Monday, December 11, 2023

Fancy That! Holiday Inconveniences (2023 special)

 And one more - Fancy That! The Fancy Lady takes calls and helps people work through some of the last-minute inconveniences that pop up so they don't turn into last-minute disasters.

The Lola LaRue Variety Show - Christmas Special 2023

 It was a lot of fun to figure out how to play all of these songs on piano. (Sh. Don't tell Lola she isn't the one playing them.) Just a little holiday cheer.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

The Lola LaRue Variety Show - Thanksgiving Special 2023

 Here’s Lola’s Thanksgiving Special! She’s back at work today getting her Christmas special ready. But it’s never too early to celebrate and get into the holiday spirit.

Fancy That! Forever Pumpkins

 We have a new video out today. Another episode of Fancy That! where the Fancy Lady makes pumpkins with fabric, glue, a napkin ring, polyfil and a garden stick. She then magically embellishes them. They will soon be seen at Lola’s buffet!

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Lola LaRue Variety Show - Episode 14 Cellmate

 This is the last episode in our current series. We've got a couple of specials planned for the rest of the year. And then we are back to work writing the next series. Will it be 6 episodes or 8? Will there be new characters? Who knows!

Monday, September 11, 2023

The Lola LaRue Variety Show Episode 13 - Trashy Treasures

 Here's the penultimate episode of series 2 of the Lola LaRue Variety Show. We're working on some specials for the rest of the year and will get started writing series 3 soon, after a little break maybe. It's hard work! But the good news is, since we produce it ourselves, we're renewed!

Monday, September 4, 2023

The Lola LaRue Variety Show - Wine Soup - Episode 12

 This episode was the most challenging technically of any of our previous episodes. I've been making that Doily Vortex for what seems like a year! I was thrilled with how well it turned out. I think it looks great on film.

Monday, August 28, 2023

The Lola LaRue Variety Show - What a Lady Needs at the Ready

 New episode alert! We've got a new episode coming out each Monday for the next few weeks, until we have released all 4 episodes. And then it is time for us to start from scratch again on the next batch of episodes. If I didn't have to actually work and make money, we could make a lot more episodes of this. So watch it and help us out so we can both just make this show full time!

Monday, August 14, 2023

Fancy That! International Doily Day

 Lola doesn't have a new episode out for a few weeks, and The Fancy Lady decided to make her own holiday. Here's a quick episode about International Doily Day. Lola will be back with new episodes in a couple of weeks.

Monday, July 31, 2023

The Lola LaRue Variety Show - Episode 10 "Mime V. Clown"

 It's all been leading up to this! This is the last episode of our first batch of series 2 shows. We're still editing the last batch. Hopefully we'll start posting them in September. I'm the editor, and I don't always have time to edit what with work and life and stuff.

I might cut an outtake version of this video. I was laughing so hard during Mimi's lines - the ones that didn't make the cut.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Next Episode of the Lola LaRue Variety Show - ASMR

 I forgot to post last week's episode, so here it is:

Lola "quits" smoking. That's my cat Karloff on the cigarettes! He's almost as famous as Lola!

And here's this week's episode where Lola tries some ASMR. Is she doing it right?

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Lola LaRue Season 2!

 Where have I been? What have I been up to? 

Well, for one thing, my workload, while still not back to pre-covid levels, is back up to pretty busy. I worry that the ongoing writer's strike could have an impact on this, which isn't great since I had to get a new roof on my house in the spring. I'm happy to have a new roof, but I have no financial cushion left for the year and will be going back into savings to pay my bills. But at least I have a house, and a non-leaking roof, and somewhat steady work, and friends, and cats, and savings to dip into.

My car was hit by a traffic cone on the 210 highway almost 2 weeks ago. Thankfully, my insurance is covering the cost of the $2000 repair.

But what else have I been doing? I've been working on the second series of episodes of the Lola LaRue Variety Show! We have shot 8 episodes and will release the first four over the next four weeks, then take a week or two (or more) off and then release the last four episodes, once a week. We're writing some specials to round out the year and since we are our own finance company and labor force, we'll get started writing the next batch of shows in the fall!

I hope you enjoy watching the new episodes, even just a fraction of how much we enjoy making them.

Now I just need to find time to write the screenplay I'm working on, to write the short film I want to shoot and all the songs associated with it, read my friend's musical, finish the painting I started a few months ago, exercise regularly, finish recording the song I wrote 10 years ago, record the song I wrote 2 years ago, figure out how to get some vacation time in, and clean my house. No problem.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Lola LaRue Variety Show - Valentine's Day Special 2023

 Here's the Valentine's Day Special, 2023.

We're working on Series 2 and hope to have it shot, editing and going out weekly at the end of April or beginning of May. Wish us luck!