I spent my day off work working. Enterprising, no? I created a small site for my vanity label Hannifin Records. Of course, there’s not much there yet. But you can see a bit more of my first album’s cover art revealed in the title banner. And, if you navigate your way through it a bit, there’s a page for the album with previews of all the tracks. Next I need to experiment with PayPal buttons, since I’m guessing that’s what I’ll use to take orders.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland review
Also, I just got home from watching Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland. Read no further if you plan on seeing the movie yourself and fear having your opinions tainted by my own.
Still reading? OK, well, that’s your own fault.
I liked some things, didn’t like others. Like most movies.
The artistry was great. Especially the architecture of the castles, in my opinion. Just awesome stuff, awesome to look at. I do wish I could live in castles so well designed. Though how do you get a laptop to go with the surroundings? The special effects were great; I look forward to seeing them on blu-ray eventually. (Our movie theaters here still don’t seem to like using digital projection or actually putting the picture in perfect focus.) The music was also very good. Danny Elfman’s music does tend to please me. I’ll probably buy the soundtrack. Good film music, especially compared to the more-atmospheric-less-melodic music films tend to be using nowadays. Why don’t they throw us a crumb? What’s wrong with letting us tap our toes a bit? I’ll let you know when Stravinski has a hit… oops, sorry. Helena B. Carter was also very funny.
The bad… just about everything else. Which I actually won’t blather about because, you know, I like to focus on the good. OK, actually I’m just lazy. But I do think I could’ve written a better script. If I didn’t have to base it on a book. I mean, with such awesome visual artistry, I think there are more interesting stories to be told. Why keep telling the same stories?
I did get a few ideas for novels and short stories while watching. And the ending kind of made me want to invent a bunch of chess variants.
That’s all I have to say. Guess what I get to do all weekend? Go to work! Yeah!!