G’Wazzle in on the way

I’ve been trying to finish the G’ Wazzle G’ Wook puppet in time for Saturday’s National Day of Pupptery celebration. We may do it. I just glued the mouth plate together, and have to let it dry for some time.

The most time consuming part of this puppet’s construction are the tendrils. I have been hand sewing them, and it takes me “forever”. I want 6 or 7 of them, but we shall see if I get them done in time. I can always add them at a later date.

Help WOXY.com

I know that some readers of this blog will know of my love of internet radio station WOXY.com. I have been a fan/listener since first hearing it’s terrestrial radio days as WOXY 97.7 FM way back in 1985-86. When that left the Cincinnati airwaves I felt a loss in my life. 97x, and it’s DJs were a part of my adult life, and were now gone.

When WOXY.com hit the internet over a year ago, I was VERY happy. I listen almost daily, and love that it’s still pushing the musical envelope by playing modern rock that NO OTHER radio station plays. Today the staff announced that inorder for WOXY.com to continue it must become a listener supported station. I am not surprised by this move. Having been a DJ myself on WAIF-FM for 6+ years in the 80’s & 90’s, I know that running a radio station isn’t cheap. I am often amazed how many people think that it just magically happens.

Knuckleheads.

So if you are like me, and enjoy hearing & supporting exciting modern rock radio, please become a member of WOXY.com so they will continue for years to come. The membership is ONLY $9.95/month. That’s less than many people pay for cable TV (I do not have cable for I think it sucks).

More info at: WOXY.com

Tell your friends that WOXY.com needs our support now.

Nothing new

I guess I’ve already used that title… Oh well, I am working and daddying most of my time these days.

I’ll get some puppet stuff going sooner or later.

Until then, house work awaits!

SaveTheMuppets.com

It seems that Disney wants to spread the Muppets all over their world. Granted it would give a few more people the chance to perform a Muppet character. I, however, fel that this will cheapen the “brand”. Oh my, they are no longer felt & foam…they are a revenue generating brand.

So, if you agree…
www.SaveTheMuppets.com

Krofft Brothers on NPR

As a child I was simply MAD for the television program H.R. Pufnstuf.

I wanted to live on “Living Island”, and remember trying to make my own Pufnstuf costume for Halloween because the packaged one in the store looked like crap. Somewhere I found puppets of the Kling and Klang characters…probably at a thrift shop.

Now that I am a parent, and have played the DVD to my daughter I can still see the magic that was in that show. Sure it was a wee bit trippy, but it was FUN!

It seems that the Kroffts are trying to make a new feature film starring their beloved dragon mayor, I can’t wait! Just be sure to keep the theme song.

Here’s the NPR interview.

Slammed

We did it!

The slam was attended by 35-40 people in the back room of Sidewinder Coffee & Tea. The audience seemed to be interested, yet a little uncertain of what to expect. Maybe that is good.

We hope to have another puppet slam there in February of 2006.

Getting it together

Well, I have hung posters around Northside, posted messages on boards, and emailed “the press” -whom I doubt will print anything anyway.

Our little puppet slam (slim?) is less than a week away!

I have practiced my song, with and without a puppet on my right hand, and feel that I know it well enough. If I goof up…big deal. 🙂

It should be fun to see what the other puppeteers do.