Dispatches from the Head

Writing and cured pig.



Thank you, San Francisco! Hello to the rest of ya!


Just got back from an amazing bunch of shows in SF. We sold out all 6 shows and every audience was great! A quick thanks to the folks that brought me the slow carb diet friendly muffins. That was very thoughtful. I know you would’ve made something richer and more decadent but it was very sweet and I ate 6 of them... in 12 minutes. I’m not sure that is the way they are supposed to be used but I am so carb starved it felt like I had no choice.

I’ve been getting a lot of writing done and frankly I am not having a good time. Revisiting things that I have put behind me is not the greatest way to spend an afternoon, whether you are doing it nostalgically with sadness or trying to write it out to process it in a different way. I’m trying to make myself the good guy in the story but I just didn’t act like one all the time. I guess that is what writing reveals if you want to do it honestly. I know I am changing so hopefully by the time I finish writing it will have a bit of a heroic ending. Minor heroics. I’ll settle for a little bit of change for the better.

I stocked up a bit on cured pig while I was up in SF. I love Boccalone. I also bought some Salami and something called Cotechino. I think it’s encased in pig skin and has rinds in the sausage itself. I have no idea what the fuck to do with it. So that will be a side project this week. I don’t know about all this freedom to eat meat. I may be lean but my heart is clogging. Vanity over health. God bless America.

I’ve had a couple of guests lately that have been pretty thoughtful about faith and belief and the desire for both. I’m speaking of Norm MacDonald last week and Rainn Wilson this Monday. As I get older it is getting less frightening in terms of who I am in the world and in my body but more frightening in terms of when I leave this world and my body. Can’t catch a break from a fear of some kind.

Thursday is a live WTF from The Steve Allen Theater in LA featuring Molly Shannon, Neil Hamburger, Harris Wittels, Andy Kindler, Eddie Pepitone and Jim Earl. It was an amazing show. Hope you dig it.

Quick reminder: Seattle, Neptune Theater. Nov. 25th. Love to see you there.

Tickets here: http://stgpresents.org/artists/?artist=1665



Love,
Maron


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