Thursday, March 27, 2008

I AM NOT ALONE



And how do I know that?

Because at least 1,000 other people who love THE X-FILES just as much as I do showed up for last night's "An Evening with The X-Files" celebration at LA's Paley Fest, too! I'm planning a longer post on the event, but for right now... enjoy the pix.



And yes, that's Chris Carter himself signing autographs. I totally forgot to bring something for him to sign, but that's okay. We got to see the new "X-Files 2" movie trailer. Twice.

More soon...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

HOLY ABC PRESENTATION, BATMAN!

That's right, BATFANS...

In order to get you pumped up for this Summer's newest Batflick, "The Dark Knight," I thought I'd share this piece of childhood nostalgia with you. This is the original 10-minute ABC presentation for "Batman" that was shown to network executives way back in 1965. I don't know about you, but I grew up on this series. Now if they'll only get around to releasing it on DVD!

Anyway, enjoy!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

THE FUTURE


Oh, you just know I've got a lot to say about this. But not just yet.

For now... just enjoy the pix, courtesy of Trent. And if you haven't heard the intriguing, exquisite, and atmospheric music of "Ghosts I-IV" yet, go download it NOW. Just use the link provided on the right labeled "Ghosts I-IV."

SEE YOU IN PASADENA




Oh, and before I forget... here are some pictures of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA. Check the place out whenever you have the chance. Or if you're outside the LA area, pay a visit to your local art getaway.

Your batteries will thank you.

Friday, March 7, 2008

DIG THEM APPLES


How cool is this picture?

It's even cooler if you love Macs as much as I do. My household is literally a Mac shrine (or museum?). I use a MacBook, the Mrs. gets down on a MacBookPro, we still do tons of work and fun-tivities on our ol' G4 "R2-D2" Mac, and we both have iPods. Oh, and we use Mac AirPorts and AirTunes to connect everything wirelessly in our house, as well as play music throughout the place.

Did I mention we REALLY like Macs in my household?

Nope, no iPhone yet. We're waiting for iPhone3 --more features, better functionality, and a cheaper price. But I expect it'll happen within a year.

Yes, the Mrs. and I cannot function without our Macs. For me, personally, the Mac opened a huge door to new venues of creativity. For those of you who were on my email list during the WGA Strike, you know that I took about 5,000 photos on the picket line here in Los Angeles. Thanks to iPhoto, I was able to edit, improve, and manage them. I'm now compiling the best of them into a book, along with a few personal essays about my experiences during the 16-week Struggle Against The Man.

Do I have anything against PCs? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I worked on a PC for years. I wrote most of my early scripts on a PC. I toured the country producing and directing a reality show, and a PC laptop saved my ass numerous times. So, I have no problems with folks who still like Windows and the PC set-up better.

But it's not for me. Not anymore.

I like the way I think better on a Mac. I like the way Mac products integrate seemlessly into my lifestyle. I like Macs because they're sexy. And so am I.

Now if that's not enough reasons to love a Mac, then what is?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The GEEK LOVE overfloweth!!!


Oh, how good is this?! 
Remember the previous post in which I gushed about all-things "X-Files," then lamented the fact that I was six years too late?  

Maybe not!

I got an email from a friend this morning informing me that this year's PALEY FESTIVAL is featuring an "X-Files" panel!  Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz will be there, along with other special guests to be announced!  

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

Needless to say, I just spent the last ten minutes online and was able to purchase a ticket.  Oh, yes.  IT'S ON.  So I might just get to meet Chris Carter after all.  I'm also hoping they show some footage from the new movie.  Plus, I get the added bonus of hanging out with 500 other X-Philes.  It's gonna be awesome.

What exactly is the Paley Festival?  

Every year, the Museum of Television and Radio here in Los Angeles holds panel events during which stars, writers, producers, directors, and other behind-the-scenes folks discuss their work on a particular TV show.  This year's fest includes a "Buffy" reunion.  Events I've attended in the past include evenings with: "Medium," "Angel," "Deadwood," "Dark Shadows (the 60s original)" and "Weeds."  These events usually sell out fast, so I'm lucky to score a tix to the "X-Files" event.    Interested in joining me?  Check out the link below:

http://www.mtr.org/

I'll bring my camera and try to get some pix from the event.  I CAN'T WAIT!