I spent Thanksgiving at Tak and Lisa’s, together with a bunch of the old crowd from Michigan: Mon, Jin, and Erin. Had a nice relaxing time. Ate some turkey. Played some Katamari Damacy. Took some pictures. This one is my favorite. Had hoped to submit it to JPG Magazine, but I had the image size set too small.
Just realised that I haven’t mentioned doing performance with Empire S.N.A.F.U. last 10th. I also helped the artist, E. Stephen Frederick, set up one of the performance/installation rooms. Fun. The last time he did a show was three years ago.
I like his stuff: very textural. Texture is sort of the pervading theme of my aesthetic preference, even when it comes to food.
Oh, and last weekend, I finally got to meet Lisa Crystal Carver, a.k.a. Lisa Suckdog, in person. I’ve been an admirer for a while. I had talked to her on the phone a few times years ago, and she had arranged a (mis)adventure for me in Chicago one Christmas. She was sweet, and manic, as I expected.
I wondered why he had a big tap number at the end of Zatôichi, and now I know.
This clip was in the ‘related clips’ sidebar to this other clip:
Well, the stage version of Forbidden Zone which I was part of is indefinitely shelved due to financial reasons. For the last couple of weeks, we tried realistically to see if we could pull it off, after deciding we weren’t ready for a Halloween opening. I got recruited as secretary for the new production team, and started helping out with vocal rehearsals since our music director had little experience with singers who don’t read music.
Anyway, it may still happen, but likely not as a completely independent project. We’ll see what happens. I’d really like to see this thing get off the ground.
Listening to St. Joe’s Infirmary (Those Gambler’s Blues) from the album “1997 - Vol 9 - H2 (1923-1930) DOCD-5513” by Female Blues Singers - Complete Recorded Works