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    Monday, April 30, 2007

    I'm 37 today

    This is how I feel.

    Friday, April 27, 2007

    Drunk Monkeys

    I envy these monkeys right now.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2007

    Saturday, April 21, 2007

    Thursday, April 19, 2007

    10:40 PM 4/19/07


    It’s 10:20 PM and I’m still here waiting for them to lock the cut. Final Studio and Network visit tomorrow, so it’s vegetable tray pick-up for me in the morning. In the end I probably will be sent home soon since the music Editor probably didn’t know they’d want her to do something tonight so she probably went out to have a life. I’m waiting on a QuickTime file I’m supposed to run to her house tonight in Burbank. I still haven’t gotten very good with utilizing the amazing amount of down time that I incur waiting for things to happen, which usually don’t. I just can’t get enough focus going to do anything productive since there is inevitably an interruption of some sort every twenty minutes or so. In the end it’s overtime, and I could use the little added cash that provides. Looks to be another 70+ hour week here in the exciting world of show business. On the positive side, there really wouldn’t be any reason for someone from the Network to show up tomorrow to watch the locked Avid cut if they didn’t have an interest in the show.

    We start online tomorrow and finish up ADR next week. The it’s time for color timing and final mix. Only a week and a half to go, then the parents are coming into town for a few days then maybe after that I can take a few weeks to get some writing done before I start whatever job is next.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2007


    So, the second Network cut was delivered yesterday, so all that remains are the notes from the head of the network this afternoon. Then it’s on to final ADR, sound mix, final SFX lay-in, and whatever little tweaking remains. Things should finally be slowing down here to manageable levels and become something more akin to a normal 60 hr a week job. I have to say that I don’t look forward to possibly having to go back to doing the work I was doing before. Even though this job didn’t pay enough and the hours are crap, I’ve definitely enjoyed it more than the other stuff. But, if it doesn’t get picked-up I may have to go back to signage. At least it’s still out there.

    Monday, April 16, 2007

    Thou Shalt Always Kill

    The debut single from Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip is out now as a digital download and very limited edition 7" Vinyl.

    Download the music / video here:

    live dates and more info here:


    Drive, the much anticipated new show from Tim Minear has a new episode on tonight on FOX.

    "The next time you’re cut off by crazed drivers on your way to work, give them a little slack. They could be racing for their lives.

    DRIVE is an action-fueled drama following a diverse group of Americans competing for their lives (or the lives of their loved ones) in an illegal, underground cross-country road race. Some of them have been coerced into joining “The Race”; others have sought out The Race themselves, hearing rumors of the $32-million prize. Each has a reason to compete. And each must win.

    ALEX TULLY (Nathan Fillion, “Firefly,” “Slither”) is thrust into The Race in an effort to find his missing wife. New mother WENDY PATRAKAS (Melanie Lynskey) is on the run from her husband and competing for the safety of her newborn baby – or possibly something much more extraordinary. JOHN TRIMBLE (Dylan Baker) is a buttoned-down scientist who embraces The Race as the last chance to show his rebellious 15-year-old daughter VIOLET (Emma Stone) that he can be spontaneous. WINSTON SALAZAR (Kevin Alejandro) views The Race as an opportunity to leave his criminal past behind and bond with SEAN (J.D. Pardo), the half-brother he has only just met. Hurricane Katrina survivors IVY CHITTY (Taryn Manning, “Hustle & Flow”), LEIGH BARNTHOUSE (Rochelle Aytes) and SUSAN CHAMBLEE (Michael Hyatt) are determined to start their lives over and help rebuild their fallen city with The Race’s winnings. ELLIE HOWE (Mircea Monroe) sees The Race as an opportunity to keep her boyfriend, military specialist ROB LAIRD (Riley Smith), from being sent back to Iraq. And CORINNA WILES (Kristin Lehman), who becomes an uneasy partner with Alex, is a gorgeous and mysterious stowaway who may well hold the key to the secrets of “The Race” and its mysterious benefactors.

    Although MR. BRIGHT (Charles Martin Smith), The Race liaison, has informed them that there are other competitors, the group does not know exactly whom they’re racing against, or even where the finish line is. With each mile clocked, the drivers get closer – not only to the end of the road and a critical, life-changing victory, but to understanding the mystery behind The Race itself."

    Sunday, April 15, 2007

    Sunday Morning

    It’s 3:02 AM on Sunday morning and I’m waiting for the guy I work with to get back with the DVD currently being burned off of the DVCam tape of the first network cut of the show I’m working on. Once he gets it here we’ll need to burn 25 copies and then deliver them to Execs houses before 8:00 AM. Up to right now it’s only been a 72 hour week, so what am I complaining about. After the 8:00 AM deliveries, we finish with Network ones. I should get home by 10:00 AM.

    [NOTE: Finished at 7:30 AM. So, it was only a 77 hour week. Network notes tomorrow, then delivery of second Network cut by 3:00 PM Tuesday. After that thing should return somewhat to normal as we finalise the last cut, to be delivered on April 29th. Of course with all that being said, all I really do is run things around so it's even worse for the people doing the editing and the writer whose been involved the whole way through.]

    Friday, April 13, 2007

    I'm In Hell

    No really. I'm going to be here all night long. They've only locked 3 of 6 acts. It should have been done by 8:00 PM. It's 8:45. Going to pick-up dinner for everyone now, but it's buy your own, so I'm going to have a cold cut sandwich from the fridge.

    Death Squads vs. Street Children

    I've never been to Brazil, but I once had a bad experiance with a Brazillian Girl.

    "Death squads involving serving and retired police officers have long been a problem in Brazil where shop-keepers sometimes use them against street children."

    Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    Odd traffic

    I'm getting a lot of odd traffic from Quebec. Not from all over Canada mind you, just Quebec. I'm pretty sure the traffic from the Netherlands is from someone I went to Grad School with.

    Friday, April 06, 2007

    How very odd

    I got linked to by the Guardian Unlimited's TV and Radio Blog.

    "However, a quick glance through early reviews and blogs of The Riches, suggests that even though Izzard's character is supposed to be a master conman capable of convincing a stream of "duffers" that he is whoever he's decided to be on any given day, Izzard the actor has fallen at the first hurdle: getting his American accent right."

    I'm the link under "blogs". I think it's a bit odd since I didn't say that Eddie Izzard didn't do well with the accent, but simply stated that I was worried going in having read these complaints elsewhere. Personally I like that fact that his accent isn't quite right. It makes him more of a question mark. What if he's conning his family too, or what if he's trying to hide the fact from everyone else that he is indeed British. Oh well, at least someone's reading my poorly written reviews. Maybe I should pay more attention to them when I write them.

    Rear Ended

    It had to happen sooner or later. I got rear ended on the 101 N yesterday after delivering the Editor’s check to his home. Luckily there was no damage to my car other than a bent license plate. When I got hit, there was enough force to shake me up so I couldn’t find the brake in time not to tap the car in front of me. Luckily there was no damage to that car either. It was a bit odd. As the force traveled through the car’s chassis and then into the steering column and eventually my brainpan, things slowed down. I could see myself going toward the car in front of me, but couldn’t make my body react fast enough to hit the break. The guy who hit me cracked the front bumper on his pristine 2005 mustang though. We traded info, but didn’t get the police involved since the 101 was crawling anyway. Luckily there was a bit of a shoulder where we could safely pull off. Of course when all was said and done, it took forever to get anyone to let us merge back into traffic. I got off a few exits later still phased somewhat and got lost for a bit. Since I’ve been in LA, I’ve been hit in two parking lots and once on the freeway. When I lived in Knoxville, I never got into a wreck. I’m starting to get tired of driving here. There seems to be very little concern by drivers here with their surroundings.

    My health insurance went up on March 31st. I've just been accepted into a Keiser Permanente plan, but it won't take effect until May 1st. That’s really the only reason I got the guys info. I’m still kind of feeling the effects today, in a weird sort of way. I’m pretty sure my body’s still in the process of reabsorbing all the adrenaline and endorphins released when I got hit.

    I do have the day off, so that’s nice. I’ve done a bit of cleaning about the apartment and switched out inflatable mattresses, which should allow some improvement in my sleep. Other than that every day is pretty much the same. The next few weeks are going to be a pain though. I’ll have to deliver 7 different cuts, mostly to people’s homes I think. I’m not sure what I’ll do when this job is up though.

    Some People I Drink With

    Here are a few photos of some of the people I drink with. I didn't take them. I lent my camera to Elizabeth and she left them on the camera. I can share these, because even though I’ve given some of these people my blog address, none of them read it. At least I don’t think they do. I guess I’ll find out soon enough. As you can see I don’t exactly hang out with people my own age, at least not many of them.

    This is Elizabeth. She’s the one that took the photos. She does something in construction. Her father used to be a comedy writer for the Smothers Brothers and other variety type shows.

    This is Charles. He’s a Construction Superintendent at a fancy new Hi-Rise where units go for $1000.00 a sq. ft. He’s currently overseeing the build out of five units ranging from 4000 to 6000 sq. ft. He’s Ex-Navy. His favorite food is steak. His favorite beer is Budweiser. I’ve given him one lesson on how to use the computer. Many more will follow once he actually gets one at work.

    This is Steve. He manages a high-end private club and cigar bar in Beverly Hills.

    This is Gary. He used to live under a bridge, but now he sells shoes at a fancy department store in Beverly Hills. He once mistook Seth McFarlane for Todd McFarlane. Luckily it wasn’t the other way around. Todd has a temper I hear, but Seth created The Family Guy so he has a sense of humor.