Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Year End Wrap Up !!

44 Seconds to Wrap Up the Year???---Aww damn. did we sell 59 minutes of Commercials again???

Hand sculpted with a mouse (not a tablet) using Amorphium 2
and one section in ZBrush (bridge part) Voiced on a 1992 copy of Cool Edit Pro
other softs to put it together on a caveman computer...Ulead Gif animator--Antechinus Animator and a Boilsoft avi-mpeg converter....budget....
33 cents....less than a penny a second and worth every...portion of a dollar of it.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hickeys Everywhere !

That name...that slightly..kinda funny last name..."HICKEY" ...there is that famous character actor...William Hickey...
There is Cheryl Hickey the host for one of the entertainment TV shows..
There is the TV character NAME, Earl Hickey, on "My Name is Earl"

But the most famous Hickey of all....ERSEL...no not Edsel....ERSEL HICKEY !!
he was a fine rock (Rockabilly and Pop) singer of the 50's and beyond...what a nice man he was...
and he wrote the great ballad recorded by so many..."Bluebirds over the mountain"
well actually he penned many songs for many artists...Jackie Wilson did one of his songs --and the Serendipity Singers first big hit was written by Ersel
--Don't let de rain come down my roofs got a hole in it and I might drown !---

Anyway, when I was struggling to use Flash to animate...I came up with an idea to try to animate his flip side to Bluebirds..."Hangin Around" it took me 93 hours to do this.. CLICK THIS FOR THE TUNE
might be a long load time 'sorry'

When Ersel's friends saw it online...they foned him and said there is this silly animation on you--on the web....whatta ya know--Ersel emailed me --we talked on the phone at length...he approved highly of my crazyass work and even had someone link a Higher- Fi version of my Flash toon...which I found once happily by accident on the web...

Before he passed on he was nice enough to send me 2 cd's --a vinyl disk--2 autographed pictures and a tee shirt from one of his BIG gigs... and some shots from his own camera of that performance...I still have the autographed picture on my living room wall !

Thanks to Ruthita for emailing me a thread of
DOO WOP-ISHNESS that reminded me of this long lost song and my scribbled tribute to it..
most of the animations I did at CROODLOOPS have been taken down by me or my webmaster...sure glad we still have Ersel to listen to !

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let me tell ya why this is NOT redundant !

In 2006 I put together a DVD disc of Comedy called:

And at the very beginning of the ALL HAIL T.P. Blog in 2007 --I ran the "Trailer"--to save space it was linked to the file sharing site "Zippy Videos" --well, it seems Zippy is NOW long gone...so once again, I'd like to regale you with the true Bafoonaphonic presence of the the original promo..linked RIGHT HERE..never to vanish.

And as before, this earth shattering offer exists..

So, now my FABULOUS Business plan (What Genius this is) you determine that you are weird enough to stand the entire Thorndike experience...then send the man who claims to be me... robotalk@shaw.ca ...an email with YOUR correct MAILING address, like Joe Blough 2323 Nottathru Street, Sillytown USA --and I will mail you the Homemade masterpiece that is
"A terrorist Donut in your Fruit of the loom"---then when you watch it and like it....YOU send ME $15.00 (12 for the dvd 3 for postage) Sorry we dont have the PAL format--

IF you don't like it--I'm out 15.00 bux, cuz no way will you pay for sumpin you dont like

Of course if you give it to someone who DOES like it ..

have HIM send me $12 bucks (9 for a USED dvd and 3 for postage)

remember, if this sucker ever 'takes off' you'll have the original version...worth bunches on Ebay--Don't Laff the Walter Wart 45 is 60 times more valuable on Ebay than it ever was in the stores in the 60's