Bob Blodgett walked into my studio and asked me to animate a short film to the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers hit "Acapulco Gold", which ran for 2 weeks in 1966, on the AM airwaves before being pulled off for playing subversive material to the public. I thought I just won the lottery, and someone upstairs must really like me. Bob covered my material costs, and offered to trade his gold for all the labor involved. Needless to say, we spent a long summer in my animation studio filled in a purple haze. Friends, strangers, even family arrived working all hours of day and night, laughing and giggling all the way to the end of the project.