I’ve been figuring out some ties to demonstrate at the Rope Bondage Workshop for this Sunday. I sometimes feel like I’m repeating myself when I give these demos, and wonder if people get tired of yet another “two column tie” or “bikini chest harness.” But it always seems to go pretty well. I figure some people may just come to see someone get tied up, or perhaps get tied up themselves, which is good enough reason for me. And in spite of my occasional moments of self-doubt, there is usually some good interaction and a feeling that I’m at least sharing something worthwhile.
I sometimes wonder if I haven’t benefitted from the workshop myself more than anyone. I tend to be a quiet sort of person, so getting up in front of a group doesn’t come easily. But once you do it a few times and realize that you’re not going to have a heart attack, it’s not so bad. I don’t know if I’m ever completely relaxed, it is kind of like a performance, but there are moments when it’s really fun and afterwards I usually feel almost a little high. Like most things in life, the anticipation is usually worse than the actual event…And as long as they keep asking me to come back I plan to be there.
Rope Bondage Workshop at HollywoodLand Studios
Sunday, January 28, 2006
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
11300 Hartland St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Open to all interested members of the BDSM Community. Join Sandra to
learn the basics as well as some new tricks! $5 for Threshold
members and affiliates, $10 for non members, proceeds going
We get a lot of graffiti and tagging around where I live, especially since there are quite a few warehouses and industrial buildings around here. I noticed this girl the other day working on a mural but didn’t pay much attention till I went by today and saw what she’d done. It’s really beautiful. I don’t know what that “Rio Fat Bat” means over on the side, but figure it must be her artist name or something. I also just bought a new camera so I took a couple shots. It won’t be there forever. Purty!
Well, I finally finished up the DVD that I’ve been working on for the last few months and I’m really excited about it. Now that it’s done, I’ve been having lots of ideas for the next one. It’s a lot of work to shoot all that video but is really satisfying when you’re editing a scene and it’s working. I just put up a link to the DVD on the website and there’s a 40 second streaming video preview there, in three different sizes depending on your internet connection, also some frame grabs.
With this crazy weather, it’s even been cold in California. They actually had snow in Malibu yesterday. That never happens. Surfs up!
It’s that time again. Friday night is the next Club Fantasy party. I sure hope we get a big turnout. The parties have been a lot of fun, with about 20 to 25 people there each time. I’d love to get 50 people there one of these evenings. If you’re in the area, come on out and hang with us. Proceeds go to a good group: Threshold.
I did tear myself away from the computer for a little while, though, and had a chance to see the DVD of this movie “The Descent,” about six women friends who go caving and end up in big trouble. I really liked this one. It’s super creepy. And has a rather cool website too.
Well, there hasn’t been much blogging lately, but I’m still out here. I’ve just been working too much and spending hours finishing up that DVD. I think it’s just about there. I should have some dubs burned in about a week or so.
Yesterday I went out to see the new David Lynch movie, “Inland Empire,” and I thought it was really great, and so freakin’ weird, and even scary in parts. It’s really long too – 3 hours. The first hour is the most straighforward part, in terms of having something like a story and plot, about a has-been actress named Nikki Grace (Laura Dern) working on a melodramatic movie called “On High in Blue Tomorrows,” but after a while it just goes crazy and much of it is like watching extra-long versions of the really strange scenes from “Twin Peaks” or “Mulholland Drive,” where you don’t know what the heck is going on but it feels like it sort of makes sense – or not – in an emotional sort of way. I tend to love stuff like that so found it thoroughly enjoyable. Apparently it was shot on regular ol’ DV video – not even the hi-def stuff – but it works surprisingly well on the big screen and fits the weirdness of the movie. If you like David Lynch, you’ll love this one; if you don’t, your patience will be thoroughly tried. It looks like it’s just in limited release right now so it may take a while for it to come around. If you have a chance to see it though, I’d definitely check it out.
Inland Empire Website
Well, I finally left snowbound Colorado back to L.A. On the flight yesterday, I got bumped up to one of those “coach plus” seats with the five extra inches of leg room – I love those! Usually my knees are jammed up against the seat in front of me, but that little extra space makes such a difference. It doesn’t take much to make me happy. And it’s pretty warm here today in So. Cal. Back to work!