one day you’re on a very pitched roof,

The next you’re the back half of a giant tardigrade. We’re having a semi-spring break week or two — because we never really take breaks, even at Christmas — and these are two kids looking for the extra hunkering down of Home. So reading out loud, rockstars-in-our-living-room YouTube time, getting a pizza or Popeye’s… and…

ARENA ROCK

These School of Rock show seasons are always like this; you eat sleep and breathe eleven songs for months, and then in one weekend, it’s all over. This was that weekend. Probably the big overall winner was last night’s version of “Barracuda”. I love the moment where she appears to be working out a math…

yellow belts

Claude is helping make the entrées for about three nights worth of suppers, Béla is pounding away one last practice of “Jukebox Hero”, and my god these people need some serious ablutions because today they earned their yellow belts in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. They are proud. They are also still hoping we get some read-out-loud time…

testing testing… our mojo

This afternoon right before Chris and Bruce came to hang out we we shot this video (during which I talked), and then the separate mp4 file to use as a voice over. We wanted to make sure we could do a voice-over manually, as it could be necessary in a project we are going to…

congrats to claudia. 

I thought my weekend of pre-show preparation was mostly going to be in relation to Claudia’s wardrobe. That’s usually how we roll. Béla needs his arms unhindered and needs to stay cool; his show attire is generally new t-shirts. He is show-ready with his songs, as per the weekly note from his teacher, and I…

mostly microphones

We attended a workshop in contact microphone making at Portside Art Center this evening.  Béla loves stripping wire, man. Tucker saves him blown-out earbuds, adapters, anything — this kid loves gear guts. Claude started out frustrated, but got her method down and was then good to go. But Béla was really in his element. And…

finally, an outlet for all my edward woodward fan fiction

NO! i said i would NOT use it for that… But I will be leading this original workshop at Mighty Writers South starting next month. It only makes sense since how were C and B supposed to be left hanging like that when “The Get-Down” was cancelled… plus, they are ready to write some “Umbrella…