Cakey! makes #2 in 102 Prime Time
Archive for February, 2006
Since getting Dragon Quest VIII, I’ve really been letting my Netflix gather dust. I was on a roll for a while… sending them back the same day I got them…
I’ve been sitting on The Lost Weekend for a month. Finally got around to it and enjoyed lines such as “”It’s all he gives a hang about.”
-You can go on a drunken bender in NYC for $10 in 1945.
His brother’s name is… “Wick?” Is he a shoemaking elf?
-His problem doesn’t so much seem to be his chronic alcoholism but his chronic speechifying.
This is just a friendly reminder that the February screening of Channel 102 is coming up next week, and we’d really like for you to attend.
If you’re unfamiliar with the 102 process, here’s what happens: Each month,102 screens ten (or nine, or eleven) five-minute homemade TV shows. Five of the shows will be returning from last month (see the
previous episodes online – channel102.net); around five (or four or six) will be brand new shows.
The audience votes on their favorite five, which return the following month with a new episode. Any shows with a lower vote total than the top five get cancelled—no more episodes will be made.
This month, we’ve submitted a new show called “Cakey! The Cake From Outer Space.” It’s starring Brian Huskey, Gavin Speiller, and a magic talking cake. Behind the camera, the crew was Bill Buckendorf, Kirk Damato and me (the same team that made “My Wife, The Ghost”).
We don’t know 100% if it will even be shown at the screening, but we’re telling people about 102 now so they can plan ahead. If it IS shown, we need your votes.
Regardless of whether we’re in or not, 102 is a great experience and a fun show. We hope you can come.
Channel 102 (www.channel102.net)
Monday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m.
Anthology Film Archives – 2nd Street and 2nd Ave.
A combination of depression and Dragon Quest VIII has limited my enthusiasm for blogging.
Maybe next week I’ll have something to say.
I spell “Valentines Day”—C-O-L-M-A-N.
So, I’m back to actively seeking a job. My situation hasn’t really changed in the day-to-day from last August but I’ve had the ego downshift from “waiting for a greenlight” to “killing time.”
I moped for a couple days and now am going back to my most hated activity—looking for work. I’ve been combing craigslist and I’ll be contacting some recruiters next week. Any leads people have, send along, please
I need to update my design site…I haven’t put up anything I’ve done in the last year.
I’m now 2 weeks behind on Project Runway... and I’ve been very resolved not to check the Bravo site and blogs for the spoilers. Since Kirk’s the one with cable and he’s in LA all week, I have no where to watch ‘em.
Comedy Central passed on My Wife The Ghost, which we had been dealing with for the last seven months after they optioned (is that the right term) for their broadband site, “Motherload”.
We get a kill fee for the scripts we wrote, but no new episodes will be made. Nothing will air.
Cakey is finally done taping… Jesus. We will have it done for the Feb 102. We need to pick up a shot and record voice overs and ADR. I promised Kirk I won’t talk too much about Cakey lest I give away the story. But we’ve shot in 5 locations over 3 months… too much for a 5 minute show!
Given the unpredictable audience voting as 102 enters its second year in a new venue (divorcing itself from the UCB improv scene), I will play Cassandra and predict that, despite top notch production, a laugh-filled script, and hilarious (UCB-affiliated) actors, we will not get voted back for a second episode. Since we’re losing 1/3 of the principal cast to LA pilot season for the entire month of March, that would save on a nightmarish gauntlet of scheduling… but I don’t think I’d make another pilot if Cakey bombs. I would be too heartbroken.
Neil Casey and I went out to Brookyn on Friday for the “release party” of Kupperman’s new comic, Tales Designed to Thrizzle from Fantagraphics.
I had a couple “blasts from the pasts” over the weekend. I almost never respond to “remember me from way back when” emails on Friendster or people googling you. Most of the time, flatly—I don’t remember. Second, I don’t see the fucking point? Like a lot of people I know, I’m trying to bury my hometown memories deep and surpressing them. I see no reason in reviving high school… it was an awful time. College, for the most part, too. No thank you.
Beyond that, thinking about my past just makes me embarrassed at what waste I’ve made of any potential I might have once had. My life in the present isn’t anything to write home (or ex-homeroom classmates) about… just depressing.
Despite that, I got an email from a CTY camp chum of 14 years past who’s moved back to NY and is now a lawyer… Whatever. So we’re going to meet for drinks on Friday. I’m not sure why I agreed to meet… maybe its because she’s local and I actually do have fond memories of camp (but I don’t have fond memories of my one man show about those fond memories, Riot Nrrd).
The same day, I got an email from “bryk” asking for me to do some art for his website. And I was like “I wonder if it’s Dan Bryk, the Canadian singer-songwriter I saw at Maxwells in 2001.” And, it was. Totally weird… I don’t even think he knew that I knew who he was.
His opening line of the email to me was “I’m fucking depressed.” Brilliant. Anyway, check out his tunes. I used to own Lover’s Leap, but gave it to someone as a last minute birthday gift. Some of the tracks sound like Sloan. Will Hines said it reminded him of Wilco.