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Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009, 08:22 am
I'm done asking permission.

I miss having an urgent need to write every day, but I don't feel like writing deeply right now anyway. I'm working on a music project, and it's the first creative work that's given me any excitement since I quit comedy.

I've created metal rearrangements of country music standards, and I'm holding auditions for guitar and drums to form a band. Kind of an Alice Cooper plays Hee Haw thing. This is what it takes to cure my boredom.

I see local bands and they all seem to passive-aggressively ask audiences for attention, which make me curious as to how an audience would respond to someone to takes their attention without permission or apology. Also I found that comedy performance has vulnerability to the audiovisual behavior attention and focus from the crowd.

With comedy, I couldn't drown out audience distractions with volume. I think I'd like to drown out audience distractions with volume. I'd think I'd like to force some people to pay attention.

More later.

Tue, Apr. 28th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
basilwhite

I wish more people walked out of live shows. Music would improve. Audiences would find their band, and bands would find their audience.

Tue, Apr. 28th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
jaine_parr

People are too polite. I've been dragged to so-so performances of professionals and the folks I was with leaped to their feet for a standing ovation at the end. But it wasn't even second curtain call worthy. An experienced audience won't stand for a lousy show. They stand for the intermission and head for the exit.