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Happy New Year one and all, hope you had a delicious festive BREAK!

That is, if you had a break, obviously. I've found not having a proper job at this time of year a bit WEIRD - after 23 years working for a University and having lovely long Christmas breaks my BRANE insisted that I still spend the two weeks REVELLING in not going to work (even though I no longer do anyway) and, if possible, doing a PROJECT.

In previous ACTUAL Christmas breaks I've done all sorts of things, mostly music related and/or watching loads of telly. This year I continued the theme by doing something VAGUELY music related and DEFINITELY watching lots of telly. The highlight of the latter was watching the whole of STAR WARS over the final weekend of the hols - it's good, Star Wars, isn't it? It's so EMBEDDED in the culture that you tend to forget that they're all dead good, especially "Empire" which I thought was a bit boring aged 10. The Films In My Trilogy had never watched any of them before, so it was fun a) realising that they really are dead good b) getting to do CHEWBACCA impressions again c) like Yoda talking all day.

The PROJECT, meanwhile, was a FILM. THIS film, in fact - "The Job Interview":

This is the MOVIE that I was on about filming before Christmas. Myself and Mr J Dredge spent many happy hours going back and forth over the editing, and also REDUBBING the "lines" one afternoon, to try and get it as good as we possibly can. I must say I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I mean, I know the picture quality and lighting and that is not quite OSCAR READY but I have watched it approx 1,000,000 times putting it together and have not tired of it yet, so it must be at least all right. I was also very happy to get to do a remix of Candida from Hibbett's Superstore for the SOUNDTRACK. I like that tune, so it was nice to be able to use it properly at last!

We've got plans and THORTS for various other films which I will DOUBTLESS be banging on about throughout 2015, but in the meantime I hope you like this one and, if you do, please spread it around!

posted 5/1/2015 by MJ Hibbett

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