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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

SORRY I HAVEN'T WRITTEN, BUT I JUST WASHED MY PEN...
At the age of love, a love deranged, 
A beauty from romantic interest, 
The thought of love, and love became estranged. 
Then the words of love became obsessed.

Surrounded by the troubled, by the thieving, 
Confused and bruised and poisoned by the master, 
Confused and blinded by the helpless scheming, 
Confused and blinded by the dreadful slander…


Enjoy the HISTORY CHANNEL article
 and the killer supercomputer reading its complete poetry here:
Also enjoy DAVID FINCHER's excellent film "ZODIAC",
staring JAKE GYLLENHAAL and ROBERT DOWNEY JR. here:





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Also enjoy this complete feature documentary (1hr 41min)
on the ZODIAC KILLER, from the Special Edition DVD
of the film ZODIAC, here:




Monday, November 27, 2017

Hahahahahaha! Hmmmmmmm...ok. I'm very Christmasy now. Happy little bears and snowmen––that's me! Fractured evil peeking in on a perfect snow globe world. I think I see a blizzard approaching. A bitter storm of imbalance. Until then, enjoy the angelic snow that brings more warmth to the heart than chill, my little snow globe friends.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS From the Singing Yeti!
 



Sunday, November 26, 2017

BLACK CAB PRODUCTIONS––NEW YouTube Channel––NOW LIVE! 
 
Please check out some trailers and videos in anticipation of the
New Film A CATCH IN TIME: CHAPTER ONE!

COMING VERY SOON!
 
Also, please give the videos a "Thumbs Up" if you like them and SUBSCRIBE to the channel.
Thanks so much!
 
Enjoy Black CAB Productions on YouTube here:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ahhhhhh, how lovely! The first morning of the holiday season with my Xmas mug. Now that's what I call a "large!" mug of delicious Snickerdoodle mocha!  

Oh, and for the ≈9x times fans who are (and those who are not) paying attention, look what looms on Post-It notes on my computer at my editing station. Hmmmm...a fine 9x to-do list––and still more 3-Packs from The Basement show to come too.  

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (Oh, and my new film is finishing out wonderfully––thanks for asking.)


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING To One & All!!!!

Hope everyone can enjoy this day of great food, relaxation, turkey-coma naps, super-fattening desserts, high spirits, loved ones, movies, music, sports (if you really must), and all that is good about life. As for the remainder of the world...you're welcome to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with us mean ol' Americans too. But keep an eye out for Zombie Turkeys––they are out there. And where you least expect them.




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No, really––I researched it––the dog was there.



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 THANKSGIVING TABLE 2017! Mom has done another amazing job! Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, mac'n'cheese (at Dad's insistence), and gravy are all heating up in the oven. Can't wait to eat!








Sunday, November 19, 2017

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and #art reminds you that you have one."
––Stella Adler
 (American actress and acting teacher)



Of all the creatures in the world, birds seem to epitomize thought, mystery, peace, adventure, and beauty both dark and bright––to me they seem to harbor the greatest part of our souls that we, as humans, are forever trying to capture and hold onto.  For we are forever trying to take flight.  Whether it be into the boundless inner-space of our imaginations or the vast universe we call outer space.––C.A.B.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A CATCH IN TIME: CHAPTER ONE––A Short Film
by
Christopher Alan Broadstone

UPDATE––Well folks, I'm finally working on the end sequence of my new short film and very specifically the last shot. It's been a long haul––10 months of countless hours––to get this far. 400+ clips have been placed, at over 700 cuts. And that doesn't include any of the audio work. And almost all of those 400 clips have required SFX work, minor and major.

There is still much to do, but the light is at last shining at the end of the tunnel. I hope this little 14min epic won't let you down. :) COMING SOON!
 


 
 A CATCH IN TIME––Reader Pic


It's so great that Jim (≈9x Keyboardist/Musician) took time from his busy schedule to not only read and truly enjoy my novella A CATCH IN TIME, but to snap these great pics and even write a review on Amazon. :) Thanks so much Jim!


Monday, November 13, 2017


I am very sorry to hear of the death of CARL FORD. :'(

Carl ran the Unrated.co.uk film review website (which is still active) and gave me the second genuine review I ever had for my films "Scream For Me" and "My Skin!”––back when only a handful were aware of my efforts.

Although I never knew Carl well, I did chat with him several times over the years and considered him a friend. His girlfriend, Grete Kotryna Domarkaite, made this announcement today: “I'm deeply sorry to inform everyone that Carl Ford passed away in hospital earlier this evening due to end-stage cystic fibrosis complications. His wonderful family (parents Joan and George, younger sister Ashley+partner Jamie and niece Georgina) and I were by his side at the time.”

Thank you for your early support, Carl. Be well and at peace wherever you may be. :) Hopefully in Goth heaven and still dancing like a madman.

Please check out Carl’s long running site, my reviews are still there in his archives :) : http://www.unrated.co.uk/
 
 

Sunday, November 12, 2017


COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS

Looking forward to this one. The Capote book is VERY good. And I have also spent considerable time helping a close friend research much about the Clutter Family murders, myself writing letters and talking to prisons, US Marshal Service, GARY McAVOY (a noted collector/auctioner of personal items of the killers, many other documents, etc.) and many others in research to locate one person who has almost never been spoken to about the murders: JOHN J. McRELL, a one time fellow prisoner and a man very close to the main killer PERRY SMITH. Sadly, this documentary project has never come to pass. I, nonetheless, have accumulated some interesting information; my partner in this crime having acquired several personal items of killer PERRY SMITH.

Look for COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS––Sundance Channel––Two-Night Event Starts Saturday, November 18 at 9/8c.

From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS presents a 360-degree view and re-examination of the brutal murders chronicled in Truman Capote’s classic novel, “In Cold Blood”.

More info here:

Saturday, November 11, 2017

THANK YOU!

Being in the military––fighting the fight none of us civilians really want to see first hand––is far too often a thankless job. A thankless job that literally costs life and limb. Today on VETERANS DAY 2017––when you sink into your comfy couch and pop up a movie on Netflix or simply text a friend on your smartphone, remember who helped make your very pleasant day possible, and say thank you to all the veterans out there: past and present and those soldiers still in the trenches and the ongoing battlefields both domestic and abroad. THANK YOU!


Friday, November 10, 2017

WOW! Today is the one year anniversary of my very last full day in L.A.   Hard to believe. And much has happened.

Is life better? That answer is a resounding yes!   Am I any closer to achieving my dreams in life––am I any more successful––well...in the success department, not really. Am I closer to achieving my dreams? Who knows? Am I still pursuing them in one way or another everyday? Yes I am. But the point is: my life is just better.

It's wonderful to see my parents all the time––and spend quality time––and also see some close friends far more often. Simply put, it's just nice to be back in Texas, which is a very pleasant place to be. I wish all the best to the many wonderful people I met in California. Hope I'll see you again sometime soon. Take care of yourselves and I'll take care too.   Also, please enjoy my last day in L.A. with my video journal below. 

Not With A Bang... (L.A.-To-Dallas Series_Ep-05)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1e0QRVwqPs



ADAM HATS BUILDING––Lead character Amanda's loft apartment in my novel PUZZLEMAN.

While on our excursion last weekend we drove back through DEEP ELLUM, where I haven't been in many years; and which I played clubs with my bands, ABOUT 9 TIMES and THE JUDAS ENGINE, countless times––endless walking the streets and placing promo flyers on telephone poles and car windshields also––an ancillary night-life home for a decade back in the mid 80s to early 90s.

PUZZLEMAN begins on Elm St. in DEEP ELLUM. Back then, however, the ADAM HATS Building was abandoned.  When I began putting PUZZLEMAN on paper (yes, literally handwriting it) back in 1982, it was the first and only place I envisioned Amanda living, if someone had only developed the location into loft apartments (the large multi-paned outer windows play prominently in the novel). As I said, I began writing PUZZLEMAN in 1982…and finally in 1997 the ADAM HATS Building was actually converted into 90 very pricey lofts (how I wish I could afford to live where my vision began in 1982).

Enjoy some current PICS I snapped, some LINKS, and even a little EXCERPT from PUZZLEMAN: Chapter 6. I removed referring to Amanda's flat as located in "Adams Apartments" later on in final re-writes of the novel, but she will always live in the ADAM HATS Building in my imagination. Every time I’ve driven by––down in Deep Ellum or whizzing past on the freeway––I’ve always wondered if Amanda was in there…living in there even now. :D



PUZZLEMAN: A NOVEL Available On Amazon:
http://tinyurl.com/yb5xm82n

A Brief ADAM HATS Historical Timeline:
https://dallaslibrary2.org/dallashistory/photogallery/downtownliving/adamhat.htm

A Brief History OF DEEP ELLUM:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Ellum,_Dallas

ADAM HATS LOFTS Official Site:
http://adamhats.deepellum-lofts.com/
 

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