Thursday, August 4, 2022

10 Years After wasn't just a band!

  Although I loved Alvin Lee, God rest his soul, it's also the time span since we premiered our first feature film, "Collar." Intended to awaken  awareness of the not-so-long dormant monster we know as 'Racism' like almost all socially conscious and controversial "entertainment," the commercial powers in Hollywood stuffed our product, hailed by one of their own as an "epic masterpiece," it will now re-emerge to show what might have been. 

Not long before Trayvon Martin, longer before Eric Garner, and years before George Floyd, our film revealed an awful truth about the woeful lack of respect displayed in the decades since by innumerable police organizations towards communities of color. We truly believe had the gatekeepers on the "Left Coast" been more conscientious and committed to the truths expressed in "Collar,", some of the above mentioned horrors endured by all of our communities would have been seriously altered, if not avoided altogether. 

We are re-releasing this film, not as a condemnation of those modern American nightmares but as a reminder of what we lose when we pay no heed to history's lessons and the underlying truths that propels them to the forefront. Unfortunately, "Collar" is not the first cautionary tale to be largely ignored by the powers that be, we can only hope and pray that in the future, voices such as ours on topics such as these will be heeded or at least noted.

You can go to our website to find out more of how you can own or rent a 10th Anniversary Director's Cut Edition copy of the film, half of all the proceeds of which will be committed to our 501c3 foundation, at aftspa.org. Part of our greater commitment to "Recreating, the World through Entertainment, so that it works better for Everyone," is to provide opportunities for individuals, young and old, with the desire to pursue a career in the 'greatest, most powerful industry on the planet' and the tools with which to craft extra-ordinary content into works of art bound for the commercial marketplace.

God Bless you all and keep you well in these strange times. See you in the movies. Peace & Love, DPW

Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

 To Everyone,


This has been by far, one of the most bizarre periods of my life. Beginning Three (3) years ago on this date, after finishing the rough draft of my play “Supper with Ja,” and launching the project, the World has been turned upside down and back, shaken hard by COVID-19, George Floyd’s murder, the January 6th Insurrection, Murder in the streets, Fires, Floods, Drought, Famine and more war. Yet, there we were! We made it through another tumultuous year. 


After being nearly obliterated by COVID in 2019, having seen this country ravaged by virus and viral social media insanity, I thought that 2020 would be the year that, as the number itself seemed to indicate, that everything would come clearly into focus. In some strange and inexplicable way, it was exactly what transpired. Pandemic panic, unpreparedness for medical crises, political upheaval and the subversive uprising  by “White Nationalists” against our Democracy, prompted and promoted by a ‘Pumpkin with legs,’ made our insufficiencies and prejudices plainly emerge before our astonished eyes. The good news there is, we were mature enough as a society to absorb the blows and move on. 


That led us to this past year, which started with violent, armed insurrection intent on overthrowing our duly elected government, but under new management, gradually began to ‘right’ our listing ‘ship of state’ and begin to show us a path to victory over Disease, Fear and Ignorance. We were remembering how to win back what had been being nefariously usurped from us, our Hope, our Dignity and Humanity, our Spirit. We are emerging into a new era. It’s as if the past 3 years have been the ‘set-up’ for this coming year.


Welcome to 2022: The year of the ‘Big Pay-off!”


Although the last two weeks have been somewhat of a nightmare and at the same time a dream come true. God bless you One and All. Thank GOD and you for the INCREDIBLE WORK that is being done all across this great land! As I am inching closer to a MAJOR breakthrough, largely the result of the guidance of the amazing team at Modern-musicians (Thank you, Michael Walker.) Moreover, we All seem to be climbing out of the ooze and the ‘blues.’ We must not let this persistent pandemic and the specter of more looming disaster rob us of our rewards. PEOPLE! GET YOUR VACCINES!1


I for one, fully “vaxxed,” am eternally grateful for my incredible well-being. 


In fact, I have never been more prolific, focused and empowered than I am right now, turning out an incredible volume of ‘intellectual property,’ daily. So much so, that when my beautiful wife Nan asked what I wanted for Christmas and I said, “another corporation,” she gave me one! It was formed to accommodate my voluminous output. What is even better is that ‘John Q. Public’ is actually beginning to respond. (Even though I have been 'cooling my heals' in Fb jail the past 2 weeks, almost 400,000 people have viewed my first video of my ballad, "Too Old To Be Too Good" since November.) 


Truth be told, our parent company, Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. has three (3) plays, four (4) films, two (2) albums and three (3) books ALL in various stages of funding and production as I write this. Investors take note! 


There are many more from whence that cometh! I am ready and poised to start turning some major sales as a result. It's just a matter of time and a little more money. I will finish my 1st album next month and will be mounting several more music videos in the coming weeks. I share the work and MMs fabulous system with every musician (big and small) within my voice’s reach. It's just too good to hog. Moreover, I love the Spirit of this tribe of fellow actors, writers, filmmakers, artists and musicians! It smacks of a God that I know, the One who made us All. It's his victory... and YOURS! 


Join us to finish His work and, “Recreate the World through the Arts and Entertainment, so that this planet Survives, Thrives and Works better for Everyone... NOBODY LEFT OUT! 


Once again, GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Stay safe and Be well! We've got a job to finish... TOGETHER! 


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 


WE'LL SEE YOU IN '22! I promise you, you WILL see us! 


PEACE & LOVE, 

David Patrick Wilson & Nan Gill-Wilson


And everyone involved with:


Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. 

Gill Escrow & Settlement Corporation

HV Trinity, Inc.

My Star, LLC

Do Drop Ink, LLC


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Let's get one thing very straight from the top... LITERALLY!

 Let's get one thing very straight from the top... LITERALLY! God sent that child to All of us, regardless of gender, color, creed, nationality or sexual orientation. He had no prejudice upon arrival. He had no agenda other than to offer us Peace, Joy, Harmony and the possibility of Eternal Life. 


There were no political considerations, or permissions required, other than threat of execution by King Herod I. No big deal, right? Was he expected? The wait was ONLY 700 years! But, who was counting? 

It was the prophet Isaiah who foresaw his arrival THERE. By the time he got here, everyone wanted a warrior on Prommetheus' chariot, not a babe wrapped in swaddling cl. They thought he would arrive in a palace, not a shepherds field in a food hamper for the livestock.


Well, guess what? He got here how he got here. He did what was foretold to us that he would and then left the rest to us, his disciples. So, what are you doing to honor him on this occasion? Or, ANY occasion for that matter!? And, what will you do when he returns? 

NEWS FLASH: HE'S ON HIS WAY! 

Check the signs! They are ALL there. Read All about it in the "Book of Revelation." Then, get busy. It's late, but He never is! And, "You better be good! You better not cry! You better not pout! I'm telling you why..." 

You have made this World what it is. There will be a Reckoning. You will be called to account for your part in it. He gave his Word. He NEVER LIES! Peace, Joy and Love. Merry Christmas! πŸ’–πŸŽ€πŸ˜Ž

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Strangely Familiar BedFellows

 “Vice is nice, but… “

I’m sure that most of you above the age of 12 know the rejoinder to that cute quip. It has been with us for centuries. It is a seemingly harmless anecdote, but take it from me, it just happens to be a lie of monumental proportions.

Our greatest resource is our youth and in a rapidly aging society, they are even more valued. We must be ‘ en garde’ to protect these precious beings. They are under attack not only from “The Evil One,” but from drug dealers, sexual predators, human traffickers and foreign entities even family members bent on exploiting their innocence and naivete.

It is no wonder, with all that is bombarding them, drugs, porn, sex and violence become seemingly viable outlets for the Fear, Frustration, Desolation and Anxiety. To whom will they turn? In whom can they place their trust? With whom will they seek comfort? The answer, more often than not is each other, especially in these “COVID” times, when isolation and loneliness mark their intimate hours.

I am particularly concerned with young ‘GenZ’ families whose children and their siblings are approaching puberty and beyond. These are very vulnerable bodies seeking comfort and confidence that even the most unspeakable secrets will be kept between them.

While parents struggling with their own demons of how to raise a family responsibly, pay the bills, navigate the workplace, handle their own loose desires, bad habits, substance abuse and yet still provide an adequate education that will enable their offspring to cope with an unstable future, at best, they seek greater solace in each other.

Lacking sufficient evidence from their elders that there is any real danger in so ‘educating themselves’ or their siblings in the ways of the flesh, they embark on some rather daring,  tenuous and perilous adventures that may lead them down some very dark paths on the way to adulthood. They may ultimately be ones that they are unable to contain, control or even comprehend, as the experiments become more profound and complex. Many times, their initially ‘harmless explorations’ can result in the worst possible outcomes, promiscuity, pregnancy, frustration, violence (both self-inflicted and against others), jealousy, mental illness and possibly, murder or suicide.

I know that this a bleak view of our current social and sociological circumstances, but I implore all parents with children between the ages of 10 and 20 to be diligent and vigilant for signs of abhorrent behavior in your children, their friends and others. And, as the saying goes, “if you see something, say something.” If you are victimizing your own with your prurient pursuits, STOP IMMEDIATELY and seek out help in dealing with these issues in counselling, at church, in school or privately, but DO NOT IGNORE the signs. You will know them when you see them. You will feel them in your gut. Don’t let your strange feelings make ‘stranger lovers’ of them. GET THEM AND YOU HELP! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Everything is everything, or... it is nothing at all!

 Being a ‘modern artist’ of Any kind, in this day and age, is the greatest opportunity on Earth. It also presents some incredibly complex challenges. Having faced, survived and thrived through almost all of these challenges that have arisen in my life and career over the past half-century, suffered the slings and arrows of family, friends, colleagues and many who have fancied themselves my ‘competitors,’ you may find that this blog might have considerable gravity. I assurer you, your journey will not be mine, but you will, more than likely, face at least some of them.

For you, who think that you will somehow be spared Any challenges in the course of the pursuit of your ‘art,’ you are either a supreme egoist, a misguided naΓ―ve or totally delusional. The cultural landscape is littered with the likes of you poor souls.

There is no armor that you can don that will protect you from jealousy, vanity, ignorance and stupidity, both others’ and your own. These horrors pervade the world of art and the World at large. We (artists) do not do well when having to operate behind these obstacles, never mind when struggling to pay rent, eat and transport ourselves from place to place.

IN the next several weeks, I will be exploring some of these ‘challenges’ and how they may be effectively addressed. Mind you, I would never deign to pontificate here. There are few who have made as many ‘faux pas’ than I have. I view it as a minor (or maybe ‘Major’) miracle that am I not only still productive, but even alive. Believe me, it could easily and probably should have been otherwise.

Regardless, my first suggestion is that you may want to adopt a philosophy that embraces the idea that, ‘I don’t know what I can’t do.’ With that instilled in your psyche, you are just liable to try and even do Anything that is your ‘Heart’s desire.’ 😎

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Its liable to give you gas!

 About this flap over 'Inflation' and 'gas prices:' What a crock of REPUBLIKKKON BS! Your 'corporate overlords' pulled the same shizzle on Jimmy Carter back in '77, when he tried to wean our sorry butts off of foreign oil, get us into wind and solar ( NO Friggin' FRACKING) and then sabotaged his attempt of a rescue in the "Iran Hostage Affair." ('Shrub #1' was CIA chief!) All to get that phoney wind bag full of Hollywood manure (Ronny Reagan) installed, so the 'fat cats' could run their 'dinosaur deals,' push coal and pull another banking scam, all while QUADRUPLING (4X) the National Debt to $3.2 TRILLION! (It was $800 billion when Jimmy stepped down.) That put us in a 'debt spiral' that has left us here. Ah! 'Repulselikkkon revisionism!' (January 6, 2020 never happened, right? YEAH! FAR RIGHT!) Not to mention, "Iran Contra" and the "Star Wars Initiative," you can stick those cuties where the sun don't shine! Oh! I almost forgot, Repubs don't read, they run lip and rip-offs! Look it up! ESAD. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

"Adele! What the H€££!"

 It's been less than a week since the release of Adele's latest smash hit album, "Adele 30" and I'm still not sure what to think. It's been 2 days since one of the most pricey and over produced, over promoted  launches ever from Viacom/CBS. The album has some fine, slick production, but it just sounds so 'Adele' it left me asking, 'Where's the growth?' You would think after all the soul vomit that she dumped in Oprah's abundant lap, she would want to thank God (or, at least someone else) for helping pull her through it all. Instead, it was a typical Hollywood 'One Note Symphony' here. (You know, "Me! Me! Me! Me!") Regurge and purge, those Tinseltown' staples were rolled out in full regalia.  Her incredible pipes not withstanding, she sounds much like every other pop artist out there. I can barely tell the difference between her spiel and those of Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber. (Look out, Billie. They're coming to replace your 'Eilish' with 'eyelashes!'). I'm personally interested more in her guts, not her girth or how it was packed into that gown. What about using your influence in a two hour, globally broadcast program to affect some real issues on the planet, besides your dress size. How about some of those things with which that young beautiful boy will no doubt have to negotiate, like global warming, pandemics, world hunger, small stuff, ya' know. Hey girl! How about growing your Consciousness, while shrinking your outfits. You seem to me to have lost some of that 'soul' that made you great. I trust that God is watching and HE will grab her before she falls into the 'Helltown abyss,' at which she is now obviously teetering. What do you guys think? πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ˜Ž