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Vital Signs is a 4:51 video performed on percussion by Brian Shell.

 

#opensourcejam with Megadeth's Kiki Loureiro is its source.

 

This video was recorded Saturday 8/8/2020 - enjoy!

Welcome to PassionHero.com  Enjoy Brian Shell's percussion video along to a song by TSO titled: "Siberian Sleigh Ride"

 

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 

 

 

 

Student Study Cave - A Guide to Get Great Grades - Kindle

 

Print Version Student Study Cave

 

Create conducive surroundings and enable yourself to earn an excellent education.  That's what this book is about... becoming your own best version of yourself.  Be who you truly can be.  This book aims to help you learn how. 

 

It provides tips and tricks to bring home straight-A report cards so the college scholarships can roll right in.

 

Make scholastic achievement a consistently repeatable priority in school… and in life. 

 

Build a happy space study space today.

 

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.

 

 

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.

Welcome 2020 Vision!  By request from Anaheim Hills...  

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

 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.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006E0T3VC

 

Dessert First Diet Paperback book

 

As mentioned on The Tonight Show: Eat Some Vegetables

 

Video: Brian Shell plays Eat Some Vegetables Live at The Ark

 

It's also a 3:46 minute song on iTunes, Amazon, etc.

 

 Eat Some Vegetables 2019 music video 

 

Brian Shell explains Eat Some Vegetables and its film references

 He does so while strolling through a botanical garden - 9:00 video

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

 

 

Daily Common Cents 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015G2AZ5G - Kindle eBook

 

366 daily inspirations which present tips and tricks to make your $$$ last longer

 

This book's manuscript was hand-written in a day-journal to

keep each daily inspiration concise.

 

Daily Common Cents Paperback book

 

 

Cubicle Cardio

 

Instead of one 60-minute workout, consider 60 1-minute workouts.

This exercise philosophy keeps your metabolism's

windmill spinning throughout the day. 

 

Cubibcle Cardio Kindle eBook

 

Cubicle Cardio Paperback book

 

"Heavy Metal Mayhem" Spotify playlist

As a mixtape master, Brian turns his many cassettes into Spotify playlists

 

Cool Tunes at Age 52 - Brian chooses 152 songs for 12 hours of tunes

Heavy Metal Mayhem - 288 songs & 25 hours of hard rockin' metal

Funkity Fusion Funk - 12 hours and 143 songs - compiled 3/16/2020

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

 

 

100 Names of Cats and Dogs is available for Kindle.

It is also available as a paperback book.

 

As it suggests, there may be nothing that a 

puppy licking your face can't cure.

 

It surveys pet owners, their pet names, and

some of the stories that make their pets special.

 

 

 

Attack of the Electronic Dust Bunnies

 

A.I. plays the part of an electronic trickster in this sci-fi novella,

and "It" randomly starts to pull the plug on

electricity and the internet.

 

AotEDB Paperback book

 

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.

 

 

Making a Masterpiece

 

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.

 

"Making a Materpiece" Kindle eBook

 

 

Distortions  

 

(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

 

Shastra:

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"

 

 

 

Hoarder Mother Sorter

(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.

 

Thank you!
Fly-eye adaptive-optics 163-element antennas, plus a 9-element global antenna

 

Drum Circles

 

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. 

 

Brian Shell and his 8:05 pipe organ performance on 10/14/2019 at: 

Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan 

 

https://youtu.be/3rP5PkkuecM

 

Brian Shell stars in his first TV commercial 

(for Dunning Toyota in Ann Arbor)

Watch the 0:56 testimonial:

https://youtu.be/ul2FMV75bcc

 

 

 

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

6) Indiana-Michigan border and gratitude

 

 

 

Gratitide Miles - 8000 Miles of Gratitude

 

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."

 

 

Gratitude Miles Paperback book

 

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.

 

Gratitude Miles soundtrack music playlist on Spotify

Satellite antennas Brian Shell helped design as an electrical engineer in Los Angeles

 

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

 

NOOK eBook version

 

FSTE Paperback book - print version of "From Student to Engineer"

 

Crossing through Career Crossroads

 

Re-calibrate to re-appreciate the crossroads Life

tends to send along the path of least regret.

 

Engineer a Path to Your Destiny and Avoid 

Living a Life of Quiet Desperation

 

CtCC Paperback book

 

 

Single Mom Soul – Spring

 

Kindle eBook of daily inspirations for the single mother 

just as Spring begins to sing & bloom.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul - Summer

 

This Kindle eBook delivers daily inspirations to

Savor those dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya days of Summer.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul – Autumn

 

Inspires you daily for the full & fun season of Fall.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul - Winter

 

Daily wintertime inspirations help keep you warm as a Kindle eBook. 

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

The Sexuality of Synergy 

 

A streamofconsciousness book about the muse and

sexual components that often fuel its creative inspirations.

 

 Sexuality of Synergy Paperback book

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C1P39H8 - 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

 

 

Logline:  A guiding ghost uses mirrors as a portal to offer inner honesty via

scary reflections and shared experience to confirm its true intent & reality.

 

 "Distortions"

 

 

 

 

Mind Games   

 

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

 

 

Here & There

 

 

Bollywood/Hollywood romcom bounces its

best-of-both-worlds dilemma between India & Detroit.

 

This is a Bollywood alternate-ending version of the "American Romance" film script.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LFI7QU - Kindle eBook

 

American Romance

 

Arranged-marriage love-triangle romcom movie script set in

Ann Arbor, Michigan and Patna, India...

which pays tribute to Ann Arbor's Faz Husain

 

This is the Hollywood version of my Bollywood "Here & There" eBook.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ELAQ5A - Kindle eBook

 

 

 

Detour

 

This film script depicts odd-couple brothers who take a one-last-look roadtrip 

cross-country for a critical but experimental bone marrow procedure

 

It's similar to the road-trip movie "Sideways"...

only with younger men... and weed instead of wine.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RPIM1MA

Twenty Two Short Stories about

Teenage Jesus

 

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.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057XOR86

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 "All Men Are Dogs"

 

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

 

 

 

 

The Chip

 

This edgy short film script satirizes future femto-physics for

electronic picochips and biochip implantation. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GEPUW2 - Kindle eBook

 

 

Dual parabolic antennas tested & tuned by Brian Shell

"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):

 

Seattle and The House of Mirrors 1997

4:54 in length

 

Venice Beach Walkabout 1999

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 

 

Texas Hold’em Tournament Tactics 

 

Tips & tricks Mr. Shell used to win numerous poker tournaments.

It strictly covers the changing strategies of tournament play. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y672 - Kindle eBook

 

NOOK eBook version

 

Start My Heart Art

 

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.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7GJLV6 

 

 

Cover photo taken within The Grand Hotel...

...where "Somewhere in Time" was filmed.

Brian's boardwalk mural in Venice Beach, CA where he got called "Picasso" daily.
Brian's cafe collage in Venice Beach, CA 1999

 

 

 

Created on Friday March 15th, 2019

Dare to Take Risks - An Upper Peninsula Adventure

 

This scenic sonic slideshow story takes you on an early Autumn circle tour of 

Michigan's Great Lakes - Huron, Superior, and (pure) Michigan.

Brian's entry into Adobe's contest: #PickaPortraitStyle

 

Made on April 17, 2019

 

From Seattle to the Cascades and Back

 

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.

December 1999 drawing by Brian Shell titled "Id-eas"

 

A Prodigal Son Returns

 

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.

 

A Prodigal Son Returns - Paperback book

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S1SMF92

 

 

 

8 Minute intensifying Drum Circle with

90+ Frank Lloyd Wright photos:

 

https://youtu.be/E6YKTgg2OYU

 

 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...

 

Facebook Diaries

 

Jumping aboard the social media bandwagon,

this 2010 journal captures new-user fb first-impressions.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00585CG54

 

Elvis t-shirt from Mom! Brian performs percussion on a kitchen sink at The Ark in Ann Arbor - January 2019
Queensryche drumset for the "Promised Land" tour

 

 

 

Love Poems 

 

Inspired by Dead Poets Society, these poems once tried to woo women

with well written words, rhyme, and verse.  A lof of B.S. pure drivel.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OP40WO - Kindle eBook 

 

NOOK eBook version

 

 

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