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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Monday (8/8/16) 5:37pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  How Great Science Fiction Works [audiocourse], Middlemarch, Norwegian Wood
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Monday (8/1/16) 12:44am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Redshirts [audiobook]
Movies:  Ghostbusters (2016)
TV:  <none>

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Monday (7/25/16) 8:06pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Austin: A History of the Capital City [audiobook], The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained [audiocourse]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Monday (7/18/16) 12:41pm - ... wherein Peter tries writing a musical.

For the last year or two, I've been happily watching the Jukebox Musical Project at the Institution Theater -- little 25-minute musicals, written by comedy badass Courtney Hopkin and based around the songbook of some improbable artist, combined with some unlikely historical period. Eventually, months and months ago, I got a plot-bunny stuck in my head -- and once Fiasco finished up, I sat down and wrote James K. Polk, a 25-minute jukebox musical featuring the songs of They Might Be Giants.

Anyway, I wrote it, 90% sure that it wouldn't be the Jukebox Musical Project's cup of tea, but having lots of fun anyway. After finishing it, I did my due diligence, checked in with the folks behind the Jukebox Musical Project, and verified that this is way, *way* off the beam of what they're aiming for with that show. So: I add it to the stack of scripts and I move along contentedly to the next thing. :)

But I figure it's a fun read, regardless, so I've posted the script in PDF form. Read, imagine a director has gleefully cast lots of women and POC to play all the white dudes, and enjoy.

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Monday (7/18/16) 1:08am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack (33?)
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Con Man, Good Eats [season 7], W/ Bob and David [season 1]

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Tuesday (7/5/16) 12:18am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  In the Miso Soup
Movies:  Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (6/26/16) 8:05pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Modern Romance
Movies:  <none>
TV:  Fullmetal Alchemist [series], Last Week Tonight [season 2]

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Sunday (5/22/16) 11:30pm - ... wherein Peter posts an interesting (to him) bit of English-language trivia.

Well, this is neat -- so I pointed out online that there are two common English words that use all the vowels in order (a-e-i-o-u).  But I wondered about the 119 *other* orderings of those vowels -- and specifically, which ordering has the most corresponding English words.

Craig Smith caught sight of that post and made short work of it -- it turns out the answer is o-u-a-i-e, with 68 words:

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Sunday (5/15/16) 7:11pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The High Crusade, The Future of the Mind
Movies:  A Simple Plan
TV:  Good Eats [season 6], Talking for Clapping

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Monday (4/25/16) 9:15pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Dave Barry Does Japan, Gone Girl [major spoilers]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (4/10/16) 7:38pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Creative Thinker's Toolkit, The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers, Understanding Japan: A Cultural History
Movies:  True Grit (2010)
TV:  <none>

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Tuesday (3/22/16) 1:22am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Pictures at a Revolution, The Postman Always Rings Twice
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Monday (3/14/16) 8:48pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

[Missed many, many weeks, owing to laziness.]

Books:  <none>
Movies:  Hail, Caesar!, The Ladykillers (2004), No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man
TV:  Good Eats [season 5]

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Saturday (3/5/16) 5:31pm - ... wherein Peter lists some notes about how he ran auditions for Fiasco.

Sushant Sethi is gearing up to direct Happy Fun Time for the Institution Theater, and has asked me if I had any pointers to pass on, since I'd just finished running auditions for Fiasco.  So I figured I'd write up a post of pointers I want to leave for future!Peter in case I wind up running auditions again.

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Tuesday (2/16/16) 2:16am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Art of Conflict Management [audiocourse], The Dudes Abide, Notes on Directing
Movies:  Sense and Sensibility
TV:  <none>

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Thursday (2/11/16) 7:40pm - ... wherein Peter posts about what he's looking for from the _Fiasco_  cast.

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Thursday (2/11/16) 7:35pm - ... wherein Peter posts about what he's going for with Fiasco.

I figure, before the show-production boulder really gets going, I want to tell all y"all what I"m going for with _Fiasco_, the upcoming mainstage at the Hideout.Collapse )

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Monday (2/8/16) 1:37am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Bloody Crown of Conan [audiobook], Coen Brothers -- Virgin Film
Movies:  Intolerable Cruelty
TV:  Galavant [2x01-2x04]

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Sunday (1/24/16) 8:41pm - ... wherein Peter has a training session.

For my own record-keeping, here are my notes from today's fitness session with Brett:

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Monday (1/18/16) 8:13pm - ... wherein Peter considers wandering away to WordPress.

So I"m thinking, again, of migrating away from LiveJournalCollapse )

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Monday (1/18/16) 12:20pm - ... wherein there are job openings for Fiasco.

Hi everyone!

It's still a month or two before things really get rolling on Fiasco, but I want to start getting a crew together.  Specifically, I'm looking for a stage manager and an assistant director.  On the tech side, Lindsey (our tech director) is looking for technical improvisors to handle sound effects, lights, a computer-driven display screen, and possibly some "swing techs" who could sub in for various tech roles.

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Monday (1/18/16) 12:04am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian [audiobook]
Movies:  The Man Who Wasn't There
TV:  Good Eats [season 4]

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Monday (1/11/16) 8:18pm - ... wherein Peter looks to change up his exercising a bit.

Executive Summary:
I'm looking for a personal trainer that I could meet with on a weekly basis for the next couple of months. I'm looking for guidance on simple daily exercising that I can do at home.

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Sunday (1/10/16) 9:01pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Dip
Movies:  The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
TV:  <none>
Other: The Book of Mormon [12/10/15 performance, Austin]

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Sunday (1/3/16) 5:48pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  Ready Player One
Movies:  The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo (1996)
TV:  <none>

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Saturday (12/26/15) 10:49pm - ... wherein Peter lists his favorite purchases of 2015.

I've made an annual tradition of posting my favorite things I've bought every year -- check out the posts for 2013 and for 2014.  There were far fewer impressive purchases this year, but all the same: drumroll please...

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Saturday (12/26/15) 10:41pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Better Angels of Our Nature, Play Unsafe
Movies:  Raising Arizona, Miller's CrossingBarton Fink, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
TV:  <none>

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Sunday (12/20/15) 10:15pm - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  <none>
Movies:  Blood Simple
TV:  Good Eats [season two]

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Monday (12/14/15) 12:16am - ... wherein Peter posts a Weekly Media Update.

Books:  The Conquering Sword of Conan [audiobook]
Movies:  <none>
TV:  <none>

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Friday (12/4/15) 2:06pm - ... wherein Peter has WiFi troubles

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