Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Rider Song

I don't know how I've gone so long not realizing that two of my favorite contemporary musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have collaborated on many musical soundtracks. I at once dived into them all and was not disappointed. This song off the soundtrack to the move The Proposition is so amazingly sublime I don't even have the words to begin to tackle it.

The Rider Song - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
The Proposition Soundtrack

'When?' said the moon to the stars in the sky
'Soon' said the wind that followed them all

'Who?' said the cloud that started to cry
'Me' said the rider as dry as a bone

'How?' said the sun that melted the ground
and 'Why?' said the river that refused to run

and 'Where?' said the thunder without a sound
'Here' said the rider and took up his gun

'No' said the stars to the moon in the sky
'No' said the trees that started to moan

'No' said the dust that blunted its eyes
'Yes' said the rider as white as a bone

'No' said the moon that rose from his sleep
'No' said the cry of the dying sun

'No' said the planet as it started to weep
'Yes' said the rider and laid down his gun

Columbo Girl

Lately I've gotten really into the seventies television show Columbo. About a brilliant detective who pretends to be inept in order to trap criminals into exposing thier crime. The show is awesome. 

Anyway in one of the episodes Columbo stands in front of a movie projector and I dug the resulting color scheme/lighting enough to paint a concept from it. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

2012 Tasks

Everything I put on my to do list from 2012.
In reverse chronological order (most recent first) of completion:

 take sb super 8 footage to sb
 maxis interivew
 check insight for passport
 color swatches ring
 check home for passport
 get donuts for class
 call pro
 get coffee
 print ea docs at school
 blog prime
 add little pieces to site
 get pretzel croissants, ballet gear, climbing?, insight, classes
 take paints and anthony psd to class
 dinosour jr, butthole surfers
 grab music and ps brushes
 Sun: Nancy 15:20
 Mon: Sarah
 Wed: 16:00 performance meet
 Sat: 11am Drawing club
 Friday: 14:45 Marjorie
 greys anatomy
 scan japan drawings
 move saturday
 scan crestation girl
 draw nema sketches
 thursday: sophia 12:30, marjorie 13:30, stan?
 Sunday: Jade
 finish japan photos
 import best of cds
 sendak illustration
 finish techno girl
 no t tues catch up
 finish drawing anatomy tutorial
 finish nema painting
 get snacks
 call about apartment
 call adrian
 email aunt
 put avel saga into note form
 scan parents photos
 Japan illustration
 transfer music
 Catch up on blog
 Nancy dinner
 Coles: coffee
  buy thermals
 Kinyakouya: brush pens
 JTB ask about exchanging $
 pick up rail pass
 Teushcur: chocolate
 Looking glass: buy film
 Call AAA: (510) 898-7600
 Call HRblock: (510) 548-1395
 Add up deductions
 Chiro Friday 18:30?
 pick up film
 do grades
 Write Jessica's letter
 implement kazz notes
 Monday: 13:30 Marjorie
 email about saturday jan 21st
 make japan plans
 paint over mountains 30%
 Email scanned/signed contract
 Sunday: Nancy dinner
 Sunday: Pick up dry cleaning
 Saturday: Ashley dinner?
 Saturday: Plein air Kazz
 Friday: Nancy lunch
 Friday: Marjorie morning
 apply to jobs airtight, arenanet, bungie, monolith, snowblind, sucker punch
 Thursday: Alex dinner
 48 chip ship curve
Chicken Squeeze!


First painting of the new year!
Marti and Kupo harassing some chickens for no good reason!

No Talking Tuesday # 277

January 15th 2013

The List:

I bet now that the dlc packs are enabled I could ecogame save like usual, and load it if it crashes

normally that's worked

No Talking Tuesday # 276

January 8th 2013


The List:

it's conclusively the pin

not the shaders on it
must be the geometry somehow
cylinder with one end tapered

i turned reflections to zero and it still takes long
my guess is intersecting geo

i have to run now but i can come in tomorrow

it would be fastest probably a hour or two

no i mean the time to set it up

if you just want the color adjustments you can just import the curves it takes just a few seconds

but the other stuff would maybe need to be simply animated to follow the shot 
dump movies>?

this is photoshop
also so you know my after effects only reliably renders targa sequences

i'll leave my computer on with photoshop up

No Talking Tuesday # 275

January 1st 2013

New years moment was rather un-dramatically ushered in through my muteness. 

I welcomed the new year standing on top of a large rock in the Berkeley hills watching the fireworks.

Immediately the moment was soured by the bratty shitty teenagers behind me trying to get me to sit down so they didn't have to stand to see the fireworks. 

I started a long monologue in my mind about how they should enjoy they're spoiled entitled temperaments now while they can, before they realize they can't make a living clicking on things and whining at the world through yelp reviews while sipping boba tea and texting on their phones. 

That the first world economy that caused them to have this skewed perception of reality is riding on fumes and when America cant afford to bully the world to respect the empty value of the petrol dollar, that they're lifestyles are going to come crashing down around them.  

That when they are on there own, the first world American lifestyle of unproductive, useless decadence will have expired and they're find themselves stuck with useless master degrees in comparative literature and wonder why the world hasn't given them all they feel they deserve.  

When suddenly I cut myself short and realized that the first thing I did in the new year was to talk trash in a really derisive vile way. And that's hardly a way to look towards the future, that I'm almost 30 and still think it's ok to chew out teenagers in my mind. I felt ashamed and in admitting that to myself grew up a little in that moment, especially when I remembered that I was just as shitty or more shitty then they were at their age, and so at the very least I could acknowledge that now it's their turn.  

A metaphysical journey into holistic understanding to start 2013. Not bad. 
Now to go listen to some Alan Watts lectures...

No list.
No Talking Tuesday # 274

December 25th 2012

The List:

Ali Jamalzadeh

No Talking Tuesday # 273

December 18th 2012

The List:

This is the new level I made last night.

No Talking Tuesday # 272

December 18th 2012

I might have made a mistake today? I was working late at Insight and needed to borrow a pen from Kevin and said something like "Can I borrow this?" a few minutes later I saw that it was a couple minutes past midnight. And don't know if I said that before the cut off or not...

The List:

So I just realized final gather
is on. That must be why it's doing
this double rendering, have you
already rendered this master scene?

Has final gather been on?

If so, should we leave it on 
this scene now?

I don't know how long final gather has 
been on this file. Possiblyt only since
the biolum tests?

It of course renders much faster
without it. Especially now that 
I've simplified the high res geometry shader

Actually maybe it's about the same...

Let's just
delete the
render layer         

No Talking Tuesday # 271

December 4th 2012

The List:

1 chicken fajita burrito please
-black beans
-tomato tortilla
-to go please

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