DADBOD: 20 Songs and Videos Make the Ultimate Ode to Fatherhood
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) After 25 years in the entertainment industry writing, directing, and producing video games, animations, interactive narratives, and audio projects (see: Electronic Arts, Broken Saints, The Cat’s Maw, and Buddha and the S**t — plus a win at the Sundance Film Festival), DADBOD lands as more than just a mid-life singer/songwriter flex. No, this is the legend of an incredible boy, the man who was transformed by his love, and the kind of bond that comes around once-in-a-million-lifetimes.
CONDE NAST: Coronavirus Quarantine in a Hotel (Travel)
I haven't posted here in a while. Internet issues? Travel snafus? Panicked personal distractions? Something huge happening on the global stage? My friends, it ain't easy being a 'digital nomad' on the best of days. And now COVID-19 has loudly proclaimed 'Hold my beer...' Maybe the latest travel story from CONDE NAST — featuring yours truly — can shed some light on the latest from my quiet corner of the globe...
TOP 10 TV SHOWS 2019: The Golden Age Has Arrived
I've done this annual feature list a few times before, focusing on the year's best films. But after slogging through 2019's cinematic contenders, only one really floored me. But on the small screen? The 'golden age of television' was in full goddamn swing, son. I can honestly say that the lion's share of my procrastination this year falls squarely on TV's considerable shoulders...
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: How a Comic Book Epic Was a Master Class in Storytelling
When I look back at the stories that had a lasting effect during my youth — those that shaped me, and inspired me, and frankly blew the roof off my poor little mind — I'd have to say that one of the defining tales was this 12-issue DC comics epic. For a hick kid with a second-rate movie theatre, a laughably small local library, and six channels on cable? My storytelling could pretty much be summed up as BC and AC: Before Crisis on Infinite Earths...and AFTER it.
PODCAST TIME: How an Epic Hike Across Spain Changed the Course of My Career
30 years ago, I first heard of the legendary 900km pilgrimage across Spain — the Camino De Santiago. 10 years ago, after reading The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist by acclaimed author Paulo CoeIho, I made the decision to walk it myself. And in the summer of 2008 -- with a huge career opportunity in the dust and nothing but a 20kg backpack as my companion, I took the first steps on this life-changing journey...
PAINTING WITH MUSIC (A Family Affair)
My brilliant composer cousin TOBIAS TINKER had an incredible idea — make original piano works inspired by the acclaimed paintings of his grandfather and mum, performed on the piano that has been in his family for generations. It's beautiful stuff, so I hope you'll take a minute to watch (and listen to) the embedded video pitch. Art for Art's sake. From the Heart. Inspired by Family.
QUICK HITS: Podcast News, OZ Chat, Travel Talk, and MORE!!!
With spring in full swing, it's high time (pun intended) to catch everyone up on the fresh goodies as well as some of the irresistible munchies I've got baking in the ol' brain oven. And if you've been stalking the Twitter and FB feeds, then you know what's gotta drop first, right? THERE'S A SWANKY NEW PODCAST COMING TO TOWN...
WRITING PROMPT: BS Series Pitch
A lot of you keep asking, 'Hey Brooke, will there ever be a live-action Broken Saints series?' Well, back in the day the concern was always the same — American networks and viewers just weren't ready for the 'limited series' format. But now, thanks to streaming services desperate for original content, it looks like the TV landscape has finally grown up.
A B.B. 'BLACK FRIDAY' BONANZA!
The whole 'Black Friday' thing creeps me out something fierce, and is right at the top of my list when it comes to proof of the imminent collapse of civilization. But I USED to be a certifiably crazy collector. A completist. So this post is for you, my fellow 'hunters' — for friends and fans who need to catch 'em all...
TRIBUTES n' TALES n' NEWS, Oh My!
Hey friends — time to fill you in on the ups, downs, and all-arounds of this workaday wanderer. Such is the life of a digital nomad, right? And with the holiday season looming like some red-nosed and tinsel-toothed beast, I'd better get on that shit now before 2016 swallows me whole (with extra gravy)...