October 27, 2004
damn calendar....makes it look so crappy when I haven't blogged for a while. i am not a blogger it turns out. crap. wish i had the stamina. i've been working on a couple of things recently. one is a series of short films I hope you can all see in the near future. the other has been preparing for and speaking at poptech this past extended weekend. i don't perform often so my stress level is fairly high when i prepare for these things. preparation ends up being the only thing i have under my control, so i tend to spend nearly a month working through material. i had 30 minutes in total, and divided it up into three segments.
first i did a routine on email and SPAM, some of which i'll post soon...second was a brief history of the site...and third was a live version of the full script of "red alert", which is about twice as long as the online version. its tough to time out a show when you practice to a wall or mirror. inanimate objects don't laugh...ever.
the show went well though, and the rest of the conference was extremely interesting.
highlights for me:
meeting Jason kottke of kottke.org..now that's a dude who can blog yo.
Malcolm Gladwell's talk on the instability of asking people to say what they like. his new book "Blink" is coming out in January.
this guy is great too...if you are in NY check out his whack sense of humor as a troubadour.
and lastly zero boy was very funny.
by the way - thanks so much for all the amazing links and comments while i was down.
October 4, 2004