Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
http://notesfromhalfland.blogspot.com/2009/12/eureka-new-idea-how-time-flies.html remind me of things I wish I had time and space for:
I miss working on.
(^but this almost makes up fer it.
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 12:30 PM
Friday, December 4, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 5:54 PM
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
(^ trapped in some archivist's daymare,
(^ began slipping out into public on sunday .
(^ these shots came from some of those daze.
(^ to all my musings:
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 5:50 AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
(^ seems the TrappedGoldfish
has gotten BUSY uncovering and decompressing some of my far past:
(^ this one or two shows that Mr.B isn't quite finished making stuff,
(^ no matter how often people try to claim he is.
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 12:03 PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
mp3 includes me around 9:55 speaking of bicycles and muffins that saved my life.
(^ thanks http://exileguy.mypodcast.com/200743_archive.html, specifically http://exileguy.mypodcast.com/2007/10/Drums_Of_War-51574.html
(^ these things still matter
(^ when oh bomb ah ha isn't REALLY changing
(^ how we kill: just adjusting ...whom and where.
(^ even the WHY seems a never ending battle for commodities marketeers.
(^ here's to deflation.
(^ poverty to the highest for the lowest denominations. aye ?..mmMAN !
(^ the bluebloods come in all shapes and sizes don't they?
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 1:48 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2009
radio free exile: Dan Bern - Estelle
so I sit down nowand look thru old back and forths: side to side comments on who and how I became a kNOwbody:
(^ I"m about to cropy paste a bunch of scary wtf's up in tHere: but found listening to this helped cut into the madness:
===initiationg backwashed up rantings :
>>>>>>date Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 9:26 PM
subject question about pay
details 7/19/08 (^ it begins again:
This job I'm auditioning for is Assistant Animator.
Do you have any idea how much that pays?
I heard that it would at least be enough
to be able to afford to live on downtime between projects
(more likely in larger animation studios).
>>>>>>>.(^ now it gets dicey:^) vvvvvvv
> This job I'm auditioning for is Assistant Animator.
(^ yep. if so, mark my words.
> Do you have any idea how much that pays?
(^ if I did, why should I tell?
(^ honestly. tell me why I should trust you?
(^ so far all you've done was contact Jay Lee.
(^ and dragged my ass out into public
(^ when I've been quite comfy hiding in the shadows.
> I heard that it would at least be enough to be able to
> afford to live on downtime between projects
> (more likely in larger animation studios).
(^ figure it out yourself.
##############(^ and then this:########
ate Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 10:27 PM
subject RE: question about pay
unhide MORE details 7/19/08
Follow up message not the money
It would help your case for summoning me to Seattle. Which I'm rapidly losing interest in, by the way, because you're not being nice.
As far as why you should trust me...In every job I've ever had, I worked the hardest and had most responsibility out of all of the employees. I don't have a criminal record, I never miss a day at work to go play in the sunshine or call in sick when I'm not. I don't steal, I don't lie, and I don't tell secrets.
As far as contacting Jay Lee, I was just trying to get ahold of YOU! I don't think I was the one who found him, anyway. I would bet it was Strider. I believe he found both of you while I was searching for bruce's email address.
> (^ if I did, why should I tell?
> (^ honestly. tell me why I should trust you?
=========(^ ok so I learned never trust someone only in this for their own interest ratings====
(^ and I .. blew up wide:
it really really helps to listen to
untimely while reading the below:
ready? already know what you need to know: I'm a slavedriver.
==============baah baah dadaismBOOM!=======
(^ ok that's fair.
(^ trust me. I don't want to stay at bickfords either.
(^ so. here's the rub.
(^ I DO NOT know the going rate. period.
(^ best answer to that question? honestly truelly?
(^ here goes. you COULD say " the going rate"
(^ you know. dump it back in their lap: watch their reaction.
(^ I worked for $75/00 per DAY when I started.
(^ production assistant wage back in 1986.
" depends on with or without my name in the credits."
(^ sounds smart ass, but actually matters.
(^ no credit? insist on higher wage to compensate for not having
proof you worked to put on demo reel.
(^ I had a wife. I HAD to take hush money to ma(shh)ke ends try to meet.
(^ another good one?
(^ ".. do I get an animators union card out of it?"
(^ oohh.. wince.
(^ I'm NOT trying to be flippant. truelly I'm not.
(^ it just depends on so many factors that nobody is supposed to even
TELL. because no two individuals are getting paid on the same
(^ that is ONE thing I learned way early..
(^ Clasky /Ksupo was paying westly archer $1,200.oo a week: later
upped it to $2,400.oo I think.
(^ don waller? he refused to ever work for less than $3,000 a week.
(^ at least that's what he CLAIMED.
(^ commercials pay more but are short lived.
(^ you COULD ask the NASTY question:
(^ " staff position or permalance?
(^ who pays the taxes? laika or me?
9^ its this position a 2 week, month, 6 month contract? what?
(^ depends on who I'm assisting I guess" might be good too.
(^ easy to get along with? learn a lot?
(^ take a pay cut.
(^ you get thrown to a cranky fart
(^ or someone super persnickety
(^ that knows how to animate
(^ but NOTHING about camera, sound sync.. postop etc?
(^ that's the part I fail at.
(^ I just say SURE! pay me whatever you think is best!"
(^ but first off? the pay part COMES LAST.
(^ NOT first.
(^ I learned that from working oat Landmark entertainment as a model lead.
(^ I sat.. waited (after waiting 3 weeks for a callback, mind you)
I had a figure with me and a bunch of photos: some names I'd
worked with: told them I heard from churchill films they may be
(^ this was back when Sellick had called John Mathews DESPERATE to
snag Jestin Kohn, Peter, and Joel Flrtcher AS SOON AS Ralf S. Mouse
wrapped. to work on some secret big budget deal he'd been contracted
my some big hollywood dude to coordinate and find talent.
(^ you follw me?I alter some spellings just because.
(^ anywho. I could have gone to San Francisco too to work
on nightmare before Xmas, but CHOSE to try and stay married INSTEAD.
(^ it would have required me leave her behind for about 8 months.
(6 we'd been married less than 2 years, and those years were DISSASTROUS.
(^ why am I tellimng you all this?
(^ because, .I'm a mental retard and too tired to care anymore.
(^ you try to cover up your past and you'll discover how small the
stop motion community REALLY is.
(^ I'm simply trying to warn you.
(^ trying to cover shit up takes TACT.
(^ what I wrote to you earlier about the tests? was real info. no scam.
(^ who knows. maybe yer old friend was finally able to look up from
final crunch month and think, sure why not?
this MAY all go back to Ashly.
MAY go back to only your friend.
May incorperate the others pluiugging you, including Ron Cole.
He's KNOWN, pram. hell who he apprenticed for was REALLY known.
and note: stopmotionanimation.com MAY ACTUALLY BE ON LAIKA's SERVER.
it wopuld make.. sense.
(^ hell, pram. i talked a lot of this over with someone working at
Phil Tippets .
(^ someone else, said " yes those were fun years.. I havent touched
a puppet since 1994"
and THAT one worked on peter jackson's king kong.
I'm not the enemy, Don.
(^ I'm a Has been wannah be who has no taste for the backstabbing
politics it sounds like it takes to get work.
(^.. did you know I was SOooo pissed when I heard Lionel had told
Chris he wasn't serious enough to even quote a ball and socket
armature price to?
(^ that, along with castle gardeners illness..
(AND YOURS) from what I accidently found via random searching a little..
(^ those factors along with strider's continual prodding and
coaxing, got me to blow up and make my underwritten name known
lloud enough I made a dent in the blankfaced wall known as old
timers thinking snubbing newbies or trying to get paid to teach
out of date skills.
I almost gave up and walked off, then Ron Cole emailed me personally
and apologised to me for misunderstanding what I was doing.
(^ after that? I decided to stick around a bit.
see if I could actually help at ALL.
sigh. there. I've said a lot.
(^ after all this is sorted out, like next week or something?
ask me for fwds of stuff going on behind the scenes trying to help you out. ok?
(^ but right now, i have an old lady and her scottish terrior to sculpt
and try to get shipped to Rochester NY before she dies of lung cancer.
(^ Chris Rogers was hovering over my computer when I took the call, ok?
(^ everything is connected.
but I'm NOT connected to the cash flow.
(^ I take care of those on their deathbed for karmic debt reasons.
ok? enough. sigh. I'm going to cc. this to chris rogers so he knows
I'm unplugging not because I'm pissed , a megalomaniac ( tho who
(^ but because I need to focus on making a going away present for
someone most likly going to die within the next few months.
also sending this off to Ron Cole because I really need to stop
foe cussing on stop motion for a bit and re-focus on what I do better.
(^ letting old friends cry and grieve over things that have no cure.
(^ how long is the job? credit in the - Hide quoted text -margins?
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 11:44 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
(^ sometimes a spooning of cups
is more than a mouth
full of tearedropeswings.
(^ splchk "tearedropeswings" = teleprocessings eavesdropping
(^there are moments
when all thINKgs run dry:
(^ even what to say,
Posted by Edwound Wisent at 7:13 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
(^ I've been studying my past: generally on Thursdays.
(^ Thursdays hold a placemark in my heart because of one Ms.Kitten from my childhood, and has much to do with the idea that some things can be done for no reason other than because it's time .
(^ scheduling is odd to me.
(^ I'm still getting use to it.
(^ setting the time to do things not because they can't be done some other time, but because the ritual can both free up ideas as well as trap others into being a part or apart.
(^ I often opt out of interacting with others. seldom works out anyway..
(^ thursdays is partially my exerted effort to make that change over
(^ to volunteer for old and new contact contexts.. reviewing the times conact HAS had a use filled effect.
(^ because it's Thursday.
the day before friday: the weekend.
the beginnings of another end.
Posted by Edwound Wisent at 9:54 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
(^ wokin' shoes for gum chewers
(^ long long ago, i had this odd conversation on the coming of a new era.
(^ meanwhile, the way things were was frustratingly implausible
(^ to get past testing beta blockers and then I realized why:
(^ folk were trying to make a living.
(^ and that sometimes meant making sure others
(^ couldn't undercut their bids.
(^ it upset me to no end to know that
(^ the main reason things were done the way they were was because
(^ the older "masters" had clunky old outmoded
(^ (and overpriced)equipment and storage /studio rental costs
(^ that made letting go of it as a biz loss and starting fresh
(^ with a cheaper faster BETTER biz models was unlikely from the outside.
(^ anyone offering it would be hushed over with the "2 out of 3 ain't bad" line.
(^ .. so I started ranting at insiders.
(^ just because i cared.
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 3:47 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
THIS place often has interesting ..stuff.
(^ when you put this
(^ back to back wit THAT?
(^ then eWE ca..N..zzzz..T.. sPEAK into each other's soul perposals.
(^ spellINKg checkmarkerroneons "perposals" =
proposals perpetuals perusals personals
Posted by Edwound Wisent at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
from one more thing to forget
==========fun . i love this sort of sojourn: ========
Thursday, January 8, 2009
monster road continues
at the gate.
is he asleep? did he forget i was coming?
this is my first day working with bruce.
he doesn't answer the phone at first and i call brian to help me.
"real simple," brian says, although it is seldom simple with a guy like brian. i guess bruce was taking a piss off the back porch, he tells me. he's coming out now and brian keeps talking.
something about bruce makes me think of nick cave. i think its how his long white hair sticks up at front. a widows peak?
bruce walks slowly to the gate. opens it. lets me in.
i drive my car slowly up his drive and he leads the way on foot. i watch has he bends over a wood pile beside his house and rearrange a blue tarm cover. he pushes a little wheelbarrow behind the house. hes been collecting wood, he tells me.
"how is the drawing coming along?" i ask him. someone from west virginia gave bruce an upfront commission to draw something, anything at all. fifty bucks. six months later, he worked on it a little.
martin olsen is also waiting for something. some guy at disney asked for bruce to send him something. some guy at dark horse comics, too. six months later, bruce has some sketches and loose outlines.
bruce recently saw dark knight. wally pfister personally recommended it to him when they met at the denver film festival.
today, we are walking around his kitchen and discussing the origins of these projects. he has an old wood country stove and an electric camping kit.
he heats up some water in an old tea kettle and offers me a cup of osmething hot.
brian told me yesterday, i was brave to accept it. the camera crew was a bit weary as if there is something in the tea. psychoactive chemicals and they'll make you crazy!
i'm glad brian isn't with us today. he can be a bit dramatic and over analyze things.
we worked on a press release together. i'm not sure if this is what he should be doing right now but i'm not sure how to orchestrate a better plan.
a photographer showed up with pictures. i told her that brian brought me and she was confused. she doesn't know him, bruce told me.
"who is brian?"
"he is a nutcase," he tells her. "he is useful for some things but he argues all the time and he alienates people."
bruce told her about his recent discovery of caffeine and his adverse reactions to it. he had this conversation with me, too.
we took a tour of the garage. bruce walked around and showed us things. some clay figurines are from the zappa years and i recognise them from videos i had seen on-line.
funny how the other day, brian said bruce was allergic to the oils in the clay. he said bruce was unable to enter the garrage because he was so adverse to the fumes. and here, bruce is walking through his history with us.
i am begining to rethink everything brian had told me.
(^ as if telling a tale is the same as living it.
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Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 11:48 AM
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
(^ hi_tHere. prosser overThere.
(^ just refibulating a few loose tendrils:
(6 I wish to start spewing your
T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D.. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.
(^ you mind?
i want to start by simply tex dumping the below:with perhaps a link to the myspace or wherever you'd like that has the rest of the rant:
T.H.E. .M.U.S.E. .A.N.D.. .W.H.I.R.L.E.D. .R.E.T.O.R.T.
May 01, 2009
Vol X Issue vii
New York, NY
Ya know how when you watch news reports of say… an anti war protest that you attended, and you sit there scratching your head going – "That's not the event I was at, that's not at all what happened."
They report one hundred thousand people as a thousand. Some right wing or even main stream media outlet would interview the most whacked out far leftist saying, "The planes… if they WERE planes… wink wink… were flown by remote control from an adapted X-box joy stick by Dick Cheney and his dominatrix, Ann Coulter from their private bunker so he could start a war and give the public treasury to Halliburton who is using the profits to build concentration camps for any one who has ever considered contributing to National Public Radio." Then the reporter looks straight into the camera and says, "Well there you have it, the voice of the left."
That's what I was thinking when I was watching news reports of the "Tea Parties." I would watch the most whacked out misinformed inarticulate right wingers spout far out hate. "Nancy Pelosi's mother was a secret mistress to Adolph Hitler who satisfied his cross dressing fetish in order to keep any one from knowing the Pelosis are Masons."
I actually found myself having sympathy for the right. I know how it feels. The other side takes your arguments and twists them into some divisive diatribe.
Then I realized, I wasn't watching the other side. I was actually watching Fox News. The ones who sponsored the event.. This wasn’t some left wing news channel trying to smear the right.
This WAS the right.
This was the best they had to offer. This was actually their point of view. HOLY COW!
My favorite moment in the news coverage was Rush Limbaugh stuttering and stammering - obviously confused about the meaning of tea bag - saying. "I gave myself a bikini wax for this?" (not in New Jersey but I digress…)
Don't get me wrong, I love a good demonstration even if I don't agree with it. But that's just it. This was embarrassing. I blushed. Not since George Bush declared "Mission Accomplished," has anyone gotten it so wrong. Now, I realize that these events were meant to be symbolic, but that’s just it. They didn’t even seem to understand the symbolism of their own symbolic event. I found myself craving tea well, at least symbolically. Oddly many of the events actually served tea.
The whole reason America is hooked on coffee instead of tea is because of – well the Boston Tea Party.
I mean, when they called them selves "Tea Parties." I assumed they were naming them selves after the afore mentioned event – but I am not really sure. They did wear three cornered hats and sounded like they had drunk a few to many Sam Adams. Their ideals, however, seemed to have more in common with some blue blood aristocratic ritual involving the serving of tea from heirlooms with finger bowls and mango chutney than what happened in the bitter cold Boston winter of 1773.
Ya see, in 1773 the East Indies Company (the Wal-Mart of its day) which owned the tea that was thrown into the Boston harbor was actually receiving a tax break. The enormous profits allowed the East Indies company to avoid middle men (ie colonial merchants who did not receive such a tax break and had no representation) and set up their own "big Box" stores driving local merchants from business. (sound familiar?)
If the Tax Day Protests wanted to resemble the Boston Tea party they should have gone out and hijacked a Wal-Mart truck and thrown its goods into the Boston Harbor. They should have protested goliaths like Exxon and Mobile. They should have commandeered a freighter and poured the oil into the ocean. Oh, wait that's are already happening.
They should have come here to Washington DC and joined the cause for state hood. Our license plates – by the way – read "No Taxation With Out Representation."
There are after all more… umm…. American citizens? in the District than there are in the State of Wyoming. (Who gets three votes in congress.)
Where are those Tea Partiers on that issue. I am sure they would be for it if only their weren’t all those pesky poor black people that might be given a voice. The radicals in Boston had more in common with Somali pirates than they do with Sean Hannity.
Somalia, after its government collapsed in the early nineties, has had foreign ships (many who considered Somali a colony at one point in their history) trolling their undefended waters harvesting seafood to the brink of extinction. The "developed world" is contributing to the starvation there far more than any foreign aid package is helping. But the biggie is merchant vessels steaming to Somalia for the purpose dumping nuclear waste (YES nuclear waste) in its defenseless waters. Gotta put it somewhere. After the 2005 Tsunami hundreds of the dumped barrels washed up on shore. Radiation sickness killed more than three hundred.
I don't think I would be to happy about seeing a merchant vessel either.
Sure many of the Somali pirates are thugs and gangsters looking out for their own self interest, just like… well those who dumped tea into the harbor in Boston.
Like America's colonial history – the closest thing the Somalis have to any sort of navy to protect its harbors are pirates. Where is Jean Lafitte when ya need him? Now, I am not justifying hijacking ships and commandeering its goods but isn't that what happened in Boston?
Is that the American way the right wants to promote?
Didn't we just have eight years of that? It has been only a hundred days and they are already screaming change! Personally, I won't be happy until it is the fat cats out on the street, hat in hand saying, "Change?"
And the working class walking by saying, "Mission accomplished."
(^ thank you chris chandler. and just for that: tHERE!
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 1:03 PM
Not Possible IRL: Chortle, chuckle, grin and guffaw - Smile, you are NOT on Candid Camera, you are in SL + Your homework assignment
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 10:41 AM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I JUST tweeked the Uplandos linka bit. fixed the context of zappa lawyers being morons. these all feed off each other.
(^ plus, i was glad to finally get this to show new machinamists how easy they got it:
(^ oh yeah! i was going to find a rain splashing shot: uno momentos...
Stanley and the Dinosaurs' I Wonder Whyis great but I need go dig up an actual shot with rain in it..
John Mathews seems to have opened up the full monty !
(^ watch stanley in its entirety sometime. it's actually pretty brilliant.
ALSO:from past thursdays:
(^ it seems Mr.B will slowly be allowing added content to
Uplandos including anyone's input.
(^ kNOW: why would I note that way over here?
(^..i love Thursdays.
(^ enough. catch you later
Posted by bRYEnd_of_the_schtick at 10:55 AM