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Another DVD Update

Dear Fellow SMFs,

It’s been a while since the last entry, and I hope that this short column finds you and yours all well and happy! Been a long, cold winter up here in CT, but it’s finally starting to warm up! Spring is always a great time of year. Renewal and all that stuff. Gives you something to look forward to anyway. Just like Danny’s latest posts. We have a lot to look forward to, all of us in every part of the world. Twisted is definitely back with a vengeance, continuing to kick our collective asses in a major way, and I can’t wait to see where the Boyz will be heading for the rest of the spring and summer. I am so very grateful to TS for allowing me the opportunity to see the greatest live band in rock history continue to perform through 2005. I swear this is the longest dream I’ve ever had!

Anyway, many of you have been asking for an update on the DVD. Here it is, folks! Straight from “The Animal’s” mouth, as it were.

It looks like the video editing is 95 % complete and the audio editing and mixing should be done by the end of next week. Jay Jay and Mark should review the final cut some time the week after next.

As you may already be aware, the biggest delay and interference with the progress of the DVD was with the audio. The original hard drive housing the audio from the Wacken show was ruined. As a result, the camera audio feed was used to make up for the lack of audio recorded on the hard drive. This process has proven to be laborious and painstaking and has taken up an inordinate amount of time and effort on everyone’s part. Twisted has never released an inferior product, and they aren’t about to start now! They take this very seriously and are not about just throwing something together to get it out the door. That’s most of the reason for the hold up. Extra editing needed to be done to match the audio and visual tracks and that takes time. The end result will be a something well worth the wait!

Other than the footage from the Wacken Open Air Festival (Germany, 2003) the DVD will include interviews with the band, footage from various shows including the USO shows in Korea, and the video of the making of “Still Hungry” starring Mendoza’s Choir and choir masters Jay Jay French, Mark “the Animal” Mendoza and AJ Pero.

Expect the finished product late June or early July.

That’s about it for now. Check back often for more updates. As soon as I know, you’ll know!

Take care, rock on ( and get out and see a show or two!!),


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