Hollywood’s Biggest Prima Donna

I have worked in Show Biz in the Sound Department, on set, for a very long time. How long? Well, let’s see, oh, carry the seven, multiply by 5 . . . over 320 years. In that time I’ve worked with some pretty big names, and some of those big shots had impressive demands. I…

So Use Your Backup Knee

It all started innocently enough with a sideways kick of my right leg. I know that many of us Boomers are dealing with chronic pain of some type in our everyday lives; a badge of honor that we have somehow been awarded, like a Purple Heart for maturity. My case is probably no different, but…

Show Biz And Marriage

I must confess that it is really difficult to describe some of the wacky commercial shoots I work on to the average civilian, let alone my wife. I have been on sets where we stuffed an old lady in the trunk of a car so she could bake cookies, had an actor wear a pair…

Christmas Starts After Thanksgiving, Dammit!

­I saw my first Christmas commercial ten days before Halloween this year. Well, okay technically it wasn’t a “Christmas” commercial. It was a “holiday” commercial with lots of red and green decorations, decorated fir trees in the house, snow on windows, stockings over fireplaces, presents, squealing children, Menorahs near the ham . . . but,…