SUBSCRIBE by Email

Search This Blog

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

This one turned out quite lovely, a SPICY BEEF & PASTA BOWL.  Simply brown 93% lean ground beef in a non-stick skillet, along with thickly chopped red onions, red & green bell peppers, and spice all with Tabasco Original Pepper Sauce, garlic, oregano, basil, and paprika.  Once ready the beef is brown and the veggies are al dente, spoon into a bowl and top with whole-wheat pasta (previously prepared) mixed with garlic marinara sauce.  The cherry on top is a pepperoncini.  Drizzle all with shredded sharp cheddar and ground red pepper.  Very tasty!
IT'S HAPPY HOUDINI DAY!

 
Harry Houdini
"Magician Harry Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1874. Between his breakthrough in 1899 and his untimely death in 1926, he thrilled audiences with dazzling illusions and death-defying stunts such as the “milk can escape” and the “Chinese Water Torture Cell.” Houdini was one of the 20th century’s first multimedia celebrities, and his unmatched skill and showmanship have since made him into a pop culture icon—so much so that his name is included in many dictionaries as a synonym for a clever getaway. Below, learn 10 surprising facts about history’s most influential magician." –– History.com


Learn 10 things you might not have known about HOUDINI
and also watch a short video about his Famous Scrapbooks.
Interesting stuff!


If the video won't play on the article page, just follow this link:

Or
Watch the video here on Fishing For Avocados...




**********


From WildAboutHoudini.com:
"Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the first public performance of Houdini's most famous escape, The Chinese Water Torture Cell. To celebrate this anniversary, here's a look back at the history of the cell and its 100 year journey from England to Las Vegas.

Houdini's first death-defying onstage water escape was his famous Milk Can. However, the Milk Can had a problem. It was widely imitated by other so-called "Handcuff Kings." By 1911 Houdini resolved to rectify this by creating a new effect that would be more expensive to replicate, more difficult to stage, and far more dangerous to perform. He called it The Water Torture Cell…"

Read much more about The Chinese Water Torture Cell on WildAboutHoudini.com:
http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2012/09/the-chinese-water-torture-cell-at-100_21.html



**********


Learn a little about the scrapbooks Houdini put together
regarding other magicians and various interests, currently
housed at the HARRY RANSOM CENTER at
The University Of Texas At Austin.

 


**********

Learn how HOUDINI accomplished his famous
CHINESE WATER TORTURE CELL!

Just watch this interesting video:

 
  

HAPPY HOUDINI DAY TO EVERYONE!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

Now that's what I call a plate of scrumptious PASTA JAMBALAYA!  First I boiled whole wheat Fettuccine till "al dente", then added Prego Italian Sausage & Garlic sauce spiced up with diced tomatoes to give the sauce extra body, and mix.  On the NuWave Oven I grilled skewers of Hot Italian Sausage (cut into slices), thick wedges of red & green bell peppers, and medium-size raw shrimp––all brushed (both sides) with Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce and sprinkled with oregano& basil.  Once done, just pour the pasta onto a large plate and add the sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.  Outstanding!
Finally saw CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR this morning and found it to be excellent! 3:) It was a smartly written script with some thoughtful dialogue, and was nearly non-stop action with almost everything but the Avenger's kitchen sink thrown in. That meaning: you get some extra superheroes, but sans The Hulk and Thor––I did not miss them.  Also, enjoy the cameos from Marisa Tomei, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman. Check this one out on the big screen if you can. 3:)

Enjoy the CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR trailer here:


UP NEXT...
.
 Saw the trailer for THE SHALLOWS, arriving on the big screen June 29th.  If the film is as intense as its trailer, this will be a nerve-racking adventure into isolation––with the beach so close, yet soooooo far away.  

Enjoy THE SHALLOWS trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgdxIlSuB70


**********
.
And wow, whatta ya know!  The first big screen spin-off movie from the STAR WARS franchise is coming.  Many new characters and offshoot story-line arrives in theaters December 16th.  Billed as A STAR WARS STORY, it looks pretty super-duper. 

Enjoy the ROGUE ONE trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg



**********
.
 Ok!  Now our modern day favorite as Mr. Holmes––BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (or Cucumberpatch, as I like to call him) in the outstanding BBC series SHERLOCK, has now become even more super human than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's supreme detective.  Soon to be unleashed, CUMBERBATCH is another MARVEL superhero, DOCTOR STRANGE.  This one should be interesting and, if MARVEL keeps up their high standards, should also be quite excellent.  Looking forward to this one.

Enjoy the DOCTOR STRANGE trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BlRN0bVPuo 

LOOKS LIKE THIS MOVIE YEAR IS TURNING OUT TO BE A BIG ONE!

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Don't care for YouTube?

Enjoy my videos on VIMEO.com

C.A. Broadstone Video Page on Vimeo:
 
 
Also Check Out VIMEO ON DEMAND
For Streaming & Digital Movie Purchases!



ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

How about some DOCTORED SOUP & CUCUMBER AND RED ONION SALAD?  I said yes!  The soup: Start by pouring a can of Campell's Chicken & Rice soup into a large microwave safe bowl, then add a can of organic Tri-Bean Blend beans––next add diced red & green bell peppers and red onions––spice with oregano, basil, garlic, and Tabasco Chipotle Sauce.  The salad: Slice fresh cucumbers and cut in half, chop red onions (leave thick), then soak over-night in a bowl filled with apple cider vinegar, dill pickle juice, and spring water––spice further with oregano and basil.  Once ready, spoon onto a plate and top with shredded parmesan cheese and sliced black olives.  Soup and salad together make an excellent combination of hot & spicy and cool &refreshing.  Absolutely delicious!
So!  You say you can't get enough 24/7 horror on NETFLIX or AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO?  How about giving SHUDDER.tv or SCREAMBOX a try.  Check out this humorous video review by FOUNDFLIX, detailing both options, plus several free streaming horror channels on your ROKU (should you happen to already own the box).


Watch The FOUNFLIX Review here:


Enjoy The SHUDDER.tv Trailer:



Enjoy The SCREAMBOX Trailer:


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A very big thanks to my pal, Lee Bailes, for grabbing THE DEEP WOODS for me.  Currently a hard-to-come-by collectors item––a selection of music put together by author JOHN CONNOLLY as a soundtrack to accompany his new book A TIME OF TORMENT (A Charlie Parker Thriller), which is due out August 2nd here in the US.

From John Connolly's Official Newsleter:
http://www.johnconnollybooks.com/newsletters/newsletters-2016/newsletter-3-16.html

"THE DEEP WOODS: A SOUNDTRACK TO THE NOVELS OF JOHN CONNOLLY, VOL. VI

As is my occasional habit, I've put together a compilation CD, entitled THE DEEP WOODS, to go with A TIME OF TORMENT. The CD includes tracks from 8:58, Low, Mark Kozelek, Damon & Naomi with Ghost, 13 & God, Nancy Elizabeth, This Mortal Coil, Reservoir and Susanne Sundfør. To be sure of a copy, you can order a signed edition of A TIME OF TORMENT from The Gutter Bookshop, Dublin; Alan Hanna's Bookshop; No Alibis in Belfast; and Goldsboro Books in London.

Most Dublin bookstores (Eason, Dubray, etc.) will have copies of THE DEEP WOODS with early copies of the book, and I'll be handing out the CD at events in Dublin, Cork, and Belfast. I'll be giving it away with copies of the new book at events in the UK, and the CD is bound into specially signed early editions that will be on sale at many Waterstones, as well as online.

For US readers, we will arrange to get copies of the CD to independent mystery stores, who will also have access to a limited number of signed US copies. We'll print a list of those stores nearer to the US publication date."


Enjoy Some Selected Music From THE DEEP WOODS...


13 & GOD –– "Armored Scarves"
 




••••••••



THIS MORTAL COIL –– "I Come & Stand at Every Door"




••••••••


SUSANNE SUNDFOR –– "Silencer"




••••••••



DAMON & NAOMI –– "The New World"




••••••••

Look For Some Of These Other Groups & Tunes On YouTube.com


Tuesday, May 17, 2016


ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

GROUND TURKEY TACOS––healthy and delicious!  First brown Jennie-O 93% lean ground turkey in a non-stick skillet, along with thick sliced red & green bell peppers and red onions––all spiced with Tapatio Hot Sauce, chili powder, garlic, basil, oregano, and paprika.  Once brown and the veggies al dente, spoon into taco shells, add freshly diced red onions and shredded sharp cheddar.  On the side: organic black beans, spiced with Tapatio and Texas Gunpowder Jalapeno seasoning, sprinkle with diced red onions and a little cheddar, then top with two pepperoncinis drizzled with ground red pepper.  Spicy goodness at its finest.  

NEW!––PUZZLEMAN: A NOVEl Book Trailer!
 
Special thanks for the wonderful quotes from these reviewers' excellent reviews: Matthew Sanderson, David Watson, Daniel Dale Herring Jr., Scarlet Áingeal, Vitina Molgaard, Bill Meeker, Kevin Lintner, and Zachary Walters.  Cover Art by: Danilo Montejo
PUZZLEMAN: A NOVEL Available on: Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/mwptm84 & Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/m6jrayp


Enjoy The PUZZLEMAN Book Trailer Here...

And on YouTube in HD and The Big Screen!


Enjoy some pics from the PUZZLEMAN Old-Book Shoot...









Sunday, May 15, 2016


ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

Yesterday I was in a rush and needed a quick-prep lunch I could eat while I continued working on my new Book Trailer.  So!  A SPICY CHICKEN SALAD WRAP to the rescue.   I had prepared chicken salad two days previously: All white chicken breast (easy––from a can in water), then press the water completely from the chicken in a strainer and toss in a large bowl and chop up finely with a spoon––next, add diced celery, brown onion, and one large whole dill pickle (also diced)––add a large dollop of Smart Balance Omega-3 Mayo, a healthy dousing of Tapatio Hot Sauce, a hearty sprinkling of oregano, basil, and paprika––then mix all together thoroughly.

CUT TO––Present Day: My chicken salad was already properly chilled, so I simply laid out a whole wheat tortilla, slathered it with spicy brown mustard, spooned on a wide strip of my Spicy Chicken Salad, added shredded sharp cheddar, fresh kale, rolled the wrap, toothpicked it and cut it in half.  On the side: one radish, baby carrots, green onions, pepperoncinis, and gluten-free white tortilla chips.  Voila!  Eat and continue editing and post-audio on the PUZZLEMAN Book Trailer.
One of the most emotional, beautiful, and powerful songs ever written is THE SOUND OF SILENCE by SIMON & GARFUNKEL. It's such a good song that it's been remade by other musical artists countless times. And now it's even been covered by metal band DISTURBED (probably their best song in years, since they seem to have lost all originality after their second album in 2002). Enjoy this great new version, haunting and still powerful––and the video is quite lovely to look at, as well.

Watch The Sound Of Silence Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4




Now Enjoy The Original SIMON & GARFUNKEL Version
From Their 1964 Album WEDNESDAY MORNING, 3 A.M.: