And speaking of that…
Roderick showing Sabourin some wookie love.
I got to see Marc Maron with Mike Drucker opening tonight! It was SUCH a riotously good time!
I first saw Drucker open for Dan Telfer, then opening for Kumail Nanjiani, and tonight for Marc Maron. Every time he’s somehow magically 10 times better than the last show. Given that I initially found him to be a fucking hilarious nerd, you can imagine my wonderment at his exponentially increasing skill. I hope this means his success trajectory is skyrocketing! I was sad to see he wasn’t at the signing after the show, but I did run across him on the way to the bus. It was exactly long enough to hand him art, but where I just moved to it is catch a bus or stay on the street in a crappy area of town until morning. So.
Aaaand on to the headliner!
Maron and his growing pile of detritus.
I assume by now if you are a fan of comedy or podcasts, you’ve been listening to Marc Maron’s podcast. I was pretty excited to see him just do his thing. Really, from the time Drucker got on stage to the end of Maron’s set I don’t think I stopped laughing. With Maron’s show, I find it appealing on so many levels, it isn’t just funny, but there is something much deeper in terms of anger and frustration and the many ways in which he presents it. Too often anger in comedy feels a bit hollow and more spoiled-brat than a fully formed emotion, but the way Maron presents it… I understand it, and it only makes it that much funnier. I’m also glad that his new romance is learning (well, I assume she must be) to separate the act from the man’s life. My partner has joked many times about wanting to make a webcomic based on our daily lives, but boy oh boy could I not handle that! It’s hard to let someone else make art based on you – and then show it to the world. The way Maron talks about his new relationship feels a bit like a missing piece to his anger puzzle. ^_~
I’m also a little sad the audience didn’t push for an encore. They were so close to tipping into it! I wonder if this is just The Neptune effect. It seems like people get really, really excited there, and eager to show the love – for which I am glad, as it may entice people to perform out here more often.
P.S. Sorry about the number of click throughs you need to do to get to full sized photos and art. I’m not sure how to improve that on the back end of this. Eventually!
This evening I went to see w00tstock Presents: Wil Wheaton vs. Paul and Storm. T’was spectacular, as everything with everyone always is! It is why I get excited and make stuff!
Anywho, here’s some (not the best, sorry) photos from the show (and misc. babbling of excitement on Twitter):
The only one I hadn’t posted here yet was this! It is John Roderick, based on this episode of Ken Plume’s Bit of a Chat.
Good times! Much and sorely needed good times, too.
I am having to move very suddenly. The building we’re in was doing earthquake retrofits and renovations, but things went sort of sideways, and I had about a week and a half to try to find a new place, pack, schedule movers…. CRAZY TIMES. Anyway… the move is requiring quite a loss of stuff and storage space. Some features also differ, making needs for some items where there hadn’t been before (oh, and while on a bus line, I am no longer near ANYTHING where I can “go run and pick up” stuff). Obviously I am short on funds, and cleaned out everything I had doing crazy things like paying the phone bill. EXCITEMENT! So, should you be in a very giving mood, here’s a buncha stuff I’ll need in the new place (and I do this so you can buy a thing directly if you are vastly uncomfortable sending funds to me):
Now, certainly I am going bonkers trying to figure out how to get stuff like this so I don’t have to live out of cardboard boxes forever (it’s cute when you’re 25 and able-bodied, not so much when you’re 37 and not so able). There MIGHT also be something coming up in a month or so* where you’ll want to buy stuff from me. OH THIS TIMING CURSE. So, please choose accordingly, pass it around. I need everything I can get to help. I already have a growing list of needs I cannot keep up with (like a winter coat, the gauzy long shirt I have ain’t doin’ it, and a back-up drive so I don’t loose data if my system fries, as it seems inclined to do if I can’t get it fixed), and I desperately want to get organized for my sanity and health.
I also plan an eBay batch when I get settled. I have so much art I never need to see again and I cannot afford the space. – I could practically fill that giant file cabinet on the wishlist.
UPDATE #4: We cannot afford a vacuum, and we will really need on in a couple of weeks. I know the one I choose seems pricey, but it really takes care of all the needs and challenges I have in keeping the carpet clean.
*About this thing. I cannot say yet – particularly as it is not completely confirmed, I can just say it could make for some tantalizing holiday shopping. I am a temptress, yes. (Please be laughing now, I sure am!)
Also, I will be back online after Monday.
Alrighty! Enough pleading today! ON TO ARTS.
The lovely, the creative, the kind Chicazul!
Based on the episode of A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume with John Hodgman making his 4th appearance (special surprise moments long guest Paul F. Tompkins ). This is based on discussion of an alternate Plumiverse that they discussed.
On another episode of that podcast, Molly Lewis had a 5th appearance in which they talked about a potential roller derby name. “Molly Bloodyfingers, Queen of the Uke”.
And this is what Paul and Storm say Marian Call does in Alaska – Breakfast with Bears!
That is all for now!