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~Our Supporters Green-Fly Media LLC Merchandising Professionals LLC Action Sales and Merchandising INC Arrowwear USA John and Cindy DeHaven Donald and Bobbie Herden Horace and Tangela Copeland Debbie and Bruce Chavanne ~About Don and Wendy Kovacs Alice Mary Herden is a freelance photographer, sports photographer for Hernando Today, and a digital graphic artist. She is also editor of Voices to Visions: a Dust and Shadows Magazine. I created this magazine for my Dad, to show him my photography and interests. ~Notes All material and information are property of Green-Fly Media LLC and associates. Magazines run quarterly. January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st. The magazines are purchase online only and are a nonprofit magazine. You only pay for Magcloud’s printing and shipping costs.

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October is breast cancer awareness month. For my little sister Tara, I wanted to create a tee shirt that recognized her. Tara is not a big fan of the pink ribbons so I wanted something symbolizing our connection, our sisterhood and the obvious choice, the Gears of War Crimson Omen. However, I understand that people would not think this is an appropriate image to symbolize breast cancer awareness, and that is okay. But you have to understand this is a sister thing. For those of you that do not know the whole story then I can understand how you would react to first seeing this. So I designed some different ones with the GOW Crimson Omen.

* Gears of War Crimson Omen used by permission from Dana Cowley Senior PR Manager of Epic Games. To read more about our story see my older issues: http://issuu.com/green-flymedia

Tara, my little sister, was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2011. She underwent her surgery for a double masceomy while, Debbie (my other sister) and I went to Texas to be with her. A couple of weeks after returning to Florida, on September 7th of 2011, I suffered a TIA and as a result of that I had mild cognitive impairment. Tara is an avid gamer and loves Gears of War. When she came to Florida for Christmas, she bought me Xbox 360 and all the GOW games. I wasn’t that much of gamer anymore... but after playing for a month or so, I got better. My connection with my brain and motor skills seem to get better every day. Tara and I love playing together. We laugh a lot, we play as a team, we teach each other strategic moves and on occasion we frag grenade one another because we love each other. Epic!

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does come with all those uncontrollable bumps and bruises. He will learn to define adjustments and reach for guidance of agility. I can see what he wants in his eyes, how he wants to prove to the world that he is strong and forceful. You can almost see that his is visioning himself making those catches and scoring those touchdowns to seeing the crowd’s excitement, hearing them cheering from the stands as he prominently raises his arms when his teammates congratulate him. You can see that, not only in Walter but all the other kids. I am very proud of these boys. They just rock and they know they have a cool Aunt who is game smart, sports smart and willing to have a burping contest anytime, any day and anywhere. Live long my nephews, May the force be with you as you stomp your way down the field. Update: On September 20th 2012, Walter retrieved a fumble on the offensive 20 yard line to score his first touchdown! Their team Lee Freshman High School was playing against Odessa Permian High, the lineman knocked the ball during a run and play, Walter was position as a corner on the defensive line. “The ball came right to me and I picked it up and ran.” Walter said. This being his first touchdown on his first game day, I asked Walter what his reaction was as he stood there in the end zone; “How did I do that?” he replied with a little giggle. Knowing this was a big step for him, he told me that he now has more confidence in himself and that he can achieve more.

My trip to Texas! This is my second year to visit my little sister in Texas. This trip was more vacation then the last time. It has been a year now since her bout with Breast Cancer. And I tell you, she is one strong woman. I admire every humor, every cranky pants moment, every laugh, and every quirky smile. This was a great time for me to visit her, since Walter and Austin are in their first year of the football season. I was extremely excited to have been able to actually shoot Walters scrimmage game on the field. Being only fifteen years old, the start of his new dreams to set his life are in place now. Football will teach him the balance of structure, and the life that

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Although Walter does not play during every game, he is relaxed on the sidelines but still feels those urges to play. “It’s exciting in every step.” Walter says with determination. During that play, Walter’s mom was in the stands. I asked her about what was going through her mind when Walter made his first touchdown. “I was very proud and excited and filled with extreme joy, and grateful my son was able to play, and after all that he got a touchdown. This has helped him show the coaches that he able to achieve more.” Austin, Walter’s younger brother is also playing football, Walter’s advice to him, “Be your best and keep trying”.

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Brooksville Ballers Welcome to Hernando County’s first semi-pro football team! I was assigned to cover the Media-Meet and Greet Event at Ernie Weaver Park for the newspaper. I was so excited to get this assignment. I love shooting football, love shooting even more in the day time. This is a great asset to the county and we do wish the guys all the success in the future. I took an extra day, just on my own, to shoot more photos of the team. I met up with them during their practice at the Hernando High practice field. I do appreciate them letting me shoot them during their practice. When I looked at the photos that I took, I see what dreams may come. I see the determination, the ambition of these guys, regardless of their age. There comes a time in a man’s life to dream, and this is a dream that they can actually live in not just a close your eyes moment, but a reality that can structure them with integrity, build upon new friendships, to form a family of brotherhood. A team of blood, pain and sweat takes each player to the distance. Fight for what their soul and heart wants. Knock down the barriers of what will endure before them, and shine on, just shine on. Website: http://www.ballcharts.com/teams/index.php?team=BrooksvilleBallers  Page 7……..

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out. I set out to shoot a variety of bands, from heavy metal to punk. So here are my best shot from some of the bands that I shot. Even though these are different people with different backgrounds, all of these individuals have a dream. Just like in sports, they dream of being successful, dream of having a “limelight”. They thrive for the attentiveness of the crowd and devotion of their fans. I wanted to ask them the same questions about their influences, society and mentors. I wasn’t surprised about the similarity of their answers. I am very fortunate to have people in my life that are willing to hang with me while I shoot. Thank you, Michelle, Don, Debbie and Bruce. You guys being with me, it really met a lot. I also want to thank the band members for letting me shoot while they perform. I love capturing the expression, all those blissful moments of vocal rage to the silent dreamer of the bass player. With each capture, we all wonder what you are thinking about.

Band Photography Getting back doing the type of photography I love really took a big step for me. My first live band photography was with a band called Mister Burns. They were playing at Bourbon Street in New Port Richey. There I met Wade Sabourin, the lead singer. They were okay with me taking picture during their show. I was just hoping that the photos were going to be okay. Trying to figure out the settings on my camera and learning which color stage light does what in manual mode. I had to learn to get the right timing down so I never took a shot when the red stage lights came on. I can’t say enough about Wade and how our friendship grew. He is an extremely determine man and pushes until he has everything perfect and in sync. Everything has to have a balance. He is a good friend, and I love him like a brother. I wish him and his wife all the success and happiness the world can give them. Knowing it has been such a long time since I shot any live performances, I was tentative on how these shots would actually come

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. LA Pussycats An update with this band, Joey Bishop lead singer for LA Pussycats is no longer a part of this band. Therefore the questions for this article have been dusted. I do wish the best for each member in their future venture and where they lead them that will make them happy.

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I would say I have little talent but MORE passion and drive than most...If I want something bad enough, I practice until I know I'm one good, then I practice until I'm received as one of the best by my peers and band mates...so I guess my talent IS my passion. As far as society goes, I'm not driven politically in society through music but rather in a sociological group sense of having to prove one’s self and to stay on top. 3: Who is your two most influential mentors and why? Musically, my uncle Randy Knisely. He can play ANYTHING as long as it doesn't have strings...ANYTHING! So, naturally growing up, I picked up a string instrument, the guitar. Overall in life, I would say Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning is as good as he is because he works harder than ANYONE else to be the best...a great influencing philosophy in my character. 4: Knowing that there are influences that may have a grounding effect on some people, what influences within your atmosphere changed you to have a more positive output?

* Name: Tim Knisely * Band: Wikkid * Position: Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitar 1: At what age did know that you wanted to pursue a musical career and what instrument did you hold that made you look up and thought, “This is what I want”? I wanted to be a musician early but didn't pursue it until around 16 and my instrument was a guitar. I couldn't play it real well but I took lessons and practiced every day until I could play it the way I needed to. Funny enough, I wanted to be a lead singer, but I was told that I wasn't good enough so for several years, almost secretly, I practiced until one day, years later around age 28, I got my shot and floored everyone. From then on, I was the lead singer and guitarist 2nd. 2: How much of your talent and ambition is driven by passion and how much of this is driven by society?

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When I first became a singer...in an earlier band in my younger days, our lead singer quit the day before a very important gig. I had been keeping things together in rehearsal by singing and playing while he was absent before he quit. We decided to keep the gig with me singing. In the audience that day was a local music personality named Doc McGee who had seen it all in the music business, had done it all, and was now affiliated with the local music scene. He stopped me after the show, back stage and he asked, “Son, did you say this was your first show as a lead singer?" to which I replied yes and he then said, “Son, don't EVER stop what you’re doing and don't let ANYONE tell you again that you can't do what you did....your and amazing lead singer and front man, DO NOT STOP!" I thanked him and since then, I haven't stopped. 5: The fear when growing up knowing that you wanted to become a musician/singer, must have had, if any, some downfalls, however embedded boundaries within you. Share with us some of those downfalls and boundaries that made you who you are today. Well reference what I've stated previously, I was always told I shouldn't be a lead singer by friends and band mates until that one gig that changed all that. (See previous) 6: If you had the opportunity to have one chance to play with a group, tell us the one place you would love to play at and with what group. Group? That’s easy, MY GROUP! WIKKID! where is a different story...I’d have to say in the short term, probably The Whisky a Go Go, just because of the history there and in the long term, probably like some sort of Ozzfest if he ever does that again if not Cruefest (Motley Crue)

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and when he found out that I was his grandson he about had a heart attack - lol. He knew this cocky Italian kid from NY could play drums and immediately threw me into the fire competing with the other drummers in the class. I had a bad accident at my job when I was 20 yrs. old and almost lost my left hand in a saw accident. I thought my drumming days were over but the surgeons did a great job after 3 surgeries and 2 years of therapy to save my hand. Obviously I couldn't play drums anymore for a few years and didn’t start playing drums again till I was 30 when I got a new drum set for my birthday. I was just playing drums in my room to my favorite cds to get my chops back and get rid of all the rust for the next few years. In the year 2000 I got to meet one of my Idols Morgan Rose from the band 7 dust. We met backstage, swapped phone #s and became friends over the next few years. I never missed a SEVENDUST in Florida and traveled to NY, Georgia and Las Vegas just to mention a few places to see Morgan and SEVENDUST. I learned a lot from becoming friends with him not only as a drummer but learning about the music business. I also got to meet so many bands, musicians and great people over the years of going to all the SEVENDUST shows.

* Name: Jay (Diesel) Soldano * Band: Wikkid / Crossbreed * Position: Drums My Bio - My family has been in the music industry and music scene before I was born and my whole life. My Grandpa is Buddy Greco who is a famous Piano player and jazz singer. My grandpa and Tony Bennett are the last 2 scat cats left from their generation. He has performed with some of the Greatest Musicians of all time .. Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Louie Armstrong, Bennie Goodman, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett and the list goes on and on. My Grandmother Sally who was married to my grandpa was a singer and so were my Mom (Cindy Soldano) and my Aunt Joann (O'Connell). Playing drums runs in my family and is in my blood. My Uncle Buddy Greco Jr. plays along with my Idol and Dad (Vinnie Soldano) My dad and uncle have had a few albums recorded and still play till this day. My dad put sticks in my hand when I was about 5 yrs. old but just banged on things throughout the house until I got a few yrs. older as he taught me how to play and could play on my own. I learned how to play drums also through all my years of school and how to write and read music up until I graduated. I played shows through school, events and mainly just jammed with friends all through school. When my family moved to Florida when I was 16 my music teacher at tarpon springs high Mr. Mukunis was a huge fan of my grandfather  Page 25……..

Then I was at a Nonpoint show who I became friends with and a friend of mine told this guy at the show "This is your man" - I had no idea what he was talking about. He introduced me to Raven Chain who was the singer in the band Sister Kill Cycle. He was looking for a new drummer. I didn’t know anything about him or the band. They were an industrial rock band and he wanted to start a new project. We jammed together and then I auditioned and they chose me as their new drummer. Along with becoming their new drummer came a drum endorsement from Ddrums and a stick endorsement from X-cel drumsticks. I was thrilled and blown away that I was getting my 1st endorsements. That’s where I met Terry Platt and Rick Hughes from Ddrums. They gave me my 1st break and believed in me and my talent right from the start. Torry from X-cel drumsticks made me my own signature (Diesel) drumsticks. I stayed with Sister Kill Cycle for about 8 months. We started playing local shows and traveled through Florida and started some recording until I got noticed and recruited by another local band Crossbreed. The members of Crossbreed came to see me play and introduced themselves to me before a show I was playing to see if I was what they were looking for. No pressure - lol. After the show they said they liked what they heard and saw from me and invited me to their studio to fill me in on what they were working on. They (Crossbreed) was a signed national act, had 2 albums go national, toured the country, etc. I was blown away by their studio, their past projects and especially the new album they were working on (KE 101) They told me I had 4 weeks to get ready for a X-mas show. I knew nothing about them or their music. I had to learn 14 songs, practice at home, rehearse with the band 4-5 times a week. Their manager Bill Aucoin who was also the manager for Kiss, Spider, Manowar, and Billy Idol just to name a few was coming to this X-mas show and to see me. 2012©Green-Fly Media LLC


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We played a sold out show at Bourbon Street in New Port Richey with almost 1000 crazy ass Crossbreed fans. I had no idea it was gonna be like this!!! IT WAS AWESOME AND I KILLED IT. Bill told the guys in Crossbreed "This is your guy" (sound familiar) power guy, bald head, muscles, arms and stix flying, makeup everywhere. That was the ultimate compliment coming from Bill. Once again I was blown away. The next month after Crossbreed named me their new drummer. It was 200 mph still rehearsing, working on the new album, playing shows, doing photo shoots not to mention still working a fulltime job. With our new album coming out, more shows to play and going on tour I started thinking ... I need a cymbal and drumhead endorsement. Bill had to wait till all our work was done before he could get our press packs together so I didn’t waste any time in trying to get those endorsements myself. I got in touch with Morgan and he got me in touch with another drummer Steve Underwood who was the drummer for Stuck Mojo at the time. Steve gave me a few connections at Paiste cymbals and Evans drumheads. It was then up to me but there was a chance that those companies weren’t endorsing any new musicians cause the economy was taking a huge hit. I spoke to the reps for both companies and they told me to put an e mail package together of our new project KE 101 (photos, music, etc.) and they would check it out and get back with me when they could. They BOTH called me the following day and said "we would love to have you in our family and endorse me" IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE!!! MY JAW FELL TO THE GROUND!!! I WAS NOW ENDORSED BY SOME OF THE TOP COMPANIES IN THE WORLD OUT OF NOWHERE!!! I was telling myself "Who am I?" "What have I done to deserve this?" I have worked my ass off to get to where I've been and accomplish this dream and now I get to share it with all my family, friends, fans and supporters. So then our album gets released across the country, going on tour and now I start marking off the venues that I was seeing SEVENDUST play at and the same stages they played on. I then participated in my 1st trip to NAMM in California to represent all my companies. I once again was blown away by the event at NAMM. Now I got to meet some more of the best musicians ever in the music business that I grew up listening too and got to rub shoulders with. I had my friend Doug Brackett who I went to the event with (who I met years ago seeing SEVENDUST who was also friends with Morgan) PUNCH ME IN THE FACE!!! It was incredible to see my name on the artist boards of all my endorsement companies with all the other artists. When I returned home from the NAMM show Terry from Ddrums took me to dinner to have a meeting with me. He informed me that he, Rick and a few other guys were leaving Ddrums to start a new drum company called Crush drums and percussion. He was hand picking some of the artists he wanted to go with him to Crush and he wanted me to continue to be with his company. I told him "There was no question that I was gonna go and be with them being they gave me my 1st break and drum endorsement".  Page 26……..

A few months later I went to Rockfest at the St. Pete Times forum to see Morgan and SEVENDUST along with Hell yeah, Limp Bizkit and Alice in Chains. When I was with Morgan during the day we went to the booth that had other companies there to show and give the artists their product. That’s where I met the guys of Sleek audio and Jason Krywko. They are an ear monitor company and that was the last thing I needed to try and get endorsed. They introduced themselves to us and after they were finished with Morgan they asked me who I played for. When I told them Crossbreed and that I needed an endorsement Jason said come to our place in palmetto next week and he'll custom fit me for my ear monitors and endorse me. UNBELIEVABLE!!! How blessed and thankful my life has been in such a short time by so many people who have believed in me and took a chance on my talents and gifts. I WANT TO TRUELY THANK ALL MY ENDORSMENT COMPANIES FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART - CRUSH DRUMS,PAISTE CYMBALS,EVANS DRUMHEADS,SLEEK AUDIO AND X-CEL DRUMSTICKS. After a few more months of some downtime I had to do something so I decided to join a cover band to stay busy, stay sharp and keep my endorsement companies happy. So that’s where I got connected with Tim from the band Wikkid. They were doing auditions for a new drummer and when they found out who I was and who I played for they said "Well ..... why do you want to play for a cover band while laughing" when I filled them in on my side of it, what an hr. audition was supposed to be wound up being a 3 hr. jam session. They were blown away and said "you’re the guy" so then I became the new drummer for Wikkid. We took the "cover band" thing to a whole new level, instantly started becoming the talk of the local scene and catching steam along with our fan base and the local venues taking notice. Victor Lima who is one of the local promoters and knew me from Crossbreed caught wind of me joining Wikkid and started getting us more gigs, recognition and exposure. I then got nominated by my g/f Aileen Collins for a competition Vic was running that was the Sexiest Drummer and Musician in Tampa bay which I won. Then Vic held his annual TBMN music Award show this past Jan 2012. He voted Wikkid Best Rock n Roll band of 2011. As I was packing my gear up after our set I could hear him talking and introduce Anthony Arnold of Mayhem Magazine who was one of the major sponsors of the Award show. He asked me to come up front from behind the drum kit. I had no idea what was going on. Just figured he wanted to ask me a few questions. That’s where I met Anthony and he awarded me the Best/Favorite drummer Award of 2011. I then got with my friend Matthew Coombs to record my endorsement video for all my endorsement companies. You can see it on YouTube (http://youtu.be/jrc0TpPUNoM). What an INCREDIBLE year it was for me and the band (Wikkid) we have accomplished so much and I have to thank all the current and past members of Wikkid for all the accomplishments. I also want to 2012©Green-Fly Media LLC


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thank Keith Wilkins who supports the local music scene and writes his articles in the examiner. He gave me another one of the Greatest compliments in an interview with us (Wikkid) when he said "There’s not many bands or drummers I would pay money to see but your one of them and also compared me to John Bonham" What a compliment!!!

1: At what age did know that you wanted to pursue a musical career and what instrument did you hold that made you look up and thought, “This is what I want”?

Now Wikkid is still crushin’ it and smashing doors down. We're writing our own original music and hope to be in the studio by the end of the year to record our album and start to open for national acts across the state and soon across the country. Well that’s my life and the path I took in such a short amount of time. It’s been an unbelievable and incredible ride and I am truly blessed and thankful for everybody I have come in contact with, the friendships I've made and all the love and support over my music career. If there’s 1 piece of advice I can give other musicians –

2: How much of your talent and ambition is driven by passion and how much of this is driven by society?

DONT EVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS CAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN ITS GONNA HAPPEN - JUST LOOK AT ME!!!

I tinkered around with the bass when I turned 16, but I got my first guitar at 17 and immediately got serious about it.

I'm driven most by the enjoyment I get from playing, so I guess that qualifies as passion. 3: Who is your two most influential mentors and why? Definitely Kirk Hammett from Metallica. I learned how to play guitar by figuring out Kirk Hammett's solos from the early Metallica albums. Second would either be Satriani or Steve Vai. 4: Knowing that there are influences that may have a grounding effect on some people, what influences within your atmosphere changed you to have a more positive output? I just try to stick with good people and good places. 5: The fear when growing up knowing that you wanted to become a musician/singer, must have had, if any, some downfalls, however embedded boundaries within you. Share with us some of those downfalls and boundaries that made you who you are today. Music isn't an easy path to take and it will weed out anyone who doesn't really want it. Be prepared for a lot of hard work and an equal amount of frustration if you want to play music. The energy at the live show makes it all worth it. 6: If you had the opportunity to have one chance to play with a group, tell us the one place you would love to play at and with what group. I'd love to play at the Hollywood Bowl with the G3 tour lineup.

* Name: Matt Lupori * Band: WIKKID * Position: Lead Guitar

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4: Knowing that there are influences that may have a grounding effect on some people, what influences within your atmosphere changed you to have a more positive output? I think my positive outlook is just in my nature. I don't worry about a lot of things. Every band, musician, has there ups and downs throughout their life. My love of playing will never diminish although it may change as I grow older. My wife has asked “How long do plan on banging your head every weekend?" and I always reply that I don't know. If playing hard rock and banging my head every weekend gets old, I will probably just change the style of music that I play, but I will keep playing. 5: The fear when growing up knowing that you wanted to become a musician/singer, must have had, if any, some downfalls, however embedded boundaries within you. Share with us some of those downfalls and boundaries that made you who you are today. I've never really had any downfalls to speak of. Disappointments of good bands falling apart because of egos and drama are a downfall for sure. When I first moved to Florida I was in an original band in Orlando called Soul Spill. We started with me and a former guitar player from a band in NY, found a good drummer and eventually found a great singer. We worked hard and got a lot of recognition, air play, etc. * Name: Owen Law * Band: WIKKID * Position: Bassist 1: At what age did know that you wanted to pursue a musical career and what instrument did you hold that made you look up and thought, “This is what I want”? At the age of 15 and playing Bass guitar 2: How much of your talent and ambition is driven by passion and how much of this is driven by society? 100% passion 3: Who is your two most influential mentors and why? My older brother Terry who also plays bass has been my only mentor. Influences are a different story but you asked about mentors. Having started playing 5 or 6 years before I did, he has always been more proficient than I am. As I improved as a player, so did he. As I progressed as a bassist and aspired to achieve his level of ability, so did he. Always leaving me striving to achieve his level of expertise. Unfortunately, this continues to this day and I have realized that no matter how hard I strive, I will never catch up to him as for every step forward that I take, he also takes a step forward, if not two.

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After several years of gigging and 3 of 4 members sharing a household thing went downhill. It's a shame because we really were a great band. We put on a great show, everyone loved our songs and we had fun writing and recording, all members had the same attitude about the music. We took all the money we made and put it all back into the band for recordings, promo, etc. But, egos and drama got involved and the band is no more. From that experience, I personally have made a conscious effort to not let the little things get in the way. I take each member as they are. I do not try or want to change them in any way. We are who we are because of our individual talents and those talents come from our individual personalities. 6: If you had the opportunity to have one chance to play with a group, tell us the one place you would love to play at and with what group. I would love to fill in for Geddy Lee (on bass) at Madison Square Garden one night but as a band I would take any crowd of tens of thousands at any venue. Having played a battle of the bands for 104.1 real radio Monsters of the Midday at Daytona in the late 90's for a crowd of 6,000 plus, I would love to see 20,000 plus.

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The passion I have for music is it allows me to express myself and make people happy at the same time...very few jobs allow you to do that so I feel very fortunate to have found something I love and can make a living at too. My mentors were really all the musicians who have come before me that I have learned, played, and stolen from. I really try to write positive songs and give a positive show...there are so many terrible things that happen to people every day, and to dwell and sing about them doesn't give me or my audience any comfort, so I would rather smile, laugh, get crazy and enjoy the moment with the crowd. It is supposed to be fun! Started playing in a band in college in 1975, so I have seen all the ups and downs of the road...high school proms and dances, frat parties, clubs with no one there, clubs packed, stolen gear, wrecked trucks, numerous member changes, broke, flush, success, failure, radio play, CD's, sponsorships, radio commercials, suicides, deaths, breakdowns, divorces, crowds of fifteen thousand, crowds of just the bartender...basically everything you could see in a music career I have seen, and still having a blast! I never really fantasized about playing in another band...I've always had fun doing what I was involved in, and never really longed for another position. It’s been one unbelievable ride and I would change much.

Thanks.....see you soon,

Bobby Friss Band

BF

I know when I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show that had a huge effect on me, like every other kid in the world, but I always felt a connection musically with them because I could pick out all the vocal parts and harmonies at a very young age...that style po-rock music is still my forte as a writer and I love beautiful melody, not just a rock song with a good beat. As I got older and started singing in choir and picked up the guitar, it was very clear this was something I loved and could do.

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Our overnight trip to Green Coves Springs, Florida

Hanging with Mary and her two granddaughters

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events, watched my brother play football and baseball. I missed my opportunity to see them shine, to cheer them on, to say over there that is my sister, or yep, that was my brother that hit that homerun. I do understand that other responsibilities may clash with the days, nights but parents, your kid really loves to see you in the stands, they know your there and they know when you are not. They want you to be proud of them, that’s all they want at this age. By knowing that you are there, this may actually help structure them to do better in anything that they what to achieve.

Assignments Having the opportunity to shoot High School sports is the greatest learning experience for me. Each time I get assigned an game, the more I get to know the kids and the more I learn how and when to shoot. I have been shooting High School sports with Hernando Today for over three years now. And I have Joe to thank for letting me shadow him, and also Tony Castro for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow, and it was not that easy. And I do thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. These two men are awesome people with the passion and respect of sports. When I do look through these photos I sometime wonder what will the be doing five years from now. Where will they be. When I was in High School, my sister and I were always involded with sports. Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Track. Tara, our little sister was more into band and dirt bikes. Boy, could play that clarinet and man o’ man could she ride that dirt bike. We were an athletic family. Our brother Scott was the best baseball player ever. He would break the bats, hit home runs endlessly. He should of played pro, he should have. But like all of us, there are paths that are sometimes detoured from what our heart really wants to do.

I deep down inside loved it when Mom came and saw us play, Dad on the other hand was a pain in the butt. Coaching from the stands, he was funny. I can laugh about it now. But they were there watching us play. Your kids won’t realize it now, but later in life they will understand and be more thankful than you will ever know. And for the friends that support their friends playing in any sport, that is awesome. When you do this you build a unity with each other. The school spirit that thrives to the success of each school. Regardless if your team wins or lose, it’s the support system that binds the victory or heartbreak. When I see this, it makes me know that there is more then just people watching a game, there is respect, support and honor. Cheer on! Play well, and live each moment in the moment not in glory, not in disappointment, but in passion! `~alice

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Credits

Links

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Cover: photo by Alice Mary Herden

* http://Green-Flymedia.com

Page 2: Pink COG Design by Alice Mary Herden

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Epic Games)

* http://www.blackstarwhiskey.com/welcome.cfm

Pages 3-6: Photos of Walter Tomlin by Alice Mary Herden

* http://www.facebook.com/#!/wikkidband

Pages 17-20: Photos of LA Pussycats by Alice Mary Herden

* http://www.bobbyfriss.com/

Pages 24-32: Photos of WIKKID by Alice Mary Herden

* http://gearsofwar.xbox.com/en-US/

Page 23: Flyer provided by WIKKID

* http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/

Pages 33-39: Photos of Bobby Friss Band by Alice Mary Herden Pages: 42-47: Photos of Mary’s Grand-daughters by Alice Mary Herden Pages: 48-51: Photos from Florida Central Zoo by Alice Mary Herden Page 53: Springstead Fans at game, photo by Alice Mary Herden Page 54-59: Cross Country at Lake McKethan Park, photos by Alice Mary Herden Page 60-65: Swim meet Springstead and Nature Coast at the YMCA, photos by Alice Mary Herden Pages 66-73: Springstead Vs Land 0’ Lakes, photos by Alice Mary Herden

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October 2012 An ending note from me: August until the mid-month of September, I set my galleries over at Smugmug for free downloads. I was totally shocked about how many downloads were taken and not one thank you in the comment section. Let alone not one donation, not even a dime. (STATS) (* this is not referring to hits from my showcase gallery and brokers) I have seen my photos and renders at sites that they are selling them, even to the point of putting a hat on a dinosaur and selling it as a party invitation. It cost me money, I have to buy the characters, the Photoshop brushes and so forth so I can create. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars over the years and have yet touched the surface of making a profit. The photos that I take cost us as well, in means of gas, my time, hotel cost, if we go to a location. Do I go after you? Do you track you down? No, it’s not worth my time and energy to do that. You know who you are and you know you are doing the wrong thing and doing it intentionally, and I hope in turn you fix that. I might consider putting my galleries back to free download... might. I battle between getting my photography out there, my name out there to; why can’t people leave a quarter?

need, when I have the extra change. The big expenses, camera equipment, software, repairs I really depend on him. Now that Smugmug is raising their yearly membership fee up $100. That is setting me back $100 a year. It’s really not worth it for me to stay. Since the four years I have been there, I was only able to break even once. I am not gripping, okay maybe a little, but I am just trying to vent and get my point across. I never ask for anything in return, nor do I expect it. If you can give me something, that would be awesome, but if not a thank you goes a long way and puts a smile on my face. I do have dreams and I do have goals, and I need to stop setting myself up so short. ~alice

* Brokers from Daz, Renderosity or RuntimeDNA if you would like to use any of my photos for your digital creations, let me know.

Years ago I was in a position that hurt me to no end. I was scared and threated; I didn’t understand what I did wrong. I read the rules and would no way ever do anything intentionally. The whole situation cost me so much money in penalties and cost when the profit I made was only .35 cents. I was treated unfairly and very well could have a case. But I am not that type of person that is revengeful, I know it was not fair and still to this day is not fair, but I fought with myself deciding whether or not to set things right for me. I just let it go. However, I still have to bury the anger and hurt deep inside. I always ask myself, why do I do this? Why do I work on these magazines? Why do I do all this, and take all this time and extra little change I do have in doing it? What am I getting in return? Am I making any money? I need to make money; I need things for my business! And the answer is; Creativity and Passion, and Love. I work only 15 to 20 hours a week with a company I have been with for over 12 years. I used to be an assistant manager, but stepped down (that is a story in itself) after getting burned out, left for almost a year and came back to work stock and I love it. Now I do broker digital products at Daz3d and Renderosity, Kelly and I are working on a couple of projects as we speak. I also sell, very rarely, items at Zazzle. So I get a little change from that as well as if I get assigned to shoot any sports for the paper. Don said my yearly income was like three grand. Don can’t pay for everything! He is an awesome husband and wonderful supporter and I love him with all my heart. I pay for what I can and wait until I can get what I  Page 75……..

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