Gilligan’s Island is the saddest show on television once you realize all the castaways are dead and they don’t even know it.
Continuing to share my music - I made this one a few years ago, it’s an orchestral version of one of the melodies I used in my video game "Flight of the Conchords: Second Season".
I’ve been waiting for a proper home video release of this show since I was a kid. Now it’s finally coming out this year, and while I may not be a kid anymore, I’m buying it the second it comes out!
I finally got around to putting some of my music up on SoundCloud! An assortment of tracks from the last 7-8 years, featured in hundreds of games, cartoons, videos and short films. More to come soon!
I’m trying to figure out what kind of year I had, because 2013 was a strange year for sure…
I spent the first half of the year completely consumed in post-production, editing and FX work on Max Anderson, Private Eye. I don’t know if people can understand how much work I had to put into it, the long hours and lost sleep and the sheer monotony of the process. I literally locked the final cut two weeks before the premiere.
The movie premiere was definitely the highlight of the year, and my whole life. I achieved a number of childhood dreams simultaneously. I got to be in the newspaper, on the radio, and on TV promoting the movie. Then I got to premiere my movie on the big screen in front of a packed audience. I can safely say that I’ve never been happier.
After coming down from that high, I spent the rest of the year trying to get ready for my new movie, Spy College. Unfortunately, it’s been really tough and the last few months have brought me down quite a bit. Struggling to get locations and funding and help in general. At times, it’s been hard to keep up my motivation.
At the same time, I’ve also begun to take on photography jobs and I’m looking to expand on that. It’s a quick and easy way to make money on the side and spend less time working at Kroger. This year I’ll finally have my own space to work (finally moving out of this apartment!) and I’ll be able to do a lot more.
So it’s been a busy, and at times very stressful year for me, but I’m determined to move forward and make 2014 even better!
I just had the most EPIC NAP OF ALL TIME, with the most intense and vivid dreams I’ve had in weeks, if not months.
In the dream, my dad offhandedly gave me a clue to Google search a TV movie from 1990 that was the cause of a recurring nightmare that I’d had for over twenty years. He only remembered the title, “Mister Johnson”, because it made him laugh for juvenile reasons. The nightmare was caused by the memory of a scene from the movie where this kid was chased by bullies into a phone booth and they trapped him all inside. Having finally seen the source of the nightmare, I was finally able to get over it. (Also, the movie was terrible.)
Then I woke up and went to work and tried to tell everyone about the dream while ringing up annoying customers… except one of my coworkers didn’t belong, I worked with her at Value City, not Kroger, so I knew it was a dream and woke up for real. Total Inception moment.
Then I just looked up that movie on IMDB just for the heck of it and OH MY GOD THERE WAS A MOVIE WITH THAT TITLE FROM THAT YEAR except it wasn’t a TV movie and the cast and plot have nothing to do with the dream but it’s still creepy cause I’ve never heard of it before.
I had another dream during the nap that was even weirder. I was at this aquarium that had all these freaky creatures like stingrays and squid and octopi, and they were all escaping their tanks and slithering along the ceilings and walls like a horror movie. I ran into Wendy from work and she was like, “oh, that’s cool” and I’m like, “THIS IS NOT COOL” and pulled a three-foot tentacle out of my mouth. I thought that only happened in hentai.
And there you have my delusional dream journal for the night.