Lots and lots of phone work going on, getting things together to start the “Practical Insanity” campaign. In the meantime I wanted to make you aware of something cool. Have you heard of Podcasting? It’s one of the new net rages where you can download a broadcast in mp3 format then transfer it to your MP3 player, such as the iPod – for which the term was coined after. The reason I mention it is this, I’ve just finished the music for particular Podcast known as “The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd”. It’s a rather fun Podcast that is based on the old fashioned serial radio show style. Its funny, educational, and different from just about any Podcast out there. Each episode is about 5 minutes long and you can listen to any of them freely at the website. Or you can now use the new version of iTunes software (v4.9) to subscribe to the Podcast, yes its still free.
I’m finishing up with the master disc for “Practical Insanity” and finalizing the artwork today. Getting it all together so that I can send it off to be duplicated in the next couple of weeks.
Movie Pick of the Week: War of the Worlds. This is an odd summer blockbuster. First, I think I know why Tom Cruise has gone off the deep end in all the recent interviews. I think the character from War of the Worlds stuck with him and he hasn’t shaken the role yet. Storywise this movie seems like a string of events with no rhyme or reason. But then if the world was actually being attacked by a methodical group of aliens I guess this would be how you’d go about attempting to survive. Initially it took me a little while to get into the story, in fact for me it didn’t start to flow until the first alien hit the screen. Once that happened it was a roller-coaster ride all the way to the end. I was mezmerized from that point on. That is until just before the end of the film where I was begining to wonder – is this gonna end? I think Spielberg must have been listening as the movie ended roughly a few mintues after that. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, and there was one surprise that made me think – Lame! The special effects were pretty amazing, especially considering I never thought about them. The weirdest thing about the movie is the fact that its not filmed in widescreen/cinemascope outside of that, the movie was worth the price of admission and I’d recommend going.