Delta Dreams Featured in Shape Magazine

Posted on 11 December 2011 by Delta Dreams

Ali Larter Shape Magazine

The Delta Dreams song “Escape The Matrix” was featured in Shape Magazine as part of a work out playlist. It featured the beautiful Ali Larter from the film Obsessed, Resident Evil and the hit sci-fi show Heroes.

I did not even know about this feature until a fan from MySpace sent me a message that she was reading it on the treadmill and was shocked to see Delta Dreams listed in the magazine. The music playlist is listed on page 148 in the March 2008 Issue. The music is part of a 30 Minute Work Out Playlist also featuring other artists: Arctic Monkeys, Bruce Springsteen, Shooter Jennings, Louis XIV, White Rabbits, and Stacie Rose.

I recorded Escape The Matrix in 2000 using the software based sequencer Cubase VST and had several other song projects opened simultaneously. I was almost done with it when I accidentally overwrote the track with one of my old songs. I lost 4 days worth of work and was so angry and upset. It was a very draining experience.  I decided that I should pick myself up from this disappointment and get back on the wagon.   It took me another 2 days to redo everything.

Delta Dreams featured in SHAPE magazine work out playlist

The brightside is that the song ended up being used on 2 major films in addition to being featured in a magazine that is distributed world-wide:

  • Searching For Paradise (HBO/Sundance) featuring Chris Noth (Mr. Big from Sex and the City / Law & Order) and Susan May Pratt (Drive Me Crazy) about a crazy girl obsessed with an actor. It was someone autobiographical according to the writer and director. You can hear it in the NYC subway and park scene.
  • Double Dare – a double-barreled, action-packed documentary about two Hollywood stuntwomen, Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell. Jeannie, who refuses to retire at sixty-two, doubled for Wonder Woman in the 70′s, and Zoe landed the coveted job doubling Xena at the age of eighteen as well as Uma Thurman’s double in Kill Bill. You can hear it during an Award Ceremony scene with Zoe being drunk. I met both Jeanie and Zoe at the film screening in New York City and must say they were both very wonderful. Zoe has a larger than life personality and I remember asking her if she was ever interested in acting. She said she never thought about it. Next thing I know she is a lead in Quentin Tarrantino Death Proof. Jeanie was very nice and it a pleasure hearing her stories over drinks.

So the moral of the story is to NEVER GIVE UP on ANYTHING you BELIEVE in! One thing leads to another and you just never know.

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