Sunday, 23 July 2017

In Person Success - Jazz Musicians Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield

Jack DeJohnette is a Grammy Award winning drummer who is undoubtedly one of the most influential jazz drummers of all time. He started his career in the 1960s and has released 35 albums as bandleader as well as playing on almost 200 others. He is perhaps most notable for his time as drummer for the legendary Miles Davis from the 60s to the 70s playing on 13 of his albums including the groundbreaking 'Bitches Brew'.

John Scofield is a 3-time Grammy Award winning jazz guitarist who began his career in the late 1970s and has released more than 50 albums as well as playing on almost 100 others for legendary musicians such as Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, with whom he remained as his guitarist for 3 years beginning in 1982.

They recently performed a concert together in Ottawa and I was able to get their autographs following their show.

TTM Success - Former Ohio Governor Bob Taft

Bob Taft is an American politician who served as Republican Governor of the state of Ohio from 1999 to 2007 and had previously served as Ohio's Secretary of State from 1991 to 1999. He is the great-grandson of former US President William Howard Taft.

He signed the photo I sent him and returned it in my SASE in 27 days.

Bob Taft
2933 Lower Bellbrook Road
Spring Valley, Ohio 45370-8761

TTM Success - Author J.A. Jance

J.A. Jance is an author who writes mystery novels. She has written more than 65 booksm mostly of three book series that focus around retired police detective J. P. Beaumont, Arizona County Sheriff Joanna Brady, and former Los Angeles news anchor turned mystery solver Ali Reynolds.

She sent me a signed bookmark in 53 days.

Friday, 14 July 2017

TTM Success - Actress Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is an actress who is best known for portraying Paige Jennings, the daughter of Soviet spies, in the TV drama The Americans. She began her career at the age of 11 playing Sharon Percy for two years in the Broadway musical Billy Elliot.

She signed the photo I sent her and returned it along with a handwritten letter in 69 days.

Holly Taylor
C/O The Americans
Eastern Effects Studios
99 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

TTM Success - Former South African President F.W. de Klerk

F.W. de Klerk served as President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 and was the last South African President to serve under the apartheid era. He played a crucial role in ending the apartheid policies of segregation and racial discrimination in the country, early on in his presidency, lifting the bans on the African National Congress and Communist Party of South Africa as well as releasing Nelson Mandela from prison and formally negotiating the voting rights of all South Africans. When Mandela became President in 1994, he served as the Deputy President until 1996. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela in 1993.

He signed the photo I sent him and returned it in 69 days.

F.W. de Klerk
C/O The F.W. de Klerk Foundation
PO Box 15785
South Africa

In Person Success - Actor/Comedian Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy is a member of the 'Blue Collar Comedy Tour' and has released 7 comedy albums and starred in movies such as 'Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector', 'Delta Farce', and 'Witless Protection', as well as voicing the tow-truck Mater in the animated movie 'Cars'. He is known for his catchphrase "Git-R-Done!"

He recently performed in my city and I was able to get his autograph and a photo with him as he was leaving through the airport.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

TTM Success - Movie Director John Carpenter

John Carpenter is a film director who is best known for directing several iconic horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s including 'Halloween', 'The Fog', 'Christine', and the martial arts comedy 'Big Trouble in Little China'. He is also known for composing most of the music for his films including the now iconic theme music for the 'Halloween' films.

He sent me a signed 8x10 photo in my SASE in 40 days.

John Carpenter
C/O Storm King Productions
8033 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 8000
Hollywood, CA 90046