It's been a minute since I've written a blog. Life has, to put it simply been beating the crap out of me lately. Most of my artistic pursuits, which had been my primary focus (other than my wife and cat) for the past several years have had to take a back seat to things like … Continue reading Things are Happening
It’s a question I ask myself at least once in a good week, in a bad week 30 or 40 times a day. Am I crazy for putting this much effort into artistic pursuits when hardly anybody is paying attention. Am I crazy because I don’t seem to find fulfillment in the aspects of my … Continue reading Am I Crazy
Back in March I wrote an entry about how I already missed performing stand-up comedy after something like 2 weeks in lock down. Well it’s June now and I haven’t done comedy in over three months. I may be going insane. I was doing ok for a minute there; writing a lot, catching up on … Continue reading I Miss Comedy
Earlier this week I re-watched Mike Birbiglia’s second directorial outing, Don’t Think Twice. It’s a great indie movie about an improv team at a crossroads. They’re all getting older, their theater is getting shut down and one of their members gets a job at Weekend Live, an SNL rip off so on the nose I’m … Continue reading Unsolicited: Jealousy
There are a lot of reasons artistic endeavors fail; lack of talent or training, a weak personal support system or terrible personality. Hell, sometimes good old fashioned bad luck sinks an idea. But in my very humble estimation, FEAR the single greatest obstacle to good art. In the words of the late, great Frank Herbert, … Continue reading Unsolicited: Fear
Well shit’s looking pretty grim my friends. Folks are dying, the stock market is in the toilet. Open mics are canceled. OH GOD THE OPEN MICS ARE CANCELED. If you aren’t a comedian, this is probably a relief. But for a very small percentage of the population, in these early days of the global pandemic … Continue reading Art in the Age of Quarantine
Hey folks, I know the month is half over but I promise I haven't bailed on this project! I’m putting a new story up next week, but in the meantime I wanted to check in and tell you all what’s going on with my many artistic endeavors. First, big shout out to George Wagner for … Continue reading I haven’t quit yet!