Sat, 24 Oct 2020
So you may be wondering where I've been hiding myself away these past few months. Well, obviously, in my apartment (only been out three times since March), but surely I can do something online, you say. (I'm assuming you say that - because you're the intended audience for this post. If you didn't say that, move along to some other website.)
Well I've been a busy goat, up to my ears in audio for Shezam
, which began its third season this month. As of this writing I am kind of almost two months ahead of schedule for this weekly podcast, and I hope to keep it that way. We've got some really great guests this season, so if you care about performance and what it means to connect with an audience and not alienate them like a monster, do check it out.
I've also been part of the virtual stage crew for Lucy Darling's Zoom shows
, which are being hailed as the best out there. The secret? Realizing it's a new medium (sort of a hybrid of live theatre and television) and bringing the language of film to a magic show. I of course had nothing to do with that - I'm just there to mute audience members when they start yelling at their dog in the next room. But it's fun and you should see it.
Things have been pretty quiet with The Residents
, which I've come to know over the years means something big and time-consuming is about to land. I'm sure some of you are thinking "oh Chris knows something and he's hinting at it obliquely" and though you still won't believe me I'll repeat that I normally only learn about things about a day before you do, and that's only because I've been told to spread the news. They're mysterious, don't ya get it?
But sometimes... sometimes I get pulled in earlier and am given a job. I feel like that's about to happen. (And, again, NO, I don't know anything right now. I just have a hunch.)