Happy Thanksgiving to everyone following the Yellow Rick Road! As our way of thanking you for being so supportive of this labor of love/passion project, we have reduced the price of our DVD and Blu-Ray (for a limited time, while supplies last). Now is a great time to Give the Gift of RICK SPRINGFIELD to yourself, your friends and family members!
Visit www.rickspringfielddoc.com/yellowrickroad/store starting at midnight (ET) Thanksgiving Day!
“I Found You”
“Everything is old, while everything is turning new.
It still remains the same, just in different ways.
That’s when I found you.
Somewhere between pain and fear, you got me on my feet…just in time for me.
And then you walked into my thunderstorm, and stopped the rain from falling.
And then you made flowers from hurricanes.
You got me through.
That’s when I found you.
That’s how I found you.
I’m so glad you called…cuz I’m too blind to read the wall.
I’ll always wonder why, you taught me to fly.”
It’s been no secret that I have loved Rick Springfield since I was a little girl. I remember dancing to “The Light of Love” and actually switching the light switch on and off to the song. He was one of my first concerts. I saw him before I became a teen. I had to stand on the arms of the chair to be able to see him above the crowd. [Click Here for More..]
Claire Springfield has been on the Yellow Rick Road for awhile. She has been a great supporter of the film and we are extremely grateful to her (fun fact: Claire owns the one and only press sheet of the cover art for “Late, Late at Night” signed by Rick that Stacy Creamer from Touchstone Books was generous enough to donate to us as an auction item to help raise funds to cover some of our production expenses … we were so happy it found a home with such a wonderful, devoted Rick Fan).
As we’ve said over and over, we received over 1,000 story submissions and it was not easy picking the seven featured fans for our 93-minute film … we wish we could have covered ALL of your stories and we really encourage you to tell your story. We tried to incorporate your stories into this website, but honestly, we are such a small team and had so many business items that needed to be taken care of to keep the project alive that it simply made more sense for Kris Fluck, our extremely talented webmaster/graphic designer, to create her own RS fansite. We are proud that she was able to apply a lot of our original ideas (and add her own creative flair/style/ideas/personality/etc). Be sure to check out: www.weloverickspringfield.com … she has done a FANomenal job keeping everyone up on our favorite rock star, Rick Springfield!
Ok, so back to “class act” Claire … Claire wrote an incredible memoir titled “Life is a Celebration” that she is currently offering it as a FREE download (how cool is that!).
We asked her to write a little blog letting you know her role on the Yellow Rick Road …
In Claire’s Words: When I first heard about the Yellow Rick Road, I was more than eager to join in. Just say Rick Spring…. and before you can even get the second syllable of his name out, my face lights up like the New York skyline. Unfortunately, the year most of the filming for the documentary was taking place, my life was in transition so I only made it to a few of his concerts and missed out on actually being on camera. But I am still in the film – because we all are. The stories told in “An Affair of the Heart” represent all of us, and though it would have been great to be officially visible, I was proud to support the project and have the rest of the world know what this “Rick thing” is all about.
I also felt I had an interesting personal story of my own and wanted to put it on paper and see if I could formulate all of my feelings in a cogent manner. But like Margaret Mitchell, making a long story short is not my strong suit. What I had intended to be a few pages about being a fan ended up more like a dissertation. I started out wanting to describe why certain songs and lyrics had been particularly meaningful to me, but as I began writing, so much more became evident, and it was clear it would make more sense if I tied it all together. Thus, Life is a Celebration began to take shape, and as each chapter materialized, I felt more and more encouraged knowing I was not only capturing the dynamic connection we fans have with Rick and his music – but with each other as well.
Since writing LIAC, I have received private messages from other fans far and wide who have personal stories also related to Rick and his music. A few have said my story is, in a way, their story, too, as far as the sense of healing and new found friendships born from a shared love of Rick Springfield music. So in hopes of continuing this ineffable phenomenon, I would like to share my story with you as well.
Here’s a link to Claire’s book: http://www.scribd.com/doc/123091281/Life-is-a-Celebration
ENJOY … and thanks again Claire for being such a generous, sweet soul …
Come on now and celebrate … Life is a Celebration!
The Yellow Rick Road returns to one of our favorite places on Saturday, June 8th for a special screening of AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART at the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience at Nob Hill (aka AFME).
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Venue: The Lobo Theater
Get your tickets here:
Director/Producer Sylvia Caminer will be in attendance and hopes to see MANY of you there.
Our friend, Ivan Weiner, has worked tirelessly for the past 18 months putting this vision into reality and we are thrilled to be able to be a part of his dream!
The Albuquerque Film & Media Experience is a flagship event that represents community, innovation and creative achievement in film, music, arts and entertainment. AFME’s programming includes everything from new media and technology, domestic and international movies, food and art to engaging conversations, panels and face-to-face time with industry leaders in attendance. They’ll be showcasing films that are moving this world forward from leading mainstream films to transformational. This year’s international program will spotlight filmmakers from Israel and the United Kingdom.
AFME is honored to have the support and involvement of Hollywood icon Robert Redford, world-renown artist Sibylle Szaggars-Redford, award-winning actor Giancarlo Esposito, director Joshua Michael Stern and many other top names.
Go see how enchanting they really are … Celebrate the best of cinema, community and the arts.
Check out AFME’s :30 TV spot at: http://youtu.be/BidWRztqkCs
Follow AFME on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABQFilmExperience
Official website: http://www.abqfilmexperience.com/
FUN FACT: The Lobo Theater is the oldest standing movie theater located along historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the USA!