Today's post is inspired by something that happened in a Facebook Group this week. It's a group ostensibly for actors that also attracts production people looking to hire actors for work. Or are they? What happens time and again is that people ask for actors but they want them to work for free, and sorry but it winds me up. But when I saw Joe's post (I have run this past him and he's happy for me to both tell the story and use his first name) I had to dig in. He has set up a … [Read more...] about How Are You Valuing Your Talents
Stressed to the max
Pete Burns last interview on Channel 5 offers a reflective insight into the horrors of his plastic surgery, juggling his public persona and the ultimate price he paid in his fame game 2016 is done and dusted. And what a year it's been... how did you fair? How many of your cultural hero's were lost at far too early an age? So many passed away due to various cancer's and heart failure. Including this man. I watched a documentary over the holidays, telling Pete Burns story. He was much … [Read more...] about Playing The Fame Game
Amy Winehouse didn't have the levels of self-esteem to match her incredible talent and developed highly unhelpful behaviours that numbed her from owning it I saw Amy Winehouse at Glastonbury in 2008, she and Joan Armatrading were the cherry-on-the-cake in my intention to see the great, now late, Leonard Cohen perform on his coming out of retirement to recoup the lost funds where his management company had ripped him off, while he was away in the mountains for 5-yrs. He gave an amazingly … [Read more...] about Are You A Creative?