Five Things – 8.27.12

1.  Auroratone – I stumbled across this amazing thing this week – a series of videos constructed in the 1940s to treat mental disorders.  The attempt, called Auroratone, used soothing music and psychedelic images to produce a calming sensation.  Here’s the only one I could find, a remastered Auroratone with Bing Crosby providing the song….

Five Things – 6.25.12

1.  Evil Grimace – Did you know that Grimace, that proto-Patrick Star McDonaldland representative of milkshakes, used to be a bad guy?   This guy! Started out as this guy! In 1971, he was introduced into the McDonaldland ad campaign as a bad guy, his purpose being to steal milkshakes.  He was re-introduced in 1972…

Five Things – 3.26.12

1.  The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate The Wash – This book lives in an old corner of my memory as the vehicle for several first-grade classroom read-alongs.  Kid brings his boa constrictor on a field trip, and chaos ensues.  It’s funny – the author never stuck with me, I wasn’t crazy about the illustrations at…

Five Things – 3.19.12

1.  AIR: Le Voyage Dans La Lune – Who knew that AIR had recently released a soundtrack to that classic Sci-Fi film, Le Voyage Dans La Lune? Not me! AIR, you’ve got to let us know!  AIR has been one of my favorite bands since Moon Safari – they really make you feel like you’re in…

Five Things – 12.4.11

1. arizona delay – I encountered a slight wrinkle finishing up arizona, and it will take a bit longer than I was anticipating. The Sketcbook Pro app I use on iPad for the illustrations worked great for planning layouts and initial designs, but it was a little unsatisfactory on the final layouts. I decided that it…