Alrighty then, it's new UPDATE time here. There's a
lot of showbiz "stuff" that's possibly happening, but I'm not
going to talk about any of that at this point. I'm only going to talk
about showbiz stuff that IS happening. So... I've finished my sixth solo
Mumy album. It's titled "Los Angeles Times". It has 15 original
Mumy songs on it. I've played every instrument and sung every vocal on the
album. The design as usual has been handled quite nicely by my pal
Angela Cartwright and features a few brand new artsy photos and several
"vintage" photos from the mid to late 1950's. I've taken longer to
officially pronounce this album finished than any other album I've ever
made. I think it's a very strong album with no "weak" songs on it. It
was mastered by my brilliant friend Frank Wolf, and it sounds really
good. I do hope you'll check it out. Don't know when it will be released...but keep an
eye out for it.
After many years of procrastination, the Jenerators
finally made it into the recording studio and we've finished recording our
new album. Frank Wolf produced and recorded it. We were very
lucky to work in one of the best studios in Los Angeles; Signet
Sound. The album will have 14 songs on it. The tentative title
is "Pony Up". Frank will start mixing it soon. No release date yet.
But it has been recorded. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, the band continues
to perform regularly at Rusty's Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier. Come
I'm narrating a new series for Animal Planet called
"Animal Icons". Check it out. Not sure of the air dates. I've only done a
handful of them so far.
My son Seth has started high school and is on the
football team. He's a tailback. He's gained 20 pounds of muscle in the
past couple of months. My daughter Liliana continues to be a
prolific actor. She'll be seen soon in an episode of "Crossing Jordan"
with my Jenerator pal Miguel Ferrer. She's also doing voice overs; check
her out in "Lilo and Stitch" as "Mertle", and in Nickelodeon's new "Cat
Scratch" as "Human Kimberly". She's also the voice of "Twinkle" in the
upcoming new Disney show, "Higgly Town Heroes". My wife Eileen
continues to keep us all on track.
The NEW 'Twilight Zone' series just came out on DVD. That set features me,
Liliana and Cloris Leachman in the sequel to the classic, "It's A Good
Life", last year's "It's Still A Good Life". It comes highly recommended
by your Mumy. Also in that set is an episode called "Found and Lost",
story by yours truly. The OLD Munsters first season just came out on
DVD featuring yours truly as "Googie" in the "Come Back Little Googie"
episode. And, the second season of Lost in Space volume 1 is out now
as well. So...with all the other DVD's that are already out, there's a TON
of Mumy in pristine condition out there to check out. Recent as well as
That's it for right now. VOTE.
"Boy, you'd better look around. How long you think
that you can run that body down? How many nights you think that you can do
what you been doin? Now who you foolin?"
Paul Simon "Run That Body
Here we are at the dawn of
summer 2004... I hope you're all feelin' good and enjoying
yourselves. It's been quite awhile since the last "official" update
here at the website, although I do answer questions in the guestbook here
several times a week, so there have been many "mini" updates.
It's a busy time at Mumy Manor. My son Seth
graduates middle school this week. He's starting high school and is
looking forward to playing on the football and basketball teams. He's
already as tall as me and growin' fast. Sports is his passion.
He's also into filmmaking and has just finished a cool video of Matthew
Beckley's song "The Disappointed" that he shot and edited himself. That
should be up on Matt's website soon for all to see.
- Liliana's been workin' a lot lately, although the poor
little gal has the flu right now and isn't feelin' good at all. She's
asleep on the sofa in the TV room right now. But, she's been doin'
lots of animation and on camera TV work in TV and commercials. You can
check out her official site within this official
I've been doing a LOT of things lately. I've narrated
the new "Animal Icons" series debut episode for Animal Planet Network
and I like that network a lot. I've written several themes for new cable
TV shows and I'm co-producing a mini series for later this year on the
history of films that originated as comic books. I'm doing lots of new
"Farmer's Insurance" TV and radio commercials, which I'm quite happy
about. I have several "bigtime showbiz" projects in various stages of
being pitched and developed and I don't want to talk about stuff like
that in detail before it actually becomes reality. In the entertainment
business, things can change dramatically within a few hours time.
- I've just now finished recording and mixing my next
solo album. It's called "Los Angeles Times", and I think it's a very
strong record. My pal the multitalented Angela Cartwright will be
supplying the photographs and designing the package as usual, and I'm
eager to see what she comes up with. The album should be available by
the end of summer. You'll be able to order it here thru the website, and
through amazon.com, etc... I do hope you'll check it out.
- The Jenerators are heading into the studio this summer
to record our long overdue next album and we'll be back gigging around
Los Angeles in July.
Barnes and Barnes have finally finished getting all our
old albums remastered including bonus tracks and they should start
coming out by the end of this year. THEN we'll start recording a new
studio album. Due to be re-released: "Amazing Adult Fantasy", "Sicks"
and "Kodovoner". All will feature extensive
liner notes and unreleased "bonus" tracks.
The current issue of TV Guide ranks the 25 Top "Cult"
shows of all time... Babylon 5 is # 13, and The Twilight Zone is # 8.
(there's a quote from me regarding Rod Serling in it). That's cool. I'm
proud to have made that list twice.
On a sad note: some of you know that Rick
Biggs, who played "Dr. Stephen Franklin" on Babylon 5 passed away suddenly
last month. It was a huge shock to all of us. Rick was only 44 years
old. Very happy, working prolifically, loving his wife and two little
sons... and just...boom! gone. Everyone from Babylon 5 attended his
funeral and memorial. It was inspiring and depressing. Rick was a great
guy who will always be missed. But there is a lesson to be learned here,
and it's a very hard one to stay focused on, but... we must appreciate the
moment. We must live in the present and embrace what is NOW. I'm
trying to remember that every day. Every minute. I suggest you do the
"You say you want a revolution well, you know we all
want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution, well, you know we
all want to change the world.
But when you talk about destruction, don't you know
that you can count me out."
what's been goin' on in Mumyland... My daughter' Liliana's new film
"Cheaper by the Dozen" is a big hit and we're all happy about
that. She's currently working on two animated series for Disney,
"Lilo and Stitch" (where she plays "Mertyle" the mean little red
haired girl") and "Higgly Town Heroes" which will air on Disney's
Playhouse Disney. She sings in that one every episode and her
character's name is "Twinkle". Check out Liliana's
page when you get a
chance. My son Seth is playing basketball on his school
team and prepping for high school entrance exams. Seems like only
yesterday he was 5 years old and starring with Patrick Swayzee in "3
Wishes"... Both Seth and Liliana are also expressing interest in
learning the guitar these days... My wife Eileen
is running around non-stop trying to keep us all on schedule. Our three
dogs, Hurley, Bucky and Minnie continue to entertain each other and us
all the time!
As some of you know, I've recently released a double CD of all
new recordings of 45 songs written and performed by me and my old
REDWOOD band mates, Paul Gordon and Gary David.
"Redwood: Lost, But Not Really" I'm very proud of that and I've
been getting a lot of positive feedback from folks regarding that
ambitious project. You can find that here at the "Mumy Mall". I'm
also finishing up the next solo Mumy CD at the time being, and will
hopefully have that ready for release by the end of spring. As usual,
both those will be available on Renaissance Records. The
Jenerators are performing here in Los Angeles, and we have a new album's
worth of material ready to record. We keep saying we're "going
into the studio soon" but... we haven't done it yet! And, Barnes
and Barnes broke a long hiatus from the studio last month to try
out some new wacky ideas. Hopefully we'll carry on with it and there
will be a new Barnes and Barnes album in the near future. You never
Look for me in
the brand new film "COMIC BOOK: THE MOVIE" directed by and
starring my pal Mark Hamill. That will be coming out at the end of this
I continue to
narrate "BIOGRAPHY" for A&E. I enjoy that job very much. I've
narrated over 50 episodes of the series so far. Other voice over
work continues to roll in and that's a good thing.
I'd love to
report more on-camera projects, but for the time being, I'm not really
actively pursuing that, so... I can't report more stuff there! I
have several pilots and other projects I've written and co-written that
are being "shopped" around and that's a good thing.
continues to be released on DVD and I think season 4 is coming out
anyday now. The first season of Lost in Space will be released on DVD
2004...Wow! That sounds so
"futuristic" to me! But, here we are. In a few weeks I'll turn 50
years old. Halfway to a hundred. Yikes. Seems like I was just eleven
chasing the bloop and Angela Cartwright around the set of "Lost in
Space". Time is a fast river...
traveling to a few conventions in the next several months to connect
with fans. My whole family will be at "Farpoint" in Baltimore, February
14-16, and then I'll be appearing in Orlando, Florida, March 5-7
at MegaCon with several of the Lost in Space
cast members. So, if you're in those neighborhoods at those times...
come on out and say howdy.
Well, that's it
for now. I continue to monitor the guest book
here and answer questions there quite often. Thanks for your
continued support of my projects.
Don't forget to
vote this year. It's very important!
"I listen to
To the wind of my soul
Where Iíll end up well I
Only God really knows..."
Cat Stevens "The Wind"