Wednesday, June 29, 2005

This lovely fountain expresses, in sculptural form, how we are clogging our precious waterways with detergent. Posted by Hello
I have just set up the keyboard for Beauty and the Beast.  Posted by Hello
Our theater is the Wells Fargo Pavilion so lots of people think it is a bank. Posted by Hello
The Starbuck's across the street from Music Circus... the best place in Sacramento to pick up a dancer. Posted by Hello

Monday, June 27, 2005

Morgan and Rachel looking at websites and instant-messaging. (Notice the webcam that I got her for her birthday!) I said, "My college sucked. We didn't have computers... all we had was sex and drugs." Posted by Hello
I started doing loops for web flash animations. In exchange, the designer is going to redo my web site. This is my sketch for my new home page.
I parked across the street from the theater today and walked across with Rachel. One of her colleagues from the costume shop said, "I did what you just did the other day and got a $121 ticket for jaywalking." Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Rachel spent her birthday with her friends at the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, 45 minutes away (or "a hard day's ride.") She wasn't allowed to take pictures, but she described a worker's paradise where the denizens take their jelly beans very seriously. Posted by Hello
I finished all the Best of Broadway arrangements today. This pile of paper actually represents only about half of them; I've already put the other half in the books.
I put this music in the books while watching a DVD of The Hudsucker Proxy. Great movie!Posted by Hello

Friday, June 24, 2005

This giant plush toy is called Dumpster Bear because the owners found him in a dumpster. He is always on the bench because no one plays the piano. I've tuned the piano at least three times and every time the same piece of music is on the stand --- "My Little Town" by Paul Simon. I used to think the refrain went "nothing but the day and the night back in my little town..." but according to this sheet music the words are "nothing but the dead and the dying." Much darker. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The front of my Kurzweil module, with another Beauty image and also some pictures by cartoonist Charles Burns. I named the module Jeannie after Jennifer's childhood moniker. Also note the picture of Rachel on the data wheel. Posted by Hello
Rachel still has her Burger King Beauty and the Beast figurines from when the cartoon came out. I am going to put them on my keyboard when I play the show. Should provoke smiles and stunned silences.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The most exciting thing in Rio Linda

This structure is at the intersection of Main Street and Rio Linda Boulevard. While taking this picture, I narrowly missed driving my car into an enormous pothole.Posted by Hello

I also missed taking a picture of one of the greatest signs ever. The owner of a big truck had intended to put a sign saying OVERSIZE on the back of it. He started with OVRESIZ in big letters, but ran out of room and had to finish with a tiny E.
If you apply this device to your face for nine minutes daily, it's supposed to reverse the effects of time. On your face. Posted by Hello
This is Dr. Phil's Bose PA. It's quite a conversation starter. I don't know if it's a great PA (he says it is), but it's great marketing. He even mentions it on his business card. Posted by Hello
My customer Phil Seyer is a keyboardist, DJ, and dance instructor. Is he a real doctor? I never asked. Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 19, 2005

This is an incredible poster for the Sacramento French Film Festival. Click here for a better look at this image. Posted by Hello
Rachel's friend Morgan asked her to write on his arm what she thought his mood was. She wrote AIRED OUT because, she explained, he smelled so fresh that he must have been aired out. He responded by writing UNRESPECTFUL TO PARAPLPOIOS on her arm. Posted by Hello
Rachel: "It's gotten so you can't tell which watermelons are gay anymore." Posted by Hello
My webcam and the image of myself in the laptop. Posted by Hello
Yet another version of the sign saying the light doesn't work. Someone keeps stealing the sign. Posted by Hello
I am not a dog person, but I LOVE watching a clever dog chase a Frisbee. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 17, 2005

The Plymouth Aztek we rented had a terribly small view through the rear view mirror. However, it is a paramilitary-looking vehicle somewhat resembling the Batmobile in "Batman Begins." Posted by Hello
Hello, Newman. Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 16, 2005

This is a little snack that Mary Ann put out for us. Jennifer says she's another Martha Stewart; I say put Martha and Mary Ann in a cage and see who comes out alive. Posted by Hello