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The Goldberg Sisters’ “The Room.”

In honor of hep kitten Lana Del Rey’s new music video, and in an act of reverse coattail riding, here is a repost of my 2011 music video,  from my second lp —  featuring mutual muse Mr. Mark Mahoney. Shot on glorious and ass paining 16mm. While it may never go viral, the video has been known to cause fungal itch. 

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Women’s Appreciation Week. Day Two: Favorite Female Drive Show/FilmSister Act

See, people like going to theaters, and they like going to casinos, but they don’t like coming to church. Why? Because it’s a drag. But we could change all that, see? We could pack this joint.

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Happy to finally present to you folks a trailer for my film No Way Jose. A labor of lust, I co-wrote this with Sarah Kate Levy, directed it, made some songs for it, and licked it. It’s got an exceptional ensemble with some wonderful known and not so known actors – great friends of mine with whom I’ve collaborated on a variety of other projects and other mediums over the years before writing for them. Featuring Ahna O’Reilly, Emily Osment, thepathealy , Brendan Hines, Anna Belknap, and steveagee  making a very special appearance as The Clown). Also featuring some badass titles from number34 and an amazing soundtrack featuring some of my favorite ‘70s era tunes I cleared for the film, but not the trailer.  Coming to a home near you on July 7. You can pre-order the DVD (bonus features, commentary by me, etc)  or watch it on iTunes and other digital outlets in July. Or both. Or neither. It’s your life, you need to do what’s best for you. 

lf when you wake up in the morning you can think of nothing but writing…then you’re a writer.I’m gonna say the same thing to you. If you wake up in the mornin’ and you can’t think of anything but singin’ first…then you’re supposed to be a singer
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Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act 2 1993)

Now I’m gonna say the same to you. If you wake up in the mornin’ and you can’t think of anything but ________ (fill in blank) first…. then you’re supposed to be that. Whether it’s painting, writing, singing, caring for your kids, making love, saving lives, or surviving an illness, be it mental or physical. It could be anything that you want it to be. Then that’s what you’re supposed to be: An artist, writer, singer, mother, lover, doctor and most of all A SURVIVOR! Pursue that passion and LIVE.

~Shie