Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ELMWOOD LIVE!!! 4/27! - Be there people!!!!


Elmwood Productions and The Desultory Theatre Club Present:
IT'S LATE ENOUGH WITH PLINK! GUEST STARRING JOHNNIE SOJIVE!

Join us for the late nite event of the spring! You can be in the audience of a talk show hosted by Plink, and featuring his special guest Johnnie Sojive - the two fisting poet and Madman!!!! And a few more surprise guest too! 


The Elmwood Puppets' show is the opening act for The WHAM CITY Comedy Tour when it hits CT on April 27th! 

FYI - This show is for the grown ups!

Tickets $13.00 at the door. BYOB!!!!

More info on the craziness of WHAM CITY here:


Did we mention it's BYOB? Cuz it's BYOB! That also means you can BYOB for the puppeteers too, if you didn't know Johnnie Sojive likes when you BYOB just for him!!!!
What a great way to celebrate the 2014 National Day of Puppetry!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Umm...


Oh you silly L.A. Guns!

Sometimes I get lost on YouTube…
My friends and i call this YouTubeHell…

And insomnia and YouTubeHell brought me to this gem from 1992 - 


OK…  Now time to try and get some sleep!

Monday, April 7, 2014

"All of this and more… Is for you…"

On this day in 1978 Prince released "For You", his first album.

Now go find a copy and listen to it.
Your welcome.  


Sunday, April 6, 2014

That went well!!!

I'm not much of a gamer…
But I had a blast last nite at The Grid, hanging out playing games and then screening "G@MRZ"!

Although I did have to be incognito at the end to sneak out to avoid crazed Elmwood fans!



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Panda 2

Panda 2
Mouth Puppet
for the play "Revenge of The Space Pandas"



And don't forget to come out to Manchester today and join us for
"G@MRZ"!


So what is G@mrz? -
Join role playing game master Geoff, and his friends, on their quest to try to play the game, find a new player, and learn that no matter what happens, they always have each other. A tale of friendship over adversity, Good vs. Evil, Geeks vs. Nerds.
G@mrz is PG-13!

Here are some of the games we'll be playing leading up to the screening 
Forbidden Planet 
Lord of the Rings
Talisman
Dungeon Dice 
World War Z
Castle Panic!
Zombie Dice
Hide and Seek
Munchkin
Cards Against Humanity 
Apples to Apples 
Cthulhu Dice
And a pre-set D&D!

The gaming starts at 1:00 PM, and the movie starts at 7:30! And it's free!




Friday, April 4, 2014

"G@MRZ" - Tomorrow!!!!


Come out and have some fun!

April 5th Elmwood Productions will be hosting a "Game Day" and screening of our web series "G@mrz" at The Grid Games in Manchester Connecticut! 



So what is G@mrz? -
Join role playing game master Geoff, and his friends, on their quest to try to play the game, find a new player, and learn that no matter what happens, they always have each other. A tale of friendship over adversity, Good vs. Evil, Geeks vs. Nerds.
G@mrz is PG-13!

Here are some of the games we'll be playing leading up to the screening 
Forbidden Planet 
Lord of the Rings
Talisman
Dungeon Dice 
World War Z
Castle Panic!
Zombie Dice
Hide and Seek
Munchkin
Cards Against Humanity 
Apples to Apples 
Cthulhu Dice
And a pre-set D&D!

The gaming starts at 1:00 PM, and the movie starts at 7:30! And it's free!

All the info HERE!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

There's a National Vitiligo Day?!?!

I stubbled upon this video and this persons You Tube page…




Wow.

I have Vitiligo.  
It didn't kick in until I was 31.  And it spread quick.  I've always been a pale guy, so most of the year up in good ol' New England it's not all that noticeable.
Come spring and summer though as I spend more time in the sun it becomes more apparent.
I applaud you Cheri Lindsay for this video and the others on your YouTube page!

I learned from her page that there is a "National Vitiligo Day"
She set up a challenge in 2012 to tell a Vitiligo story on film/video…
OK…  I will!
Expect it up on the internet on or around  "National Vitiligo Day" which is June 25th

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Today's Coffee Mug...

Steve the Vampire!
Get one of your own HERE!

Drinking Smooth and Mellow from Trader Joe's today…  One of my faves…  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Morning coffee music...

 Poe - Hello and Haunted
Both albums are brilliant, but I prefer to listen to them late at nite.  More fitting...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Russ...

This is my friend Russ…
 And he is the glue that holds Elmwood together...
Everyone needs a Russ.
He's handsome.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I couldn't stop laughing….

Yes….
I did see "Muppets Most Wanted" last nite!

Yes…
It is good!

Actually is was probably the most laugh out loud Muppet movie made so far.  And by far the strangest too, and I mean that as a good thing.  Reminding me of some of the weirdness from "The Muppet Show"!
I highly suggest seeing it in the theaters quick!


Panda 1

 
 Panda 1
Mouth Puppet
Made for "Revenge of The Space Pandas"


Friday, March 21, 2014

Mug of the day - Retired Mug!

 Another retired mug!  Most of them live in the studio, holing art supplies…
I got this Kermit in 1994!
And now off to see Muppets Most Wanted!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

G@mrz is coming!!!

Come out and have some fun!
April 5th Elmwood Productions will be hosting a "Game Day" and screening of our web series "G@mrz" at The Grid Games in Manchester Connecticut!  

So what is G@mrz? -
Join role playing game master Geoff, and his friends, on their quest to try to play the game, find a new player, and learn that no matter what happens, they always have each other. A tale of friendship over adversity, Good vs. Evil, Geeks vs. Nerds.

Here are some of the games we'll be playing leading up to the screening:
Forbidden Planet 
Lord of the Rings
Talisman
Dungeon Dice 
World War Z
Castle Panic!
Zombie Dice
Hide and Seek
Munchkin
Cards Against Humanity 
Apples to Apples 
Cthulhu Dice
And a pre-set D&D!
and more TBA!

The gaming starts at 1:00 PM, and the movie starts at 7:30!  And it's free!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday...

This Friday the new Muppet flick comes out.
I'm happy.
Happy to see the Muppets are "back" although they never really went away…  Happy to see it wasn't 13 years between movies…  And happy to see puppetry as a focus in a major motion picture.
It's good for all of us puppeteers when the Muppets hit the screen.
Not only does it set the example of good work, and entertainment, but it also sets the bar high for proof of the art of puppetry.

Now we just need more puppets in things!

That's up to us, the puppeteers who use film.
And that's me.

I made a goal a few years ago.  That goal was to explore puppetry as more then just comedy.  And use the style of puppets I like to tell stories that aren't just comical.  While we (Elmwood) make our first non-puppet feature film this year I will also be making more shorts, with puppets, exploring this concept…  Horror, drama, action, all styles of storytelling…  But with puppets as the actors.
If nothing else it will be fun, at least for me!

In the meantime though….

"It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights…"