Tom Waits - Dead and Lonely (not really diggin' it, though)
This is incredible. I'm going to be part of quite possibly the largest 'Thriller' video reproduction ever. This explains it best (from The Stranger):
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 The week ends with a call for monsters. Here's the deal: Last year, Circus Contraption, Seattle's premiere performance-art circus troupe, rounded up a few friends for an inspired Halloween shenanigan: a start-to-finish reenactment of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, complete with the zombies-dancing-in-the-street finale. So transcendent was the experience that they're doing it again, with dreams of amassing the largest dancing-zombie chorus of all time, for a one-night-only Halloween performance at Sand Point Naval Base. Also on the bill for the Friday, October 29, event will be the Circus Contraption Band, the Infernal Noise Brigade, and Rubberboy, a San Francisco contortionist who can lick his own balls. But the more dancing zombies, the better. "The 'Thriller' choreography is only moderately difficult," says Circus Contraption's zombie wrangler. "Anyone with two left feet and a little dedication can do it, and if you have any dance experience, it will be easy." Those interested in unleashing their funky zombie selves (and available for the October 29 show and at least two of three advance rehearsals) should contact email@example.com.
My first rehearsal is today, then one next Saturday, and a final one the following Thursday, the night before the show. I am sooooo excited to do this!
I also went and saw some live theatre the other day, to the tune of Eugene Ionesco's 'Rhinoceros'. I was really convinced 'Yes, that's exactkt how somebody turns into a rhinoceros.' A great performance, and in such an intimate setting - I could smell the sweat of the performers towards the end of the show! I know it was their sweat, because the lead guy was heavy-set (which means more surface area) and, well... sweating.
Seeing the Rhino play sparked some inspiration for me, bringing me back to old days of performing in videos and high school drama. Now my old friends at Circus Contraption are providing for me - I am happy.
Today's post is all about theatre. I'm bummed that I missed Frankenoccio in Fremont - sounded really good. I'm also a little heartbroken that apparently the Seattle Fringe Festival is no more, after 13 years. Finances. No money. I think that's really terrible. Last year's festival was an amazing experience, even if I only saw a few of the performances. It's as much about the creative energy as it is about the shows - that energy is good for you, ay, the world! I haven't had a whole lot of it over the past year.
I need... energon cubes.
Dissatisfied Customer #92837A, 10-17-2004 with $22.36
Your 'links' page is annoying. Too much cursor moving when the words inflate.
I heard you were hot stuff at Zombie Thriller Dance Practice, especially when you "spin-twirl-air guitar," and then again when you "grab it, f*** it, punch R punch L."
Jason, 10-16-2004 with $22.13
Dude. There's a band named 'Wuthering Heights?' Is the lead singer's name Heathclif or are they all named after Bronte sisters? And dude. They have a song called 'Bad Hobbits Die Hard?' That's sweet.
Garhan, 10-16-2004 with $21.29
Dude, I was just thinking about Thriller the other day. I went and saw a production of Rent (damned good I might add - my first time for that musical) and at one point I swear two of the performers did part of a zombie dance from Thriller. That, and seeing the Thriller recreation in 13 Going On 30 sure brings back th... [125 more to go]