I spent a Saturday morning trying to find this exact concept (and this exact painting) a few months ago. (It seemed so obvious but nobody had done it!) I think I wanted to send it out as the illustration for a party invite. Anyway, click through for a bunch more.
"Having spent my adult life working in film and TV, and being a part of the weekly madhouse that is film production at Saturday Night Live, I know how hard it is to not only make something that is truly good, but how hard it is to make anything. Final products are minor miracles. People are filling e-reams of comments pages and hours of podcasts with nonstop streams of rich, delicious disdain and I’m sitting on the sidelines like a supportive parent of the kid who went 0-5 but made really solid contact, continually explaining that, ‘Hitting a curveball is really hard, you heartless bastards.’”
Many thanks to The Backlot for choosing American Aquarium Drinker as one of their top ten gay Tumblrs! I’m honored. (Though I do disagree with the assessment that I’m cynical; without the core belief that people are essentially good and want to do their best, one couldn’t possibly be disappointed as often as I am.)
Congrats, Dave, much deserved! (Also, now that he puts it that way I’m realizing maybe I’m not that cynical either?)
This summer was rough going for a good handful of would-be blockbusters. …Or was it? There’s always the right way and the wrong way to interpret box-office success, and when viewed by the right angles, even these five flicks end up as record-setters.
Been working on this for a while, finally released today.
Think of AGOGO as SUPER SMART RADIO. Sure, it pulls all the open-web stuff you’d expect, but there’s more magic: it also contains everything that is — or should be — audio.
+ You get your favorite podcasts (hey, Maron!). + You get all the stuff siloed away in apps (NPR, KCRW, etc.) + You can connect your Spotify or Rdio or local music library. + You get personalized traffic reports based upon your route (no Citibike yet) . + You get audio versions of text stories (Page Six read to you!) + You get tv programming as audio (last night’s Madow, Daily Show!) + You get audio books. + You get livestreaming audio (sports, radio stations, etc.) + More to come…
Most importantly, it’s the first audio app that thinks in the stream. The design is slick, made for the person on-the-go.
Whoa, “TV Programming as audio” is basically LIVING THE DREAM.
(Feature request: TV show and movie commentary tracks. If you just watched it, you don’t really want to watch it again, you just want the audio. I want to watch an episode of Breaking Bad and then listen to the commentary track the next day on the way to work.)
"I feel distracted by voices that are prevalent in our society now that have taken on that unsavory or somewhat diminutive tone, like the sexy-baby female voice. It’s difficult for me to not hear that. A friend of mine told me, you know your obsession with girls who talk like sexy babies? You have to put that into your script."
One of the things you should never tell a person with migraines, but only because they’ve probably already tried it. Also, it’s been fun web-surfing in the AC for the past few hours but I’m going to go outside now.
"They do like attention, so I think they would probably be good in the limelight," she said, laughing. "We’re taking baby steps right now as far as agencies and stuff go, but they’re little comedians, so we’ll see."