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Loss of Mt. Rainier

This summer I am making a short film I wrote called Loss of Mt. Rainier. In the film, a social media star falls into a catatonic state and has his body abused on the way to the top of Mt. Rainier. It’s a dark comedy that is a loose adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Loss of Breath”. We have a super cast-n-crew working on the film, many of whom are associated with the Olympia Film Collective. I couldn’t speak more highly of all the talents involved. Today we launched a Kickstarter for the film, which you can check out below.

Click on the following link to visit the Kickstarter for Loss of Mt. Rainier; you can watch our video to learn more about the movie.

Sunday Dogs

“Sunday Dogs” is a short instrumental. I should have probably added barking dogs to it, but I decided not to make it an intense affair and more of a moment before the barking begins affair.

Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul, MN

This audio of Hidden Falls Park in St. Paul was recorded on the afternoon of December 30, 2015. There are four locations. The first is by the Mississipi; the crackling sound is water lapping ice. The second spot is amid a circle/shit-ton of crows; some other birds attempt to join in near the end. The third and forth locations are, respectively, at the stream approaching the falls and then at the falls. The falls, it might be mentioned, appear to be the result of a drainage pipe. While Minnehaha Falls across the way is more parky-scenic-photograph-your-kids-by/in/etc., Hidden Falls is more St. Pauly-paul.

NE Minneapolis, December 29, 2015

This audio of NE Minneapolis was recorded on December 29, 2015 between 7:45 and 8:15 PM. The neighborhood is pretty quiet, perhaps due to a snow earlier in the day. There are two vantage points in the recording: the first with me closer to a vent and the second with me further away. In addition to a couple cars, a plane or two, you can hear someone hammering on a house, a child, some dogs, and near the end of the track, rather excitingly, someone start a car and let it warm up for a minute-and-a-half before pulling away.

The James Spader Podcast 11 – “Baby Boom”

Baby money montage – it’s another James Spader Podcast, and this time we’re reeling in Baby Boom (1987) and possibly a MacArthur Grant. We might even accidentally play a promo for The Blacklist from Youtube as we stream trailers. For now though, get your deck of cards ready and prepare to rate Baby Boom.

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Screen grabs from Baby Boom.

**Baby Boom** Money Montage
Baby Boom Money Montage
You put a shark repellent in the deal.  Right.
“You put a shark repellent in the deal. Right.”
Close captions of James Spader’s mysterious business slang
from the 1987 film Baby Boom.