seagullsI was sitting on the beach with Eleanor and we were staring at two seagulls a few feet away from us. They were staring at us, hoping for some of the potato chips we were eating.seagulls3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Stupid scavengers," Eleanor said.
I watched the birds, saying nothing for a minute. But then I said:
"They're noble birds of the sea, not stupid scavengers. Look at how beautifully they are colored, the same as the sand and the clouds in the sky. And look at how their beaks are made to stick deep into the sand to burrow for crabs. And look how elegantly they hold their position against the wind, and how they can fly for great distances across the open sea."
We stared at the birds.
"They are beautiful, dad."
"I know, Eleanor. It's a little sad."
"Well, Eleanor, it is because of humans that they are distracted from their noble, original purpose. And what of our original purpose? Are we so much different? Look at us, chasing after cars, money, power, fashion, position. How much different ar
don't worryseasons, there are many of them, some of them shorter than others, perhaps for special reasons, to be followed by other long seasons.don't worry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
turning it onSafe. Surrunded by glowing lights and things.turning it on3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so many amazingly talented people and the everfree people were so accommodating and everything was so much fun and everyone said so many nice things to me and when I got on the stage to introduce a band I got as far as "hi I'm will anderson" before the applause was so deafening you would have thought the beatles were on stage. It was so humbling.
I don't even know where to begin so I won't.
Back to work.
Turning back into a pumpkin.
new filmSo I finished scoring a new film a month or so back.new film2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember seeing the beginning of it a year or so back and thinking "OMFG what are they thinking!!!!", and then life went on, and then I got the film to score and...
It was frigging great. The people who put it together, whom I have been working with for some time, REALLY did a GREAT job, and I really enjoyed scoring it, and it just is friggin' great.
Going to the premiere tomorrow here in Lala land.
Everyone worked so hard on this thing, and it shows. In every frame, in every line.
And everyone felt that the music totally elevated the film, so I did my job as well.
I have been a busy dude.
Do it.click to add titleDo it.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
in the trenches
always the thing
mind can get in the way
all the distractions of direction and notes
all that matters
is never feeling rushed
never being fearful
always being clear
write to one's own visions
a try to have fun
and be a cool guy to everyone you are working with
be grateful for what i got
scrambled this morning
i decline to participate
ptime for another cup of coffee
haven't been here much
everything is good
listening to a lot of
regina spektor is my favorite artist
she is just so amazing.
but lest you think that is it
put on Foo FIghter's "these days"
and crank it
and totally rock!
or Stevie Wonder
"For Once in My Life"
Gotta get up and do this.
Cold water season.
As season two draws to a close...As season two draws to a close...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi everyone and everypony! I’m finding it difficult to believe that in less than a week we’ll be waist deep in the Friendship is Magic season finale. It seems like just the other day we were fangasming over the season premier. Now, here we are, 24 episodes down and but a pair remain. This season has been amazing. So much more than any of us really expected. The return of Luna, tons of Derpy, Lyra and Bon Bon hanging out, an unexpected Trixie shout-out, Dragons, more griffins, Time Travel, masked crusaders, self-help minotaurs, and plenty of incontrovertible proof that all the ponies in this town really ARE are crazy.
It’s been a brilliant season and a wonderful experience. We’re awash in conventions and gatherings; we have show-accurate toys and favorite background characters to look forward to. Derpy’s name was spoken and she was given voice.
end rant.exeend rant.exe1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am really sorry to have had any part in yet another steaming bag of fan drama being dumped on our collective Canterlot doorstep.
Thanks everyone for being so kind and supportive and for tolerating my ridiculously long post. I'm in awe, actual, slack-jawed, glazed expression awe over the outpouring of support and good mojo from folks.
I shouldn't need to say this, but please DO NOT resort to death threats or ANY kind of harm directed at the MLPArtConfessions blog. As sentient adult human creatures we are more than capable of disagreeing with words that don't invoke violence. Seriously, don't. DO NOT. DONUT. We are better than this. I don't care if it is "just the internet" everyone needs to get over the knee-jerk reaction to start slinging threats and violence around as if it means nothing. My friends are not sadists or bullies.
For the past two days I've been weeding death, rape and all sorts of violent imagery out of my
doneanother day of professional music production comes to an end.done2 years ago in Personal More Like This
one down, 25 to go.
time to bunker down. time to get ready
So I went to the store and bought essentials:
corn flakes, milk, bananas.
I really feel that pretty much covers it.
well, and coffee. which eleanor likes to call "hatred in a cup."
Yup yup yup.
My studio is an abomination of creation.
CharismaI just read this and I think it is so true:Charisma3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 10 habits of remarkably charismatic people:
1. They listen way more than they talk.
Ask questions. Maintain eye contact. Smile. Frown. Nod. Respond--not so much verbally, but nonverbally.
That's all it takes to show the other person they're important.
Then when you do speak, don't offer advice unless you're asked. Listening shows you care a lot more than offering advice, because when you offer advice in most cases you make the conversation about you, not them.
Don't believe me? Who is "Here's what I would do..." about: you or the other person?
Only speak when you have something important to say--and always define important as what matters to the other person, not to you.
2. They don't practice selective hearing.
Some people--I guarantee you know people like this--are incapable of hearing anything said by the people they feel are somehow beneath them.
Sure, you speak to them, but that particular falling tree doesn't make a sound i