Long title, huh? But it’s true. I crack myself up.
Last night I went out to a free show at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade theater. I’ve only been to one other sketch show (Second City in Chicago), but I figure that the UCB stage is more like a venue that Nirvana played before they were popular than a “theater”. The stage was raised about three inches off of the floor, and the low-ceilinged room was packed full of people from literally on the stage to the back wall. Speaking of on the stage, that’s where London and I sat. No chairs, just sitting on the floor with the improvisers right in our faces. Actually, that was one of the things that made it such an awesome experience. we arrived at the theater after the lines had already been formed, so there were no seats left. Instead of getting sent to the back of the room, they let us sit up front.
Anyway, the show was awesome and ridiculous. I’m pretty sure the guy who plays mc chris’ manager on “mc chris is dead” was in the show last night. His voice was pretty much identical…but I can’t find him anywhere on the internet! I don’t really know what to look for. Also, I’ve learned the benefits of actually going out once in a while, as London and I made some new friends who we met in the front row. Sketch improv is awesome, and Upright Citizens Brigade does a free show every Sunday. I’m definitely going back.
I’m listening to Electric Wizard at an unhealthy level and procrastinating on my Music Theory homework by writing this and browsing reddit. Electric Wizard are a great stoner metal band from England. I have one of their albums (Dopethrone) that’s made up mostly of disgustingly slow, crunchy guitar grooves that slowly build to something quite metal indeed.
I revised the “About Me” page today, and I’m contemplating the drawing of a new banner for the homepage. Not making one in Gimp, but actually drawing things. We’ll see how that goes, and if I have time for it in the next few weeks (which will be getting crazy due to finals stress compounded by my laziness). Somewhere during that time, I’m going to get some friends together, drink hot chocolate, and watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Because that’s what we do when it gets cold and snowy outside.