Cloudy at the Airport

Dan Seattle

Woke up early this morning for my return flight to Los Angeles.  After breakfast with Jason at 7:45am, we left the hotel for the airport.  It was gray and cloudy out – and there was some water on the car, indicating it had rained earlier.  This is the Seattle weather I had expected!  After dropping off the rental car, we checked into our respective flights and went through security in a snap.  I had about an hour before my flight …

Flying Fish

Dan Seattle

After the session, I went with Jason and the Alex, the audio director, into Seattle for dinner.  We parked near Pike Place, and walked around a little bit to check it out – the weather was absolutely gorgeous, but since it was early evening, the fish market wasn’t open and so I didn’t see any fish tossing. I did see the oldest running Starbucks, and a few beatniks, though! We tried to go eat at The Pink Door, but the …

Alpha Protocol

Dan Seattle

Today was the scoring sessions for Alpha Protocol, a new videogame coming out sometime next year. It’s a spy-oriented RPG, and the music for the game was composed by Jason Graves (whose website I created) and Rod Abernathy, with a main title composed by BT.  It was a four-hour session, with the first three hours to record the orchestral elements (approx 18 min.) of the music, with the last hour for BT to record his main title.  The chapel at …

Morning at Bastyr

Dan Seattle

After waking up at 7am, we snagged breakfast at the hotel and then drove over to Bastyr University. The orchestral portion of the score (for the game “Alpha Protocol”) is to be recorded at the chapel at the university.  There are a few hours for them to prep and set up and stuff, so I’m off on my own and decided to wander down one of the paths into the woods to see about snagging some pix. It was very …

Salmon with Scott

Dan Seattle

Scott picked me up at the airport with his awesomely cute 11-month old son, Zachary.  The drive to his place was scenic, as we drove through rolling hills laden with lots of trees.  The Boeing factory was pretty huge, and Seattle itself was skirted (we barely drove through it), but I got to see a bit of the skyline, buildings, and stuff like that.  Hanging out at his house, we got take out – fish and chips, but Seattle style!  …

Flight to Seattle

Dan Seattle

Virgin America has great customer service. The ‘Red’ In-Flight Entertainment System wasn’t working properly on my row, which was a bit of a drag. No power in the power outlet, and no sound coming out of the headphone jack.  The flight attendant was incredibly apologetic and offered us anything we wanted, free of charge.  That meant, free alcohol/meals/snacks/etc., which was really great of her, and I only took advantage of that for the fruit & cheese plate, which would work …

Off to Seattle

Dan Seattle

I’m traveling today to go up to Seattle for a scoring session, and will be gone for only two days. It was convenient that my parents were leaving an hour before my flight. So I took them to the airport, and now I’m waiting for a bit until the flight is called and we board the plane. I’m flying Virgin America, and have only heard stellar things about them. I look forward to checking it out, and will be sure …