Why he’s called Blood.
It’s a simple story actually.
We were on a film set, Mr. Baldwin and I, acting as sound recordists. This is a film set we’ve told stories of before. You know this film set. This is a film set you know. The director was named Steve. Mr. Baldwin was also named Steve (still is, actually). Any time someone on set would holler “hey, Steve!” both their heads would turn and we’d go through the “no, not you, the other Steve” dance yet again.
Clearly this was going to be an impediment to progress, or at least become highly annoying over the course of the shoot. Chris Petkus, our Line Producer/Assistant Director/future collaborator, proposed an elegant solution: Steve the Director (as the higher ranking Steve in the room) would remain “Steve,” and Steve the Sound Guy would be renamed “Steve Blood,” and the name “Blood” would be used when referring to Steve the Sound Guy rather than Steve the Director. Problem solved…and of course the name stuck. He is now called “Blood” on just about every show we work on.
(I don’t really have a nickname. Chris tried to call me “Guts” so we could be “Blood and Guts” but it didn’t really stick. Good thing really.)
I told you that story so I could tell you this one.
I asked Blood if he would like to contribute to this, the Toxic Bag Productions blog. He is, after all, 50% of the company. “Can I not have my very own blog,” he asked? Sure, says I. I’m the giving sort.
So it is with great [something something something] that I present Blood Work, the new blog from Steve “Blood” Baldwin.
May Great Cthulhu have mercy on your souls.