Monday, February 18, 2013

Don't Be Afraid To Ask

Well, I've been working on the soundtrack for my new film "MAKING SEX".

I bartend at Old Town School Of Folk Music, so it's not unusual for me to serve to several people with instruments around their necks jamming. It's not unusual for me to serve half a dozen people with banjos on their necks ordering beer. It is weird...that I instictively asked one such customer if she would be interested in playing banjo for my film. She said yes. I didn't know anything about her and hadn't heard her play. I just had a crazy idea to ask.

Don't be afraid to ask.

Turns out Betsy Odom is a sculptor in Chicago as well as a banjo player. And her sculptures have a lot to do with gender, identity and humour. WOW! Perfect, right? So amazing we had such siilar interests in making art. Betsy came over yesterday and we recorded some stuff. I hope you enjoy the video.

Please check out Betsy Odom's website where she has all kinds of pictures of her work!!! click here...Betsy Odom

I also asked my good friend Jenny Urban to come over and play some drums for my soundtrack. Jenny is a Chicago drummer who does band work and session work all over the place and is in a couple of local bands.

Here is Jenny playng on a propane drum...

Of course...recording a soundtrack turns out to be much like working on principal photography for the film. So naturally...we needed craft service and catering...which I then made so much food it was ridiculous. I made two roast chickens. a huge dish of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, carrots, onions, brocoli cheddar bacon salad, a mammoth apple pie. Add beer and coffee and you're off!

And on top of all this...Betsy and I started to make plans to make a film together within the next couple months!!! Isn't life grand? It is such a great life when you let your imagination go wild!!!

 These pictures are taken over the last couple weekends. I've been cooking up a storm and we've had fiends over. Above is Tricia with her friend Jeff who just moved here from Knoxville. Below is Jason a friend from Old Town School...and Stagg.

 Jason brought some choclate pie and whip cream...lots of coffee we drink too!
 Here is Jenny playing her propane tank drum yesterday.
 This is Betsy watching my film and playing along...also using the tuner function on Garageband...
 Stagg and Trica looking all street...
 Last week i used a cold white wine bottle to roll pie crust. I picked up the ninja rolling pin you see above the other day. Using a wine bottle was difficult because I could't get crust thin enough.


Eugene Knapik said...

What do banjos and oboes have in common? they both make great kindling for an accordion fire.

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Furtheron said...

Gotta get me a banjo!

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