Oops. I've been a bad blogger. So bad I've been removed from the Bitter Lemons blogroll...ouch. That hurts, Colin, that really hurts.
I lie. It'd take a much bigger windfall than blogroll banishment to rifle my feathers these days. The past few months have been so full of creativity in action, I'm quite grateful to not have to get all self-reflexive about it all the time. Rather than regail you with all the details here (you can buy me a beer if you want the full shebang, eh?), here are some highlights:
- Turning 25: No better way to combat quarter-life crisis than a 90's dance party. Almost all of my favorite people were there, plus a few surprises. If you can measure a woman's worth by her friends, I am truly rich, and for that I am so, so grateful!
- Orenthal: The Musical: My crazy friend Jeff wrote a crazy screenplay about a crazy director staging an OJ Simpson/Othello Musical. The resulting shoot was a 6 year reunion for many of the cast & crew who worked on Jeff's first feature, Relative Obscurity, back in the day. I am so grateful to once again have been involved with a talented ensemble who understands the value of working hard and playing harder.
- Girl Band in the Men's Room: If you haven't heard about this project, you may just be living under a rock, such is the depth of my obsession with the thing. My first go at producing for the stage in LA (since Prague Fringe 08, oy, it's been too long!), I've tapped into every single one of my friend's special talents to pull off a multi-platform campaign for Hollywood Fringe this year. Sharing the stage with three hot babes, writing and recording music w/ my amazing co-workers, designing custom guitar picks and vintage flyers and web content and handmade jewelry, and renting urinals from strange men off craigslist, the experience has stretched my skillset & made me face more than a few of my fears. Now that the ball is rolling I'm really looking forward to performance of the play and raising money for children to received music education here in LA. We couldn't do it without the generosity and enthusiasm of so many people - thank you to all involved so far! Check out www.girlbandinthemensroom.com for more info!
forgot to mention, i've begin a career as a magician's assistant. photo taken at the magic castle, april 22 2011 by gabrielle houeix