May 10th, 2007

Dude (The Big Lebowski)

Ready to go...

I managed to finish both the disc and the artwork for Watch the Skies. The project didn't come out the way I expected it to, but sometimes when the mix just forms itself. This was one of those cases; just hearing the music on the premix and how it fit together made me restructure the album significantly. The new assembly is pretty intense.

I really enjoyed rediscovering Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which I hadn't heard in a while. While I was screening tracks for inclusion, I was playing the 5.1 Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio tracks of A.I., so even though the final mix of the CD sounds great (as always, all music files are kept uncompressed during editing and assembly), it doesn't quite have the depth and dimension it had in the higher resolution format.

I'm all packed, I just have to toss the laptop in the bag and go out and wait for the bus.
Darth Vader (Back to the Future)

"Who the hell is John F. Kennedy?"

They tell you to be at the airport three hours in advance of your flight. Then you end up waiting around for three hours. Luckily, I found a power outlet at my gate, and I have the aircard (you have to pay for the WiFi in the airport, and I'd rather surf for free), so it isn't that bad at all. I might even get some headway done on the liner notes for Watch the Skies on the flight (is there such a thing as a Mile High LJ Entry Club?).

If they know that many of the people passing through the security gate will be wearing sandals, why don't they put a carpet down or something over there?

At the check-in, the guy told me that I didn't have to bother giving him my suit carrier. While it makes baggage reclaimation a bit easier if I'm just looking for the one bag, it means that I have to lug the suit carrier around all over the place with me. That made getting my breakfast* somewhat more difficult than it should have been. Plus, I don't know where I'll put it in the plane.

I'm sure I'll think of something.

* French Roast coffee (regular) with cinnamon, plain bagel with vegetable cream cheese and additional roasted red peppers and a chocolate croissant.
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    John Williams: Watch the Skies - The Science Fiction Films of Steven Spielberg
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