May 31, 2007
I Wish I Was More Funny
And I'm going to take steps towards making improvements in that area in the near future. In the meantime, knowing that I wouldn't have a chance to see The Theater Fire again until the end of the summer, I packed up my dour countenance and went to their show in Denton tonight, where they made up for the temporary absence of Curtis by playing a bunch of new material, including It's A Secret, a stunning new song that they've secretly recorded with Red Hunter of Peter And The Wolf. If I was the sort of guy who liked to leak songs instead of only happ'ly possessing them (and who didn't mind his friends being preturbed with him) I'd put it up here in a heartbeat.
A band from San Francisco called The Dodos opened for them. They were pretty invigorating, and their CD, which I bought immediately after their set, is almost as good as their live performance. I'd recommend going to their MySpace page and listening to the song called The Ball at a very high volume. I'm doing just that at this very moment, while I weigh the pros and cons of falling asleep instead of all the countless other things I need to be doing.
Other music I've been listening to lately: Plague Park, the really outstanding first record from the Handsome Furs, and the new Feist album, which comes in the company of a truly enchanting video. And also Górecki's famous third symphony and the entire repertoire of Gustav Mahler.
Posted by David Lowery at May 31, 2007 2:16 AM
You're plenty funny, but if you're seriously looking for a way to make your funny rise to the top, I suggest trying comedy improv classes, they've been helping me with a lot.
Then again, maybe you were making a joke, in which case... I don't get it.
Posted by: Regularkarate at May 31, 2007 10:23 AM
i think the red bull short will change some minds.
Posted by: frank at June 1, 2007 11:25 PM
Indeed...but unfortunately, I won't get to shoot it for a few months! I ran out of time in Texas.
RK, that's probably not a bad idea at all. The truth of the matter was that the original title of this post was a joke, which I then realized was too insular to be funny to anyone but myself and maybe one other person. That other person, incidentally, is collaborating on a screenplay with me this summer, one that is intended to be a more straight-up comedy...hence, my efforts to get better at being funny.
Posted by: Ghostboy at June 2, 2007 4:45 PM