Thursday, January 03, 2008

Taylor Swift

I discovered Taylor Swift's music after hearing her song "Tim McGraw", which is ironically named after her favorite singer. I instantly became a fan. Taylor has a beautiful voice and her songs are so easy to relate to. Maybe that is because Taylor is very hands on and writes most of the songs herself. She is definetly going places and I look forward to hearing more of her music whenever she records a second album.

Caroll Spinney

Caroll Spinney is the man behind the vocie of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Seasame Street was one of my favorite shows to watch as a child so I decided to write a letter to him after reading his book The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch): Lessons from a Life in Feathers. It was a VERY enjoyable book, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and easy read. This success is easily one of my favorites from 2007. Mr. Spinney sent me this smaller BW ISP of himself as well as an 8x10 color ISP of Big Bird, a color copy of a Christmas illustration of Big Bird, an orginal sketch he drew of Big Bird for me and probably my favorite of all.... he drew a sketch of Oscar on the cereal box I sent for cardboard backing on the blank side and there is word bubble coming out of Oscars mouth that says "Hey, Shel- This is great! I've been drawn on an 'Ol Piece 'O card!" Mr. Spinney also sent me a nice letter that was very enjoyable to read. Probably my favorite of the few handwritten notes I have received. He even drew a little sketch on it too. An AWESOME success.. He is obviously a man who truly appreciates his fans! :)

Jerry Bruckheimer

Jerry has produced many notable movies including Flashdance, Top Gun, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down to name a few. He also worked on all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies which I have to say are my favorite movies of his along with the sports flick Remember the Titans. Recently, he signed on to produce a movie of the Sophie Kinsella book, Confessions of a Shopaholic. Loved that book can't wait to see it on the big screen! :)