I’d noticed on my itinerary a change of planes in Dallas.  “Hmmm,” I thought, “A private jet to bring us to Carlsbad New Mexico.  Nice.”    Private jets are invariably a pleasant experience.  I remembered golfing fundraisers years ago and being flown out of Van Nuys Airport, just minutes from my home to Palm Springs or… Continue reading SMALL PLANES


You know, we’ve watched footage of ISIS fighters destroying sites of antiquity…and some of us cringe in horror.  Much as we might’ve cringed, had we been privy to the burning of the Library of Alexandria.  Loss.  Treasure. Human history reduced to ashes.  Given human inclinations, there is really no telling HOW much of our past… Continue reading LODESTAR


It’s now 2 AM. I’ve topped off the rental tank ($9.98 per gallon if they do it!), arrived at the Cincinnati airport (which is in Kentucky) and I’m prepared to drop off my rental and kill a couple hours reading til my 6:25AM flight home.   WTF, Budget? A sign pronounces the lots hours are from… Continue reading POST THANKSGIVING


See this is what gets my back up.  This guy essentially threw Colin under the bus.  And while I know public statements can be daunting, his remarks suggested that he, while playing in the NFL, would be somehow equivalent to active duty service.  That is a crock of shit!  I suspect he misspoke and am… Continue reading HONOR


So we’re driving up to Boston from NYC, my lady and I. I’d sold my loft at 510 Broome St…’73 or so.  John and Yoko had just bought a loft across the street. But I was moving to Boston to shoot a childrens’ series for ABC. JABBERWOCKY with JoBeth Williams and Bob Prosky. It was… Continue reading BOSTON


I love this chick on the drum, she’s just so easy and confident.  She reminds me of Kim Dickens in TREME, just a quiet assurance, a confident sense of self with no seeming effort.  And you could say, “Tucker, how you gonna call her a “chick”, man?  That’s sexist.  And I think, “Yeah, I could… Continue reading CHICK


My account of The Promised Land shoot will probably be shared in dribs and drabs. I’m waay behind, tired as hell and have a bunch of interesting stuff on my plate. This overview: A ½ hr pilot ( THE PROMISED LAND), filmed in Carlsbad, N. Mexico with an eclectic cast and first rate crew. There… Continue reading GOD KNOWS