Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sailing with the Lady Washington

Went sailing with Greg on Sunday in Marina Del Rey and we went chasing after the Lady Washington in town from Seattle. My buddy Josh at Imagi told me about it and it sounded like a fun afternoon.

Josh was on the boat and I called out to him and the whole crowd turned and he spotted me and I laughed. It was cool.
The other boat on their voyage was the Hawaiian Chieftain and they engaged in mock battle right offshore. Really beautiful ships both and fast. They were probably under power but they had their sails out and were doing manuevers trying to outflank each other and every once in while letting off a cannon charge.
We tootled around the ships, Greg driving, me up on the bow shooting. Could have unfurled the sails ourselves but Greg didn't want to bother with it. Just out being Nautical Looky-loos.
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Imagi Xmas

Merry Christmas Everyone! If you've actually been following this terribly updated blog, Congratulations! You. Are. Bored! This past weekend was the very first Imagi Studios Christmas Party ever.
As you can see, it was a rockin' good time. Various staff members formed a n impromptu house band for the evening and they kicked some hair-band ass!

No song performed was pre-1990 so you know it was Party-riffic.

The band was led by none other than our Producer Gayland who long ago, back in the dark ages known as the late 1980's, he was a member of a metal/Zeppelin-esque rock band called Kingdom Come. They had an album or two that did ok and then Grunge came around and killed the dream.

But man does he shred on Wild Thing!

Plus, I finally got to meet our fearless leader, Francis. Owner of Imagi, fashionista and nice guy. We shook hands and I said thanks for the experience. No brown-nosing, just friendly face-time.

In other news, I saw Golden Compass with the RLO crew at Universal on Friday. I will say the digital elements definitely looked like they were supposed to be a part of the film. No inconsistencies like Beowulf. A little too much exposition to explain this new world. Every new character got a speech we had to sit through. The girl carried the WHOLE film. I was impressed. The pacing had a lot of stops and starts. I don't know if it was the full on AC or holding back a pee-break for half the movie but it took forever to get that movie going. Overall, I give it a B. Will probably set up a movie-hopper day for Sweeney Todd, I Am Legend, Charlie Wilson and maybe Enchanted. We'll see.

ADDENDUM: Something else about the Golden Compass. The Compass itself was a little confusing. I wish they had explained or shown how the compass worked but the part where the girl would set the dials and then be shown the answers reminded me exactly of the Jimmy Neutron Brain Blast. Think.....think....(camera dive, pulsing brain, ghostly images, describing the solution)...Brain Blast!

thats all.