A Note

Volunteering at the dog shelter has been occupying way too much time as of late. I’ve been scratched and nipped, I have felt uncomfortable, sad, angered, frustrated… but I also have felt love, hope, joy, excitement, and happiness. Cleaning up dog excrement may be far from glamorous… but it is completely honest. Opening gates and leashing dogs you don’t know or trust can be nerve wracking the first times you do it, but if no one walks the dogs, what chance to they have of not going mad, or finding homes? Heck, even most of America’s most hardened, incarcerated, criminals get an hour of yard time a day, and most of the dogs at the shelter did nothing wrong, they just happened to get lost, misunderstood, old, under-trained, or circumstances changed in their owner’s lives that forced them to give them up…

When I volunteered yesterday, I was delighted to have received a thank you note and picture of two elderly dogs that found a new home a few weeks back… I was also elated to have a terrified dog want to spend time with me (in her kennel) wagging her tail the whole time… I was overjoyed to see video of a dog that was too scared to come out of her kennel walking around and moving freely in the yard after one of the key volunteers carried her there. 

It really is a tragedy that so many shitty people are in the public spotlight, humans who are the furthest thing from positive role models in my opinion. Most of the time doing “good” work is thankless. At the shelter, 95% of the time we never hear from the people that we help or see pictures of the happy dogs in their new homes. [Though maybe I’ll start implementing a new idea I just came up with… creating fantasies of receiving letters and pictures directly from dogs who I feel like I may have helped improve their lives while at the shelter or by finding them a new home.]

We all matter. Everyone. All creatures are part of the greater WE. I grew up being told that WE are all God’s creatures, and that we should treat others the way WE would like to be treated. WE should treat others the way WE would want others to treat OUR mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, friends, or pets. Have I failed at this at times? Unquestionably yes, but we/I are/am flawed, and today and tomorrow are new opportunities for all of us to become better.

Regardless of whether or not WE receive thank you notes, WE can all choose to make a positive difference, to matter, WE can choose to help, to improve the lives of people in and out of our communities, or animals, whether it is when WE are being paid to do jobs, when WE are volunteering, or even when WE are just walking down the street.

It really does cost nothing to be kind and decent, but it really is worth so much. Thank YOU for every selfless, positive, and amazing thing you have done in the past, that you do today, and that you choose to do tomorrow.

– Quiche Out

Episode Two – 2 Million

Yesterday, Tuesday at 3 PM, episode two was launched on Brat’s YouTube platform, and I am happy to announce that Russell Fitzroy has made his 1st appearance.

I do not exactly know which episodes he will be in from now on other than the finale, but he will be throughout. A new episode released each Tuesday at 3PM, for next few weeks.

  • 16 hours after being posted, Episode Two already has 700,000+ views…
  • Episode One, released last week, has over 2 million…
  • And the Brat channel now has 2 million+ subscribers! — Congratulations Brat!

Link to the A GIRL NAMED JO playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVewHiZp3_LN8GHyhsDprhPwu9dJX9CgN

And if you’re only initially interested in seeing my character/work, in episode two, you can see that here on an unlisted YouTube video… https://youtu.be/gLoo4Jedu4Q

– Quiche Out

https://youtu.be/gLoo4Jedu4Q

Cat’s Out

https://youtu.be/sl4us7t8R4w

I worked on this song with David Stahl, the accompanist of the class I had been taking at LACC this past semester, but with all the other songs I put up in and out of class, we never got to do this one publicly. Anyway, I shared it on Facebook a few days ago, so I figured I’d share it with you all too, in case you didn’t see the link.

– Quiche Out

https://youtu.be/sl4us7t8R4w

On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018… I dropped into The Gardenia, Los Angeles CA, to hear these fabulous musicians… Josh Nelson (pianist), Dori Amarilio (guitarist), and Jon Stuart(drummer). On Wednesday, May 30th, at 1AM, Keri Kelsey (host of the evening), called me to the microphone. Big thanks to Craig Cochrane for video.

Last Night @ Gardenia

I got to Keri Kelsey’s open mic at The Gardenia late and was called up to the mic right after Karen HernandezDori AmarillioMichael Saucier did such a kick-ass, jazz instrumental session, that I didn’t want to get off my bar stool, personally, thinking that the evening could have ended perfectly right then.

However, I did get up…

On that bar stool I had a few ideas of what song I’d sing, but changed my mind on the fly on my walk over to the piano with my iPad, quickly searching for and selecting another song, only to change it once again after I put my electronic tablet down in front of Mike Farrell who was back at the piano. He is one of Hollywood’s go-to pianists for many of the singing or music-based TV shows…and has played with/for many well-known bands and singers.

Although I really didn’t want to get up, once the music started and I started singing, it truly felt awesome, at the very least it was a selfish joy to sing with such talented, world-class musicians playing behind me.

– Quiche Out

One For My Baby
by Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen

Tom Kiesche at Keri Kelsey’s open mic.
1/16/2018 The Gardenia – Hollywood, CA

with world-class musicians
Mike Farrell – piano
Dori Amarillio – guitar
Michael Saucier – stand up bass

As Seen On World News!

Super happy to have been alerted about an article about Park Ranger Park posted on World News (WN.com) today…and I invite you to read the article.

https://article.wn.com/view/2017/09/05/Actor_Writer_Tom_Kiesche_Launches_New_Novel_Park_Ranger_Park/

Also if you missed it, Friday we made the FRONT page of Elucid Magazine, we’re still on the front page as of now…but below is the link to the full article. I would imagine the front page will change relatively soon.

If you’re reading it, enjoying it, or planning on getting it, please let me know…those things make me happy.

– Quiche Out

Direct link to the book on Amazon. 

WD NEWS Park Ranger Park

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Drive for Twenty-Five

The 24th review of Park Ranger Park is posted on Amazon. Awesome to have the guy who created Game of Thrones, George RR Martin and Janet Evanovich mentioned.

 Thank you all for purchasing, perusing, and for helping me with PR. Hoping for the 25th review soon, and then onward toward 25,000 and beyond.
Monday a publicity team climbs aboard, as I need professional support to help me move closer to that second mark. 

Make dreams happen.

– Quiche Out

More reviews on Park Ranger Park, exciting new mixed genre fantasy novel, by Tom Kiesche.
Park Ranger Park 

by Tom Kiesche 

Link: http://a.co/1wP0GEf

Want to know more about Tom…

Web site: http://www.TomKiesche.com

Acting
TV and Film Credits on IMDB: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm0452622?s=9aae5f1c-db8f-63fc-5a9c-cd61b26d4003

Older Acting Demos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BBFEC1C449BD19B

Books
Park Ranger Park (novel’s site) http://ParkRangerPark.com

Purchase Park Ranger Park (Fantasy Fiction) on Amazon

Sympathy for the Devil (Detective Noir mixed genre) on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1479213632/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_VLZrzbBR76T7A

And I’d Like To Thank (Oddly told tale) on Kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V3GTAM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_-LZrzb99P3M8M

Singing
Closet Singer series: http://www.ClosetSinger.com

Closet Singer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2AC2B01716E6147A

Live Singing performances: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqX1ZMrtiiky_HVV85-aIDKioOD78AxmA

Kid Stories
Crazy Uncle Tommy https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqX1ZMrtiikwwuwZWBG6sEtwmFc34Ukz1