It has come to my attention that a couple of my diehard fans are concerned about my lack of substantive posts lately. Okay, make that JW. And my friend Henry. So here's a little bit of a hodge-podge that only partially concerns my new play, Walking Into Traffic, which runs Thursdays-Sundays at Unknown Theater.
Let's see...where to start?
I think I'm late to the party on this, but I'm head-over-heels crazy about Of Montreal, specifically their new album, Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer? I'm making JW see them with me at The Avalon on November 9. JW is being a good sport so far, but, in his usual fashion, he has taken to purposely misidentifying them. As "Montana."
I may also take JW to see P.J. Harvey at The Orpheum on October 15. He knows her name, but I think he's just agreeing to go in the hopes that Josh will be playing with her. I told him not to count on it, but I don't blame him for hoping.
This may shock you, but I'm somewhat disappointed in The New Pornographers' new album. I still love them, but maybe there's just not enough Dan Bajar on it this time around.
I enjoyed the first hour of Superbad, and Michael Cera, and how gay it is (although I have mixed feelings about its gayness, but I also find it kind of interesting), but it seems a little long to me. I think it's one of those movies that I wouldn't mind having around on DVD just so I could fast-forward to all the funny parts, like all of Fogel's scenes before the cops come in, or when Michael Cera sings.
Oh, and after all the hubub about Outfest's restoration of Parting Glances, I put it on my Netflix queue and watched it for the first time over the weekend. I want more gay movies like this one! And how good is Steve Buscemi? And maybe this is stating the obvious, but Kushner sure saw this one, huh?
I know there's not much about theater on here, but I haven't had time to see any in L.A. because of my own show. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things soon. I want to see E.M. Lewis' Heads. That's tops on the list. Oh, and Butterflies of Uganda at Greenway Court. And Do Do Love and The Idiot Box at Open Fist, but I don't know if I'm going to be able to get to those. You all should go and tell me how they are!
More to come, hopefully.
UPDATE: Oh, and my friend b has a blog that she only just got around to telling me about. Check it out here, but don't tell her where you saw it. I don't want her getting mad at me for posting the link.