Thursday, December 31, 2009

DAMN people! Why are ya so difficult to track down?

For all of you wondering why I cant provide guests more frequently...lemme explain. For every guest that I get to sit down for an interview, I have exchanged about forty emails back and forth trying to arrange a time and place....I have probably gone through at least three cancellations and rescheduling...not to mention an occasional mood swing or change of heart.
Its tough.
But hey, I pledge to hang in there and keep hammering away for you lovers of improv.
Happy Nuevo Ano

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Better Living Through Improv

On my website....(not this blogsite) I have written "Better living through improv." What that means to me is that I do improv, and encourage others to do improv to improv their lives and improv the peoples lives around them. It is not a path I travel for fame or noteriety. I do improv and teach improv for the joy it brings me and others. If other people dont understand it, or judge me for it, so be it. They can waste their lives chasing a monetary goal or an illusionary status, and leave this world unhappy. I dont think anything is wrong with success, money or fame in themselves...but as a byproduct, not as a main goal. I want to be happy, I want the people in my life to be happy.
People may never understand your reasons for doing things altruisticly...but thats okay. keep doing what you know is right.
Without mentioning the particulars, im engaged in something right now that I know is right, and it makes me happy, and it makes other people happy. Some people in my life dont understand why I am doing it. Thats okay. Maybe thats what makes me different, and I shouldnt fault them for not seeing the world as I see it. It takes all of us in life to enrich eachother and give contrast to eachother.
If you are doing something altruisticly out of the goodness of your heart, and some people take atvantage of your kindness...thats on them. it doesnt change the good intentions that you had-or the good karma you are generating :)
I know-this blog entry is a little bit coded and random. I hope it reaches someone who needs to hear the message, however rambling and vague it may seem.
Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

thin the herd please!!!!

I wonder what the need is to have as large of a troupe as possible on stage? The only thing I can think of, is people dont want to be the "bad guy" by telling people that the cast is full, or not looking for extra performers. Please....SOMEONE, be the bad guy! I would rather watch a novice improvisor go onstage with their own troupe of novice improvisors, than watching an awesome group with one novice sticking out like a sore thumb, and holding the group back. That is one reason why I love having workshops and places where improvisors of ALL levels can play together and be supportive of each other....and then when it comes time to do a show, only the top level improvisors can play. Do I sound like an ass? Fine. I wish more people would be asses then downgrading the whole show experience. I beleive in giving learning performers all different kinds of opportunities, including their own "Showcase" venues...but really...take it from me...the one guy/gal that you are letting tag along during your performances, is really distracting to the audience when you have billed your show to be "the BEST improvisors" or "Improv Allstars" etc.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

new Podcast avail!!!!

The new podcast features my recommendations of improv books.

It was a noisy day in the studio, with the heater launching on several times, and my sweety chihuahua barking at something...but all in all, i think the sound quality is improved in this episode. I hope you like it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

bear with me folks...or FROG with me.

be patient please...while i experiment with different microphones, and equiptment to find what works best. I know my sound sucks right now...but Im working on it. Unfortunately, I got no one to show me nuthin-I'm strickly going by trial and error.
I have two mics so far, buying a third this month. Also trying several different recording modes.
EVENTIALLY......I will chance upon the right equiptment that suits my purpose. After all, even a blind chicken eventually pecks at a kernal of corn!!!!

Also, there will be some more interesting shows down the tube. Im kinda holding back on those shows til I work out the technical aspects first.

Thanks for stickin around.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

thanks buddy

I wanna thank my roomate and little buddy Cruzito for nursing me back to health when I was sick with the flu.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Yuck. I was side-lined by the flu. It wasnt the H1N1, but mustve been only a few bacteria short of it. Luckily, I had a warm place to sleep, with an attentive chihuahua who nursed me back to health, and I am finally back. So-you will be hearing a new podcast soon :)
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