Saturday, March 7, 2009

Lee Majors at film festival

Exactly one month ago I noted that I had seen my first lecture by someone whom I'd once owned an action figure of. Little did I know that four weeks later I'd see my second.

The first was Leonard Nimoy, in Birmingham to promote his photography. Tonight it was Lee Majors at the Lindsey UNA Film Festival in Florence, Ala. Not until I noticed a woman in the audience with an old "Six Million Dollar Man" action figure did it strike me: I owned the same one as a child.

Alas, my old Spock and Steve Austin are long gone. No chance to get them autographed.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rance Howard at Lindsey UNA Film Festival

I've directed Rance Howard.

Not like lots of well known Hollywood directors, among them his son, Ron, have, but I'll always say I've directed him nonetheless. I directed him to pose for this photo for posting on He was the nicest guy you'd ever meet. He would have said OK had I just been a fanboy without press credentials.

So, all you Rance Howard fanboys, don't be afraid to ask.

One blogging note: McDonald's claims to have free Wi-Fi access, but only allows you onto their access site, then you have to pony up to play. I jacked somebody's signal to post. Sorry, somebody. And one more reason for me to hate on McD's.

At the Lindsey UNA Film Festival

I'm crossing paths with Lynyrd Skynyrd and their Swampers this week; I drove right by Muscle Shoals Sound studios on my way to the film festival named and sponsored by George Lindsey, best known as Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show."

The festival is located in the Quad Cities in Northwest Alabama, and if you don't know your way around them the "not to scale" map they provide is a challenge.

Still, panel discussions and the films themselves are encouraging to any artist, including myself a writer/photographer/editor.

Read more about my experiences at the Lindsey UNA Film Festival on