4/13/2006 12:37:18 PM
Way to go, Survivorman!
My friend Les Stroud, known now to most as 'Survivorman' from t.v., has worked harder than most people I know, and it's finally paying off for him.
Les is a genuine fan of the arts, namely music and film, and he's a fine example of persistence paying off. He didn't rely on anyone calling the shots for him; in fact, he didn't even have an agent to call up any channels to pitch his television show ideas for him. He did it all himself. And all be damned, it all worked out.
The show 'Survivorman' chanced to be seen by Ellen Degeneres herself, and she was so amazed by Les that she invited him to The Ellen Show!. The show aired yesterday (April 11th, 2006) and one good thing led to another - Les is now scheduled to be on the Larry King Live show this month.
Musically, Les Stroud has a cd coming out this spring with The Pikes (formerly The Northern Pikes). His self titled debut album can be ordered via his website, and lucky me, I'm the girl doing some of his backing vocals. He also has several contracts with various channels which will feature new episodes of Survivorman as well as a few new series of shows.
My point is... this all happened because Les never gave up. He had a vision and followed it through. I'm proud of him, and I find the whole situation completely inspiring.
If you're interested, visit www.lesstroudonline.com for more info, or to say hi to Les.