She Treats Me so Mean

What happens when you have talent but can’t travel to distant cities and try out for shows like American Idol, The Voice, or The X Factor?

Fox says, “What the TV audience doesn’t see is, if you’re from San Diego and you audition and make it through in St. Louis, then you have to return to St. Louis a month or two later for the next round, and then again for a third round. … Some can’t afford to and drop out.”

This means that some never get a chance to wait in line for an audition.

One example is Derek Michael Marc. For him—like many talented singers and musicians—the cost of traveling, hotel rooms, eating out and waiting in line for hours is too much, but that hasn’t stopped him from performing.

On February 5th, 2013, Derek appeared on My Window—a talk show known as the window to Central Oregon broadcasting from KBNZ for CBS Entertainment, News and Sports.

My Window on CBS – Aired Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013

Derek says, “I’m just another guy that has dedicated his life to the art of Music.”

After moving to Central Oregon from his hometown of Snoqualmie, Washington in the summer of 2005, Derek became a full-time working musician playing hundreds of shows through-out the Northwest Territory.

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Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine, Vietnam Veteran and English-journalism teacher.

His latest novel is the award winning Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

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