Friday, December 10, 2004

Busy Week

Sorry for the lack of updates, but it's been a busy week at work. I've been playing with some of the really fun parts of the system and so have gotten a little wrapped up in them.

So let me take a chance and make mention of last weekend.

Wizard People Dear Reader

There was a fundraiser for San Francisco's IndyFest on friday where they showed Wizard People Dear Reader. This is an alternate soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, accompanying the orignal video. It was absolutely hilarious at points. Between the time when he went completely off the visual and talked about fluffy eating Hermione and then Harry resurecting her, to the line at the end of the quidditch match 'Behold I am the destroyer of worlds. I am Harry Fucking Potter'.

On the other hand this is one of the first times Jason has gotten me to come up and go to anything film festival related, and so I was definetly struck by the independant nature of the film. Where independant is a euphamism for extremely lacking in budget. It's a very different experience to see something put together by a few people for fun or art as opposed to a mass produced but further machined cinema. Just something to think about.


Regardless of the short term and possibly dubious nature of what it might stand for, it's perfectly clean. I helped move Wen on satuday and so got to refill my favorite roll as Beast Of Burden. Well mostly. I don't think I lived up to hobbes' tradition, but I definetly was getting props from the other guys towards the end of the move.

It was a bit sad to see him move from the insanely spacious loft he once had to the single bedroom apartment he moved into. On the other hand it appears that the roommate situation is far improved, so it probably nets a positive trade.

And finally...

Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra

Gen has decided to let her voice free again, and is singing with the Berkeley Community Chorus, so Lexi, Andrew and I went to go join Bryan and watch her sing. It was held in a beautiful (and acoustically amazing) church in Berkeley a couple of blocks from where they live, and it was a wonderful experience to hear them perform. You've still got a chance to see them a week from Sunday (12/19) if you want to listen to Gloria or Agnus Dei.

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