I have always disliked Ian Somerhalder a lot, and I mean… a… lot.
When I first saw him on Lost, his acting made me want him dead more than the Island did, which is a lot.
But when he quoted Lillian Hellman today, “People change, and forget to tell each other,” I had to like him, just a little bit.
Lillian Hellman is my favorite broad of all time. She wore fur, smoked cigarettes, drank whiskey and couldn’t give a fuck what people thought about it.
Back in 1980-something, when I was trying to score chicks by taking a women’s literature class, I read Lillian Hellman’s Pentimento: A Book of Portraits. Suffice it to say, I got more action above the neck than below it.
Anyways, I hope Ian’s fans were paying attention to the name attached to the quote.
Audrey Assad was dropped by her record co…? When did that happen!? From a purely secular pov, she’s the real deal, and then some…
So glad to see her kickstarter return double what she asked for…
Love the sound design for David Fincher’s remake of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Everything sounds like it’s happening two feet in front of your face. My favorite.
That said, I did fast forward through the gratuitously violent parts. I saw them in the original, and once was enough.
For three months now, I’ve been working on the score, sound design, foley and mix of “King’s Faith,” with the film’s director, Nick DiBella. We’re pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, and looking forward to the private screening for cast and crew this weekend. We’ll continue polishing over the summer, while seeking offers from distributers.
As an avid consumer of goods, a model American son, over the last ten years, or so I’ve noticed a very troubling trait in the products I purchase—planned obsolescence.
Now I know, planned obsolescence is part of nature, all things die, but my KitchenAid Blender after a year… really? The Margaritas were that tough, huh?
I could name twenty other experiences with products that just don’t seem to last like they used to, but I’m not going to. Instead, I am going to talk about the one, and only product I own whose enduring quality is not only remarkable, but unique in my experience—my Weber Genesis Gas Grill. It will not die. It has three burners that never fail, and a build quality that would survive entry into the earths atmosphere from space. I even retrofitted it to use natural gas—no propane tanks, baby.
People of Weber, I bestow upon you my highest award of excellence.
My room is now a veritable showcase of acoustic materials and sounds like poop no more. :)
I’ve been recording acoustic guitars in it daily for the last few weeks, and I’ve noticed a difference.
Whether I record close mic finger picking, or from several feet away with a plectrum, it all sounds fantastic, period.
No matter what the technique, the subtleties shine through.
Once the film drops in June I’ll have a metric ton of stuff to share hopefully. Check back then if you’re interested.