April 12th, 2015


The Legend of Lobo

John P. McCann writes in detail about how the Lobo series that almost was, wasn't. It's a three-part blog post beginning here: http://writeenough.blogspot.com/2015/04/lobo-on-wb.html

It also gives a good sense of how WB Animation changed at the end of the 1990s -- y'nkow, why cartoons stopped being funny.

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In Keeper news:

Just bought a new PC. Really shouldn't be spending any more money after getting new glasses, new tires, and having our house painted all within the last six weeks, but I really want to get back into simracing!

In December, Linda and I spent a week in Southern California. We went to Disneyland, meeting up with Animaniacs alums Lance Falk and Lisa Melcombe-Weisman. Also sat in the studio for the December episode of That Voiceover Improv Thing, at the invitation of Paul Rugg. Also in the studio were more Animaniacs alums: Deanna Oliver (director), and Steve & Julie Bernstein (who improvise music to go along with the improvised scenes). We also spent a night at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo -- really cool place with an absolutely huge theater organ (complete with whistles, horns, and other sound effects for accompanying silent movies). On the final day we hung out in Long Beach, walking the streets that make up the racing circuit.

In February I was given a second piano -- a little spinet from the 1940s or '50s. Unlike the old upright player, this one is well regulated and has all its key covers, so it's nicer to play on. I've already posted a few videos of myself playing it on my YouTube channel. I'm not too good, but I enjoy it anyway.