OBSRVTNS: June 6th, 2016
The month of May really blew right by me. I still can't believe that we're already in June. the second week of June! Where does the time go? It goes to Netflix. That's where it goes. It goes to fear, to paralysis, to worry about the future, to distraction, to compulsions. I'm trying to learn to manage those things instead of trying to banish them for good only to become disappointed with myself when I slip. I tend to use slips as an excuse to slide down into a rabbit hole of avoidant behavior. Stuff like spending two hours a day at the gym or six hours binge watching Lady Dynamite.
I'm trying to take a social media break for a bit, to make it less of a tyrant in my life. Limiting myself to an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. I'm going to brush up on my guitar playing. I used to be able to play the entire Lindsey Buckingham catalogue along with PJ Harvey, I want to get back to it. Guitar brings me a lot of joy. I also have stacks of unread books in the house I want to tackle. And there are a lot of museums and poetry readings that I want to go to.
At the end of the week I'm going to be going to NYC to see Alice Smith in concert and do some stand up shows, when I get back to L.A. I'm hosting my monthly variety show Cobra Juice at the Steve Allen Theater. A special guest is going to come and read my email at the show. We've got a great lineup with Sara Schaefer headlining. Come out.
6/11: New York Comedy Club, 5pm
6/12: The Grisly Pear, 8:30 pm
6/12: The Village Lantern, 10pm
6/13: Lumos, 8pm
6/17: Cobra Juice Variety Show, Steve Allen Theater/Trepany House, 9pm
6/19: Candy Comedy (headlining), The Belly Room of The Comedy Store, 8pm
This week's guest on OBSERVATIONS with Sovereign Syre is Willie Hunter (subscribe and rate on iTunes!). A lot has happened since Willie Hunter was a guest on the show a year ago. He's the co-creator of The Carmichael Show on NBC, a multi-cam sitcom that just got greenlighted for a third season! We talk about social media and being a public and private person and the process of writing a tv show from pilot to air. I love him.