I nearly finished the music for my friends video short €˜play-dough-a-constrictor€™ which is a 5 minute video of her son making a snake out of playdough, it turning into a real snake, and then chasing him around a playground. It€™s a fun fast paced and super creative video – one of many that she€™s made, but only the first that I€™ve gotten to meddle with. So now I give her the music, she syncs stuff up and tells me what she wants changed, and before you know it, it€™s on you tube. It€™s been a lot of fun – I used a ton of sample so that I could work on it when my daughter was asleep, but my drums made their premier, as did my daughter yelling, €˜GO! GO! GO!€™ Once this is done I pack up the studio and box it up for Battle Lake. Ah, transition. yuck.
News for August 2006
August 23, 2006
August 21, 2006
hey fans and folk enthusiasts, My wife and I caught a promo for a (new) football movie coming out. I didn€™t catch the name (catching and football have never really gone hand in hand for me); I think it was something like €˜invisible€™ or €˜inevitable€™ and it looked like it starred Marky Mark of Funky Bunch fame. Needless to say the trailer was giving out good vibrations. I€™ve never really cared for the sports genre – it seems they all tell the same story. €˜look the underdog won/almost won€™ €˜hey the star player is getting his act together/showing up in the nick of time and still being allowed to play/getting good grades now/handicapped/ a blast from the lower class/learning an important life lesson we can all pick up on and use as a teachable moment example in the next corporate training event we take part in etc€¦
But then I realized something profound. That sports story is my story. It€™s your story. It€™s our story. So next time somebody calls you dumb€¦ start chanting €˜Rudy!€™
In other news I just got back from an amazing week at Outlaw Ranch in South Dakota. The Houge family is preparing to move, and at this point, after August 26 I will be on performance hiatus, probably till 2007, check the website for odds and ends that come out of my new home studio in Minnesota€™s lake country, Go! Fight! Win! Air Houge #29