Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Original Four

No one new today...  Here's a look back...

Late last year I was going through all the puppets we have stored at 
Elmwood's studio.
Doing a big cataloging and sorting...  Needed to be done!
While doing it I was also looking for puppets to be reused and repurposed for future projects, or sold on Etsy to help fund future projects.  
And then there are these guys.  These four puppets were among the original dozen or so puppets I made.  They were used in a series called "It's Late Enough With Plink!" that was for local cable access.  It never really went anywhere.  
Most of the rest of the dozen have been torn up and made into other things, or just didn't survive the years...  Except the original Sojive!  He's still here too, hahaha...
I decided to give them to the puppeteers who brought them to life all those years ago.  But wanted to make sure they got preserved.  So I mounted 'em like dead animals!  Hahaha!
I have no idea if they just tossed these in closets when I gave them to them, or if somewhere that are on proud display.  I just know it felt right to send them to new homes...
Thank you Russ, Pete, and Jim - for being there in the beginning!  

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Mouth Puppet

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Say Hello To Heaven

I am lucky.  In 100 years people will talk about you and your music.  
I got to actually share this Earth with you.  
Say hello to everyone for me up there.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Mouth Puppet
 This guy is very Muppety!
And he's looking for a home!
Yup, he's on Etsy!

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Risley Brothers Love Beer!

They love it so much they are invading 
 All the info is HERE!  Check it out and be there!


Not close enough to catch one of the awesome screenings we have coming up of 
"The Risley Brothers"?

No worries!!!  You can watch it right from home too!!!

Check it out now on VHX!
Click both links above for version with the original short, or without!

And here's info for two more screenings!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

This is Ricky...

 But I usually call him Rick...

Rick has been a part of the Elmwood crew for a few years..  He's spent most of the time being the conservative ying to my liberal yang and he's always been on the same page one as me.

Page one is MAKE GOOD WORK.

I'm glad and grateful to have gotten to know him over the past few years....  And yes, I can be a bit protective on him.  He needs it some times, hahaha

Anyway...  This guy has helped me and Elmwood grow, and get better.  
And everyday I am happy and lucky to call him part of the crew.

He turned 30 yesterday...  And holy cow, that is amazing.   
He is braver than most people I have ever met...  But that's a whole other story for another day..

Today, the day after his 30 birthday, he is still Rick.  Ricky...  My friend, my partner.

And I'm glad to have him in my life.

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Mouth Puppet
Viv here has a cameo in "The Risley Brothers"...  She'll pop up again!
Here she is with her date from the episode of "Risley" she's in...  Who she blows off to leave with Pop!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Thanks Again! Wow!!!

This past Thursday Elmwood held our premiere of
 "The Risley Brothers" at the amazing Hartford Flavor Company...

What a blast.  What a turnout.  What a nite!
Thanks again to everyone who came out, and look for the show soon on Elmwood's VHX page!

And if you want to come to a screening we just lined another up!

And now...  Onto work on the next one!