Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en! (For Real!)


 Happy Hallowe'en! *witchy cackles galore*

 Here is Miss Edie dressed in her Hallowe'en attire (below) - 8 sizes too big, unfortunately! ;) She will enjoy playing dress-up in this number for many years to come! The little girl is "Clara" the ballerina to my nutcracker costume! :)

She even knew how to stand in one of the many French named poses... An old soul she is :)
Love her!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween! (Sort of)




Tonight, I am celebrating the festivities by going out as a nutcracker! Should be good!  What are you dressing up as?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger! This movie is B-rilliant! ;)


Set in the 80s in all of its glory, this cheesy slasher is going to have you in stitches!

Tonight, I was lucky enough to attend a wonderfully dark-humoured B-movie that was filmed in lovely Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It had a well written storyline with just the right amount of holes in the plot. The one-liners were such that the Forest Ranger himself probably sat for hours making them up before he went out on his gory trek to catch these littering, partying, mindless teens!

Enjoying the poster Brad Mills himself gave to me! Super cool!
You have the stereotypical joking virgin, the paranoid brunette, the blonde bimbo and the jock. The sound editing was done quite well, and the music was all original - which was extremely impressing and flowed wonderfully throughout.The actors did so well to keep in character while playing out the retro/corny dialogue!

I couldn't help but laugh at the little brilliant classic "editing mishaps", as Chrissy - constantly doing makeup and fixing her hair, always staring in her little compact - decides to paint her nails while the group elects her to go out to the car to get more beer. As she is fighting with the keys to get in the trunk, the nail polish is completely gone. Bad cut scenes truly make this authentic to its genre. Colour me impressed!

Loved this super teen-dream scene in all of its clich├ęd glory!

In all of it's gloriousness, I definitely can't wait to witness this great work again. Brad Mills wrote a very quirky and awesome script and the cinematography was well studied by him and his sister Jacquelyn Mills to make this a great cult classic to be. I think this film is appetizing enough to give us The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger 2, and hopefully in 3-D!

If you want to learn more about this movie and would like to see when and where it will be showing next (hopefully in your area), check out the official site here! If you've seen it and love it, give them a vote for wanting them to make a sequel! You can simply vote here at http://www.bringtherangerback.com/ Don't forget to "like" the Facebook page, here!


I couldn't stop laughing, and at times was laughing in unison with the forest ranger himself (does that make me evil?)! You should seriously check it out for yourself!


Demand it in your city! It's fantastic!

So proud of our local talent!

Check out the trailer, below :)



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil! (Tina Guo stole the show!)


This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Detroit for my cousin's bachelorette party!  (I am standing up as one of the bridesmaids) We had a really great time and it was nice to visit with all the other girls involved. Here is the epic show in a nutshell for your viewing pleasure.


I will say this was a wonderful show, and a little bittersweet for me. I wish it was Michael Jackson that I was actually witnessing, and some of the background cinematography was taken from his last "This is It" tour he was supposed to do. I was mesmerised by the imagery of him while the band played. The band was so damn tight and I could have watched them play alone all day.

The dancers and amazing acrobats were perfect. The pole dancer, I quite fancied as she was also so very strong and graceful.  The show in whole was lovely.

There would be a couple things I would have changed, like too much of Bubbles the chimp and the giant dancing glove and shoes was sort of tacky in my opinion.

But the lady that stole the show and my heart was Tina Guo on the electric cello. She was beautiful and her whole vibe was just fantastic on stage! I wanted to see more and more of her!

This post is basically about her and how she reminds me a little of my other favourite string player, Vanessa Mae who plays beautiful violin!

So, of course I had to find more of her work, and she has a single called "Queen Bee" and it has this Apocalyptica vibe to it. I am going to post it below. Michael would have been so proud!

Cirque Du Soleil did a wicked show, and if can get a chance to have a night to relive the magic of  Michael Jackson, you really should! 

Enjoy!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ellemusic: Shine - New Song!



I finally got around to finishing a song this evening, as it was a night-in for me :) (Have to be in super great for shape for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!)

The music was just dying to get out and tonight seemed perfect enough for me.

Doing Berklee Music online has been such a very inspiring venture for me - as I've met some really wonderful, brilliant people.  It just makes me keep wanting more and to move forward with my deepest, truest love - music!

 This song is called "Shine" that I wrote and produced myself - and I hope you like it! I'll post the lyrics here  as well :)

Enjoy!



Shine

Crystal skies
remind me of a time
When we were alive
Shimmering in the night sky
You and I
Two Souls are so deprived
We used be so high
And Now we barely shine

And I'll dream a thousand dreams
If it gets me close to you
Cause you're nothing without me
You know, I'm nothing without you

Onyx skies
Too dark to feel the light
remember a time
eclipsing worlds to revive
You and I
Two souls try to survive
We used to be so high
We used to shine

And I'll dream a thousand dreams
If it gets me close to you
Cause you're nothing without me
You know, I'm nothing without you

And I'll dream a thousand dreams
If it gets me close to you…
Close to you

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Healthy Creations: Fresh Gluten-Free Bakery!

All the information you need!  
"How do you begin to pose with a loaf of bread?"
I've been raving about this bakery for quite some time now, and I can't even believe I haven't written about it yet!

I got a few fresh things today, as Thanksgiving weekend is creeping up on us, and as I was going through the photos I took of breads for hands. My sister-in-law creepingly messaged me if I had heard of "Healthy Creations Bakery" over Skype. I said it was freaky as said "I was just editing a post about it right now!!!"What a weird connection we have! Love you, Mandiemoon!

So yes, Healthy Creations Gluten Free Bakery is to die for and I will forever go back!

Best bread, muffins, pizza bottoms, cookies - ever! I enjoy that place so much!

I picked up a couple loaves of my beloved "Sorghum" and a couple "Multigrain" (for turkey stuffing purposes :)

I took a picture of the very first business card (and only card) they gave me so it's a little bent, but it basically says everything on it that you need to know!

There is nothing more cozy than bringing fresh warm bread home (that's a true bread winner! ;)  and I've missed that experience for so many years, until now, and  I am very much enjoy it!

If you are in the London, Ontario - or surrounding area, I highly suggest you give it a try! You'll be hooked. Promise.

Check out their website for more delicious details!

Mmmm...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Write Worthy Songs: "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey!


When I heard this for the first time, it seriously melted my soul and I instantly fell in love, and became connected to this - and of course wish I had wrote this piece myself.

Check out "Blue Jeans" as well! Beautiful! 

Really digging this girl's low, sultry voice as well!

Enjoy "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey, below :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ellemusic covers Hal Ketchum's (Mick Hanly) "Past the Point of Rescue"!




The last time I was in Norway, I had the privilege to work with my wonderful friend, Einar Moen (Tristania) on yet another awesome track!

Every time I visit, we always find a way to steal a moment to record as much as we can - because he basically lives a hop, skip and a jump from where I stay :)

This time, we decided to work on a cover called "Past the Point of Rescue" by country star - Hal Ketchum! (You can take a listen to the original version here for anyone who is unfamiliar with it.) I recently found out the original was by Mick Hanly, though :)

Although this original song is all countrified in all of it's glory (still pretty fantastic) - I hold it very close and dear to my heart.

It was the very first concert I ever attended at the age of 8 - in Dollywood (huge Dolly Parton fan!) Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

I remember I was so enthralled with him as I sat there, listening attentively -  enjoying  my cotton candy on a stick.

As I get older, I can't help to think Hal Ketchum gets even more good looking! Weird? Whatever. I'm probably just becoming more like my mother everyday ;)

Mr. Ketchum is a writing genius, and I have loved this song for many years!

I was super happy to work on our own rendition of this track, and finally get to hear it finished :) 

Enjoy it, below!