I’m trying very hard to get back into the habit of posting, if not every night, at least three or four times a week. I confess to missing my old Den, not because I don’t love my new website (yay, Leslie!), but because I miss knowing exactly how to manage it, play with the template, all that good stuff. I’m not exactly computer savvy once you get into things like…like html or codes. Also, I could set up a subscription link for my old blog. Now I don’t know how people are finding my blog or, rather, know when I’ve actually gotten off my lazy butt and written a new post.
Ah well. Change is the way of things.
I’m watching SERENITY. For those of you not in the know, it’s based on the TV show FIREFLY, Joss Whedon’s last gift to Fox. Fox, being retarded, of course squandered this gift and saw it cancelled after one short season. We hates them, we do, preciousssssss…
And here’s another thing. Nathan Fillion (Mal on FIREFLY) has a MySpace page and something like 39,000 friends. How the hell does he keep up with his own popularity? Does he have a house big enough to host a party for all these friends? Do they all byob? Gotta like the guy for his down to earth attitude. The fact that he’s kind of hunky and a good actor doesn’t hurt. I would have loved to have seen him in LAND OF THE DEAD as the lead, who was played by…er…someone who wasn’t as good as Fillion would have been in the part. Dang, I hate Fox for cancelling FIREFLY.
I am especially fond of SERENITY ’cause the musician who does the guitar work on the score, as well as the actual player for Jayne’s guitar solo on Book’s planet, is Tony Mandracchia, the guitar player for The Pickups, a band started by my sister. She was the bass player and lead vocalist, I was the backup vocalist/percussion player, Tony was our extraordinary guitarist and Todd Tatum was our drummer, another extraordinary musician. We never made it very far, but the reviews were good, the music excellent (written by my sister Lisa) and we had a lot of fun. So hearing Tony play guitar and mandolin on the score (soundtrack) for SERENITY…well, it’s very special. I’m both proud of him and totally humbled that I worked with such a fantastic musician. He makes great cioppino too!
I have to get back to work on the posts for my Blog Book Tour, tentatively scheduled to start in January. I know myself well enough to make sure I write at least some of those posts well in advance of the date they’re supposed to be published.