Post-Vacation

Went to New Orleans for a long weekend, and that animation I mentioned is still a work in progress.

What else is going on?

1. A new page! 500 Words or Less. Last winter I wrote a handful of 1000-word stories which I then edited extensively and left in my Documents folder. Loosely based on concepts from Emerson's Essays but chiefly inspired by the style of the late, great Raymond Carver, these babies may be of interest to no one but me, and may even be of interest to no one at all!

2. A new essay! "the past does not exist." Read it for yourself and tell me I'm wrong.

Busy week! Gotta get the promo materials out for the final Cavern of Whimsy on May 4th. Plus I've got a standup show Friday night! Busy busy busy busy busy buys

-Mike

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