Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I happen to like New York
I just had the pleasure and privilege of hanging out and having dinner with Polly Frost, Ray Sawhill, and Matt Lambert of the supercalifragilisticexpipornadocious original web show, The Fold. If you don't know about The Fold, it's sort of Gaius Baltar meets Joan of Arc in a hot tub in New Jersey. Watch. It.
Dinner was great fun. Over Polly's delicious tilapia, roasted veggies, caper mayo, and wine, the conversation covered microbudget web video production, Kansas City's excellent cuisine (you know it, Emily Farris), the relaxed lifestyles of the Californian Central Valley, how we should maybe all move to Austin except for the weather, whether so-called "supertasters" are really more like stupid-tasters, and what is it that drives us all crazy about this city that we love-hate-love so much.
Polly and Ray, seasoned connubial creative team that they are, recently finished their latest joint effort, Sex Scenes, an ambitious mash-up of late-night cable themes and classic radio-play technique. Sex Scenes was developed at NYC's own Cornelia Street Cafe, and toured on stages from coast to coast, before being committed to a very slick MP3 CD of 33 actors reading 50-odd roles. I'll be listening to it on my way west... that is, if the way west happens on schedule. For no sooner had I left Polly and Ray's village apartment than I received an email indicating the possible interest of a Major Media Player in our own Feed Me Show.
Wish me luck, bitches.