Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Illin' with the Coyotes

Been a little under the weather, but I'm hoping the copious quantities of vitamin C, echinacea tea, and plain ol' water will kick this bug's butt. So not much of interest going on. Unless you count scratchy throat and lack of energy as interesting. In which case, I suggest you get a life, stat.

About the only thing that was truly cool this weekend was Coyote Radio Theater's first rehearsal/read-through of the scripts for the Day of the Dead show. (Just a warning - totally goofy/scary photo of the hubster on the Day of the Dead blog.) Most of the scripts worked really well, and I'm starting to get excited about the show. Nervous, yes. Lots of work to do. But excited, 'cause Christian and Andrew have written some very funny shit.

The main piece is a three-parter called "War of the Squirrels." It features (you guessed it) super-smart, mutant evil squirrels who stage a take-over of the fictional town of Crest Top, AZ. The key to the success of their invasion is convincing the Arizona Shakespeare Society to break into the local bank (seeking to fund the visionary performance of Hamlet on the Hindenberg). Um, yeah. And comedy ensues.

Some of the other pieces include "Komeddy Kat," featuring a feline stand-up comedian about to debut on the Jade Lennoman show, and "The Devil's Apprentice," an historical tall tale also set in Crest Top, AZ. A few shorter pieces include "The Apocalypse Update" (title is self-explanatory, yes?) and "A.L.C.C.A" (After Life Credit Counseling Agency) a sketch based on the idea that it's not your good deeds that gets you into heaven, but your credit rating.

So I'm kinda excited. I get to do some interesting voices - a hyper hairless chihuahua, St. Patricia (patron saint of angry, dateless women who is filling in for St. Peter at the Pearly Gates), Katherine Kingsley of the Heritage Fundamental News Network, a cowgirl, and the host of radio show 'Creation Science Friday,' Myra Plato. Whew! So, yeah. That's been about it for me. Kinda sick, practicing funny voices, and late night ironing. That's been my life for the past 3 or 4 days. In case you were wondering...


At 12:36 PM, Blogger Christian said...

I suspect the late night ironing may have something to do with the mystery illness. Hot fabric fumes and sleep deprivation- very bad combination.

I love the back story for St. Patricia, by the way.

At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me and the squirrels are wishing you better health soon.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger anne frasier said...

i love reading about this stuff. not your being sick. the other stuff. prescott seems like a cool place to live.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger anne frasier said...

i love reading about this stuff. not your being sick. the other stuff. prescott seems like a cool place to live.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Where did my comment go?

At 8:37 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Never mind. The comment's at the other blog.

I'm listening to your April podcast and trying very hard to keep from soiling my underwear.

At 9:14 AM, Blogger angie said...

Prescott is a cool place to live - especially if you like to make your own fun.

If you want to hear some of Coyote's older sketches (including me playing an evil little girl in "Atomic Sea Monkeys"), you can go here http://web.mac.com/coyoteradio/iWeb/Site/Coyote%20Radio%20Theater%20Podcast/Coyote%20Radio%20Theater%20Podcast.html

This link works better on Safari, btw.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger dink said...

Sorry you're not feeling well.

The Sea Monkey podcast was funny!

I'd love to hear the hyper hairless chihuahua voice ;-)

keep drinking your tea and get well!

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

When you're feeling better I'll take you out to lunch...maybe some noodles served in a toilet bowl?

At 12:06 AM, Blogger angie said...

My blog has turned invisible. It was only through a convoluted bunch of actions that I got this to show up. I flippin' hate it when blogger starts acting like this. Damn.

*a small voice screams across the invisible blog-void where lazy artist's lounge used to live...*


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