one stop shopping

All,

It is a new year and I made a promise to myself  to learn and design a word press site so I could finally keep up with all that is going on in my crazy head/world.

Well… I did it!

Please feel free to come look around. Read a little. Shop a little. Look at a video or two. You know… kick the tires and take it for a spin like the good old General Lee or Jonathan Kent’s faithful work truck.

At thejohnschneider.com you will find info on past shows, shows that are coming back soon and some that may never come back. There are videos and music and interviews and stores and links to bands and composers who made smothered possible.

It will also tell you when I’ll be somewhere like at the tribeca hilton next Monday and Tuesday for the pre party and premiere of the 2nd season of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots.

In short… I am only going to go to thejohnschneider.com from now on at least 90% of the time so I can keep up with this ever changing world of technology that we find ourselves living in.

I know that some will be upset with this decision but it was either get in manageable or let the whole house of cards fall down.

I prefer it this way. Hopefully you will to. If not… well… a wise man once said that you should never trust someone who everyone agrees with because that person is lying.

I liked that guy. Smart fella. Anyway…

Feel free to comment on my blogs or drop a note right there on my site. I’ll get to everything that comes here as quickly as possible and respond to most. Be patient with me though as I am still figuring out what the hell a widget is and how it effects my life!

BTW… I reserve the right to post your comments on my blog. In fact… I think it does it automatically and randomly. So be yourself, Always.

I am going to be honest on the blog. Up front and sometimes blunt. I’m going to be that way because that’s the way I am. Often times people want to put people into a box that they design for them. Not for me. No more of that from 2014 and on.

In the spirit of honesty I am putting what I’m told by many is the worst picture ever taken of me right here for all to see. It happens to be one of my favorite pictures of all time. See..? Odd. Here it is:

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Some will be enlightened occasionally, some offended occasionally. I can’t help it. I am going to write my blogs the way I write my screenplays: From the heart. From experience. From my often odd perspective.

Hang on. It’s going to be a heck of a ride!

Happy New Year!

Schneider

37 things you’ll regret

It’s the first day of 2014 and I was just reading
a little post that’s catching a
lot of buzz around the web right now called ’37
Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old’.

And I thought…

What a cool thing it would be to create a 37 Things
to-do personal bucket list!

Things you WON’T regret doing looking back at your
life at an older age.

It’ll be like the arch enemy of the REGRETS list! Mua
ha ha (said in an evil laugh)

All joking aside, I hate that people always focus on
the Negative side of things, although I know that the
list was created to inspire taking the time to doing
those things NOW.

Some common regrets, or things people say they
will get to but rarely do are:

…Not traveling when you had the chance.

…Not spending more quality time with loved ones.

…Working too much with others reaping the rewards.

…Not learning another language.

…Being scared to do things. (You’ll look back and say,
‘what was I afraid of.’)

…Failing to not making physical fitness a part of your life.

…Not quitting a terrible job.

…And on the list goes.

So my challenge to you is to create a 37 Things To-Do
List.

Make em’ big!

That’s why I made Smothered!

Make a real go do Just Do It!

Start Right Away.

Things you’ve always wanted to do.

And then realize that none of them are likely out of reach.

Traveling the world, getting in shape, picking up the phone
and telling someone you love them, it’s all possible and
totally doable.

Just because you’re friends can’t do it (read “won’t”)…

…Doesn’t mean YOU cant!

Schneider

old dogs… new tricks

Okay… so I’m giving it my all here learning Word Press so that I can
have one place to go for me personally… for john schneider’s fairlight films, the haves and the have nots coming back on this tuesday to OWN and, of course getting people all worked up about seeing first the trailer and then the real thing for john schneider’s smothered.

My brain hurts! Plus I have been chatting with people on the Dukes of Hazzard FaceBook page and having a blast!

Why is it that I always seem to take on multiple things at the same time?

Hell… I even did my T25 workout this morning on top of all of that AND it’s my son’s 22 birthday!

All this to say… hang in there. I am experiencing a learning curve here
that I am not all that familiar with (which is why it’s called a learning curve I suppose!).

Know that I am trying my hardest and doing my best!

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I love the new Dukes fans!

Now go up there and see if any of those links work!

Onward!

Schneider

last day of 2013

Today I am going to get my social networking in order so I can keep in touch with the
world better. Smothered has kept me crazy busy and we are nearly finished and ready to show it to distributors!

Great stuff!

Somehow over the years I have collected twitter feeds and facebook pages, Twitter’s and instagrams. Too many to keep up with!

Today I am going to put my nose to the grindstone and learn WordPress so I can have one place to go to for all of it and so those who are interested can know I am actually getting their comments, questions and thoughts.

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Wish me luck!
Thejohnschneider

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