Some days I wish all music was the last two minutes of Warning’s “Bridges”. And you know the world would chill out..BUT mostly that. It could be Wyld Stallyns for the world.
Those things that you wrote off as being from a crazy, drunken night? They may have been signs you were kidnapped. Read:
Guys…it’s been One Crazy Summer….read what I wrote about it!
The Birth of Captain Murphy!
Possibly “The Birth Of Captain Murphy” the short I wrote was on actual television last night a bit after midnight on Adult Swim during Toonami. So that’s cool. I didn’t see it..I was sitting on line looking up Winterfylleth vinyl on ebay. I didn’t know it was on. but…maybe some people saw it on the tee vee? Maybe it will be on again? Cool?
When I was in high school, I had this giant Dictaphone. My dad owned an answering machine company so we had a lot of weird electronics around. Picture a mini tape recorder…but before they could figure out how to make it mini. It was big and cumbersome and made no sense. I guess the idea was to tape meetings, or ideas into it. I don’t know. I instead had the brilliant idea to use it to tape my favorite songs off of “Headbangers Ball”. Then I could make killer mix tapes of all my favorite videos until I had the money to buy the records. Corrosion of Conformity “Vote With a Bullet” was one of the victims of this process. It was my favorite COC song and one of my favorite videos.
Unfortunately the recorder recorded everything unbelievably quiet. My brilliant plan of holding the mic up to the speaker of the ancient tv we had in our basement was not a fullproof idea. So to listen to it on my Sony Walkman I had to put the volume up as loud as possible and push the headphones closer to my ears. It possibly only came out of one ear as well…which was actually perfect for when I would snap off one of my headphones, run the cable up my arm sleeve, and hide it in my hand so I could listen to music during English class. I am amazed I never got caught doing this.
The moral of this story is..I am old apparently. And also this is still probably my favorite COC song…and also I don’t remember the quotes at the end. Boy…COC really loved voting.
Also have a #tbt to last month’s Night Late with this commercial for Jim Santangeli’s show. I wrote this. Adam Sacks directed. Wine Time is everyone’s favorite song.
Look at this huh? What a classy joint we got coming up with the next “Night Late” at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea. August 27th at 11pm we have guest host Ben Rameaka with sidekick Molly Lloyd, bartender Eddie Dunn, guest Matt Cutler and special guests cast members from the Amazon tv show “Alpha House”. If you want to watch Rameaka be made real uncomfortable on stage..this is the show for you. COME ON OUT!!!
I wrote this piece for Above Average. I don’t understand how the world works. Bask in my ignorance.
In Daily Shouts, Celeste Ballard shares what she looks for in a good summer read:
“I want to be able to understand the novel half-drunk on rosé. The sentences should breeze by like a handsome man on a Vespa on the Montauk Highway. Speaking of characters, if one of them is a handsome man on a Vespa on the Montauk Highway, count me in! Give that character my number and tell him to call me.”
Photograph by Martin Parr/Magnum
"Instead of just saying Okay, what’s the first thought that comes to my head — what’s the easiest stereotype I can make fun of? and then just going with that, thinking a little bit deeper and trying to understand the real motivations and attitudes and behaviors that make us human, and then looking at those things as the material you can focus the joke on — I think that’s where the best comedy comes from and that’s why people like Key and Peele are almost infallible. It’d be really tough to put together a legitimate case about them being lazy or insensitive comedians. They feel like humanists to me.”