Sunday, January 06, 2008

It's All About Timing, Talent and a Great Make-up Artist

I was on the freeway the other day, listening to the radio. I mention the freeway (the Black Canyon, a.k.a I-17) because when I relate what happened, I want to you appreciate my driving skills. No accidents occurred.
A commercial came on advertising a touring company presentation of Camelot--coming to town in February. This is a professional touring company and according to the ad, it has received rave reviews.

I'm not too proud to show my age and say I fell head over heels for Franco Nero as Lancelot in the movie version of Camelot. That's the movie that introduced us to Richard Harris--before he immortalized MacArthur's Park for Jimmy Webb and long before he gave us Harry's rather happy professor of wizardry. I've come to expect someone along the lines of Richard Harris when imaging King Arthur singing Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight. I mean, the precedent is set, the gauntlet tossed.
There is a standard, people!

Apparently creativity trumps standard and precedence. Lou Diamond Phillips has picked up the gauntlet and is really to warble for audiences around the country.
Pause here a moment and let that sink in.

Yes, Lou Diamond Phillips. As in Richie Valens in La Bamba, the street gang math wiz in Stand and Deliver. Think Young Guns, friend to Keiffer Sutherland. Think ethnic.
My brain just couldn't see it.

So I did some research. Below is a video interview with Mr. Phillips and a bio website. After discovering them, I have to admit, it might work. At least I'd be willing to check it out. Take a look yourself and let me know what you think. For years, my mantra has been "Timing's everything." Now, I'm thinking talent and a great make-up artist can go a long way, too.

Abundant blessings!

Lou Diamond Phillips bio

Saturday, January 05, 2008

With a Heart of Gratitude

While working on another blog post (honest!) I came across this--my friend Karen sent me this link and I want to share it with you all. Enjoy!
And as always,
Abundant blessings!