My apologies for the lack of updates. I have been working my perky lil round ass off on this top secret new project out here in sunny Los Angeles with my buddy Wade, my wife Charlotte and my one year old son Hercules. 11 songs and 9 remixes thusfar. This week we are planning our live DJ debut, and next week we shoot our first video. This week we took a tour of Hydraulx‘s mind blowing one-stop-shop movie studio. Last week they were shooting Godzilla in there, this week we witnessed their FX artists working on the new X-Men movie, specifically Jennifer Laurence’s kung-fu kicking pelvis. I met a xenomorph – specifically the one from Aliens VS Predator, which is sweet as that’s the one most closely modelled on Giger’s designs since the first Alien movie. They had Giger’s Necronomicon in the waiting room. I was so gassed, dear reader, so very very gassed.
Part of the building is this giant aircraft hangar green screen room with 15 Red cameras in it, including a 3D setup that one could monitor in 3D, live. That’s me and Wade in 3D, but you’d need 3D glasses and a 3D TV to see that shit OR you’d need a swaggy live double barrel 3D setup like this:
They even have that thing they used to map the dude who played Golumn in Lord of The Rings upstairs. You could make a whole movie in that one place. Hugely fucking inspiring day overall.
Speaking of which, I was totally gonna stay indoors and work all day yesterday, but my wife insisted I leave the apartment with her and Herc and go for a walk up Runyon Canyon in the glorious sunshine (they call that “hiking” round here, incidentally). She insisted it would make me feel fantastic and fill me with inspiration. She is a goddamn knowitall sometimes, that woman.
Totally had an amazing time and totally returned to the lab and knocked out two next level remixes, one in a genre I’ve never touched before that I was a little apprehensive about and sounds fucking nuclear. THANKS KNOWITALLWIFE!
OK, back to work, I have a whole gang of remixes to get polished up ahead of playing them out at Hooray Henry’s on Wednesday. SOmething official might be popping off on Friday as well, stay tuned to the usual channels for info.
PEACE BE UPON THEE OH MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
BONUS SATURDAY PARK DAY PICTURE SECTION:
Don x Wade, enjoying a break from Superdaddery
Boys. Keep. Swinging.Shortly before this was taken I had an Elvis sandwich at Mendocino Farms (home made peanut butter, almonds, banana, bacon, apple, gluten free bread), and shortly before we stopped via ole Mashti Malone‘s World Famous Ice Cream Joint and had one of those peanut butter joints. In Los Angeles danger lurks on every corner. This week we are on a juice and soup diet. Wade, bemoaning a lack of sugary snacks, just went out and spent $45 on fruit and nuts. Let us rumble.
MEANWHILE IN LONDON:
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