Yesterday we celebrated my Grandma’s 87th birthday, and I brought her the new videos of my Dad. She really liked them and most importantly didn’t sit and start crying or anything, so I was glad I brought them. I originally put off scanning the new photos I got because I needed to take care of other business first. Now my scanner is doing something stupid where it go through all the motions like it’s about to scan, but then it says it has an import error. So now two projects are being held up by the scanner: updating Dad’s site, and finishing my wedding video. (because I decided I might as well do it when I can include all the nice photos with it…) This is the way it always goes. I did finish editing the 1968 video set, and have burned several DVD copies. I am almost ready to take it off of my hard drive. Of course, when we watched it I saw a few tiny problems, but I can’t deal with waiting another 12 hours for it to re-render the whole thing, so it will just stay the way it is.
The dvd’s of my Dad from 1995 were sent by one of his bandmates in the performances, Lou Inezo, and they are joined onstage by a few different characters, one of whom was prancing around like he thought he channeled Mick Jagger. The lighting is bad, the sound is rather good, and since it is the only video I have of my dad, it’s mighty nice to have, even if the quality is far from excellent. I still haven’t even seen the two other DVD’s although I assume they are similar. I offered to make copies of the 1968 video, and a bunch of people want them. I feel weird asking for money for them, but at the same time I don’t see how I can just keep putting things out without some steady return for the effort. In any case, I’m sure several of the people who want the 1968 dvd are going to want copies of the 1995 dvd, so I’m not going to rush to mail them right away. Not much else in the archival region of my life. Halloween is the current crisis that needs dealing with.