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Oct. 27th, 2014 07:44 am
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Relatively zoomy weekend this time around. Friday I spent working on cleaning up house some including laundry, dishes, and a few other things. I also spent a good part of the night in the kitchen making Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas for a potluck on Saturday. Coupled with some English muffin pizzas for dinner, it was a busy night in the kitchen. :-)

Saturday, I hung out with [livejournal.com profile] sheistheweather for most of the day, first hanging out with the Dancing Hands crew filming the latest ASL cover (and, as it turns out, offering my services as tech crew. I'm just a good button-pusher), and then hanging out later at the Moonstone Samhain circle. Good day all-in-all and got to see a bunch of people I haven't seen in ages.

Sunday started with more laundry and household stuff along with some piano time. Then [livejournal.com profile] vixenesque93 and I spent the day together enjoying kitty time, Gone Girl (which is a very fucked up movie), and then, after a detour at work to check the continuing status of things post-windstorm, we had dinner together with [livejournal.com profile] solcita. [livejournal.com profile] solcita and I continued the evening with a viewing of an old favorite of mine, French Kiss, and an otherwise mellow evening.

Pretty good stuff!

This week will be a little crazy. Two anniversaries back to back including a couple of weekend get-aways coming, and lots of other shuffling both home and at work.

Zoom!!
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Popular music for me is a funny thing. For as long as I can remember... as long as I've gotten to enjoy movies, popular music has taken an association to movie soundtracks. Music in movies is one of my favorite things, and it is no surprise that my favorite American composer scores movies. Along with scores are the tracks that get thrown in, either for ambiance, or effect, or sometimes there is a collaboration between artist and composer to write themes that make up a pop song but also lend to allusion and form of a score too.

One example I think of with that is Don Juan deMarco. Bryan Adams' "Have You Really Loved a Woman" gets torn apart and reconstituted into a really nifty score for the movie. It was written for the movie, and while the movie itself left a lot to be desired by many, I really enjoyed how the score developed.

http://youtu.be/hq2KgzKETBw

In general though, score and added music live together but separately in a movie. And I find that those songs/tunes stick with me in their association to movies. Too many examples to count, but typically when I hear a song on the radio, particularly something from the 60's, 70's, and 80's, since most music collaborations go for established music, I know the movie where I heard it. Sometimes, the movies lead me to the music itself, and getting to broaden my tastes and my collections is one of my fun past times.


For example:

The Breakfast Club - http://youtu.be/CdqoNKCCt7A

Playing By Heart - http://youtu.be/IJWlBfo5Oj0

Shawshank Redemption - http://youtu.be/CQ8ZHilxdm8

Scent of a Woman - http://youtu.be/A1oUeWzaLEE - though this one is in other movies too

Fast Times at Ridgemont High - http://youtu.be/M6pT_BDpnog

Road House - http://youtu.be/CszwkG0ilXI

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - http://youtu.be/0m_giioppT4


So so many more. But you get the idea. :-)
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One of those "formative" moments in my life occurred while hanging out with my best friend in grade school. We were, as I seem to recall, 10-11 years old.. Maybe 12..

He had a love of "B" faire slasher flicks. The more campy the better, and his father, being more open-minded, having talked with his dear son about his obsession and determining that, for all intents and purposes, his interest was not turning him into a psychopathic serial killer, occasionally catered to it by renting what would otherwise be direct-to-video movies.

The one chosen for this day was "The Gruesome Twosome". A tale of a demented old lady who has her mentally deficient son entrap and scalp coeds from the local girls college in order to stock her wig shop. Fun stuff.

My friend's father peeked in a few times and rolled his eyes.

After it was over, in what I'm sure was a planned maneuver, he sat us in front of the tv again and had us watch something else, claiming that it was important that we watch it. :-)

Thus was I introduced to the death-obsessed Harold and his near-octogenerian lover Maude. I don't know that my friend ever got the point. But I did. And I have loved the movie ever since.

Also, from that moment onward, his father made an effort to periodically sit us down for more wholesome cinematic experiences including Casablanca and Key Largo. Apparently he was a Bogie fan. :-)

If you want to sing out, sing out. If you want to be free, be free. 'Cause there's a million things to be. You KNOW that there are. :-)
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So with the production of the Rite of Mercury this last fall, I picked up a set of spade bits to use while building props and sets, and didn't have a good place to store them, so I kept them in the original plastic shrink packaging. Not ideal, but ok for the time being.

As I spent even more time on the sewing machine for the production as well, I ended up deciding to take an old pair of jeans and fashion a roll-up case for them. I put the jeans aside, made mental note of the design, and figured I'd get to it eventually.

Well, the spade bits and the jeans have sat around in the way for.. what.. 5 months now..

Today, in my efforts to continue to clean up and organize, I opted to break out the sewing machine and whip out my little carry case.

I cut a strip that I hemmed and used as the top layer, and then took a whole leg of the jeans, split it open, and attached the strip at various intervals to make pockets for the shafts of the spade bits. The flaps fold back over the tops of the bits with the reinforced jean hems acting as reinforcement for the sharp points of the bits, and the whole thing rolls right up.

Seems to work rather well. I just need to fashion a tie for it, but overall, I am pleased.

Time spent? About a movie's length. Elizabethtown to be exact. Cute movie, though kinda strange.

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