Aside from the lung problems mentioned previously on this blog, there were several other situations keeping me from my creative projects. This animated music video was started in 2009 shortly after i bought a new iMac. "Come A Little Bit Closer" is a story song that I wanted to interpret in animation and began assembling gag sketches to synchronize with the audio. I was even able to take some animated gifs I made in Gif Animator and insert them in the timeline. Unfortunately, whatever bit of computer magic that allowed that got lost somewhere because I haven't been able to convert any newer gifs to use in the video or anywhere else.
The main character started out as a slim cowboy but I soon thought that the 1984 incarnation of Prince was funnier. Not only would his outfit be out of place in this seedy bar but I thought he would be outlandish enough to French-kiss a latin thug in front of his girl friend. The name of the bar is a bit of Spanish slang I picked up over 40 years in California. Although its a rather vulgar thing to say, there's an elegant sound to my Anglo ears so I thought it made a nice name for a club.
I suspect that YouTube and it's corporate partners will come down on my use of the soundtrack so check out the video before the gildersleeves come for me.