Tuesday, October 27

interview

Interview 5 – MrMeathook
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Interview 5 – MrMeathook

I got my love of horror from my cousin Daryl (YouTuber MrMeatHook.) Growing up he was obsessed with horror films, including the original Friday the 13th AND introduce me to the fan magazine Fangoria.  This eventually led me to become a horror writer and director - so this week I pay tribute to my cousin Daryl on Mimosas with Michael. ----------------------------------- 1. So what is the inspiration behind your YouTube channel? Why that particular format/medium? My inspiration is that I’ve always wanted to entertain, but I’m pretty reclusive and socially awkward. YouTube gives me the opportunity to express my creativity without having people stare at me while I’m doing it. It also allows me to edit out bits that are not funny or would be considered uncouth. 2. What is the reason behind the ...
Interview 4 – Bob Van Laerhoven
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Interview 4 – Bob Van Laerhoven

You know what goes good with a mimosas? A book! Check out our interview with renowned European author Bob Van Laerhoven and his new book 'Return to Hiroshima.' 1. What was the inspiration for your novel ‘Return to Hiroshima?’ So many years after WWII, our world-wide collective memory still recalls the horrible “Übermensch”- experiments the Nazis conducted in their concentration camps. When, some years ago, I read, by coincidence, “Unit 731 Testimony: Japan's Wartime Human Experimentation Program” by Hal Gold, it became clear to me that the Secret Service medical unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army went even further in their gruesome medical experiments, hidden in obscure parts of the continent, than the Germans. Obsessed as the Japanese society was with the “bushido-code,” the way of t...
Interview 3 – Stephen Kogon
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Interview 3 – Stephen Kogon

Back in 2016 I worked on a film called Dance Baby Dance with Stephen Kogon, Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recs) and Clare Grant (Robot Chicken, wife of Seth Green). I attended the red carpet premiere: Red Carpet Premiere and took a minute to follow up with Stephen on the process of creating his first feature film. 1. Briefly tell us what the journey with Dance Baby Dance was like. A: Briefly?! What are you trying to say -- I'm a windbag :) Fine, fine, here's briefly. It started with walks on the beach where I would listen to music to clear my head and get story ideas. At the time this story came about I was listening to a lot of old school soul (Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave) and for some reason I just saw myself tap dancing to them (even though I'd never tap dance...
Interview 2 – Brantley J. Brown
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Interview 2 – Brantley J. Brown

For my second interview I wanted to introduce my good friend Brantley. I am always admired by anyone who drops everything to move across country to follow their dreams. I know it isn't easy - and I know that fear can be debilitating; often times keeping people from pursuing the one thing that makes them happy. So meet Brantley J. Brown: 1. So what made you pick up everything from Tennessee and move to Southern California? I think that a lot of people, at some point in their life, stop and have a moment of reflection. They evaluate everything they've done and accomplished. Some find they are right where they want to be, and some find that they still have so much left in this world to do. I definitely am one who found that I hadn't done nearly a fraction of things that I wanted to do in my l...
Impact2Income
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Impact2Income

Our host, Michael Coulombe, was interviewed by Tyler Watson for his podcast Impact2Income, giving advice to entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business or follow their dream in life. Check out the link here:  Impact2Income Listen:
Episode 8 – Gregory Blair
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Episode 8 – Gregory Blair

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5kb479Dk1pztb9YZFYzK72 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/ZlEAE2L49Yo Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Award-winning actor/writer/director/producer Gregory Blair was born and bred in Southern California. He studied theater at various locations throughout Los Angeles--including UCLA--and also studied abroad at Cambridge University. He is a Geoffrey Award winning actor, EOTM Award winning director, Stonewall Award winning novelist and multi-produced and award-winning screenwriter and playwright. As an actor, Gregory has graced the stage (Sylvia, Working, Six Degrees of Separation, etc.) the big screen (Ooga Booga, Fang, Look Back, etc.), and the small screen (Escape The Night, Love That Girl!, Amazing Sports Stories, etc.); as...
Interview 1 – Barbara Spoor
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Interview 1 – Barbara Spoor

So here at Mimosas with Michael, we wanted to do something new and different. We thought it would be neat to include online articles and interviews of people who have fun and exciting ventures going on - and that we could share with our audience. We decided to launch our first interview with Barbara Spoor, who at the age of 25 walked off her job to follow her passion...and started a blog in the process. 1. First off, I’d like to ask what inspired you to start your blog ‘I Quit My Job at 25’ Writing has always been a big passion of mine. The week of my 25th birthday, I was going through a really big shift in how I was thinking about the life I was living. It's funny, because there was absolutely nothing wrong with my life coming from a logical stand point. I had a great job with a Major Hol...