I heard about the Rain Room back in 2012 and have been aching to see it ever since. It is an art installation that is comprised of a room/space that has perpetually falling water that falls through a grate covering the floor. When you walk towards the water, however, a sensor near the spout detects your movement and shuts the water off. This means that you can walk directly into and through the falling water and remain dry the entire time.
Once again, it’s hard to not shoot an art film when you don’t have a story or script or characters or actors or anything, but it’s always fun.
I walk to and from work nowadays. Sure, it takes me only five minutes to drive to work but I like the fresh air and exercise and I prefer to spend forty minutes walking over forty minutes driving most of the time. I saw this on my way to work on morning. Watching water do this has always been one of my private pleasures; a zen moment that you have to be at the right place at the just the right time to catch. So I shot it and discovered that it is very difficult to make a film anything other than artsy when there is absolutely no story or narrative involved.
I narrated my first non-fiction book this past winter and I found the experience very pleasant. The book is Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die by Eric Siegel. I have always been wary of reading non-fiction aloud as I had the impression narrating would be boring without any characters or plot to portray, although I have read some fiction that apparently had both but lord help me if I could tell the difference.
But this book was very much fun to read and all of the credit goes to the author, Eric, whose humorous style blends history, anecdotes, technobabble, nerd culture, and some truly fascinating ideas that is the stuff science (non)fiction is made of to create a warm introduction into a field that would send most of us screeching with utter abandonment.
Included in the audiobook (which will see its own post here soon enough) is the funky rap tune “Predict This!”–an all-original song, also written by Eric. It can be quite catchy, so don’t go blaming me when you find yourself humming it. And if you keep your eyes peeled, you will see someone familiar around 3:10.
For long time readers, some of you might recognize Bradford from AirSWAT. We made this a couple of weeks ago, into the second week of the United States Government Shutdown. We conceived, wrote, filmed, edited and published the video faster than it took the government to get its shit together, which is both fascinating and extremely disturbing.
You can check out more of Bradford’s work at Paragon Hill, on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @Bradford_Films.
I witnessed this during a 4th of July party at a house named Ghost Gardens. The owner of the house wanted to . . .
You know, I don’t think an explanation is fitting here. While it’s sort of a cop-out to rely on the bizarreness by not giving an explanation, I’m not entirely sure that explaining exactly what is going on would help you understand it any more. Just know there were goats around the stage, doorknobs sticking out of the ground, and baskets filled with spoons nailed to the walls.
Hear ye, hear ye! The Eternal Loop is returning this week with all new posts! Begone with the simple days of mere cartoons and plagiarized pictures of animals with humorous captions! Let us welcome a return of articles, stories, poetry, videos, audiobooks, songs, recipes, and scripts! HUZZAH!!!
It’s been awhile since I set myself to posting in my other categories, and since I found myself starting to go crazy once with the lack of creative output once again, I have planned out posts for the rest of the year. I won’t be posting daily as I did in my first year, but I will be publishing in two more categories a week (for the doodle and animal lovers out there, I will continue posting Cartoons and Animal Thoughts every week).
And what a line-up I have planned for you all! An in-depth examination of my drinking habits; one of the most bizarre recipes I’ve ever concocted; the release of the first few chapters of The Success of Suexliegh audiobook; the return of Knick-Knack Tales and Phil & Rosco skits; and, oh, so much more!
So keep your eyes peeled for new material that’s all original, all free, all right here for your viewing and listening pleasure.