Backscattered at LAX

Dan Boston

After a nice dinner at Tender Greens, I was taken to LAX for my red-eye flight to Hartford, via Atlanta.  I had pre-checked in from home, so I just needed to go through security.  There was not much of a line, and after placing my carry-on bag, my laptop bag, my laptop, my jacket, my belt, my wallet, my shoes and my cellphone all through the X-ray machine, I was then directed to go through the new controversial full body …

Taking a Bite out of The Big Apple

Dan New York City (2010)

I’m off to New York City today, for the first time in (I think) over six years.  The weather here in Los Angeles is appropriately terrible; thunderstorms and pouring rain.  In NYC, it’s raining right now as well, but the next few days are supposed to be gorgeous – sunny and in the high 60s/low 70s.  I’ll be attending a book signing on Thursday, and a concert on Friday night; look for more details as they happen. I’ll also be …

Madrid to DC

Dan Spain (2010)

The delayed flight finally boarded and took off after 1pm – more than two hours later than scheduled.  I fell asleep relatively quickly, but woke up for some lunch.  Of course, since I was sitting in seat 21D, the two carts starting at the front and rear of the aircraft would meet right by my seat – which means both of them would run out of food just before servicing my row.  Urgh.  Luckily the other aisle had some extra …

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 …

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 …

Airport Preserve Woes / Flight Back to Los Angeles

Dan Nashville (2009)

We left the dam, to head to the airport, but before we did, I managed to get a nice picture of the thunderstorm clouds off in the distance. We got to the airport around 4:30pm, so we had a little time before the flight. There was a chance that we might have had to check a bag, but we managed to get everything set up as carry-on.  Unfortunately, it turns out that the peach preserves I bought at Loveless aren’t …