Tonight Chris and I went as guests of Peter Rotter to a fundraiser for the RMA (Recording Musicians Association). There was a silent auction (no, I didn’t bid on anything), dinner, and lots of mingling. Plenty of musicians, composers, and more were all there. It was a lot of fun, although it was kinda sad to see that no one bid on John Ottman’s signed Fantastic Four score sheet, or even four-time Oscar winner Alan Menken’s signed The Shaggy Dog score sheet. Hell, even the frames would have been worth the $80 minimum! Someone did buy the Michael Giacchino-signed Incredibles lithograph for $500, and I have no idea how much the final bid was on the signed Memoirs of a Geisha poster (signed by Rob Marshall, John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, and Itzhak Perlman) went for – but it probably wasn’t cheap!
The evening was held at the Calamigos Ranch in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountain Range in Malibu. Kinda out of the way – but it was a cool place, and a pleasant drive to get to. Until it started raining. Yuk. On the way home, after dropping off Chris, it was no longer raining, but there was a lot of very cool heat lightning going on!