By Michael Showalter…
I’d like to be the first to announce on My Old Kentucky Blog that The State is reuniting (though in truth we never broke up) to make a sketch comedy movie. All I can say about it is that we’re back together after a brief ten year break and it’s going to be about the history of our country. Hopefully, funny.
To further Xtremeify this weekend of entertainment, Corinna and I went out to Providence on Saturday to see Stephen Lynch at Lupo’s. Before the show, we met up with Omar, an old friend from the Rovia days… He’s getting his Ph.D at Brown, but I hadn’t seen him in a few years, so we grabbed dinner and caught up a bit. The show was fantastic! Our seats were pretty good, and Lynch (who’s been on Broadway for a year as The Wedding Singer) was on his game completely… He seemed to have really missed being on his own… He had some verbal sparring with a heckler, but he seemed to have the upper hand.. It was a great show… Unfortunately, Corinna’s mysterious food allergy reared it’s head again, but she took enough Benadryl to keep it somewhat in check in order to enjoy the show. The Benadryl put her on her ass, though, so she slept the whole ride home and missed out on Black Sheep that night… She woke up with the flu, so fate is apparently not smiling upon her.. =(
On Sunday, even though Corinna was feeling shitty, we managed to squeeze in 5 open houses… Out of the 5, 3 weren’t even really worth considering, one was OK,but the last one turned out to be really cool. We haven’t made an offer yet, we’re hoping to have a few more viewings in the next day or two before we make our decision, but we’re both rather excited about this place…
This was a pretty crazy weekend! On Friday night I went to Symphony Hall to see Artie Lange, from the Howard Stern Show (and formerly of MadTV). It was a great time, Jim Florentine and Greg Fitzsimmons opened, both of whom I’ve enjoyed for some time, so it was great to see them live. The MC was some local guy, who wasn’t that good and got pretty heavily booed, but he handled it well and probably knew what he was in store for…
Saturday was a hugely busy day for
and I. After grabbing breakfast, we headed over to the newly-rented storage locker to check it out, and then went across the street and rented a van from U-Haul. We only really needed the van to move some of the bigger stuff (closet shelves and one of our dressers), but we ended up taking a bunch of other shit that was ready to go over as well. I think the U-Haul guy was startled when he saw our total mileage was 3 miles in 2 hours, but then again, they are probably used to that in the city. Moving that big stuff into storage sucked, but not as badly as it could have. We spent the rest of the day packing away some unnecessary clothes and items.. The goal of all this is to make the apartment look less cluttered when we start showing it (hopefully in April). This was a good motivator, imho, because the whole house was a mess, so it was hard NOT to be compelled to clean it up. We ended up getting into a fight, which I guess can be expected when doing something so stressful, but we worked it out.. :) We took another carload of stuff over Saturday night, and when we got back from that trip, I turned the car off and realized I could pull up in my spot a bit more. I went to start the car and it wouldn’t even turn over (even all the instrument lights were working fine). I’m not entirely sure what’s wrong with it, but I guess I’ll have AAA tow it to my mechanic tonight. Hopefully it’s just a bad battery, but I guess it could be something far more nefarious…
Sunday was spent cleaning and doing laundry.. I was pretty tired by the end of the day, and was nodding off a little bit on the train ride over to the movie theatre. The film club saw 300 last night, which was fun… It was much better than I expected, and while I had some minor criticisms, overall it was a fun flick.
After ten years of popular demand, The State is available again! The
first season of the critically acclaimed 1993-95 MTV Series will be
released on iTunes Music Store, starting Tuesday, September 26th.
Depending on how many people download, MTV will release subsequent
seasons, and then eventually, hopefully, a DVD.
The first season includes introductions of favorite State characters
Doug, Louie, Barry & Levon. From the minds that brought you RENO 911!,
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, and STELLA: Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black,
Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney, Thomas
Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain.
More proof that Saturday Night Live is getting funny again
This week has been fun… the Ig Nobel Awards on Thursday were tons of fun, more so than I expected, actually. It turns out
Last night was Stephen Lynch which was awesome. No opening act, but he had Teich and Rod with him, and he played an awesome selection of old and new songs (although he left out “Mixer at Delta Chi”, which is one of my favorites, but he played that last time, so…). He even busted out “Kill a Kitten”, which is rad. Our seats were good, 3 back on the Mezzanine, but I think I preferred our floor seats last time we saw him (I couldn’t get good floor seats because I was slow on the Ticketbastard draw this time around).
This month is completely cracked out…. First off, tomorrow