Day Job Gigs: - My current day job gig is a Windows 7 upgrade project like the one I worked on for Seattle Public Utilities last year, this one for hospitals in the Seattle area.
When I have spare time and get an invitation my schedule can accomodate, I also do occasional freelance testing (of iOS apps and web sites) via uTest.com.
Acting projects: - My day job schedule doesn't allow for stage projects these days, so I'm keeping my acting chops up in other ways. I'm a regularl reader for table readings and staged readings of new scripts for the SPS playwright's group at ArtsWest.
Music Projects: Album release: My friends Bruce Blood and Bill Scott, (a.k.a. "Blood & Biscotti") released their album, "Blood & Biscotti: The CD"
I played bass on the album. I love these guys, and our years-long amorphous musical collective collaboration. :)
Otherwise, musically, I've been focusing mostly on show tunes for auditions, and learning a few new popular tunes to sing with my guitar.
Writing Projects: I'm collaboratively writing a couple of web series with friends from L.A. and Seattle, writing characters in the hopes that we will find a way to shoot them someday, and portraying the characters. An evolution of some earlier work we did for demo-reel purposes. The scripts are in the table reading phase, so nothing online just yet.
Otherwise, I'm pondering where to go with some other concepts I've been working on since completing the Screenwriting Certificate Program at the UW. For the time being, while I have very little free time, those stories are just one fabulous way to de-stress when life gets chaotic. :) I met some great people through the screenwriting program, and we've inspired each other with challenges and projects since classes ended.
Dana's On Twitter (And Playing with Twitter Widgets! Woo-hoo!)
June 15, 2009
I'm on Twitter! It took a few days to get used to, and it really didn't seem to make much sense for awhile, but I _so_ get it now, and I have two new accounts. One, I'm using for my statuses: DanaRiceActor, and the other I'm using for more geekly and testing stuff: Ricinezsurf.
I had to chuckle, one of the first "people" to start "following" me was "Gov. Schwarzenneger". I took a day off from Twitter to contemplate the implications of that. ::brain frizzles::
And, by the way, there is also a Dana Rice account on Twitter, that's not me. Although, I am "following" it because some of my friends have found them by mistake.
I only tweet a status once every few weeks or so, but I now have it hooked up to feed my statuses on Facebook, ReverbNation and MySpace.
I'm taking suggestions for revisions for any page on Dana Rice's WWW Home and the Dr. Ice's Hotlists web sites. Let me know if you have any requests or suggestions, especially for the business job-finding resources page.
New people on the "Which Dana Rice Are You Looking For?" page - I'm revising this page again, which is a sharing of my domain names with other people with my name. - to add a few more Dana Rices to the directory - including my friend the firefighter/poet in Tennessee, a wonderful singer in Georgia, and a cinematographer in L.A. who once shared my IMDb record for a few months, years ago. :-}
Complete overhaul of my PNW Callboards page. This is the page I get the most suggestions for, and it needs updating. Several callboards have gone dead online, and there are new, viable sources cropping up, as well.
If you aren't already on my email show notice list, and you'd like me to contact you when I'm in plays or musical projects, I can do that! I have email lists, I have a phone, it's all good. Just let me know how you'd like to be notified. Call me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and say, "Please put me on your mailing list!", or some such thing. You can also just mention it the next time I see you, eh? Don't forget! And don't forget to tell me about your artistic endeavours, too!
I have now have a Mailing List and a Street Team on ReverbNation. If you'd like to receive notices of my performances (mailing list) or help promote them (street team) or both, please sign up in the widget below, or just email me at email@example.com with the contact info of your choice.
Thanks to everyone who's been sending me their news about artistic endeavours, and thanks also to all who use my show notices as an excuse to catch up! I love that!
Song Lyrics & Other Writing
A special thanks to those of you who've asked for the lyrics to my original tunes.
They are now on my Writing Collection web site, along with some other of my writing stuff:
Dana's Writing Collection And
thank you very much for asking! I hope to get some more songs written one of these days!