Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010 Wanting to Make A Difference/ New Podcast

Hey guys!

Well for my first official blog I thought I would unload my brain a bit and let you guys know what's going on in the cesspool that I call my brain.

I have been hammering down quite a bit lately, trying to get a few things done for my podcasts, create some new ones, keep you guys entertained on FB, write a bit for HorrorNews, and move one step closer to world domination.

But here is the reason I am writing tonight.
When I got into this industry, and decided to stick around, it was because I finally had a voice. A chance to make a difference. Be it in films, an decent influence for young people trying to get into the industry, bring awareness to causes I believe deeply in, I chose to make this a career and promised that I would do as much good as I could. And that's what I intend to do and have tried to do since.

I can't say that I never get frustrated. That would be a lie. But I can tell you that I LOVE what I do. (If I'm good at it or not may be another argument that you are more than welcome to have between yourselves)

I am starting another podcast that should go live hopefully within the next month.
This podcast is going to focus on REAL LIFE/WORLD HORROR. Things that you see on the news, read in the papers, and receive in your RSS feeds.
It will be focused on things like:
True Crime
Civil Unrest
Law And Order
Pressing Issues In Our Daily Lives... Etc

The reason I am doing this is because for way too long have I used my FaceBook and MySpace page as a soap box to start conversations about these things but I can never go into complete detail about them due to the venue.
Many of you do not know this about me and I have kept this a very guarded secret but I will explain this now to hopefully give you an idea of why I am taking this so seriously.
I am what you call an "Survivor Of Homicide". The term sounds silly until you know what it means. A SOH is someone that has had a family member, or someone equal to one, murdered.
The father of my oldest children was murdered six years ago in a very callous and premeditated manner. As far as details, please respect that it is taking me a universe of courage to even talk about this in a public forum and that sharing the exact details is one thing that I will have to decline to do.
The way the case was handled and the way that we, his family, were treated has been something that has infuriated me from day one.
The criminals in this case were afforded more rights than we ever were and the entire judicial system in the area the trials were being tried in broke down in their advantage.
I watch these television shows that profile cases like this and I have to tell you it makes me sick how much of the truth is left out in these things.
We live in a society where the laws are made to protect the guilty. Believe it or not, it is true.
We live in a society where you get more time for having a pound of marijuana than you do if you rape a child.
We live in a society where if you are convicted of murder and get a life sentence, you can be out in 15 years but if you rob a bank and are sentenced to 50 years you are almost guaranteed to serve half.
These are things that bother me deeply.

So here it is. I intend to open these doors and start these discussions with you all. This is how I am going to start making a difference. By bringing these things to light and get you all talking and thinking about them.
When you watch programs like this on the news, the anchors are pretty prohibited with what they say because they have people like sponsors and networks to answer to.
I have no one but myself to answer to so I don't have those restrictions. I don't intend to censor myself in any manner when it comes to these issues and I hope that you will all understand.

The entire program will be open to call ins. If you agree or, even better, disagree with what I have to say, please call in and talk about it.
I will have a co-host on this program as well, I will announce more about her once we get closer.
I don't want to say that this is the most important show you will ever listen to but I will say that the topics we will be discussing WILL be very important to your life.
All I hope to do is start the dialog with you and ask that you carry it on.

Changing the world can start being done by one person. I'm hoping that you all will help me in doing so.

Thanks so much for listening and I will keep updating with more info as I get ready to launch.
Should you have anything that you think we should be discussing, PLEASE send me your suggestions. I would love to make this as personal to you guys as it is to me.

Thanks again and I hope to talk to you all soon!!



  1. What a very brave thing to do - coming out with these things and having a PodCast about it. My great uncle was jumped and beaten in an alley - for $2, he died a fedw days later from his injuries. No one has ever been charged because of all sorts of exucses "they were just kids", "they may have been defending themselves", "can't say exactly which one did it", "he may have died because of something else really" just stupid stuff. There is a whole world of sick, twisted, unfair reality out there - which is why it severly irritates me when people come down on those of us in the horror industry for what we do.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle, hun.
    It's things like that hat absolutely disgust me about the way we allow the guilty to get away.
    Thank you for sharing that with me.

  3. I agree with you 100% and I think the podcast is a great idea. Only hope you do it on a Thursday or Friday so I can listen live. Might even be tempted to call. I grew up in a small town that had a high profile murder of a high school kid. The confessed murderer was sentenced to life, did about seven years. He served most of his time in a local jail where he was allowed out to work a part tme job unsupervised. While in jail, he wrote a book about the murder, which was bought for a film. If I remember right his conviction was thrown out, even though in his book he reaffirmed his confession. Then I see on TVpeople who have conned a casino serving life in prison with no chance of parole

  4. Yes very brave of you, i am sorry for the pain you went through

    1 first my advice to you- is too surrounded yourself with postive people and love your kids, they are a gift

    2 I have to agree with you on this topic, we seem to reward criminals, i believe anyone who rapes is a fucking pig, fuck them , bullet to the head or hung from the gallows

    I have some friends that work in detroit and they carry guns with them, i mean detoit looks like it has been in a 10 year war.

    One of my friends say if his daughter gets raped, he better run to the cops, cause he will die by his hands

  5. Lord Dixie - I will aim for Thursdays ;)

    Mike - I know how he feels. This system is so screwed, I feel pretty much the same.

    Thanks for the input, guys! :)