OBSRVTNS: May 2nd, 2016
April was one of the busiest months on record. I worked nearly every day of the month and it has been a long time since I've felt that level of exhaustion. This last week was the most intense. I'm writing to you from New York. I'm currently staying with Alia Janine in Bushwick and typing to you from a futon in her podcast studio. I've been living out of a little roller bag for close to thirty days now in one way or another, whether it's taking clothing options to shoots or a week's worth of wardrobe across the country.
I did three different podcasts this week and a radio interview and about ten stand up shows. That's not to mention all the lunches and brunches and coffee dates with the friends that I've made out here over the last five years of my life. It's a lot of stuff to get in. This year itself has been intense. I've done 73 stand up sets since January 1st and about 20 scenes on top of finishing an epic length graphic novel. Somewhere in there I also managed to live a life and keep my dog alive, so I think I'm doing good, but the first week of May I vowed to take off...though I've already booked two more stand up gigs and a shoot and am co-producing another installment of the Cobra Juice Variety Show at the Steve Allen Theater.
If I keep moving, I keep the anxiety at bay.
This week on OBSERVATIONS with Sovereign Syre, my guest is Dana Vespoli. Dana is a feminist porn icon and a legendary performer. She's been inducted into the AVN Hall Of Fame as well as garnering critical acclaim for her directing work in adult films. She doesn't shy away from dark when it comes to documenting female desire. She's also my best friend. I don't talk about porn a lot on the podcast, I worry that I'll be too honest, too serious, and it will be counter productive to the work I've done. I prefer to let my scenes speak for themselves, work for themselves. But I thought if I was going to talk about it, I wanted to do it with someone that I deeply respect and who I know is always game for telling the truth.
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