Friday, March 13, 2009

Ham? Did Somebody Say Ham?

J and I used to have Pickle Surprise on a VHS demo compilation from J's days as an entertainment writer for a magazine in New York. The tape was long, and full of great stuff besides Pickle Surprise -- Ann Magnuson and that crew of East Village 80s drag queens and crazy people doing lots of weird characters, etc. At some point in our crazy life, we lost the tape. There are few things I have missed as much as I missed that tape. We had serious Pickle Surprise cravings for years. We looked for it forever, and came close to spending $50 for a copy from some museum archive.

Hooray for youtube!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New York.

I didn't mean to be all cagey about my New York trip. For anyone who reads this and is wondering: the Lizzie Borden showcase staging was a huge success, the producers are really happy with the shape the show is in now, and they're going ahead with plans for an open-ended run in the fall. The next step, from what I understand, is to find a space.

I wish I could blog about it, blow by blow, but I always end up writing myself into a corner, not knowing what's appropriate to share at this point. A lot of it is just, in the end, not my story to tell. Rest assured that when the show is a big hit this fall and we all makes pots of money, I'll let you know all about it.