MySpacing Like Hell

30 08 2006

You can avoid signing up with MySpace all you want, it will get to you eventually. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Let me get right to it. I’m doing this blog thing regularly (with a few months in between) and have just set up a new blog called The Sound Palette which is basically a site for all things sound. There’ll be articles, resources, free scriptwriting software links, tips, tutorials and all sorts of goodies. Everyone working with sound to tell stories are welcome and contribute to the blog. At some point I wish to have original content but for now, I’ll happily link away. Just presented my first post about an article Walter Murch wrote for Transom and other thoughts on sound design. You know, the usual babble I chew out.
Hope you check it out and write me with ideas, suggestions, and, most of all, with your undying support.

We have to talk about how The Sound Palette. Well it all started with my own personal page on MySpace. Then it went on to my creating a page for Hassberry Theatre Company on MySpace. Then I thought, “Why the hell stop there?” Hence the creation of Audio Theatre League, an idea for a centralized group for all audio theatre companies, professionals, and audiophiles of the world. We’ll promote, network, share, debate, discuss and hopefully send hate IMs to each other over the use of pop filters and how Orson used to do it back then.

So there it is. All about my space on MySpace.

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A Year Later

29 08 2006

Exactly a year later I mail it out, stamped with thousands of hours of my time, patience and nights staying awake working with it. Sometimes I’d stay away from it for weeks, afraid of it, but then I’d be longing to find it an audience, for others to see it taking its first steps and breathing its first adult air. I see it stand own its own now and feel proud as a papa…might feel. I’m not a papa yet, but you don’t need to be one to feel proud. Kinda weird, I must admit, to do this exactly a year later. It was unplanned. Maybe it’s predicting something, who knows. Katrina happened the same exact day too. The very same day.

Last week watched ‘When The Levees Broke.’ Spike Lee has made a doc masterpiece. And Blanchard’s music…did what the images and words could not.

Back to ‘it.’ Let’s see what happens to it in a month or two. That’s all I’m willing to share…hoping ‘it’ finds what it’s looking for. 😉