Friday, November 10, 2006

Name Game



When you live and in a foreign country sometimes your name gets spelled wrong. For me, in Japan, I usually get "Stive Marshall" or "Steve Malshall". Occasionally I even get "Stibe". It all has to do with the pronunciation here. Last weekend however was the best ever! I arrived at the gig and there were posters up all over with my picture and the name "Steves Resume"! (That's an actual scan of the flyer above.) Seems whoever was in charge of advertising there went to my homepage and looked at my resume. At the top of the page it says "Steve's Resume" so, that MUST be my name! I laughed about it when I got there as the agent that hired me was confused as he said, "I though your name was Marshall not Resume"!?!
We all got a good laugh!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Good Luck!



BOO! (Did I sacre ya!?! Sure I did! Just call me the master of terror!!!)
Halloween is just around the corner so I felt this photo is apropriate for the occasion! It was taken last Friday night at a venue I was performing at in Tokyo. Very interesting place. The stage had a raised plexiglass floor with sand unternieth it. It felt a little strange walking on it since, out of the corner of my eye, the floor actually looked further down than it was! Great time and great show though!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cover Boy!



I was honored to be put on the cover of the October issue of the MUM magazine! It is the magazine of the Society of American Magicians. It was really strange to open up my mailbox and see my own face staring out at me!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

From the train


Here's a picture of the ferris wheel at Kasairinkaikoen. It is a big park just one train stop from Tokyo Disneyland. I saw this scene from the train one day and decided to go back and take a picture of the beautiful sunset. The only problem was to get the angle I wanted I had just one shot from the moving train before the train pulled into the station. You can see the result above.
Enjoy!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Going...Once...Twice...SOLD!



Today was another milestone for me as I sent out my first painting. It was a comissioned piece for the Golden Music Academy in Orlando, Florida. The Painting is called "Golden Notes" and you can see it above. It is now on the long journey from Japan to the USA. It was the first time I've let one of my paintings leave my possesion and I must admit I felt a bit sentamental about it. When you create something out of your head and onto a canvas, or any other medium, it's difficult to let it go. I know for a fact that it's going to a good home though. I've seen pictures of the music school it's going to and it's a bright cheery place that is filled with music and laughter! You can visit on the web at http://www.goldenmusicacademy.com/ or if you live, in or near, Orlando why don't you sign up for a class and ask to see "Golden Notes" while you're there! Tell it Steve says "Hi"
Oh, If you like the painting please contact me. I've got more and I'm creating more all the time. The first one's "left the nest" I'm sure it will be a bit easier from now!?!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Dr. Demento


WOW! What a surprise I had last night. I checked the playlists at www.drdemento.com and saw that he had played my song "B. A. Clown" on his show last Sunday, January 22.
I was jumping around like the kids in the movie "That Thing You Do" when they first heard their song playing on the radio!
I've been listening to the Dr. Demento show for about 25 years now. It was really cool to hear him say my name on the show and play my song!
If you can please request that he play the song at www.drdemento.com. You can also listen to the January 22 show and other shows for just $2.00. CHEAP!
Also there's a site at http://www.dfsxradio.com/9110.htm that has a weekly top 20 countdown. Please go there and vote for my song as well. THANKS!!!
Thanks for all your help and support with this!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Nothin' Up My Sleeve!



Ok Kids,
Here it is, my first entry into the "Steve's Stuff" blog.
It's January 4, 2006, and the New Year is looking good so far!
We've been visiting the family and have already been to 3 temples!
We went to the one today, in Monzen Nakacho, that we go to every year and brought our old daruma and other implements of good luck and fortune and left them at the temple. We then walked a few steps over to another window and bought more of the same things for this year. We also bought some "Omamori's", Japanese good luck charms. We bought one for Claire for good luck in starting first grade this year and one for Julia with a picture of "Hello Kitty" on it (Nothing like character marketing at the temple) which is for general good luck, Shigee got one for Driving Safety, and when I saw one that I thought looked cool I asked Shigee what it was for and she said, "Safe Driving AND Driving away evil spirits!" I got that one! BONUS! (Hmmmm can I now start a service to safely drive away evil spirits?)
Well, that's it for now. Glad we're all here together.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Here's wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2006!
Steve

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