Sunday, September 17, 2006

IC Sept. 15

Friggin' great show.
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Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Order:
1. "A Scene for Lovers: A Short Sketch Briefly Analyzing the Current Sociopolycomic State of the Post-9/11 American Dormitory Laundromat" by Alisa Rosenthal is So Sad (laundry with mean boyfriend on the phone)
2. "Antarctica" by Sean Shatto (song)
3. "Lady Fingers" by Danielle Santangelo (monologue: lost love, freckles)
4. "If Five Minutes, This Machine Will Cut You In Such a Manner as You Would Find It Hard to Believe One Could Be Cut Even in Ten Minutes" by This Machine (improv on "toast")
4.5 "Mom Wants a Cookie" by Jake Gontero (suddenly mean mother)
5. "Fast Times at Ridgement High and a Taco" by Patrick Ashcraft (party scene)
6. "Emo Unfolds!!!" by Mirri (bag-headed girl is sad on the inside too)
7. "Quasi-Serious: Two Conversations" by Evan Schenk (man unites two friends)
8. "The Watchman" by Eli Wilkinson (monologue on children, death)
9. "What Is It?" by John Leigh (interview of audience member)
10. "The Return of Syrup Cat" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris (is a cat of syrup a good friend?)
11. "Tech Support" by Janani S. (Rumpelstiltskin will fix your computer)
11.5 "Sneeze or Orgasm" by Erin "Tenacious E. King" (both?)
12. "Jake Feels Sad Today" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, and Jake Gontero (MT tells a dog story)
13. "Three Things About Death" by Eric Landuyt (monologue/poetry on death)
14. "An experience to Remember" by Jacob Zawa (dirty, dirty poem)
14.5 "When You Die You Get ICE CREAM OMG!!!" by Jelly Roll Morton Santangelo (feeding the dead)
15. "The True Colours of Dr. Spongebob" by Joe Mozena (smoking, loss of consciousness)
16. "Tarzan" by Adam Hahn (locked out lover poem)
17. "Ave Maria/Gonorrhea" by Mortimer Snert (marijuana laws, glaucoma/gonorrhea)


Announcements:
1. Website: www.noshame.org
2. No Shame 20th Anniversary
-Oct 9-14: 5 nights of regular shows, then BOBONS on Saturday
-BOBONS nominations must be made THIS WEEKEND
3. Yes Shame Theatre
-every OTHER Tuesday night (including this Tuesday), 8PM
-City High Little Theatre
4. Venuto's World Bistro
-Venue for music, comedy, perhaps a play festival?
-Will feed performers.
-Talk to Connor Drexler. Adam has his contact info.
5. This Machine
-Improv, tomorrow at Venuto's, 11 PM, free
-All ages, but half-priced beer and wine specials for adults
-Another show Saturday, Sept. 30
6. Cornfed Radio Theatre
-KRUI on Sunday nights, 11PM-1AM
-Alan Strait wants No Shame pieces for "Radioactive No Shame" segment
7. Eric's TV show
-Iowa Desk and Couch
-Sundays at 8, UITV
8. Hell's Bells and Infidels
-Next weekend: Sept 22-23, Rm 172
9. Bloody Lies
-Vampire romantic comedy, the weekend before Halloween
10. Michael Tabor fundraiser
-If MT can raise $100k in the next year, he will have his name legally changed to "God"

9/17/2006 11:52 AM  
Blogger Mortimer said...

1. "A Scene for Lovers: A Short Sketch Briefly Analyzing the Current Sociopolycomic State of the Post-9/11 American Dormitory Laundromat" by Alisa Rosenthal is So Sad
Funny phone dialogue. Mark’s laundry folding was SO believable!
2. "Antarctica" by Sean Shatto
Meh.
3. "Lady Fingers" by Danielle Santangelo
This piece made me depressed. Thanks Danielle.
4. "If Five Minutes, This Machine Will Cut You In Such a Manner as You Would Find It Hard to Believe One Could Be Cut Even in Ten Minutes" by This Machine
This was better than I expected. My favorite was the line about a guy who makes you breakfast, but its just toast.
4.5 "Mom Wants a Cookie" by Jake Gontero
That’s what my childhood was like.
5. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High and a Taco" by Patrick Ashcraft
Classic Ashcraft. I really felt that I could relate to this piece. It was also fun to be in.
6. "Emo Unfolds!!!" by Mirri
This piece went like this: funny—kinda funny—FUNNY.
7. "Quasi-Serious: Two Conversations" by Evan Schenk
There were a lot of lines in this one that ROFL’d my WOFL. The bible says…wedlock… classic.
8. "The Watchman" by Eli Wilkinson (monologue on children, death)
I really liked this piece, eli. Sorry some people laughed at first. I knew what you were going for. It was very holden caufield. Kudos.
9. "What Is It?" by John Leigh
Great bit. Reminded me of that chris kattan character.
10. "The Return of Syrup Cat" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris
I really like rock ‘n’ roll Norris’ physical actions. And anyway who makes a cat out of syrup??? ROFLZ. I like a lot of the silly side jokes like two people realizing that they both bought syrup and the imaginary syrup etc.
11. "Tech Support" by Janani S.
A great first (?) piece.
11.5 "Sneeze or Orgasm" by Erin "Tenacious E. King"
I’ll have what she’s having!
12. "Jake Feels Sad Today" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, and Jake Gontero
Muffly= ROFL my WOFL
13. "Three Things About Death" by Eric Landuyt
Insightful.
14. "An experience to Remember" by Jacob Zawa
Gross. But cool. I liked your rhythm and abstract description.
14.5 "When You Die You Get ICE CREAM OMG!!!" by Jelly Roll Morton Santangelo great title. Like snakes on a plane. Also great performance by Patrick and Danielle.
15. "The True Colours of Dr. Spongebob" by Joe Mozena
I’m sorry. I really don’t remember this piece.
16. "Tarzan" by Adam Hahn
I love you—so much.
17. "Ave Maria/Gonorrhea" by Mortimer Snert
I don’t know how this piece went over. It was the last out of 17 pieces. But I really had fun doing it.

9/18/2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

1. "A Scene for Lovers: A Short Sketch Briefly Analyzing the Current Sociopolycomic State of the Post-9/11 American Dormitory Laundromat" by Alisa Rosenthal is So Sad (laundry with mean boyfriend on the phone)

I'm not sure I "got" this piece. I understood the concept; the mean guy breaking up over the phone and making a total stranger cry for no reason--contrasting with the comparative composure of the ex-girlfriend... but I don't think it really sold it.

2. "Antarctica" by Sean Shatto (song)

More music at no-shame makes me more happy.

3. "Lady Fingers" by Danielle Santangelo (monologue: lost love, freckles)

Very good--solid performance, excellent writing and use of language.

4. "If Five Minutes, This Machine Will Cut You In Such a Manner as You Would Find It Hard to Believe One Could Be Cut Even in Ten Minutes" by This Machine (improv on "toast")

I was going to yell "ABORTION" as an improv option but you scuttled that. Otherwise good.

4.5 "Mom Wants a Cookie" by Jake Gontero (suddenly mean mother)

??? That mother is a bitch.

5. "Fast Times at Ridgement High and a Taco" by Patrick Ashcraft (party scene)

This one didn't really speak to me because I don't really go to parties, but some parts of it I really appreciated. When the not-pretty girl just assumed he was hitting on her and said she had a boyfriend in another state--classic.

6. "Emo Unfolds!!!" by Mirri (bag-headed girl is sad on the inside too)

The fact that I knew how it was going to end did not diminish my joy.

8. "The Watchman" by Eli Wilkinson (monologue on children, death)

Frankly kind of disturbing--Eli is watching my children? I don't even have children yet!

9. "What Is It?" by John Leigh (interview of audience member)

That random guy retained composure and did a fairly good job.

10. "The Return of Syrup Cat" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris (is a cat of syrup a good friend?)

This should be made into a film with Syrup Cat effects by Industrial Light and Magic. Splendid story, good acting by the roommates, and great ending.

11. "Tech Support" by Janani S. (Rumpelstiltskin will fix your computer)

I don't know how this went 'cos I was in it, but it seemed to be pretty well written. Also I snaked the role as the dwarf from Eli by being shorter and able to do accents, so fuck you Eli.

11.5 "Sneeze or Orgasm" by Erin "Tenacious E. King" (both?)

Disturbingly, I found that the orgasm acting was more convincing than the sneeze acting.

12. "Jake Feels Sad Today" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, and Jake Gontero (MT tells a dog story)

This was typical funny stuff but seemed very low energy.

13. "Three Things About Death" by Eric Landuyt (monologue/poetry on death)

Good work.

14. "An experience to Remember" by Jacob Zawa (dirty, dirty poem)

Also a good poem but not as good (in my opinion). Obscenely sexual.

14.5 "When You Die You Get ICE CREAM OMG!!!" by Jelly Roll Morton Santangelo (feeding the dead)

I'm sorry, I don't quite remember this one.

15. "The True Colours of Dr. Spongebob" by Joe Mozena (smoking, loss of consciousness)

I didn't really mean it when I told you to get a haircut, guy.

16. "Tarzan" by Adam Hahn (locked out lover poem)

Good poem.

17. "Ave Maria/Gonorrhea" by Mortimer Snert (marijuana laws, glaucoma/gonorrhea)

I'm sorry for finding your piece about such a serious subject so funny.

9/18/2006 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Janani S. said...

1. 1. "A Scene for Lovers: A Short Sketch Briefly Analyzing the Current Sociopolycomic State of the Post-9/11 American Dormitory Laundromat" by Alisa Rosenthal is So Sad (laundry with mean boyfriend on the phone)

Alisa's a great actress. The switch from funny to sad-'n-serious was so good. It petered out a little at the end.

2. "Antarctica" by Sean Shatto (song)

Cute, but it went on a little too long for me.

3. "Lady Fingers" by Danielle Santangelo (monologue: lost love, freckles)

I was so busy admiring Danielle's blue/brown ensemble, I missed some of this. Very energetic. I would love to see it performed by different actresses in different styles. Also on the radio.

4. "If Five Minutes, This Machine Will Cut You In Such a Manner as You Would Find It Hard to Believe One Could Be Cut Even in Ten Minutes" by This Machine (improv on "toast")

Adam makes excellent toast.

4.5 "Mom Wants a Cookie" by Jake Gontero (suddenly mean mother)

Ow.

5. "Fast Times at Ridgement High and a Taco" by Patrick Ashcraft (party scene)

I was in this, so my face was mostly smushed into the guitarist's back. Nice shoulderblades, whoever you were.

6. "Emo Unfolds!!!" by Mirri (bag-headed girl is sad on the inside too)

BRILLIANT! It could have gone on even longer. I want to see Mirri do more with masks.

7. "Quasi-Serious: Two Conversations" by Evan Schenk (man unites two friends)

Really funny. The Ron Jeremy/John Holmes reference made me change my own sketch. I thought the last line ("Wanna go make out?") was weak considering how strong the rest was.

8. 8. "The Watchman" by Eli Wilkinson (monologue on children, death)

I was dead onstage. It sounded good from where I was.

9. "What Is It?" by John Leigh (interview of audience member)

Good job, random guy. He should have laid a big Brokeback smooch on John.

10. "The Return of Syrup Cat" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris (is a cat of syrup a good friend?)

I loved it. At moments it was a little too self-aware - I would have liked to see it played even more straight. "Syrup Cat gave my mother gingivitis!" That's a serious accusation.

11. "Tech Support" by Janani S. (Rumpelstiltskin will fix your computer)

I'm glad I cast Evan as RumpyPumpy. I would shorten it and give it a better ending, maybe try and think beyond a porn joke.

11.5 "Sneeze or Orgasm" by Erin "Tenacious E. King" (both?)

So if snot leaves the nose at 100 mph, does that mean...

12. "Jake Feels Sad Today" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, and Jake Gontero (MT tells a dog story)

I don't remember it...

13. "Three Things About Death" by Eric Landuyt (monologue/poetry on death)

Moving. I'd also like to hear it on the radio, maybe in a This American Life format.

14. "An experience to Remember" by Jacob Zawa (dirty, dirty poem)

Jacob should advertise and profit from his skills.

14.5 "When You Die You Get ICE CREAM OMG!!!" by Jelly Roll Morton Santangelo (feeding the dead)

Patrick looks sexy in a lab coat. Danielle looks sexy dead.

15. "The True Colours of Dr. Spongebob" by Joe Mozena (smoking, loss of consciousness)

I don't remember this one.

16. "Tarzan" by Adam Hahn (locked out lover poem)

I LOVED IT! The bippity/boppity meter was so sweet. I loved the mouthed words at the end. Keep bippiting/boppiting, Adam.

17. "Ave Maria/Gonorrhea" by Mortimer Snert (marijuana laws, glaucoma/gonorrhea)

I liked the first half better, but the second half had its funny moments.

9/18/2006 11:47 PM  
Anonymous katy baggs doesn't have anything smart to say here but... said...

I got to slowdance in this one!

9/19/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

ELI'S REVIEW!


1. "A Scene for Lovers: A Short Sketch Briefly Analyzing the Current Sociopolycomic State of the Post-9/11 American Dormitory Laundromat" by Alisa Rosenthal is So Sad

This piece was just kind of bleh with me. I didn't find it all that funny and the shift to serious didn't do it for me. If the first part had been sharper the ending would've worked a whole lot better.

2. "Antarctica" by Sean Shatto (song)

Cute song. Cheeky. Though I was going to wonder when it would end.

3. "Lady Fingers" by Danielle Santangelo (monologue: lost love, freckles)

I thought this piece was great. Danielle's energy really drew me into it.

4. "If Five Minutes, This Machine Will Cut You In Such a Manner as You Would Find It Hard to Believe One Could Be Cut Even in Ten Minutes" by This Machine (improv on "toast")

Some of the segments I thought would've been FABULOUS but they got cut to early. Made me cry. Got away from Toast towards the end.

4.5 "Mom Wants a Cookie" by Jake Gontero (suddenly mean mother)

Short and hilarious.

5. "Fast Times at Ridgement High and a Taco" by Patrick Ashcraft (party scene)

I actually didn't get to watch this piece that much because I was explaining stuff to the board op.

6. "Emo Unfolds!!!" by Mirri (bag-headed girl is sad on the inside too)

HI larious. It slowed alittle in the middle but that only made the end better.

7. "Quasi-Serious: Two Conversations" by Evan Schenk (man unites two friends)

I Really enjoyed the John Holmes and Ron Jeremey references. I hate it when people do me in both ears like that.

8. "The Watchman" by Eli Wilkinson (monologue on children, death)

You know those homeless guys that sit in the ped mall? You know the younger looking one who watches children. I wrote this as his inner monolouge

9. "What Is It?" by John Leigh (interview of audience member)

Good audience member. Anyone else and the piece could've flopped.

10. "The Return of Syrup Cat" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris (is a cat of syrup a good friend?)

I really didn't dig this as much as I thought I would. A cat made out of Syrup is a very funny thing to think about. Idk what didn't 'do it' for me. Maybe I thought that if the parts had been acted less Zany and more realistically I would've been more drawn to the stage.

11. "Tech Support" by Janani S. (Rumpelstiltskin will fix your computer)

No fuck you Evan, you short german prick. I love you Evan. Remember that. As for the piece itself, I liked the ending the most. Rumplestiltzkin on porn chats... excellent.

11.5 "Sneeze or Orgasm" by Erin "Tenacious E. King" (both?)

I've had a sneezegasm. I was fiddling with myself and sneezed on my wee wee when I got to my climax. It was gross... but yet... oddly erotic.

12. "Jake Feels Sad Today" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, and Jake Gontero (MT tells a dog story)

Didn't quite have the usual MT/ Jamal/ jake energy we are used to. More would've helped.

13. "Three Things About Death" by Eric Landuyt (monologue/poetry on death)

Good piece though I felt the poem at the end was out of place. Or maybe just the hand gestures.

14. "An experience to Remember" by Jacob Zawa (dirty, dirty poem)

Dude... If I were a chick, I'd TOTALLY let you eat me out. That sounded hot. Vaginal discharge in the nose: A major turn on. or is it?

14.5 "When You Die You Get ICE CREAM OMG!!!" by Jelly Roll Morton Santangelo (feeding the dead)

Danielle died... tears...

15. "The True Colours of Dr. Spongebob" by Joe Mozena (smoking, loss of consciousness)

Sounded autobiographical Joe.

16. "Tarzan" by Adam Hahn (locked out lover poem)

The Tarzan scream was hot.

17. "Ave Maria/Gonorrhea" by Mortimer Snert (marijuana laws, glaucoma/gonorrhea)

The scene change is what messed this piece up. But the Benny Hill music with bleeding eyes... Amazing. ANd the message at the end was also good

9/20/2006 5:00 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

Adam Burton sends the following announcement:

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville Announces a Call for Submissions for its Third Annual New Play Festival!

Coming this February, we will once again be highlighting local authors on our stage!

Submissions can sent in MS Word or Text format to tim@citycircle.org

We are looking for original work running 10 minutes or so in length.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10/15/2006

Monologues, two-handers, multi-character pieces, musicals, dramas, comedies--all are welcome and encouraged!


Mr. Burton tells me that "new" doesn't necessarily mean "never performed" and "10 minutes or so in length" doesn't necessarily exclude all 5-minuite No Shame pieces.

City Circle did one of my monologues last November as part of their second New Play Festival, and I was happy with the treatment I received.

9/21/2006 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Eric said...

1. "A Scene for Lovers: A Short Sketch Briefly Analyzing the Current Sociopolycomic State of the Post-9/11 American Dormitory Laundromat" by Alisa Rosenthal is So Sad
I found it more funny than touching, probably because I saw the breakup coming. Any character who acts that goofy in love is going to get their heart broken.
2. "Antarctica" by Sean Shatto
I'm glad Sean did a song this week instead of a random-noises-in-the-dark piece.
3. "Lady Fingers" by Danielle Santangelo
Really moving.
4. "If Five Minutes, This Machine Will Cut You In Such a Manner as You Would Find It Hard to Believe One Could Be Cut Even in Ten Minutes" by This Machine
When I first heard about No Shame five years ago (man, I feel old), I heard that some people did improv. But I hadn't seen anyone attempt actual improvisation until last week. Fun fun fun.
4.5 "Mom Wants a Cookie" by Jake Gontero
Okay.
5. "Fast Times at Ridgement High and a Taco" by Patrick Ashcraft
It was like a serious version of some of Patrick's funny pieces ("Seven Minutes in Heaven" and the one about the cliques at middle school dances). Pretty good.
6. "Emo Unfolds!!!" by Mirri
FUN-NY!
7. "Quasi-Serious: Two Conversations" by Evan Schenk
I, too, enjoyed the John Holmes-Ron Jeremy reference. Quite good.
8. "The Watchman" by Eli Wilkinson
"I really liked this piece, eli. Sorry some people laughed at first." - Mortimer
I found it really ironic that after last week's show, everyone talked about how almost no one did any serious pieces and the ones who tried got laughed at because everyone was expecting comedy, and then this week half the pieces were serious.
Eli, your piece was good enough to make me worry that my piece wouldn't resonate as much since it had to follow yours.
9. "What Is It?" by John Leigh
I really liked this one.
10. "The Return of Syrup Cat" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris
I agree with the comment that the actors trying too hard to be zany actually made it less funny.
11. "Tech Support" by Janani S.
A funny update of a classic story. I liked it.
11.5 "Sneeze or Orgasm" by Erin "Tenacious E. King"
I enjoy a good faked orgasm as long as it's not for me.
12. "Jake Feels Sad Today" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, and Jake Gontero
I had actually never heard the phrase "my dogs (i.e. feet) are killing me" before, so I didn't get the joke. Watching Jamal laugh like a fool was good, though.
13. "Three Things About Death" by Eric Landuyt
I wish I'd memorized it.
14. "An experience to Remember" by Jacob Zawa
I like Jacob's poems. I hope he keeps doing them.
14.5 "When You Die You Get ICE CREAM OMG!!!" by Jelly Roll Morton Santangelo
Fun.
15. "The True Colours of Dr. Spongebob" by Joe Mozena
Sorry to be the third one to say it, but I don't really remember this one.
16. "Tarzan" by Adam Hahn
Once again, Adam proves he's great at being funny and sad at the same time. How does he do it?
17. "Ave Maria/Gonorrhea" by Mortimer Snert
Very funny. I wouldn't think "Ave Maria" would be a good song to smoke weed to, but then I've never tried it.

9/21/2006 12:16 PM  
Anonymous jamal butt said...

Oh my friggin God! I'm so bored @ work that I'm writing a review! This is terrible! ...for at least several reasons!
e.g. 1)I hate reviews, both the writing & reading of; 2)I can only remember 1/2 the pieces (for real, it's not a judgement on the pieces... neccessarily, I just don't remember a huge portion of the show); 3) I don't have the stamina or determination to spend the time & energy needed to think of anything approaching insightful or constructive. You gonna hate it!
Let's begin...

1. "A Scene for Lovers: A Short Sketch Briefly Analyzing the Current Sociopolycomic State of the Post-9/11 American Dormitory Laundromat" by Alisa Rosenthal is So Sad (laundry with mean boyfriend on the phone)

I remember this only as an abstract concept, but am left with the impression that I probably enjoyed it. Keep up the (probably) good work, Aisha!

2. "Antarctica" by Sean Shatto (song)

Parts of this thrilled me & made me very happy.

3. "Lady Fingers" by Danielle Santangelo (monologue: lost love, freckles)

No remnants of a memory. Sorry.

4. "If Five Minutes, This Machine Will Cut You In Such a Manner as You Would Find It Hard to Believe One Could Be Cut Even in Ten Minutes" by This Machine (improv on "toast")

I wanted to dislike this, beacause a)I dislike improv on principle, and b)I always want to see that smug bastard Egg go down in flames. (you are now left to ponder: "did he say that because it's such a nasty thing to say that he obviously could only mean it in jest, or is he really THAT big a son of bitch?" ...I like to think it's mostly the former, by my therapist might tell you otherwise.)
Anyway, this piece ended up really impressing me, and making laughs come out. The big pieces of sopping wet french toast slamming into people busted my guts, Motherfucker.

4.5 "Mom Wants a Cookie" by Jake Gontero (suddenly mean mother)

There were some problems. I, for one, would love to see this piece again, performed in the manner it was intended. Can I get an amen? yes I can.

5. "Fast Times at Ridgement High and a Taco" by Patrick Ashcraft (party scene)

I remember thinking, "Wow, look at how the lighting & blocking ended up! Patrick has really learned good ways to use the space!" End of memory file.

6. "Emo Unfolds!!!" by Mirri (bag-headed girl is sad on the inside too)

I was disappointed in myself for guessing the ending & therefore spoiling the surprise. Even so, I liked the piece a lot.

7. "Quasi-Serious: Two Conversations" by Evan Schenk (man unites two friends)

My brain offers no trace.

8. "The Watchman" by Eli Wilkinson (monologue on children, death)

...I belive you when you tell me that this happened...? I guess?

9. "What Is It?" by John Leigh (interview of audience member)

The audience member: was wonderful. He gave me the most perfect answers I could have asked for. Kudos to you, Random Guy. My performance: was adequate. See if you can take it UP a notch, me.

10. "The Return of Syrup Cat" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris (is a cat of syrup a good friend?)

I remember liking the idea of a cat made from syrup, but hell, I can like that idea just from reading the title. Sorry, no real memory available here.

11. "Tech Support" by Janani S. (Rumpelstiltskin will fix your computer)

I remember Michael bringing this piece up later; and I said, "I don't remember that. What happened?" And he said, "Evan was Rumplestiltskin." And I said, "Oh yeah, right."

11.5 "Sneeze or Orgasm" by Erin "Tenacious E. King" (both?)

I saw this the 1st time it happended... and now I saw it the 2nd!
I'VE never heard an orgasm like that, but this may well just be a failing on my part.

12. "Jake Feels Sad Today" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, and Jake Gontero (MT tells a dog story)

Didn't realize our performances were lackluster, but I can well believe it. ...Can't locate any reports on how that makes me feel, though...

13. "Three Things About Death" by Eric Landuyt (monologue/poetry on death)

I remember there was rhyming; now normally, that would suggest a "happy" style piece, but I am left with the very clear feeling that this was a SAD piece, with SAD rhyming. (...Anybody out there care to wager? -- I'll give you ficky-to-one odds!!!shityeah!!It's ON!)

14. "An experience to Remember" by Jacob Zawa (dirty, dirty poem)

Wha?.......Oh yeah, the pussy-eating poem! I was all? "'dirty, dirty poem'? What, like a limerick? I don't remember any dirty limericks..." But then I was all, NO! It was a big long SERIOUS poem! About eating PUSSY! Right! I got it now! Pussy! Eating! Check! I got it. (& my review goes: I vote for more poems about putting a mouth on a vagina. Not just at No Shame, but around the world. Mouth-on-a-vagina PRIDE, motherfuckers!)

14.5 "When You Die You Get ICE CREAM OMG!!!" by Jelly Roll Morton Santangelo (feeding the dead)

I feel like being able to remember this piece might make for happy feelings in my head... but there's no way to know for sure.

15. "The True Colours of Dr. Spongebob" by Joe Mozena (smoking, loss of consciousness)

Can't say if this memory would make me happy, sad, angry, or some other funnical emotion, but it's a great chance to use imagination! Picture me watching this piece!: How do I look to YOU? Happy? Annoyed? In love? Smelling a booger-dog's butt? (P.S. If you didn't want that butt smelled in the 1st place, then you should'na brought your booger-dog to the show. You KNOW?)

16. "Tarzan" by Adam Hahn (locked out lover poem)

Wow! Another serious poem! Wow!
And when I say "wow another serious poem", I'm not saying, "Oh, gross, another serious poem!", and I'm not saying "Oh boy! I wish it was ALL serious poems!" I'm just pointing out: 3 in one night? Well that's 3 more than usual, ain't it, buck-a-roo?
P.S. I don't remember this piece.

17. "Ave Maria/Gonorrhea" by Mortimer Snert (marijuana laws, glaucoma/gonorrhea)

...It seems to me I was left with a particular mood when this piece ended... That's the best I can come up with, but hey, it must feel pretty good to know that I felt SOMEthing! and not NOthing, right? I mean, I MUST have noticed there were people on the stage & I MUST have been paying attention to what they were doing to SOME degree in order for a feeling to even FORM? Right?! Don't you see it? Mort? Aren't you pumped with adrenaline and blasting out confidence, bolstered by my in-depth explanation of the fact that your piece must not have been utterly meaningless to me at the time it was performed? Fuckin YES, mang!!! BIG love!!!! Peace OUT!!!!!

Yours always,
TardMan

9/21/2006 3:19 PM  

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