Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy holidays to all.

I wanted to share my friend Stan Somers' genius. Stan and I are working together on an animated musical of a day in the life of Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones (see below)- and you might know that Stan did the animation for "Riding Giants"- the Stacy Peralta big wave riding movie. There was some animation of King Kamehameha (which reminds me of Peter Boyle's roll as Chief Oman in "Honeymoon in Vegas"- we will all miss Peter Boyle)...

anyways, Stan- who also animated Ariel for "The Little Mermaid" has done a marvelous mural in Hawthorne and you can see part of it here:

and here:

and you can see more of Stan's artwork... if you click on this sentence!.

Also, as long as the gifts season is upon us, here is my gift from Rebecca- "Recording The Beatles" by my pal Brian Kehew.

The book is AMAZING- it includes descriptions, interviiews, pictures, drawings... EVERYTHING about how the Beatles made their records and I am very happy for Brian's accomplishment.

Lastly, here's a picture of Chanukah eve from our backyard (that's Steve Frothingham and Yasco) courtesy of the eye of Mike Jerugim. Apropos of nothing- except I like it. Happy happy,