Best Quotes Ever = 2:34, 3:00

Eric Thomas Website

Hopefully these tools can help reassure you guys when you're not feeling like you are on the right path, or have hit a standstill in your life or career.  No need to be depressed, alone or unmotivated.  Don't let your own mind take control of you, take control of your own damn mind!

I'd love to get your take on these, let me know how it goes :)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

David Ellefson Performs w/ School of Rock Students + Punk band "Doll Skin" Tear up the stage!!

I don't usually do "reviews" but I couldn't let this one go.

(Full Video Below)

I had an awesome time last weekend w/ the Iconic & Incredible Musician David Ellefson from the band MEGADETH.  I also had the pleasure of watching his performance with his students from "School of Rock."  (info attached below for more info on how to enroll your kids) :)

For those of you who don't know, David Ellefson is the Bassist for the Metal band MEGADETH.  MEGADETH also happens to be my all time favorite Metal band, and was one of the first bands to get me into Heavy Metal.  A classmate in 5th grade showed me the first track on the self titled Album "So far.. So good. So what.." and I was INSTANTLY HOOKED within a minute into the first track. The exact song was then later played as the theme song at my Barmitzvah. My mom still complains about it today.

Back to the show- First off, I've never seen such a dedicated and caring Rockstar taking such pride in what he does and putting his students and fans first.  David's "kids" are extremely talented and you'd expect nothing less learning from such a well rounded musician.  It was one of many few times I got to see such young talent perform such intricate and solid live music.  

First up was the incredible Female Punk/Pop/Rock group DOLL SKIN.  These girls were mind blowing, with their SOLID stage presence, killer songs & untouchable positive energy.  From the first second these girls hit the stage I knew they were a powerful force and tight group of real close friends.  You could really feel the relationship between these sweet "Dolls", with their presence and sweet Music.  Not to mention.. the age range in the band is from 15-18!!  Mark my words guys.. these girls are leaving their mark in the Music world and will be a HUGE success.  Go check out their tunes, and show them some love.  Thank you for the amazing show, I'm honored.  I have to say, the best quality DOLL SKIN possesses is their love for music & positive attitude.  They were so thankful and loving after the show, taking time with each one of their fans and signing autographs with pride.  I definitely look forward to seeing these awesome Doll's tear up the stage again in the near future.  Keep an eye out for this powerful force DOLL SKIN.

What really topped off the night was watching Dave jump on stage with his students for a killer set of "Symphony of Destruction" by MEGADETH.  My mouth dropped when I saw them knock this iconic song out like it was no big deal.  Seeing Dave up there with his crew was priceless. I literally have no words for the set.. You'll just have to see the video for yourself. (sorry for the mono sound)

We ended the night with Dinner @Canters Deli :) Awesome convo's and silly fun times- Dave had his share of awesome stories to share along with some interesting facts about the history of MEGADETH and METALLICA.  Two of the biggest Metal bands to ever exist.

Killer Music, awesome food & new friends -That's what it's all about.




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