Saturday, 26 March 2011

World Theatre Day 2011 (Contains Nudity).

It's World Theatre Day 2011, a day that marks the many thousands of local contributions that people make to theatre around the world. Yesterday on Facebook a certain theatre personality asked what we were doing to celebrate this most hallowed tribute to the greatest of the lively arts. I said I'd be running lines for my next show, The Ugly One (more on that next week) and also learning a monologue for an upcoming audition. Her response?

Or it didn't happen huh? Huh?! Well, Mme Foy, challenge...accepted! (Wanna see some skin?)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Countdown - rxnxr

Monday, 21 March 2011

Gay Marriage 2 - That Fuckin' Julia Gillard

This edition comes courtesy of force of nature and 'revolutionary leader-in-waiting' Ms K Fray, who posted a Daily Telegraph article earlier this evening on Facebook. In it, Australian Prime Minister and Head Robot Julia Gillard (to be known from now on as "that fuckin' Julia Gillard") says that she's against gay marriage "because of the way our society is and how we got here". The comments, which now countersink TF Julia Gillard's political stance as a social conservative, were made yesterday on Sky News' Australian Agenda. (Read on...)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

I Like Trees.

Today I got together with my good friend Mirko to record some music. I've written a few songs over the years, a few of which are okay, some terrible and some merely incomplete. Of this latter category, about five (plus one or two totally new ones) will be crafted into complete songs over the course of the next three months. They will form a kind of EP called, at this stage, 'rxnxr'.

Mirko is a fine musician and a great man. We've known each other since school and have recorded together a bunch of times. As a musician, I'm a pretty good actor, but with patience and studio access I may be able to make a few nice songs in the near future. Of course, my impatience means that I like to walk out the door with something to show for my efforts, so at the end of today's session (in which I lay down a bit of guitar for a new song about and for the most beautiful girl in existence), I cranked out this little punky number called 'I Like Trees'. Be warned, it's abrasive...but at just over a minute it's mercifully short.

I like trees
I like the way they grow leaves
Sometimes they're brown, sometimes they're green
It just depends how much it rains
Some people have a favourite tree
There's one just down the street from me
It is a Norfolk Island Pine
You can see a montage on your screen

At night they breathe like you & me
Some are desirous of the sea
For them it wasn't meant to be
Sometimes I think it's lookin' at me
Sometimes I think it's lookin' at me
Sometimes I think it's lookin' at me
Sometimes I think it's lookin' at me
Stop it!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sick Stastistics (sic).

Ever since my senior year of high school, I can't hear the word 'statistics' without thinking 'stastistics'. Like many people, my maths teacher Mr Marks could not say the word statistics. He said 'stastistics'. Worse, he had severe whistled sibilance. Consider this: statistics made up a full semester of the subject in Grade 12. You may now understand how torturous it was. The only statistical analysis I performed in that class was working out how many times the combed-over ol' bore hissed 'ssstassstisssticsss' in a six-month period. My final tally was over 1000. I couldn't hand that in for marking and I didn't do any other work. Needless to say, I failed.

Funnily enough, a lot of people, including famous world leaders, can't say the word 'nuclear'. These two words are at the heart of today's Bigmouthery. (Read on...)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

A Few Grains of Salt.

A purple patch of busyness lately has kept me from writing new Bigmouthery, so I first extend apologies to those who traipse all the way over here from their regular Internetworld to find nothing. Because of the lack of activity, I decided to share a few older 'classic' blog entries from the early days of five page views per day, four of which were probably me. Last week I posted a link via Facebook to a 2008'classic' about homeopathy, which met with a little opposition. (On you go...)

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Bigmouthery - LIVE?

If I got my small but shapely ass up on stage to bring you an hour or so of Bigmouthery LIVE! would you come and see it? Would you spread the word? Would you, as an actor or creative, even like to be involved? If so, let me know...and soon.