Saturday, January 28, 2006

And still going strong

We haven't intended to neglect the blog, it's just that we've been very busy, all of us.

We hope that you've downloaded the MP3 of 'St Ignatius Started the Fire' from the site, so you can put it on your iPod and rock out to it on your way to class. Also, we are very excited that Tim Russert has agreed to work with us next week. We are very excited for this opportunity.

In other news, we were very surprised when The OC gave us a nod, and it even made it into their episode synopsis (as Alex (A&S '97)) pointed out. From the synopsis: "Marissa and Julie return to the trailer with take-out Thai. Then Julie pulls out an Armenian menu for Marissa and Kaitlin to order from on Sunday night, while she’s at her “business meeting.” Marissa tries to subtly remind her mother that they have plans Sunday night, but Julie doesn’t know what she’s talking about. “Remember, we were going to order in food, watch The Sound of Music…” Huh? Oh… suddenly she catches on. But it’s too late, Kaitlin’s already lost her taste for Thai"

Our 'Armenian crown price' was thrilled by the nod, as was the rest of the cast.

I hope the other cast members will be posting the progress being made on Episode 4 soon, as I know everyone is excited to see what will happen next, and how the newest characters will affect the plot line. Stay tuned!

Adam Shipley
Webmaster, The BC

Thursday, January 05, 2006

A bump in the road

I almost titled this post 'And now the bad news,' but figured that would have been a bit too negative.... though not too far off.

Firstly, I hope everyone had a wonderful Xmas and New Years. I spent that week in North Carolina with relatives, and my grandparents called from Indiana to tell us that a bunch of pipes burst in my house when it got down to zero - ruining electronics in the affected area, which means that now I don't have a permanent internet connection now that I'm home. The other bit of excitement is that also that same week down in NC, the light inside my laptop screen went out which means I'm using an old monitor next to my laptop to work on the website.

Also, to correct Woody's proclamations about the refreshed website design that is coming online as soon as possible - it will look much the same, there will just be more stuff on the site and a better layout to get to the things already on there. A complete site redesign may be in the works, but for now we're just adding more content to the site and completely changing how it is laid out in pages and folders.

If you want to find out when the new site goes live, sign up for our mailing list on the front page of the site and you will be updated when we add new commercials to the site too.

I wish I had the new site up by now, but those pesky 'technical issues' came up. I'm glad that the producers (Woody and Joe) have been understanding of this delay. We will come up from the ashes of the old site with new content and a new humpday fix... when I get caught up.

I also wish to thank you, the viewer, for your patience.

Adam Shipley
Webmaster, The BC

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

2006, We've got all kinds of street cred

A happy near year, one and all! Big things in the mix these days, and I know all of you are breathless to hear it! Let's dish out the goods:

We missed a Humpday Fix or two over this winter break, but gosh darnit, if The OC can take a few weeks off, we feel that we've been granted a mandate to take a breather as well. That said, we're nearing completion of a new video that had me crying laughing in the first 30 seconds. I'll let this spoiler go: there's not a word of english. No word yet on whether or not the phrase "I want to make love to a clown" figures into it. We shall see.

We're also only a few days from bring aboard yet ANOTHER incredible musician. Ladies, gents, and Jesuits, I give you Jeannine Hebb. She'll be joining our already stellar lineup of Brendan Dailey and Kevin Brady as The BC's "Featured Artists." If you can't take the wait already, then you can check out some of her stuff at Myspace, under the name Jeanninehebbband. Yeah, it's one word. Like Pele...minus the Brazilian soccer. This girl's got a TON of talent, we're looking forward to sharing her with you.

Episode Four, episode four, episode four...I want to lock myself in a room like a monk with the 'ol laptop, Big League Chew, Batman Begins (Actually, these days it's Robin Williams Live on Broadway) and just crank this puppy out. Having some trouble with this episode, folks. We've only got two more episodes to go, so everything has to be wrapped up with a bow in just 100 minutes...and then we went and added two new characters. The plotline is mapped out, we just have to get the characters to say the stuff. That, and I'm looking to add some personal touches to the plot. It's both good and bad that some of the plot is similar to actual experiences we go through (at one point, Seth starts talking about Beanmarch in a way that you might as well just swap Beanmarch with The BC), and the personal drama makes for good dialouge, but it's tough to have an actual fight and think to yourself after you deliver a particularly good verbal jab "Hey, that was good. I should write that one down." So this episode is taking considerable time.

If you're going to be auditioning for either of the two parts (it's one girl and one guy), we will be accepting bribes. Stop laughing, we're serious. Ok, we're not...well, depends on the bribe.

If you've been reading the site, you know a major site overhaul is coming. Get ready, the new site will look NOTHING like the one we have now. hahaha, I look back on the days when our site was five character bios, one trailer, one episode, and in Joe's words "the background looked pretty disgustingly similar to vomit." It's 2006. We've come quite a ways. I still can't believe we were named "Webcast of the Year" by Bostonist. Improper Bostonian also says we're "In" for 2006. I got your street cred right 'ere, baby.

Hope your 2006 is happy, safe, and absolutely rockin'.
Cheers to you and yours,
Woody Tondorf