Tuesday, November 29, 2011

" It'$ All About Money " video shoot Nov. 27,2011

  Deborah & her son Marco 
   Photo courtesy of Rhonda Cline Photography

Monday, November 28, 2011


          It was an amazing month of creativity !  Yesterday we shot the long anticipated music video for my original song " It'$ All About Money " dedicated to the 99% w/  Director Neal Dhand, & Producer Rick Staropoli both formerly on "Second Story Man".  It was a wonderful collaboration working creatively w/ Neal, & Rick helped us bring our vision together logistically.   
         The cast & technical crew were amazing support for a very important project as were the musicians, my son Marco, Bobby Bond, & Sam Polizzi.  I'm forever grateful & honored to have worked with all of these fine talented people. I'll be posting a complete list of names on the Facebook group site soon. I would also like to extend a special Thanks to Mike Calabrese of "Java's at The Market" for supplying the perfect location to stage our production & Tony Gross of GFI Recording studios for supplying the perfect additions to our musical equipment !                                                                                                Clean Up Woman was a student film project for SUNY Brockport students directed by David Weilert.  We finished up last week.  I enjoyed my first dance on a bar , the first dart game I've played in a bar since the 70's, & my first red shiny pumps w/ red fishnet stockings. I also discovered that I didn't have a little red dress in my closet !  Unbelievable. I used to have one long ago in Los Angeles in the 80's, not sure where it went, however I was glad to discover it was gone.  It gave me a reason to go looking for an updated model.
               Now my first inclination is to always go to the goodwill used clothing store.  I did & I couldn't find one , so I headed for the commercial retail box stores.  Now I'm talking cherry / orange red, bright & rich red, the kind that used to be quite prevalent, along with the cherries too !                                                                   To my amazement I found a noticeable "absence of color". No red to be found in the adult departments in quite a few stores,  but plenty in the kids departments. Now I can fit in to a kids size 14, but there were no cute, sexy red dresses to be found there either, Thank Goodness !
         I wondered why no red in the womyn's dept's. Not just because its fall, but I haven't seen cute red anything in a long time.   Are the dyes too expensive? Is it an empowering color that's not allowed anymore in communist China where most of our clothes are now made or is it a corporate American decision to keep us in military drab?  There's been an incredible amount of browns, grays, & dark blues & greens.  ("Sir! I'll wear something drab, you'll be proud of me! " - Klinger/M*A*S*H*)                       What's your take on the absence of color in American clothing ? I finally did find one in the Madonna clothing line @ Macy's, go figure. There were 4 on the rack only one in my size & every other stitch of clothing around this group on the other racks was black & grey.
Anyway, I digress, :)
 More to come.....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hardy Mums & Tenacious Americans

The first snow has fallen in Upstate New York, yet the temperatures are varying wildly day to day from the 30's to the 60's. My hardy mums are still in bloom in the front & backyard.  I took this picture above 2 days ago.  It's like winter daisies. Well I never ! This is the first time I've ever seen this at the end of November in Upstate.  I'm very grateful for the bright yellow, maroon & orange that's been lighting up the dreary fall days. Have they manufactured a hardier flower or is it the temperatures fluctuating thats been keeping them alive this late in the season?
      While the mums brighten up the view, the 99%er's protesting are tending to the brightening up of the national spirit.  Their tenacity, strength & activism are giving hope to many in America right now who are suffering & can't join them in the streets. Those in the streets are full of fight, energy & hope & the excitement pushes outward like the rings of water pulsating wider & wider after a stones throw in  a pond.
    This is bad news for the corporations.  They're not liking it at all! They've begun hiring lobbyists whose sole job it is to thwart this movement. They are trying to get the propaganda machine rolling, name calling, trouble making & using every media outlet they own to do it with.  They are pulling the strings behind the Obama administrations orchestration of the crackdown across the country a few days ago.
But they will not succeed. Humans will only be pushed back so far in to the depths of despair before they spring forward & fight back.
      Like the mums in my very  own yard blooming stunningly bright thru the November snow & winds, reaching for the sky, the human spirit, in Egypt , Greece, Italy , Spain, America & elsewhere will continue to rise again & again in increasing numbers until satisfied that justice has been served.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Sleep Well at Night

We each have our favorite ways of sleeping well at night.  Addictive substances should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.  I often practice different forms of meditation depending on what if anything I'm needing to accomplish.  I'm a Virgo. Sleep is often an inconvenience :)  I self-meditate or listen to any number of purposeful or relaxing meditations I have on my ipod or computer or cassette player. Yes I still have one of those. :)
      Also remember to avoid white sugar, caffeine, meat & dairy or anything difficult to digest  after 9pm.  If you would like some suggestions abt meditations , let me know.  In the meantime check out this seminar clip from Esther Hicks about things that can help set you up & lay you down for a peaceful nights sleep.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

America Rising !

     It's an exciting, frustrating, amazing, even yes, spiritual time we're living thru right now.  No longer the lives of our youth we left behind when we seemed to have a more just legal system, more philanthropy, more humanitarian motives, more opportunity & even more time on our hands to spend with friends & family.
    It's incredibly frustrating for many of us to continually hear nothing but bad news every day, on top of people in powerful positions (this includes news(?)casters & journalists)  pushing confusion & fear over the media outlets, looking for real news & hearing about our own American patriots occupying Wall St etc, braving the winter snow & cold to protect our freedoms right here at home.
       I'm choosing to mute the commercials, to look for the news I want to hear & choose some comedy to make me laugh & forget, when I'm feeling overwhelmed. Each day can be our own creation if we choose.
      I'm choosing to "manage my creations" in a positive way. I'm choosing to create my day the way I wish it to be.  I'm choosing to look for things ( & people) that inspire me, like the 99%er's ! I'm choosing to pick my battles, post as much real news on my sites (FB & Twitter), sign as many petitions as possible, support honest candidates for office, invest in honorable companies, teach my children well, & recycle. :) So much to do , so little time. Oh yeah, eat real organic food & REST when I need to.
      Of course the day won't always go as planned.  There'll be situations or people who'll present challenges OR conversely there'll be wonderful unexpected things that can happen.  It's the way we choose to handle those things that'll get us through.  Breathe deep & choose to use strength, love & patience in all dealings.  Choose to take part in creating peace, & prosperity for ALL. Get out to a protest near you if you can.( If not, spread the news)
Choose to participate & vote on election day. Continue & choose to keep Rising Up America !
 :Deborah ❤