Welcome! Enjoy Brian Shell's percussion along to Trans-Siberian Orchestra's song: "Siberian Sleigh Ride"
Vital Signs is a 4:51 video performed on percussion by Brian Shell.
#opensourcejam with Megadeth's Kiki Loureiro is its source.
By request from Anaheim Hills, California...
The following list is Brian's bibliography of paperback books:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718947380 - 100 Names of Cats and Dogs
https://www.amazon.com/dp/149043643X - Single Mom Daily Devotions
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1484101960 - The Sexuality of Synergy
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1506167535 - A Prodigal Son Returns
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1087220440 - Hoarder Mother Sorter
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1517382629 - Daily Common Cents
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1505215919 - Gratitude Miles
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1507828349 - Cubicle Cardio
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1484109902 - Dessert First Diet
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519785151 - From Student to Engineer
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1518679641 - Crossing through Career Crossroads
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514727854 - Attack of the Electronic Dust Bunnies
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986162397 - Student Study Cave - A Guide to Get Great Grades
You've reached Brian Shell's PassionHero.com
A PassionHero is an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances who exudes a
passion for life even amidst great odds and tries to make the lives of those surrounding them
a better place because they're in it... as true nobility is being superior to your former self.
32 minute podcast - Brian and Diane Wing discuss his supernatural screenplay - "Distortions"
Eat Some Vegetables is a fun children's mp3 song of percussion performed and sung by Mr. Shell.
If you want to learn how to publish, check out Brian's blog on Stage 32 - Publish for Kindle and Nook
Mr. Shell's 200+ YouTube videos: www.youtube.com/user/passionherodotcom
Brian's account on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briankshell/
Mr. Shell's profile on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/briankshell
Brian's bibliography of books: www.amazon.com/author/brianshell
Contributions for Mr. Shell during Covid are appreciated: https://paypal.me/BrianTheSeaShell?locale.x=en_US
As mentioned on The Tonight Show: Eat Some Vegetables
He does so while strolling through a botanical garden - 9:00 video
Like I Never Left - Brian Shell's 2020 music release on iTunes
Enjoy its 3:51 minutes on Spotify by clicking here: Like I Never Left.
Mr. Shell primarily performs on a tubular steel xylophone known by the name: "Pipe Dreams"
New too is his music video of Brian's favorite roads less travelled - Like I Never Left video #1
Enjoy his cool scat along a Natural Beauty Road to it too - Like I Never Left video #2
(Tidy Up to Clear the Clutter Before and After a Break-In)
Here's the HMS paperback book
This book presents the 3.5 year peace-of-mind journey to tidy up,
let go, sort, and organize like a three-dimensional Tetris game of Life.
In other words, it's a chronicle of how Humpty Dumpty
put himself back together again with a lot less clutter.
Enjoy this 32-minute enlightening podcast on supernatural spirituality between
Brian Shell and Life Path Coach extraordinaire: Diane Wing
Engineering Student Paths - Coursepack
21 PDF files contained in 1 Zip file
Perfect for homeschooling, this digital education package presents
lesson plans for teacher and student (or parent and child).
It contains 15-weeks of course material targeted to Grades 9-12.
Its content contains the potential pathways a student may travel if
they decide to enter engineering school when they go to college.
As a mixtape master, Brian turns his many cassettes into Spotify playlists
My Top Songs 2020 - These are the top 100 songs I enjoyed during Covid-19
Winds of Change - Made this cassette mixtape on 7/6/1995 in Los Angeles
Funkity Fusion Funk - 12 hrs. 39 min. and 150 tunes - compiled 3/16/2020
Cool Tunes at Age 52 - Brian chooses 152 songs for 12 hours of tunes
Distortions the Soundscape - soundtrack for his supernatural film script
Past Friends Present Tense - This list consists of songs former friends liked
Slick! - funk and prog rock listened to as he scouted locations for Distortions
Some of This... Some of That... - made in autumn up in northern Michigan
Ahhh... Venice (memory) - memories of Venice Beach and Brian's mural
New Faces... both Young & Old - Marina del Rey walkabout mixtape
The Trip of 3 Great Lakes in a Day - Superior, Michigan, Huron
Renewed Belief - Pure muscular hair metal with a few to ruminate about
Spring Fever - Starts out solemn and then packs a passionate punch
Almost There - Prog rock and metal MDR memories from 1996
Reunited and Feels So Good - Made 1/14/2000 with a dash of melancholy
Joshua Tree Palm Springs - Windmills, snowy San Jacinto, and a 1/6/1995 Japanese bed & breakfast
Journey to Light - Soundtrack for a space-based love-story - created Oct. 1996
Belief - Mixtape made in Marina del Rey - December 1995
Introspection - Inspired by Brentwood in December 1994
Cabin Fever! - Inspired by Pulp Fiction's soundtrack
Rumination and Tears - 11/5/1995 playlist
Exclamation - Made June 2, 2000
Gratitude Miles - 5/14/2014
To 2020 Vision - 1/2/2020
Changes - 10/10/1996
Freefall - 2/21/2020
366 daily inspirations targeted towards single mothers.
The original manuscript for this book was hand-written in a day journal
so the length of page kept each day's inspiration concise.
It was a romantic way to write it by candleight.
Paperback version of Single Mom Daily Devotions
Kindle version of Single Mom Daily Devotions
This is the book that began it all for Brian...
...it was his first one published.
Dessert First Diet
Savor the food you crave the most when you are hungriest
so it tastes best and then get back to work eating right.
"Cure the craving before it blossoms into a binge."
This is a bend-don't-break food philosophy.
music video by Brian Shell - September 2020
Made on the 30 year anniversary of moving in
to get his MSEE from the University of Michigan
Set in and around Ann Arbor from fall, summer, and spring 2020
This audio CD contains 50 minutes of music
with 12 tracks that include a New Year's Eve drum circle
so the songs intensify as the evening advances towards midnight.
Distortions - 1997 First Final Draft
Finished in Seattle 11/11/1997
This version had its file lost long ago so its
author hand-scanned its only printed draft.
Thus, this Kindle "eBook" contains all jpeg scans of the
film script's courier-font original pages.
It contains all the film pre-production preparations Mr. Shell made for
his "Distortions" script which shows our inner truth in the mirror's reflection.
It contains character profiles, soundtrack suggestions, marketing ideas,
actor packaging, location scouting, concept explanation, and
alternate versions of The House of Mirrors crescendo.
(supernatural suspense drama screenplay
that started it all for Brian on July 9, 1995)
It places a supernatural entity in mirrors that shows us our inner truth
in the mirror's reflection when we are at a crossroads and
need a subtle sign to change to be our destined True Self.
"snoitrotsiD" the Kindle eBook
Received Wisdom about Right Conduct
Set inside a House of Mirrors, 4 people represent
Pride, Anger, Grief, and Love in this stage play on Serendipity.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4ME - Kindle eBook
This is an expanded version of The House of Mirrors from
Brian's supernatural screenplay titled "Distortions"
Brian Shell and his 8:05 pipe organ performance on 10/14/2019 at:
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Brian Shell stars in his first TV commercial
(for Dunning Toyota in Ann Arbor)
Watch the 0:56 testimonial:
Flashback 6 years - Brian's videos filmed in February 16-19, 2014
1) Taking the snowy scenic route north of Elko, Nevada
2) Wyoming and Exit 89 - a tunnel is at the 2 minute mark
3) Windy Idaho plains sleet - 2/16/2014 bucket list state
4) Idaho free range cows - 30 miles north of Nevada
5) Pony Express and its first post office - Nebraska
On this 2014 8000-mile 20-day roadtrip, Brian gives gratitude to many past mentors.
It's his own private Idaho version of "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."
B.S. - "The road is there. The will is there.
All I gotta do is get in a car and go."
Note: this 8000 mile journey began 1/31/2014 at 5:15 p.m. EST
It completed 2/19/2014 at sunset... around 6:12 p.m.
From Student to Engineer
This textbook creates a college course that presents "The Journey of the Engineer."
Weekly topics include undergrad, graduate work, teaching, intellectual property,
money concerns, corporate engineering, mid-sized firms, & start-ups.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196XBM3U - Kindle eBook
FSTE Paperback book - print version of "From Student to Engineer"
Kindle eBook of daily inspirations for the single mother
just as Spring begins to sing & bloom.
99 cent Kindle eBook
This Kindle eBook delivers daily inspirations to
Savor those dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya days of Summer.
99 cent Kindle eBook
Daily wintertime inspirations help keep you warm as a Kindle eBook.
99 cent Kindle eBook
All Saints' Friday Fall Color Drive through a tunnel of Saline trees
3:12 video filmed on First Friday 11/1/2019
All Saints' Day
An idyllic visionquest to become a Hollywood director soon turns into
a knight's quest to test his sanity in this LA cuckoo's nest of a screenplay.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EYUHP6 - Kindle eBook
Twenty Two Short Stories about
Film script of 22 shorts stories that explores Jesus Christ's unknown teenage years.
Each acts as a "circle of illumination" gestalt to different facets of Christ's youth.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4JW - Kindle eBook
Pre-Celebrity Jesus: The Man Beyond the Messiah
Written after the "22 Short Stories about Teenage Jesus" screenplay,
this book ponders and hypothesizes possible scenarios Jesus Christ may have lived
during his unknown years in order to proclaim his gospel parables years later.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y66S - Kindle eBook
Oprah and I
Captures the quintessence of how meeting Oprah Winfrey gives
the guts to become a writer... set in 1994 Los Angeles.
A Juxtaposition of Idiosyncrasies
It's a stream-of-consciousness autobiographical assembly of Brian's
assorted silly life stories, toasted trivial tidbits, and other pure drivel by B.S.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y63G - Kindle eBook
A snarky stream-of-consciousness eBook of fun one-liner male-centric jokes.
For mature audiences... auult themes.
Parole - 69 2 96
This dark romantic comedy is in the same vein as
the film "War of the Roses" - only with male-centric humor.
Written in 1998 at the Student Union of UCLA and Pacific Palisades, CA...
...its file was lost and each page was hand-scanned to preserve its story.
Thus, it contains all photos of its only draft's scanned pages.
All Men Are Dogs
Uses sophomoricly-snarky shoot-from-the-hip writing
styles that savor one-liner salty guy-humor.
(Not for the mamby-pamby or blushingly bashful... )
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Y74NQO - Kindle eBook
This edgy short film script satirizes future femto-physics for
electronic picochips and biochip implantation.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GEPUW2 - Kindle eBook
"A mentat needs his data." - Frank Herbert - DUNE
"The life which is not examined is not worth living." - Plato
"No matter where you go; there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
"The price of anything is the amount of Life you exchange for it." - Henry David Thoreau
"Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it." - Lee Iacocca
"If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow, sleep late." - Henny Youngman
"I've stood with the trees in the storm to keep them company just so someone will have done it." - H.D.T.
Recent video sonic slideshows (March 27-31, 2019):
4:54 in length
8:12 in length
The Funky Seattle - 1:52 Photoshop fun at a flowing fountain
The 6:13 entry by Brian Shell into Adobe's Pick a Portrait Style challenge contest
#PickaPortraitStyle - 4/2/2019
A photo eBook of all the art Brian Shell created with flavorful details
and colorful commentary about the origin and inspiration for each piece.
It was inspired by a 2012 visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Cover photo taken within The Grand Hotel...
...where "Somewhere in Time" was filmed.
Created on Friday March 15th, 2019
This scenic sonic slideshow story takes you on an early Autumn circle tour of
Michigan's Great Lakes - Huron, Superior, and (pure) Michigan.
Made on April 17, 2019
This 1:58 music video takes us on a 3 hour road trip from
Brian's apartment in Seattle to the Cascade Mountains
and then back through downtown Seattle in 1997.
This return-to-faith journey examines the effects of a priest's failed fondling attempt.
A newfound faith emerges which enables the boy to mature into a compassionate man.
In other words, he learns not to throw out the baby with the bath-water.
8 Minute intensifying Drum Circle with
90+ Frank Lloyd Wright photos:
3 of his homes are examined in all 4 seasons of the year:
Palmer, Smith, and Affleck
The Heather Locklear collection of paintings by Bob Shell
A Heather Locklear Paint Portfolio - a short video homage
This video presents my Uncle Bob's paintings of Heather Locklear.
He was my Vincent, and I am his Theo.
His name is Robert Shell...
His name is Robert Shell...
His name is Robert Shell...
Jumping aboard the social media bandwagon,
this 2010 journal captures new-user fb first-impressions.