100.3 The SOUND

My sister Liz told me about THE SOUND radio station about 9 years ago.  “Molly, have you heard this new station?  I think it’s 100.3?  It is sooooo good!  They play ALBUMS!”  Liz loved music.  Back in the 70’s, she had her Columbia House music membership and got a new 8 track tape almost every week.  It was so exciting getting this music in the mail.  Music she paid for because she began working at age 16 and never stopped.  The music brought her great comfort in a tumultuous time in our family.  And because I was her roomie, it brought me comfort too.  Those were the days.  Her favorite was Elton John.  She had every one of his albums.  My sister passed away from breast cancer this past April, she was almost 59 years old.

THE SOUND was recently sold.  In a few days it will be no more.  Ever day I drive my car, this station is a part of my life and it connects me to Liz.  Inevitably I’ll be thinking of her and one of her favorite songs will pop on.  I know then that she is with me.  I will miss this more than my heart can bear.

Selfishly, I wanted to support THE SOUND  any way I could.  So I went to their facebook page to see what I could do to save this kind of in depth appreciation of music on the radio.  That is when I saw Mimi’s fund raiser for A CASE FOR THE CURE.  Mimi the-flower-child Chen is now a cancer survivor and she is raising money and awareness for this terrific home grown organization.  This non profit helps, among other things, pay for screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms for women in LA County who cannot afford to pay.

I crumbled in tears.  It was almost like Liz lead me to the page. No one should ever have to endure what my sister, Mimi Chen or any other man and woman who have had breast cancer went through.  I donated and I hope you can too.  And what  lovely way to honor the greatest radio station that was THE SOUND.

 

 

THE GARAGE SALE IS LIVE

After 3 years of gestation this baby is now born!  From a simple idea to a very complicated interactive video, THE GARAGE SALE now lives because of so many people’s artistry.

To see this interactive dramedy that I wrote and produced please visit thegaragesalemovie.com.  If you like it, please do not hesitate to share it.  There are wonderful performances in this that should not be missed.  Be warned, unless your kid is as foul mouthed as I was, you may not want to share this with your kids.  There is a fair bit of swearing.

THE GARAGE SALE is best viewed on the FIREFOX and CHROME browsers.

Peace, health and happy garage sales to everyone.

Molly

 

THE GARAGE SALE

I don’t know how people do it.  When I hear film makers say, “Oh it took me 10 years to get this project done,” I stare in wonder.  It took me only 3 years to make THE GARAGE SALE and that still numbs my mind.  How do they keep their focus, passion and drive?  I actually came up with the idea for a short film about garage sales about 20 years ago.  But started writing this piece a bit more than 3 years ago.  It has morphed into an interactive experience soon to be launched online.  I wrote and produced this and am extremely proud of every aspect of this unusual formatted film.  Enjoy the trailer and stay tuned for the launch date.  To learn more, go to our web site and there you can follow us on various social media sites. TheGarageSaleMovie.com