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Tuesday April 14 2009

Have I told you about the static electricity in the building? With the dry heat, humble reader, the static comes out of the walls like "brown wood roaches onto a bin crudely made by hanging a plastic bag on a nail, that, yes I did say I was going to put out - but c'mon baby - I’m relaxing"...

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Static Electricity, M&M and Galahs

Tuesday April 14 2009

Image from West Australian

Have I told you about the static electricity in the building? With the dry heat, humble reader, the static comes out of the walls like "brown wood roaches onto a bin crudely made by hanging a plastic bag on a nail, that, yes I did say I was going to put out - but c'mon baby - I’m relaxing". Well that’s pretty much it, I guess we have become so scared by it that I carry a small piece of metal that I use to ground myself before I touch something earthed. I get tense when I need to touch something. I got a shock from the water as I washed my hands. I hate it and my arm recoils from things so hard that if someone was behind me with a tray of drinks… splash-a-roony. So yes.. static. I hate it.

Mary & Max is out this weekend. It’s the word and brilliant and getting great reviews. AdamE and MelC were in town doing Q&A’s and it was great to catch up with them. Adam is charming and I am possessed and struck by his awe, I am but a humble servant in his shadow, willing to kill or maim for him… he was a gracious director to work for and who would have thought good people exist out there in the film racket. Erm.. so the film is brilliant and solid and even Seymour said it was good even though there wasn’t any car chases or corny lines with a guitar wail as punctuation. So, go see that film.

Well I’ve been back from Melbs for 6-7months? And I’ve produced the two main figures for CEDRIC & HOPE. But we’ve put all that aside to make a side Nicktoons project - I workingly title “Backstage”. Bout some kids... they do stuff. Anyhoo a friend is in town to help construct the theatre which looks stunning. Daniel Agdag, who is from the same country as Cher. Dan and I had a very unfortunate and confused article in the West Australian which is best left to die but it was supposed to be for Mary & Max publicity but kinda looked like an article promoting NAMBLA…. Too much Daily Show. I made a light switch for Emma Fletcher. It took a week and a bit and was a strange experience. The switch had nothing to do with anything but Emma Fletcher stuff.

We have taken to feeding the local Galahs but I will not bore you with these non-filmic facts but I have named them, and I rename them every time I see them as they are all exactly the same in all ways thus impossible to tell apart. Some look dirty. I want to give them a bath sometimes…


This self-glorification is by Pierce Davison. He received 51% in TEE English so you can email spelling corrections etc to spelling@davisonbros.com
Or you know, look at what's blathered rather than how its blathered. ps its blather.