Fortune Cookies

You know you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel when you’re looking to a fortune cookie for advice. I mean, even the Magic 8-Ball is a step up from this thing. At least the Eight Ball is a dedicated bullshit meter. A fortune cookie is nothing but an afterthought from a cheap Chinese restaurant.

Nevertheless, I got one today that was a mini deus ex machina. I was sitting at Pick Up Stix thinking about Pick Up Ax and wondering if I was ever going to be able to get that production off the ground.

It said “A project you have in mind will soon gain momentum”.

Sure, it’s completely generic. The project could be fixing the leaky faucet or picking the loose change out of the couch cushions (hey, that reminds me….). But I’m at that point with the show where I keep thinking “this could go wrong” and “that could happen” and driving myself nuts.

On a slightly different note, I’m very excited about the CD-Recordable/ReWritable drive I just got. I’m going to create a “virtual press kit” for Pick Up Ax reviewers. Rachel, the Goddess of Multimedia, is going to create a killer self-contained Macromedia Shockwave demo that will have our press releases, program, bios, photos, sound clips, a quiz of ’70s rock music, a Pick Up Ax screen saver, and even (if I can get permission) the full script of the play on it. This wouldn’t make sense unless you knew that the show was about the computer industry. I think this’ll make a great “hook”.

The CD-R is also going to come in handy in mastering an audio CD for the run of the show. All the music is Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, Def Leppard, etc. and there are way too many cues to be swapping discs back and forth. Especially since Superman Bryan is going to be running both the lights and sound.

This thing will come together. But it’s not going to be easy.

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