Two amazing people were born today - people who have supported me in different areas of my career: Kent Nicholson and MK Marsden. Though they do totally different things - Kent is the consummate musical theatre guy, and MK lives/breathes/eats transformation in the media/high tech space - the word that leaps to mind for both is "action" - they are doers. And when action leaps to mind, into my mind quickly follows - Lights, Camera....
I was surprised to discover there actually is a song called "Lights Camera Action" by a certain Mr. Cheeks. There is no way I can post that rap/song here - follow the link above and you'll see why. Not following the original gave me more freedom to follow my inner rapper (which is often foil)(little candy joke).
I’m talking ‘bout these powerhouses
One wears pants, the other blouses.
They got traction
Like in the movies –
Kent – MK – Action.
Let me tell you what I know:
These two are always ready to go.
Ever-inspiring and firing on all cylinders
No nothing hinders, burning obstacles to cinders.
Thinking deep, and then they leap
Call ‘em “Sarge” –
You really snap to
Then they clap you
Up onto the high bars
Coax you there with moral support and emotional Mallomars.
I’m talking ‘ bout his awesome direction
Artist care & feeding and script dissection
And she’s a change agent
A full-range agent
From start-ups to people
100% – no fraction
MK- Kent – Action!
And never burping
Even though slurping
Down to the last noodle
They are some sassy strudel
Blowing through blocks
Going through rocks
No punching clocks, they bring it 24-7
Puts them in heaven
Flowing through box upon box
You never know what you’re gonna get
'Cept you can bet
You're gonna get two gamechangers
Big hearted, whole-life rearrangers
On this your birthday
May you have a jolly, full-of-mirth day
Full of love and laughter, dancin' and distraction
Kent – MK – Action.
(sorry, this ditty could have used some redaction)
It's such a nasty rainy day, I had to include a film-related pepper-upper of a scene.