Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm Talking...About Me

My friend Loose Shus goes in deep for an interview with me about Evan Patrick music and topics I've discussed in the blog. Check it out here.

He just launched the website and it's a really great place for folks interested in nerding out about electro/synth artists and production techniques. Samples of my jazz sidework and tv scoring gig can also be heard in the interview, as well as my new song, "Misfits of Science".

Friday, September 25, 2009

Film Brothers Use Continent for Production Design

Successful film directors/television producers Tony and Ridley Scott...

...managed to license a dust storm in Australia for the filming of their new feature, "Top Gun 2: Nights of Thunder". Here are some production stills:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Everything New is Old Again...

So been away for awhile tending to this guy:

Besides having my hands full, I hadn't figured out a way of commenting on both fatherhood and my personal interests...until now!

Being the father of a newborn is akin to certain public media events this week that were strange yet echoed of familiarity. The trifecta of Rep. Wilson's "you lie", Serena Williams's temper tantrum and Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift were all moments of public shock, yet were also completely un-shocking in their cultural continuity with media events/phenomena of the past. The cyclical nature of our personal and communal narratives pretty much fated that these events would happen. Which doesn't diminish their impact so much as contextualize them. Here are some compare/contrast examples:

Obama (still really bad, there seems to be no precedent for the heckling of a president in office by a state representative, but it is nonetheless a semi-common occurrence in politics)

Serena Williams

(a funny match and pun, since McEnroe has regularly criticized both Williams sisters for being "disrespectful" of the game)

Kanye West (only the greatest ego of pop music today could evoke...himself)

And as a tangential coda, Jay Leno has supposedly re-branded himself and the concept of primetime television with a nightly "comedy show" at 10pm. In reality, he's simply made an annex for his version of The Tonight Show, using the same band, skits and set design:

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Jay Leno Show

So getting back to my original point: new fatherhood interjects shock to the familiar. But it's not a shock of outrage like the aforementioned media trifetca, or the shock of watching a program carefully simulate change while actually having none. In this case, the shock is of discovering previously untouched levels of emotional commitment, love and fatigue while still sorting through the familiar banalities and occasional victories of life.