Such Excitement!

“What’s been happening?” you may ask. It was a pretty lazy weekend!

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Hung out with Shortlegs and gossiped a little and talked about more adult things (jobs, home ownership, home buying). I think I miss my 20’s when it was not so “adult” more about where and when I was going to get drunk again.

SATURDAY:
PT and I walked around the lake instead of hiking as the weather was pretty gross. I dropped into Best Buy and picked up the Bob’s Burger’s Music Album on CD. I would love to have the deluxe vinyl edition but I can’t really justify spending that much money. Then I napped all afternoon and ordered cheap and sleazy Pizza Hunt for dinner. Viva la Cheap and Sleazy!

SUNDAY:
Did a little bit of work during the day and also binge watched the first season of Sense8. The show is pretty good and has a cast that is waaaaay too hot. Pictured below is that handsome German actor, Max Riemelt (shirtless, of course). He is in the show. Hubba!

Max Riemelt

And now another work week is underway …

Such Excitement!

Meanwhile …

Pet Shop Boys Reissues/Further Listening
The announcement of the long-awaited new series of Catalogue reissues, including the track-listings of Further Listening bonus albums, has been delayed for a few weeks while a few minor copyright issues are being resolved. We now expect to make a full announcement later this month. Watch this space!

Stupid excited that we are finally getting more re-issues from the Pet Shop Boys.

Meanwhile …

Updating Update

I do realize that with the blog break (i.e. I was lazy and let Instagram take over) there are a lot of events that got missed. I do hope to post some about the theater stuff I have worked on over that time (and going back to 2012) … especially since it’s been a big part of my life for a while.

If my memory is spitting out the right information, I haven’t really posted at all about (or very little about):
The Light in the Piazza (Director, 2012)
Avenue Q (Director, 2013)
Other Desert Cities (Director, 2014)
Urinetown: The Musical
(Director, 2014)
Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Director, 2016)
*****
Death and the Maiden (Actor, 2015)
Company (Actor, 2015)
The Fox on the Fairway (Actor, 2015)
Twelve Angry Men (Actor, 2016)
Into the Woods (Actor, 2016)
God of Carnage (Actor, 2017)

Sheesh. That’s 11 shows in five years.

Updating Update

OMG!

Wonder Woman Television Soundtrack
La La Land Records is releasing a limited edition 3-CD set featuring original scores from the classic 70’s Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter. The set also includes a 28-Page booklet with exclusive liner notes by writer John Takis and a forward by Wonder Woman comic author and authority, Andy Mangels. On sale May 9th at 12 noon PST.

I. AM. ALL. OVER. THIS!

OMG!

Cancer Sucks

Been kind of a tough week so far. I found out Monday evening that a friend (who figures pretty heavily in a lot of events on this blog) has been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. I am not going to say much more than this as treatment options and a long term prognosis have not been given yet. Needless to say, everyone here is hoping for the best.

Cancer Sucks

Week Ending Update

Oh hey … the weekend is here which means that the work week is DONE!

Here are some of the things that happened this past week:
– Started blogging again!
– Didn’t do much freelance work … which is fine.
– Bought the Walmart exclusive Blu-ray of La La Land.
– Mowed the yard.
– Lunched with the Retired Pilot.
– Caught up on The Leftovers and Better Call Saul. Damn fine television, if you ask me.
– Repaired my malfunctioning 160GB iPod Classic. (It only took me eight years to make it happen.)
– Watched too many episodes of Forensic Files. Damn you, Netflix.

What’s up for the weekend you might ask?
– Wine with Shortlegs tonight.
– Also, David arrives tonight for the weekend. Yay!
– WPAC Artist Presentations tomorrow morning. Ugh.
– Catch up on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
– Porch sitting with drinks and munchies at Kat‘s tomorrow evening.
– Hike to the plane crash site on Browning Knob on Sunday.
– Bowser snuggles.

Bee good out there!

Week Ending Update

Logo Thoughts [Political Edition]

Clinton/Kane logoTrump/Pence Logo
It’s interesting (in retrospect) to go back and look at what the logos for Clinton and Trump were saying about them as candidates. Both logos are colored in the traditional red and blue against white. Both use sans-serif fonts. But that is where the similarities end.

The Clinton/Kane logo feels more modern and doesn’t rely upon the typical “stars and stripes” tricks that most political logos rely on. The “H” includes and arrow pointing right suggesting forward momentum as it points to the two people who will provide that. It’s also notable that”Clinton” and “Kaine” are the same font size (suggesting they will be equal partners in governance of the country).

The Trump/Pence logo is very different in that it plays firmly with traditional political design elements. The five stars at the top suggest something military (a 5-Star General) or maybe is suggesting that Trump will be the best ever (a 5-Star President?). The logo also includes the “Make America Great Again!” slogan which says we need to look backwards to the past and not forward to the future. Again, names sizes are notable. “Trump” is twice the size of “Pence” which firmly states that Trump is in charge and that Pence is totally secondary.

So, there it is. Just some of my thoughts on the logos from this past (mind numbing) election cycle. If you have thoughts to share, click that “Leave a Comment” link.

[As a Side Note: I do wish whoever did the Clinton /Kaine logo had used better kerning between the “K” and “a.”]

Logo Thoughts [Political Edition]