A blurry, over-exposed difference, but so needed.
Henchman Henner and Mischievous Miranda went above and beyond -- loading, driving, unloading, building, driving -- and even with some bumps in the road, they not only got things settled, they remained calm and positive, keeping me calm and positive.
OH, the value of that.
Edward Van Bone took to the stage this afternoon, thanks to them.
We also realized that ol' Eddie needed a few more props. First, a little signage, as I do every year:
Secondly, a microphone.
An old, springy, dirty microphone.
By tomorrow morning (yet another marvelous Allie McKay/KTLA-TV5 shoot from Monsterpalooza -- more on that tomorrow!), we needed a microphone on that little stage.
So what do you do?
Go shopping for cheap parts...
... grab a few wires, springs and some sink parts, a few screws, a drill...
... some wood doweling, a mic base, some cable, and a bit of spray enamel...
... and voila'! An old, springy, dirty old microphone!
All for about $12.
More to come, of course. Morning comes very early tomorrow.
I must be ready for my close-up.