Puppet Theatre Set Design

Once I have the 8 puppet controllers built, which will be by end of this week, I can start on building scenery and props. After that I can score music and start filming. I’m not sure if I will try stop motion, live action or a combination of both. I think before I decide, ill do a bunch of stills that explore lighting and…

The Randy Politicians Defense

Panic at The “Gates” of Hell . . .

Soup Is Good Food

Soup – just like your mother used to make . . .

CAFFE OHM

Here’s one for all you 4:20 fans . . .

Something Lurks There

This started out a lot darker – but I’m not a dark goth person, so I had to work hard to make something of what started out as a gloomy fuzzed out bass line (actually quite a few parts – most of which I threw out). Lat week I wrote a song that I also did not like at first – but a week…

Lonely Stage Hand

You know the typeThe one who keeps to himselfSmokes incessantlyDrinks bottom shelf Got his first jobAged fourteenNever went to high schoolDidn’t see the need Votes party linePays Union DuesDoesn’t give a shitAbout the Evening News ChorusHe pulls the curtainAn ace on the light boardHe knows his stuffBut is always ignored

Technical Puppet Theatre

I finally have my art studio and puppet theatre cleaned up, and a nice floor in place. Now I can work on the finishing touches. I purchased a Technical Theatre book and it is helping more than I expected. It reminds me of all the details I’ll need for photographic lighting, backdrops, microphones, motorized puppet gear, etc. By the way, being a one man…

(My) Piano Appreciation Day

Although I’ve always liked the piano, lately I find myself re- listening to rock songs that feature piano parts where (while usually a short passage), the piano made the song. One such song is “Seeing Other People” by Belle and Sebastian and the other is “Outdoor Miner” by Wire. The piano parts match or exceed any guitar hero rock god solo – and as…

Lumbering Melancholy

It took me a few days to write this song because I tried to write a slow song. That lead to a “lumbering” pace to the song, and the parts sounded almost like a dirge at first – until I spiced it up after the first half. I probably should have introduced the more upbeat ending sooner (that’s when the song gets a lot…

Happy Ana Lemma Day!

Today is another precious day, a day to rejoice in. A few posts ago, I showed my “Tiny Desk Studio”, and you might have noticed the Geochron 4K digital clock. That clock / map is the only thing left from my Ham Radio station – which turned into my music studio. On that map is a cool thing called an analemma – which shows…