Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Winning Easter Egg Design Team

Is it possible that a little bit of Improv, creativity and teamwork could win my Oral Care Team a lunchtime celebration?

The answer is a resounding yes.  After decorating a large Easter egg with pipe cleaners as hands and feet against soe product as its body; and gluing on appropriate face parts out of feathers, mascara and other goodies, we knew we had a beautiful Easter Egg.  The only question now was how to sell the panel of judges?

That's where AG & I crafted a little skit. "Hey Oral Care Easter Egg, why are you so glum?" I asked.  AG played the voice of the Egg hiding behind an advertising board for an upcoming product launch.  With a little more banter, good-natured teasing, and buckets of laughter from the room, we ended wth an Easter Egg demo of Crest Whitestrips with hilarious results.

The verdict?  10 tense minutes later, Oral Care was proudly awarded the winner with a team lunch as a prize (I'm thinking the Keg would be nice) for great theatrics and smart concept.  A nice pick-up from a busy and challeging day in the office.  And potentially good prep for my rehearsal with Asiansploitation as we get ready for our Fringe Festival performance in early July.

The learning?  Laughter in the office is a good thing.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Song for Soleil a la Daniel Dionsio

I've been working on writing songs and music over time including improvising, writing, recording.  Last month, I even lent my hands and ears to a friend who is launching an album (I'll let you know when it's released: it's gonna be a huge surprise so I can't say much about it, but hopefully it'll be out in the late summer; not that I have a major role in the album, but you'll be able to hear me on the keyboard doing some pretty cool stuff).

Anyways, a good friend of mine Daniel (currently residing in the Philippines) posted this on Facebook and YouTube not too long ago.  He composed a song with his wife about their daughter and little sunshine, Soleil and performed it (piano + voice) for the world.  I really like this song (I can listen to it over and over), so I decided to intro this on my blog so that all my friends and followers get a chance to listen to this as well.

I hope you enjoy the link.  I'm gong to try work on some harmony with Daniel, though I don't quite know how to do this over the web and such a vast distance.  We'll see if it's even doable/practical to do so.

Enjoy!  Let me know what you think!


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