Sophia Sunday’s April session was, yet again, another of my favorites.
I know, I know—I say that a lot. I just said it about the previous session with Sucre à la Crème. I mean it, though. Watch the video.
That’s how you do it folks. The only way that could get any better is if she handed everyone a thousand bucks at the end. Or maybe some dinosaurs riding some robots. I dunno.
It’s also one of my favorite videos. To have a good video several things need to go right. One, the performer, obviously, has to be amazing. That is about 25%. Two, my dumb ass needs to have remembered to make sure the lights on the stage are bright enough so the hi-res works. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen. That’s about 40%. The performer can be stunning and it just plain doesn’t matter if you can’t see them. Three, we have to find a good song that we can use without getting sued—this can turn into a nightmare pretty quick. That’s about 25%. Four, Russell needs to have eaten a bunch of sugar that day. That’s 5%. Five, lots of neat, weird things need to happen to make for interesting shots. That’s 25%. Six, folks need to send in their drawings. That’s 128%.
And before you ask, yes, I was a math major.
In any case, the performer being amazing and the video being amazing are not directly connected. When they both happen at the same time, though . . . watch the fuck out.
As a side note, I’m a sucker for anything magic and sideshow related. If we ever decided to put on a Dr. Sketchy’s Showcase show, you better believe Sophia’s razor-swallowing act would be in it.
And look at all those good drawings! Alexis and I started doing all this so we could sit down and draw too—unfortunately, that doesn’t really work. This session is definitely one where we wish we’d been in the audience.
Of course, we had a couple drawing contests for questionable concoctions from Russell at the bar and some fancy books from our generous sponsor Baby Tattoo Books, who runs the LA branch of Dr. Sketchy’s, in case you’re ever out that way.
Special thanks to Sophia Sunday who did a stunning job; thanks to our generous sponsor for this session, Baby Tattoo Books; thanks to Russell for slinging booze and tunes; thanks to Jeff Schock for taking some of the lovely photos below; thanks to Maeve and also to Fred, who was in town visiting, for help with the door and all the various setup stuff; and of course thanks to Alexis for doing all those microphone things she does.
Thanks as well to all the folks who sent in the wonderful drawings you can see in the video above too. Y’all rock.