Saturday, October 21, 2006

IC, Oct 20, 2006

Who has the order?

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Anonymous jeremy s. said...

This is what I remember...fill in the blanks!

1. Anesthesiologist Song - Brian?
2. A piece about romantic disappointments, with Sad Eli (Alyssa B., Christina, Erin King, Eli) - author?
3. Weird Laws - Nick (Nick, Adam Burton, Danielle, Timm)
4. Mirri - poem read while wearing the poetry hat
5. Michael's accordion piece over a dead body, with Sad Poetry by Jake
6. Carolyn Jacobson - dog monologue (performed by Adam B.)
7. Warehouse - guitar piece with lots of cool effects
8. Danielle monologue - doves, Yosemite, a man named Stiles (?)
9. A Man of Wealth and Taste - natty Evan intones a monologue while Nick, Adam B., and Katy drink coffee
10. Luke C. monologue about great-uncle's funeral
11. A Picnic - Janani forgets Holocaust, eats fruit
11.5. Timm's poem written on a condom wrapper (?)
12. Silly Rabbit, Abortions are for Babies! - Erin, Sean (?) try to end Erin's 15-year pregnancy, abort
Tabor
13. ?
14. A song by a guy with a very soft voice
15. Bus Stop - Christina tells Mirri & Travis to get a room

This Machine improv tonight (10/21) at 126 (126 E. Washington), $3 - NOT Venuto's!
Mirri & Travis had an anniversary!
The stork dropped Tim Sitzmann down the chimney 22 years ago today!
YAY!

10/21/2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

According to Alyssa:

No Shame 10.20.06

1. I'm Your Anaesthesiologist by Brian Lenth
2. How I Had to Tell You by Alan Strait
3. I Fought the Law and the Law Won...I Think by Nick Beatty
4. Restaurant Lies by Mirri
5. A Man Farts and Dies of Embarassment by Michael Tabor
6. The Dog Thing by Carolyn Space Jacobson
7. Warehouse by Craig Rempfer
8. Stiles by Danielle Santangelo
9. A Man of Wealth and Taste by Evan Schenck
10. Uncle's Death by Luke Christensen
11. A Picnic by Janani
11.5 There's More to Love than Making It by Timm Sitzmann
12. Silly Rabbit, Abortion is for Babies by Erin King
13. The News by Arlen Lawson
14. Can't Sleep by Francis-rhymes-with-hay-rant-Arant
15. Bus Stop by Christina Gulick

10/21/2006 2:03 PM  
Anonymous jeremy s. said...

1. I'm Your Anesthesiologist - How did he do that with his fingers? Everything, guitar playing and serpentine lyrics and every single bit of it came together. Awesome.

2. How I Had to Tell You - A little slow for me.

3. I Fought the Law - Nick's pieces are getting better and better. Tim's fart and Danielle's death were the best parts.

4. Restaurant Lies - I was too busy admiring the hat, and how cool and Clockwork Orange Mirri looked with her feet up on the table, to really listen closely. Sorry M.

5. A Man Farts and Dies - I didn't want to like it but I did.

6. The Dog Thing - I wasn't too into it.

7. Warehouse - How did he do that? What audio magickery did he use? It was cool. Maybe a little long.

8. Stiles - I didn't feel as invested as I have with Danielle's other pieces (Franny & Zooey, Lady Fingers). But even when I am not 100% drawn in she manages to eat up the stage.

9. A Man of Wealth and Taste - I thought it went on too long, but I really liked Evan's "you don't want to go there" line to Nick. E looked like a scary theologian.

10. Uncle's Death - I wasn't crazy about the death epiphanies but the motif of the scarf was very nice.

11. A Picnic - I am going to start offering more people half-chewed food with my mouth. As an icebreaker.

11.5. There's More to Love - I blinked and it was over. What did he say?

12. Silly Rabbit - Waaay too long, but waaay hilarious. Tabor was brilliant. I also just noticed that "abort" is an anagram of "Tabor."

13. The News - I totally forget.

14. Can't Sleep - I liked it, but not as much as the other two guitar acts.

15. Bus Stop - Oh, man! More skin would have been nice. I had a better view of Mirri and Travis making out than I did the last time they made out onstage. Christina's facial expressions were great.

10/21/2006 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ABORT MA CHILE" is an anagram of "MICHAEL TABOR".

10/22/2006 10:41 AM  
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10/22/2006 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Alyssa R said...

For the record, Alyssa R. (ME) and Alyssa B are different people. Alyssa R was in "How I had to tell you". Not that I wouldn't be flattered by being mistaken for Alyssa B but I'm not sure the feeling would be mutual. :P

10/22/2006 6:52 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>1. I'm Your Anaesthesiologist by Brian Lenth

Lumo can sure write a song. And play a guitar. He gets pretty fancy on the guitar when he wants to. If he wants to.

>2. How I Had to Tell You by Alan Strait

This one is slipping my mind.

>3. I Fought the Law and the Law Won...I Think by Nick Beatty

I like to hear about weird laws! I thought the little skits Malmo wrote out for the laws were funny also. I thought that Adam Burton's Irish accent was TERRIBLE.

>4. Restaurant Lies by Mirri

I just kept thinking "Oh, no...POEMS! My piece is going to have poems!"

>5. A Man Farts and Dies of Embarassment by Michael Tabor

I was pleased with it.

>6. The Dog Thing by Carolyn Space Jacobson

I got caught back stage putting my accordion away when this piece started, so I was sitting behind the curtain and I wasn't able to see/hear/pay attention to this. I'm dissapointed that I missed it, because I like Carolyn's stuff. I was playing chess with Brian Lenth on Sunday and he was like "I really can't believe you don't remember that piece!" But now I know that I don't remember it, because I didn't see it.

>7. Warehouse by Craig Rempfer

I told Jamal that I thought this was "cool." I think this guy should call his band "Warehouse."

>8. Stiles by Danielle Santangelo

This is when I started to think to myself about how I was going to portray my character in Erin King's piece. I was thinking about it and reading over the script and thinking about it and reading over the script and not paying attention to Danielle. I felt a little bad about not paying attention. Danielle kept walking from one end of the stage to the other and when she came and stood above me (I was sitting in the first row), I looked up from the script and pretended I've been paying attention to her piece...but I wasn't. I was reading Erin King's script and thinking about what I was going to do.

>9. A Man of Wealth and Taste by Evan Schenck

Same thing!

>10. Uncle's Death by Luke Christensen

After this, I turned to Jake and said, "This is a really serious evening of No Shame Theatre, Jakers!"

>11. A Picnic by Janani

This was great. During this piece I was thinking about how you can't bring food to No Shame withouth the audience expecting to be able to eat it after the piece is over. Don't you think that it's kind of rude of the audience, don't you think? I mean...what right do we have to think that we deserve to eat that food? Even the fabled bag of sunchips, audience members were like "Hey! Give me some of those Sun Chips! Now that you showed them to me, you are obligated to give me some!" That's bullshit, people. We don't deserve any of that food and it's a little weird that as soon as we see it, we rabidly desire it. This includes me...I'm just as guilty, but...it's weird and rude that that's the audeince's reaction, right? I mean...the writer/performer should be able to just box it up and take it home for personal use if they wanted to, shouldn't they? They should. But if anybody ever did that, we would scorn them for not sharing. I don't think it would be wrong to not share. These people spent money on this food and they might want to eat it. They also wanted to entertain you. We should be pleased that they spent that money to entertain us and we should also understand if they don't want to also spend that money to feed us, but rather feed themselves. I mean...come on people we should accept the entertainment and not get greedy. We see some grapes and we're all "Oh, man! I gotta eat some grapes!!" Show some restraint, you heathens! Am I right? I mean...it's like...a guy goes out and buys some food and he's like "I'm going to use this food for my piece so that I can entertain the audience. The audience will like that. But then, another plus will be that I can take this food home with me later and eat it! We both win!" But as soon as the guy shows the food to the audience instead of the audience just accepting the entertainment, they are like "Oh, wow! I MUST eat that food!" It's RUDE! Am I right? I mean...this guy...he just wants to show us something, but we have to take it from him. GEEZ.

>11.5 There's More to Love than Making It by Timm Sitzmann

I don't know...writing a short poem on a condem like that...it just sounds like an anecdote of something that somebody like Andy Warhol did.

>12. Silly Rabbit, Abortion is for Babies by Erin King

People really seemed to like my performance in this, but let's not sell the long, long script short. It was a pretty good script!

>13. The News by Arlen Lawson

That guy with the soft voice is Arlen Fuckin' Lawson! and I think he did a pretty good song.

>14. Can't Sleep by Francis-rhymes-with-hay-rant-Arant

What? I don't remember this.

>15. Bus Stop by Christina Gulick

Seriously. This girl freaks me out.

10/23/2006 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Adam Burton said...

To be fair, Nick Beatty got Full Disclosure on the quality (or lack thereof) of my Irish accent before I accepted the role. :) If I'd sat down for an hour watching a movie with people doing good Irish accents right beforehand, I would have had a much better take on it, but that one doesn't come easily to me without preparation...

10/23/2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

Michael--

That is a good argument concerning food. I think I might do a piece this Friday where I go onstage with some delicious food or something (like a chocolate cake) and just talk for five minutes about how awesome it is how nobody in the audience can have any.

10/23/2006 10:55 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

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10/23/2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Evan-

I hope that you do do that. I was thinking about how it would be cool to do a piece with food, but then actively not give anybody any, but I have so many ideas in the queue, that that probably would have never been done by me...so go for it!

10/23/2006 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Jenni Thielen said...

1. I'm Your Anaesthesiologist by Brian Lenth

OMG: I could totally swear this song actually started to make my mouth go numb. Power of suggestion, right? Pretty amazing none the less. Did you know that a good anaethesiologist will charge upwards of $7000 for his/her work at one simple operation? Mind blowing.

2. How I Had to Tell You by Alan Strait

I can't say I feel better off for being told, but he did what he had to do, and I respect him for it.

3. I Fought the Law and the Law Won...I Think by Nick Beatty

This went on so long.

4. Restaurant Lies by Mirri

She should have done some all-out SLAM poetry beatnik shit. I don't like that stuff, but if you're gonna go you should go all the way.

5. A Man Farts and Dies of Embarassment by Michael Tabor

Yeah, this was really funny. That's the impression I was left with.

6. The Dog Thing by Carolyn Space Jacobson

More stuff should be referred to as simply "That 'Blank' Thing". The Dog Thing, The Macaroni Thing, The Paper Hat Thing, The Chinese Guy Thing, The Brown Shirt Thing, The Marbles Thing. It's all pretty excellent.

7. Warehouse by Craig Rempfer

Mayhaps this was based on a certain Dave Matthews Band song by the same name? Yes. I think so. Limewire, people: you won't be disappointed.

8. Stiles by Danielle Santangelo

I guess he IS the funniest character in Teen Wolf, and therefore perhaps the most deserving of a spin-off. But I seriously question whether ANY of the characters needed to be ressurrected in any format.

9. A Man of Wealth and Taste by Evan Schenck

Like that Pearl Jam song from one of their albums that nobody bought, right? "A Man We'll Soon Forget" or whatever? There's more to life than money, people. I think we can all see some truth in that.

10. Uncle's Death by Luke Christensen

Being faced with a family member's death can be intense and/or important. I don't have a lot of experience with it, but it still does scare me.

11. A Picnic by Janani

Picnics always turn out to be harder than I think they will. Bugs and dirt and stuff. I like them in theory, but a lot of times I just want to go eat my sandwich inside. Is it just me?

11.5 There's More to Love than Making It by Timm Sitzmann

Yeah, don't even get me started about love. I don't know where to begin. Anybody else out there just like overwhelmed by the whole thing? That's me, boy.

12. Silly Rabbit, Abortion is for Babies by Erin King

Abortion really is for babies. Like, you can abort plans and migraines and stuff, but that's not what people think of: they think of babies. And aborting them.

13. The News by Arlen Lawson

Man writes a song and plays it, no denying it.

14. Can't Sleep by Francis-rhymes-with-hay-rant-Arant

I never used to get insomnia. Sure do now, though. Drag.

15. Bus Stop by Christina Gulick

"Bus stop, wet day, she's there, I say, we share my umbrella." Something like that. You remember that? Nice sentiment, not that great a song.

10/23/2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger Christina Gulick said...

No Michael Tabor you freak me out

10/23/2006 1:39 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>No Michael Tabor you freak me out

No, I don't. I'm charming and handsome.

10/23/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger Christina Gulick said...

No

10/23/2006 2:03 PM  
Blogger Christina Gulick said...

You must be flatered that I set up an account just to respond to your insult

10/23/2006 2:05 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>You must be flatered that I set up an account just to respond to your insult

Not really...it freaks me out a little.

10/23/2006 2:12 PM  
Anonymous jamal "won't shut the fuck up" river said...

>15. Bus Stop by Christina Gulick
>Seriously. This girl freaks me out.
>No Michael Tabor you freak me out

I really have no business getting involved in this in any way. At this point, it doesn't concern me, and we'd all be happier if I kept my internet mouth shut. ...And yet... I seem to be unable to resist the temptation of being catty these days. I can offer no justification or excuse for my behavior, it's just a strangely compelling force. It'll pass, I bet. In the meantime: for real, Gulick, I don't know you, but you are totally goddamn weird. Like part "I'm a wacky theatre major so I act all silly and hyper!" weird, but also a deeper, more genuine, makes-you-squint-your-eyes-and-go "what the fuck?" kind of weird. That's not a compliment, but you're welcome to take it as one. I probably would. All I'm saying is: who the hell walks up to a total stranger and says, "I'm gonna eat a piece of your cheese bread," and then proceeds to do so, having received no response from the now dumbfounded stranger. I'm not mad, mind you. Not even miffed. Just a bit creeped out.

10/23/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Christina Gulick said...

Aaaaaaah

10/23/2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

I think that Jamal meant to add, but forgot to, that I'm charming and handsome.

10/23/2006 2:47 PM  
Blogger Christina Gulick said...

i will buy you a piece of fucking cheese bread....and i'm done.....i thought it was Patricks bread.....

michael you are charming

10/23/2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>michael you are charming

I thought it was pretty funny when Christina called me ugly just then. I actually laughed out loud.

10/23/2006 3:04 PM  
Anonymous jmall said...

>i will buy you a piece of fucking >cheese bread

No, dammit. You will not. I thought I made it clear: it's not about bread, it's about weird. You thought you ate Patrick's bread, so fine. That makes it less weird and less interesting, I suppose. We're done. This isn't a very good episode of Seinfeld anyway.

Michael, I don't get why you're so obsessed with being handsome and charming. You're just gonna get older and deader all the time like everybody else.

(Would you believe I'm not even in a bad mood right now? I feel pretty much fine about living in this cartoonish, sub-moronic shithole of a world. Pretty much. We're all friends now! I'm going to add you all on "facebook". Whatever the fuck that is.)

10/23/2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

hey no shame. you are fun to go to. I don't write reviews about you because I have a bad memory and never really have strong opinions anyway because I try to see the good in even really, really, really awful things that I have no business liking. And then I remember good pieces sometimes. Like Danielle's monologue, the songs by both Brian and Arlen (hey! wow both!) and the really funny thing about the fart being a metaphor for something larger. That's what held that piece together. And the accordion.

And the "warehouse" song sounded an awful lot like the dave matthews band song, but it sounded more like a loose interpretation of it, so it was maybe technically original I guess.

oh look maybe I have something to say kind of!

10/23/2006 6:44 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Sean,

What do you think of the food thing?

10/24/2006 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's prop week! Where do we get our props?

10/24/2006 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Adam Burton said...

Yeah, a coupla women asked me about the "original" clause in relation to the song that guy with the amp played on his guitar that apparently very closely paralleled a particular Dave Matthews tune...

Also, Christina is unorthodox but sweet.

10/24/2006 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Mirri said...

i'm going to use fruit as a prop no matter what I am supposed to use because i think that limitations are not fun but rather actualyl limitating... actually not. For real I just plan on using fruit because it is the most common prop at no shame and by far the most tasty.

10/24/2006 4:36 PM  
Anonymous jamal said...

> (Warehouse) Mayhaps this was based on a certain Dave Matthews Band song by the same name? Yes. I think so. Limewire, people: you won't be disappointed
>Yeah, a coupla women asked me about the "original" clause in relation to the song that guy with the amp played on his guitar that apparently very closely paralleled a particular Dave Matthews tune...

That is so fucking rad. I wrote the whole review by "Jenni" or whoever as lame lark. I wanted to see if I could do a bad but believable review based only on the titles of the pieces. No way in hell did I think somebody had actually performed a Davey Crappews song. I was a little embarrassed even referncing it as a joke, and worried it made the review less believable. You have filled my heart, guy who did a cover of horrid horrid Dave Matthews at No Shame!

10/24/2006 5:03 PM  
Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

It sounds like I missed a great show.

After BOBONS Fred Norberg donated bags of random props to No Shame. See if you can write a piece that uses (and does not break) any of the following, which I will have with me this Friday night:
-two recorders (the instrument)
-a wee tambourine
-a kind of paddle with tambourine-type chimes
-green and white pom-poms
-a squirt gun
-a plastic knife
-a toy bow with three suction cup arrows
-two yo-yos
-a plastic purple slinky
-three plastic tops? These are actually somewhat mysterious. They're in a package with something in a long black bag and something in a small foil bag. Most of package labeling has been removed, leaving behind fragments like, "not drink or ingest," and "-parties -camping -festivals -concerts"
-however many of my Macbeth plastic swords are still intact after "Adventures in Alliteration"

10/25/2006 1:20 AM  
Blogger Christina Gulick said...

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10/25/2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger Christina Gulick said...

>No, dammit. You will not. I thought I made it clear: it's not about bread, it's about weird. You thought you ate Patrick's bread, so fine. That makes it less weird and less interesting, I suppose. We're done. This isn't a very good episode of Seinfeld anyway.

Or maybe I didn't think it was Patrick's bread....and regardless I am Still going to buy you a piece of fucking cheese bread.

>Michael, I don't get why you're so obsessed with being handsome and charming. You're just gonna get older and deader all the time like everybody else.

You forgot to add fatter Jamal. Cause there is no possible way that he'll get any thinner...like Eli thin....no alas, I wish for fatness.

10/25/2006 10:56 AM  
Anonymous jml said...

>Or maybe I didn't think it was Patrick's bread....and regardless I am Still going to buy you a piece of fucking cheese bread.

If that's how it is to be, I cannot stop you. I admire your resolve, really. Can I give the bread you buy me back to you, though? Not to be a bitchy, ingrate: I just don't have any appetite these days. Can't even keep a bowl of cereal down.

>You forgot to add fatter Jamal. Cause there is no possible way that he'll get any thinner...like Eli thin....no alas, I wish for fatness.

That's really pleasing that not only are you resigned to the ultimate inevitability of Tabor-fatness, you're actively wishing for it. Everybody's getting kind of fat, isn't it? I had total confidence that I'd be a stick my whole life (and I still do appear to be if I keep all my clothes on), but Alyssa B, upon seeing me shirtless, said to me the other day, "You look like you're pregnant." I do, it's true.

10/25/2006 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXCITING NEW NO SHAME RELATED PICTURES:

www.tagyerit.com/images/pumpkins/butt_pumpkin.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-9/840501/booty.jpg

10/25/2006 2:04 PM  
Anonymous katy baggs is carving a goatse-o-lantern right now said...

What, no Tubgirl Halloween pumpkin with a plume of pumpkin innards?

No front porch scarecrow lemonparty diorama?

10/25/2006 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, has anyone been regularly recording No Shames besides BOBONS? i know last Friday's (10/20) tape got mostly erased, but did anyone catch 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, and/or 10/6?

10/26/2006 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and/or No Shames from, say last year or the year before?

10/26/2006 12:35 AM  
Anonymous mirri said...

I know a couple years ago they recorded things and ran them on public access TV... I have no idea how you could access those. But no shame has been filled from time to time for as long as I have been performing and attending... I think...

10/26/2006 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlen Lawson's back?! I'm gonna start showing up more often!

10/26/2006 1:09 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>Arlen Lawson's back?! I'm gonna start showing up more often!

Arlen, we all know that you posted that and pretended that it wasn't you. Happy Birthday.

10/26/2006 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

>Arlen, we all know that you posted that and pretended that it wasn't you. Happy Birthday.

Nah. It's me. You met me (sort of) at that bastetball game where Jamal got his sunglasses broken. And my birthday is Wednesday, so thank you.

10/27/2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Whatever, Arlen. I told you that story, like, 2 days after it happened. Nice try.

10/27/2006 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Adam Burton said...

The script to Brett Deckers by the wondrous Dan Brooks is now online here

(Posting here in case people aren't reading the Week without Shame thread anymore... but I posted it there too..)

Enjoy,
Adam

10/28/2006 12:25 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

1. Anesthesiologist Song - Brian?
This was okay.

2. Alan's piece
Okay, I'm not going to lie. This was a bad, bad piece. Badly written, badly performed by Alan (I think he added

3. Weird Laws - Nick (Nick, Adam Burton, Danielle, Timm)
I'm getting to really like Nick's stuff. The "weird laws" stuff has been done, but the staging of said laws has not.

4. Mirri - poem read while wearing the poetry hat
I liked the poem.

5. Michael's accordion piece over a dead body, with Sad Poetry by Jake
I liked this quite a bit.

6. Carolyn Jacobson - dog monologue (performed by Adam B.)
Don't remember.

7. Warehouse - guitar piece with
lots of cool effects
Very, very cool.

8. Danielle monologue - Stiles
An appropriate memorial.

9. A Man of Wealth and Taste--Really good work, Evan. But why does Satan want to help good people and punish bad ones?

10. Luke C. monologue about great-uncle's funeral

11. A Picnic - Janani forgets Holocaust, eats fruit
Demented, which I liked.

11.5. Timm's poem written on a condom wrapper (?)
12. Silly Rabbit, Abortions are for Babies! - Erin, Sean (?) try to end Erin's 15-year pregnancy, abort
Tabor
Very good, and yes, Michael's performance was very good. Too long. Tighten this up, cut two minutes, and it's brilliant.

13. Arlen Lawson's song. Apparently Adam H. thinks Arlen & I resemble each other. I don't see it, but I talked to Arlen about this, and he pointed out that we never actually see what we look like. So we could, theoretically speaking, look alike, or even look like each other.

14.Theoretically speaking.

15. Bus Stop - Very funny.

10/30/2006 12:24 AM  
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10/31/2006 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Michael Tabor won't believe me. *pout*

10/31/2006 5:57 PM  

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