" I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me"
I've been listening to The Mountain Goats a lot lately. Mostly, because I hadn't really given them a solid listen beforehand. Secondarily, I really relate to the lyrics of most of their songs. I don't know the life story of the dude who is the lead singer of the band, but his point of view bleeds into mine so readily. That's a rarity.
The Write Idea Workshop has been through some shit in the past few years. This show was originally started to continue filling that writer group niche that I had been missing since graduating college. Since becoming an entity unto itself, this show has opened and helped close a lot of doors that I didn't really anticipate being presented with.
First and foremost, I don't think I would have gotten back into stand up comedy without this show. Talking with comedians most every week, going out late at night and attending shows, performing on shows, hosting shows, really brought me back into the stand up comedy world. I was ready to abandon this ship in my senior year of high school when the web series my friends and I made (Sketchtoast) didn't immediately garner us a movie deal of some kind. But being in Cincinnati, left to my own devices, talking with ladies and dudes who frequent the comedy scene has made me realize, this is the sort of thing I should have never given up on.
I'm not good at being serious.
With that in mind, I want to state as a mission... statement... that my vision for the future of the show will continue to include the lives of comedians as I experience them. However, I feel the podcast has gotten off-message in the past year or so since I lost my mind, and I would like to bring it back around to it's original mission statement; primarily, talking with other people who aren't comedians. I want to get some writers, some artists, some authors, some bands, creative mother-fucking-people on this podcast. I'm tired of just talking to comics.
At the end of this month I'll be heading up to New York for one of my best-friends' wedding. In the space of that four-day weekend, I plan on posting an episode a day. Be on the look out.
Keep on writing,