History is repeating, like, literally. Not only do I, once more, have a new web show but it’s the same web show I was doing at This Is Infamous, with a fresh coat of paint, a new name Everyone’s a Critic, a promise between director, Shawn Stutler and I to maintain a higher standard and deliver a consistent product and it’s also a partnership with Stan Lee’s World of Heroes. ExcelsiorOOOOOOAR!
To say that I’m excited doesn’t come close to describing my uncontainable feelings. We launched the first teaser for the new show on Tuesday and so far the response has been incredible. I am just overjoyed that over 100 people, over about 24 hours, have thought our content was worthy of a yay or nay. I’m, frankly, ecstatic that about 20% of those were thumbs down. I’d rather be divisive than safe, boring or pandering. Of course, ideally, those thumbs downs will tune in to watch anyway but who knows.
It feels so good to be back in front of the camera again, and although I’m a bit rusty, it feels like a comfortable pair of kicks. I’m so glad to be able to share my adventures again with my Inu-tachi, your numbers withered though they may be. I probably should tumble or snap this chat but I’m just a sucker for an old fashioned wall-o-text blog. So expect in the future for this to be the place to read up on my adventures.
Thank you for reading and please check out the first full episode on May 26th.
I purged my music again to try and kickstart some new emotions and moods and break from old habits and limiting choices. Sort of the Utau-Inu equivalent of a New Year’s Resolution. My first find of 2015 is French singer Camille who is so much weirder than “La Festin,” the swoon-worthy theme to Ratatouille that I had previously known her for, would have you believe. Below is my favorite song, “Cats and Dogs” from her album MUSIC HOLE, which makes me think of the glut of pet related Facebook updates in the most delightfully condescending way.
Promise me you’ll watch at least until 2:00 in when things get amaze-in-your-face.
Those who know me. Intimately. Savagely. Know that I always have a trippy poem in my lint-filled pocket that I often threaten to unleash on society at large. Today I make those idle threats move and release a video poem I call: Fish Head, Cold Pan.
I was mostly immune to Taylor Swift’s brand although I will admit that those killer 3 singles from Fearless -you know the ones- have been a guilty pocket in my iTunes playlist since I first heard them. But then a friend gave me the RED album and god damn if I didn’t melt for her. She doesn’t have the best voice in the world and her penchant for ‘burnbook’ing her former friends and lovers and always trying to come off like the naive victim can be a bit of a turnoff BUT… just watch this performance. Great song. Great crescendo. Great lyrics. Great hairflips.
I like this line especially.
And then you call me up again just to break me like a promise,
so casually cruel in the name of being honest.
And after you watch that, watch this because this is exactly what I look like dancing; lanky limbs and all:
I had to come back to The Inu (truly my home in these interwbes) if only to share this extensive and lively interview I did with GABRIEL KNIGHT creator and legendary game designer Jane Jensen. Jane was one of my heroes growing up and although she didn’t make it into my wedding vows like Richard Garriot’s Lord British, she’s somewhere in the top 10 also rans. GK had a profound effect on me and as I note in the interview, I think the entertainment world has finally, twenty years after the fact, caught up to its pervasive sense of dread.
Definitely check out the 20th Anniversary Edition of GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS when it drops on October 15th. I was pretty impressed with Day 1 and 2 in the preview build. I’ll have a full review up at This Is Infamous in the coming weeks.
Ah, I miss this place. Maybe I’ll hang around for a bit?
My life is moving on and away from this blog, Japanese rock music translations and any semblance of who I was. I loved writing here for so many years but now, I feel finished with it, with the past. I hope you see my work out there, feel the warmth of the light I shed, because I am going to sparkle up every dusty corner I find.
For now, I say to you goodbye and may your lives be full of miracles.