Matt Keating

Go Big or Go Bust: Day 181 (Emily Spray GOES BIG in Bill Murray's upcoming film Rock The Kasbah)

Emily Spray, singer-songwriter, seamstress, shoemaker and writer has been working away under the radar for years.  Yes, Laura Cantrell covered Emily's song '14th Street' and Bob Dylan picked it for and introduced it on his radio show, but for an artist of such talent to languish in relative obscurity makes me scratch my head. 

So it is with joy that I share the news that another of Emily's songs, WILD RIDE, which she wrote and sings and which Matt Keating produced, recorded and played the instruments on, is going to be featured in the new Bill Murray film ROCK THE KASBAH.  

Emily, her husband Matt Keating and their daughter Greta Keating have been extremely generous in letting us use their songs in many episodes. If you want to hear a little bit of WILD RIDE, it's over the end credits in the Louise Log Chair Wrestling episode.

I hope this is just the beginning of a tidal wave of recognition for all of you. 

Congratulations Emily!  Congratulations Matt! 

Emily Spray in the shadows before she hits the limelight.                         Photo by Matt Keating        

Emily Spray in the shadows before she hits the limelight.                         Photo by Matt Keating        

Go Big or Go Bust: Day 59 (What is this, "Moses Crossing the Desert"?)

4.6.08  Drained beyond drained last night after the shoot.  Wrung OUT.  So relieved that we'd made it through and gotten all the shots but couldn't give myself the pleasure of feeling satisfied and relaxed.  To bed at ten and couldn't sleep.  Plagued by thought that didn't get a good enough reaction shot when Louise and the kids walk in and find Phineas on the floor.  X suggested that I might want to direct the kids' EYES, tell them where to LOOK.  Felt like such an amateur, wanted to shout: "Do you have any idea how many things I'm trying to think about??" 

4.8.08  Why do I give these people power over me?  People who are not as smart or as deep as I am--  why do I even care about what they think??

4.10.08  Episode #4 had such good clear conflict.  We need that in every episode- strong conflict which  makes clear what Louise wants.  What does she want in this one? 

4.13.08  Gotta start practicing on Final Cut Pro, organize auditions for #8, write the end of #7.  Feeling sweaty and headachey.  Who has the energy for yoga?  J and her friend A came over and stayed too long.  Totally drained.  I don't know how to say: "Okay, I'm so glad you came but now I have to get back to work." 

4.15.08   Feels like #4 was uploaded YEARS ago.  Maybe #5 is so many headaches cause it's varied, outside to inside, and back out again.  Three new characters.  It's practically a road movie.  Or "Moses Crosses the *Desert*"  (AKA Seventh Avenue)

4.16.08   Got mixed up and deleted whole bunch of files which seemed to be duplicated on  internal hard drive.  Wiped them off the external hard drive and realized that I'd deleted them - from everywhere... all the camera files for the first four episodes.  Wanted to scream (and shoot myself).  Also did the full yoga thing yesterday for the first time in at least ten days and now legs feel like they're separating from torso. 

4.17.08   Does Louise come off as not really loving her kids? 

4.19.08   CRAZY about Matt Keating's song "Here and Then You're Gone".  Very excited by Chris Cook's response to the finished episode- and, there was a second comment!  Woo-ee!