New Essay, New Animation

"New Animation" is sort of a lie. Nothing's up, but I've got all the pieces ready and will have time this weekend to create something pretty radical ("radical" not in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sense; something authentically unique and experimental).

However, if you happen to want to read something, I just posted a new essay, "NC/NS," about my first real job in LA - not that fake job at the phone sales company - and the ideal approach to all the nonsense you encounter in the entertainment industry.

Enjoy! The weekend!

-Mike

CoW #11 Recap

After every Cavern of Whimsy show, I post a full recap on my main Cavern of Whimsy website.

CoW #11 is no different.

Ironically -- or "predictably," as the word "ironically" is often used -- my comment on the Cavern of Whimsy page for this site, that these shows are "seen by no one," nearly proved literally true. Whether that was because of Dodgers' opening day, my double-booking with the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, or some personal failing of mine -- maybe I smell? -- it's surreal to see multiple performers do undeniably brilliant work to a totally-non-packed house. I'm not even mad; it's hilarious how great these shows have gotten and how few people are seeing them.

After the last show on May 4th, I'll be posting old videos from time to time. One thing's for sure, though: you can't beat the live experience. And for everyone who cares to come see it, the last show's gonna be epic.

-Mike

Essays / Lyrics

Two big updates:

-- I posted a link to the Lyrics of all my songs on the Music page. Some are written by me, some are stolen from corporate mailers, and some are ripped off poetry from Medieval and ancient texts; all are worth reading along while you're listening, if you want.

-- I posted my first essay, Superman can't be invisible too. Check back on the Essay section often, because that's where most of my new writing will go, and I won't always publicize it.

Second essay and a video or two to come later this week or early next week.

In the meantime, Monday night is the next Cavern of Whimsy. Join us, won't you?

-Mike