I will be at The Magic Bag Theater in Ferndale, Michigan, on September 29th for two shows if you are around. Also, I will be doing a Live WTF at RiotLA and a storytelling event on September 22nd if you are in the area. I’m pulling back on the travel due to the production schedule of my IFC show. Shit is getting real, folks. It seems to be going well. The scripts are looking good.
Cabinets makers and wood workers! Thank you for all of your emails and examples of your work. There are some amazing craftsmen and women out there. I am so glad that I have such creative fans. I guess many of you listen to me as you work. I am flattered.
It is odd how I made my choice of who to do the shelves in my living room. I got an email last week from a dude I met briefly a couple of times up in the Bay Area. He heard my call for a wood worker and said he would be in LA for two weeks beginning this week and would knock out the shelves while he was here. I loved the immediacy of it all. I looked at some of his work. It seemed good. He came over. I drew him a sketch of what I wanted. An hour later he sent me a plan. I said, ‘Do it!’ So, this cat is making my shelves in his mother’s garage with tools he brought down from the Ukiah area. We’ll see how it goes. I just love the spontaneity of the whole thing. It’s like he’s going to riff these shelves into my house. I believe!
The work that some of you do is so beautiful. Some of it was almost too nice for my house. I would be afraid to set things on it. I will be needing more stuff so, again, I thank you for stepping up with work.
I had met Andrew W.K. briefly once before but I really had no idea what a wild mind and intense charisma he had until I got him in the garage. We had an amazing free flowing conversation covering everything from conspiracy theories to Captain Beefheart. You will hear that talk on Monday. On Thursday one of my favorite writers, who works the beat of old show biz stories, is on the show. Kliph Nesteroff is an absolutely amazing chronicler of the seedy old days of comedy and a unique historian of the dark side of funny. You can see his work at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog. Great talk.