Q&A With Indie Artist Robyn Bonucchi Marriott

I’ve always been a huge fan of Reverbnation.com. For the independent musician it gives a free platform to promote their work, and for the music lover it’s an excellent place to discover new & interesting artists. Needless to say, since I fall into both categories I visit Reverbnation.com quite a bit. One day a few…

Gratitude Challenge: Day 7

The 7th & final day of my Gratitude Challenge! 1. Angles: In my experience I’ve come to understand angles in fact are everywhere, they exist in many forms & appear when least expected. It can be meeting a random stranger that leads to bigger & better opportunity, a song that comes across the radio at…

Gratitude Challenge: Day 6

Day #6 of my Gratitude Challenge! 1) My best friend from Seattle Adam! You’ve been a constant supporter of my creative endeavors for well over 15 years. Positive reinforcement is perhaps the single biggest thing artists need. Thanks for the years of encouragement! 2) My Seattle dart clan; Paul, Bill, Jim, Steve, Eugene, Glen &…

Gratitude Challenge: Day 5

Day #5 of my Gratitude Challenge! 1) Coffee: I have never been a morning person. This is in part because I’ve suffered from mild forms of insomnia my entire life. A hot cup or 2 of black coffee has been a morning ritual for as long as I can remember. However it’s not all about…

Gratitude Challenge: Day 4

Day #4 of my Gratitude Challenge! 1. Justin for giving me my first performance opportunity after the move back east. It was only 2 songs but loads of fun & hopefully the first of many more to come! 2. Alex & Pat for casting me as Dusty Roads in Last Leaf’s Production of “Murder at…

Gratitude Challenge: Day 3

Day # 3 of my Gratitude Challenge! 1. Seattle: This may be a little broad, however I’ve been all over the country and (in my opinion) nothing compares to the beauty of Seattle in the summer… snowcapped mountains, water & an occasional bald eagle flying over head. What’s there not to like? I’m thankful I…

Gratitude Challenge: Day 2

Below day #2 of my Gratitude Challenge 1) Acting: I’m thankful for discovering acting, although it was a bit later in life… better late than never! Many people I talk to believe acting is about emoting “feelings” or being the center of attention. However that couldn’t be further from the truth. For me acting is…

Gratitude Challenge: Day 1

Yesterday I was nominated for the Gratitude Challenge by my good friend Adam. The objective… for 7 days straight write down 3 things you’re grateful for & post them to Facebook. Being a huge believer in the power of positive thought I really had no choice but to gratefully accept (pun intended). In addition to…

My Philly Sports Journey: There And Back Again

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a diehard Philly sports fan. As a child my family used to go to The Vet to see the Phillies, during my collage year’s football gatherings were a Sunday ritual & to this day Ron Hextall is still my favorite Flyer. In 1997 when I moved…

Philadelphia Eagles – What Brotherly Love Truly Means

Football season is finally almost here. After last year’s promising finish I’m looking forward to Sunday’s game. The Phillies were really hard to watch this year & the Flyers are still a few months away. For me the biggest concern is the defense, mostly their ability to rush the passer & constantly force turnovers. I…

Hydria Cover Version of Entangled (Genesis)

Anyone close to me will attest to the fact that I’m a huge fan of the progressive rock band Genesis. Although old school fans may shutter at this fact, “Invisible Touch” was my introduction to the band. However in my defense, I was only 16 at the time and had yet to understand the overall…

Kermit The Frog: Memories From My Childhood

I’ve been a Muppets fan my entire life. Perhaps it’s the fond memories of a simpler time watching The Muppet Show with my mom, dad & brother. Although at the time my brother & I didn’t understand all the musical theatre songs or completely get every joke… all we knew was that “Pigs In Space”…

Victoria Smith: Artists Supporting Artists

Victoria Smith is an independent singer/songwriter hailing from the great state of Massachusetts. We met on Twitter of all places; social media is a wonderful way to bring people together from all over the world. One of the many philosophies we share is the idea that indie artists need to support each other (Artists Supporting…

Brian Dawkins: It’s Time For War

Brian Dawkins is by far my favorite Philadelphia Eagle of all time. When Dawk was on the field you just knew something exciting was going to happen. Drafted in 1996 it took a few years & the arrival of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson for him to take his game to the next level. It begs…

Gang Green: The 1991 Eagles Defense

Who remembers the 1991 Eagles Defense? I was a junior in collage & remember the “House of Pain” Monday Night Football game against the Houston Oilers well! Without a doubt the ’91 Eagles had one of the greatest defenses in NFL history. If it wasn’t for Randall Cunningham’s season ending ACL injury in week 1…

Desperately Seeking Songs Samples from Melanie Dekker

For today’s Tim’s Show & Tell post I’m very please to introduce Melanie Dekker. The story: It was June 2012. At the time I was living in Seattle WA however on this particular Sunday afternoon I was in the middle of a day trip to Port Townsend WA. On the way home we passed the…