April 25, 2016

Creatures of Yes - Tom


I was a little ambivalent about putting out such a stripped down episode of Creatures of Yes. But then I thought maybe it was a nice breather and a little contrast to the rest of the videos in the series. I think it's also a nice introduction to Tom, who we would need a little one on one time with to really get to know him. Most of the other characters get in there naturally, but he's a bit more reserved. 

April 23, 2016

Time in a Bottle


Well, gosh! I don't remember seeing this as a kid on the Muppet Show. Maybe it wouldn't resonate so much with a little kid, but watching it now in middle age - I think it's possibly the most brilliant thing I've ever seen Jim Henson do. It's super sad and kind of funny at the same time. And I love all the technical elements - stirring actual liquids, then drinking them! The whole set is so intricate and kinetic. Love it.

Also - sorry about so many videos these days! Every post is a video! I wonder if it has anything to do with my journey into the world of video production? Probably. Anyway, I'll try to at least write something in each post.

*Update

This song is incredible! I guess I've heard it before, but... I don't know. I love it.




April 21, 2016

Can It Be?.... An RS-09?




I was listening to the soundtrack today for Full Circle when I thought I heard a Roland RS-09. What do you think?



The string sound that comes in around 2:35. The way the envelope cuts off the previous note when it goes to a new one. I think it's an RS-09. 

A few years ago I had a similar revelation while listening to a North of Cornwallis song. I asked Lester if it was in fact an RS-09 and he confirmed it was! I don't even remember what NOC song it was, but they are a terrific band, lest ye forget:


Well, gosh now that I am listening to this song. Check out the lead at 2:18. Must be an RS-09. It must.

Why do I even care?


April 12, 2016

ZOOM!


Kids being weird is always funny. Don't they all seem too tall or something? And is that the Ghostbox logo on the floor? 

April 9, 2016

Lumia


I am obsessed with lumia right now. It seems to be one of the more esoteric lighting techniques. I'm getting involved as best I can, for now!

I took my laser to a bunch of junk stores around the neighborhood a couple weeks ago and tried shining it through all different kinds of glass till I found the effect I was looking for (people probably thought I was very odd indeed!). I found some dinner glasses from the '70s that did great things - very ripple-y. I'm using them on the tours I'm doing with my new band Sound of Ceres. And on our next tour (May) we'll be exploring caves throughout the midwest. What could be better?!