Traveling from LA to Madrid

Dan Spain (2010)

I’m heading to Ubeda, Spain, to attend the 6th Annual Film Music Festival. While I had gone three years ago as a journalist covering the event for SoundtrackNet, this time I’m going as a panelist, and will be speaking about my work producing soundtracks with La-La Land Records. I’ll also be making some pretty big announcements there, about some of our upcoming releases! The two-leg flight started from LA and took me to Washington Dulles International Airport, and starting bright …

Frankfurt to Los Angeles

Dan Poland (2010)

The flight from Frankfurt to Los Angeles ended up taking off about 2.5 hours late. We did make up a little bit of time in the air, but still showed up pretty late.  I had a window seat towards the front of economy class, and the guy next to me on the aisle seat was an older, heavier Italian man who didn’t really understand the concept of personal space. I did manage to get a little sleep, so I should …

Krakow to Frankfurt

Dan Poland (2010)

Woke up around 7:30a, finished packing, and after a nice relaxing breakfast, I was taken to the Krakow Airport.  The airport had absolutely no souvenir-type things at all. Kinda lame, in that respect!  The 1.5 hour long flight was pretty uneventful, I managed to cat-nap a little bit, and we landed in Frankfurt around 12:30p.  I had an hour to kill before boarding my next flight, but that apparently turned into three hours, when it turns out my flight was …

Los Angeles to Frankfurt to Krakow

Dan Poland (2010)

I’m off to Poland for the 3rd Film Music Festival in Krakow, where I’ll be attending as a guest, and participating on three panels.  In addition to the panels, I’ll be attending the concerts (Tan Dun, Shigeru Umebayashi), and am eagerly looking forward to the final night, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, with full orchestra/choir accompanying the film live synced to the picture.  I’m flying Lufthansa Airlines, which I’ve never taken before.  I have a layover in …

A Quick Boston Trip

Dan Boston

I’m heading to Boston today for a quick trip, to visit my new nephew (born last week!) and represent my sister and grandmother at the Brit Milah.  Got a decent deal on the flights (using frequent flier miles), and I’m looking forward to it.  I got to LAX pretty quickly (thanks Patrick!), and as I am doing all carry-on luggage, I zipped right through security and got to the gate about 50 min before boarding.  Not too shabby! Update: Not …

Flight to LA

Dan Boston

The flight to Boston was alright – the electrical outlet in my seat wasn’t active for most of the flight (they said that active power would “cycle” through different rows throughout the flight, but it only came on once and for only 15-minutes), so my laptop battery got pretty low.  We hit a bit of bad turbulence over Colorado, and dropped about 1,000 feet in 30 seconds. Pretty exciting (and scary) stuff, but the rest of the flight was uneventful. …

Return to Logan

Dan Boston

Last night, about two hours after I got back from Rhode Island, I went to an early dinner with my mom, grandma, aunt and nieces.  We went to Legal Sea Foods, and I only had a small bowl of clam chowder since I was gonna have a later dinner with my older sister who was out at a meeting.  Boy, those little ones were a handful!  Later that night I got my proper fried clams (woohoo) and had a nice …

Heading to Boston for Thanksgiving

Dan Boston

I’m at LAX right now, heading to Boston for Thanksgiving.  The SuperShuttle was about 30 minutes late in picking me up, which was annoying, but I still got to the Virgin America gate with a little over an hour before they start boarding.  So that’s good!  And there will be free Wi-Fi on the flight, courtesy of Google.  I’ll probably take the opportunity to catch up on the movie reviews I haven’t written, but have been meaning to!  They are …

BART to SFO / Flying back to Los Angeles

Dan Bay Area

Taking the BART to the airport was a leisurely commute, and took about 35 minutes or so.  Once there, it was just a matter of taking another shuttle to the terminal, where I got into the stupidly long security line. No issues this time (unlike in Nashville), and then I was at the gate. The flight was pretty packed, but fortunately I had a window seat.  It was a short flight back to Los Angeles, and I made it back …

Off to the Bay Area

Dan Bay Area

I woke up early today to finish packing and get some stuff done – I’m heading up to the Skywalker Scoring Stage to attend the recording of a score for Jason Graves, and it should be a pretty fun trip! I’ve never stayed at the Ranch before (only had my brief day trip visit in April), so this should be quite the experience. I hear that it’s like a vacation….. Waiting for the shuttle from Lot C turned out to …