Saturday, January 22, 2005

Shepherd #3's performance was so phoned-in

Sigh of relief. The other day came the fruition of a many-month plan to surprise my housemate with a visit by her best friend from across the country. Being notoriously bad with keeping secrets, this was a huge weight off my shoulders. (Again, sorry B for ruining your Christmas surprise a few years ago, but the bobsledding was still awesome and I do believe "Team Momentum" had a winning speed of 97 km/h.)

On other fronts, still writing for this comedy show which goes on in less than a month. I've got several sketches in the works, and I think they could be very funny. I'm learning some basic rules along the way: British accents make everything funnier. When you're not working with seasoned actors, keep slapstick to a minimum, as the results will likely not be pretty. If all else fails, make sure you keep a very long cane as a prop.

I'm really looking forward to this, though. It should be my first performance since my acting debut in the grade 2 Christmas pageant. If ever Shepherd #4 gave a more stunning performance, I have yet to see it.

Oh, and I also finally, successfully learned to play the Shins' "New Slang" on my acoustic, which is a great song, Natalie Portman's props notwithstanding. Next on the must-learn list are Bob Dylan's fingerpicking masterpiece "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and Modest Mouse's manic "Paper Thin Walls."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We'll have to do that again next christmas, here's hoping we beat those Jamaican bastards!