Friday, March 29, 2013

EASTER BREAK SPECIAL!
As you can see, I'm a bit tuckered out after being interviewed about my collaboration with Moira on her novel SMALL WHITE DOG [read the opening pages HERE if you haven't already].



We've received so much media attention over the past months that it seemed a good idea to answer the most frequently asked questions by participating in a one-off interview session. I hope you enjoy watching it. You can also follow the link and view it on Vimeo here.

THOUGHT FOR THE LONG WEEKEND
Try banishing stress by boiling a breakfast egg and drawing the face of someone who's annoyed you on it. Now enjoy breaking their head open and dipping buttery soldiers into their eggy brains. [This week's 'thought' suggested by Moira Waugh.]

Happy Easter to all!




MUSIC
My friend Ross Lorraine composed the lovely piano music used in this film. You can visit his website at 
www.ross-lorraine.com to hear more of his compositions.

And don't forget that my friend Kara Square launched her fantastic indie album on 28 March. You can get your copy of Love Songs for Everyone but Especially Uke HERE!

16 comments:

  1. Delightful through and through! :D It's wonderful to hear both of your perspectives on the collaboration. The photos are lovely! The piano piece by Ross is simply perfect! Thank you, Tony and Moira, for sharing a little more about yourselves!

    And, of course, thank you for sharing my lil' uke love album... the photos you've of the two of you with the CD and song booklet warm my heart!

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    1. It makes me very happy that you made time to watch my and Moira's interview session, Ms Kara. We love your album. We play it at weekend breakfast times and Moira likes it up loud when she's cooking. I'll be writing about focusing on good memories this coming weekend, so I hope you'll come back to read my tips.

      With warm affection

      Tony Russell

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  2. Looking forward to the book. Also interested in how Tony Russell manages the Marcel waving down his cute little back? Perhaps that question is too personal? I have a strong feeling that fame and fortune is just around the corner, and Tony will need to buy a Top Hat for his sessions with the media.

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    1. Hello again, Ms Toni! I like personal questions - those are the most interesting. My wavy coat is completely natural and I'm rather proud of it. To be honest, I don't believe fame and fortune are important but Moira does, and so we must keep our fingers and paws crossed on her behalf. I think I'd prefer a natty pork pie hat to a top hat if you are thinking of buying me a present.

      With warmest friendship

      Tony Russell

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  3. Enjoyed getting a peek behind the scenes of you and Moira going through your day. Also enjoyed the cameo by Mr. Monkey. Ross' piano piece and the link to his website open the door to his extraordinary musical talents. Thanks, 'til next week.

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    1. Yes, Mr Ross is exceptionally talented and it was very nice of him to allow us to use Swing Song. I was a bit cross that Monkey appeared in our short film. He seems to have a life of his own - and yet I'm certain he's just a toy from PetsMart. It's odd ....

      With affection and friendship

      Tony Russell

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  4. Joyeuses Pâques .... For you, of course, but also for your loved ones ....
    The Chocolates for them, are to eat in moderation .... Because, you do not have the right for your well being.

    Dan

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    1. Bonjour, mon cher ami, M. Dan! Il était très gentil à vous de regarder le court métrage mettant en vedette Moira et moi. Moira a été mal aujourd'hui et mangé un trop grand nombre d'œufs de Pâques. Je préfère de vrais œufs dans une crêpe, un soufflé au fromage ou une omelette. J'ai faim maintenant!

      J'espère que vous reviendrez sur mon blog la semaine prochaine.

      Avec de l'amour et de l'affection


      Tony Russell

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  5. A very interesting interview. Personally, I prefer to keep my whiskers out of my resident human's creative efforts - one way or another I always seem to end up getting told off, (especially when she's painting or using her laptop, and my tail just happens to brush vaguely into her sightline...)But I do applaud your patience and loyalty to Moira, even if I don't quite understand why you can be bothered. I liked the music very much. Also the pictures - but I wish there had been a close-up on those birds down by the seafront.

    Au revoir a ce moment, Mr T. xx

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    1. Thank you very much for your interesting comment, Mr KK. I am going to risk possibly annoying you and Ms PP (another feline reader of the blog) by saying that loyalty is a characteristic more usually associated with dogs than cats, and so I don't find it difficult to be patient and loyal to Moira - even when she isn't being entirely straightforward about her attitude to work and material success.

      As to the birds ... they were rather large seabirds and might have been more than a match for you!

      Warmest regards

      Tony Russell

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  6. Much to like here, your lovely British accent (both of you), the great photos with loads of atmosphere and Ross' fantastic piano piece. Will watch many times!


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    1. I like your comments very much, Mr T! Quite often humans have said that I am 'nicely spoken' and have offered me jobs on Reception, but unfortunately I'm quite clumsy using a mouse and I can't see over the reception desk. The interview film wouldn't have worked without Mr Ross's music.

      With warmest affection

      Tony Russell

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  7. Naughty! Keep your eyes off the birdies Mr Anonymous.

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    1. Exactly, Ms Toni! Unfortunately Mr Anonymous (aka Mr Kubla Khan) is a cat and therefore can't help himself.

      With many licks and wags

      Tony Russell

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  8. what an enviable partnership you two have! A real example to the human world with your complementary talents and habits. Love the calm mood of the talk too, the music plays a bid part here of course, makes one feel that one should just relax and enjoy how things go rather than worrying whether everything is perfect … I think I may be talking about myself now and not you two - sorry!
    love to you both,
    Elise x

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    1. ' ... makes one feel that one should just relax and enjoy how things go rather than worrying whether everything is perfect ... ' I have to say this is one of my favourite comments, Ms Elise, as that is my philosophy in a nutshell. It is very pleasing to me that the film should have had that effect on you. I believe it's hard for extroverts to relax because their energy is actually boosted by activity and social interactions. But everyone needs calm now and again.

      With warmest wishes

      Tony Russell

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