||[Aug. 16th, 2012|07:44 am]
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Remember when that band burst into song in my living room? and I videotaped it and it was a totally infectious song that we couldn't stop playing? Well, they've finally recorded it in a studio and you can click here to buy their EP, it's only five dollars and there's also a cover of Peter Schilling's Major Tom (Coming Home) on there which if you remember it, dates you like the rings on a tree.
In other news, one of the science fiction greats died yesterday, Harry Harrison, author of the Stainless Steel Rat books, Bill the Galactic Hero, and the book that turned into Soilent Green. I got to know him in 2009 when I photographed him for Where I Write. He was a terrific & funny man. I enjoyed his company a great deal. Those of you who follow me on twitter or tumbler will have seen the post I made about him, if not, do check it out.
I'm really happy with the reaction to the new Ego Likeness video, thanks to all 1,200 people who watched it yesterday. It's a great song and, I must say, I think it's a pretty cool video too. (And Vince did a really cool job on the makeup.)
In other news,I'm one of the presenters at this years Philly Geek Awards -- which is going to be fantastic. It's at the Academy of Natural Sciences where the big dinosaur fossils are. I'm presenting the awards for Best Comic Book Writer and Best Comic Book Artist. That's tomorrow. No doubt there will be lots of photos of me in a tuxedo floating around the twitterverse tomorrow. I'm sure trillian_stars' outfit will be a lot more exciting.
Speaking of Trillian, she's almost through her run of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later -- there are just six shows left. I saw it on opening night and it's spectacular. I think it's better than it's predecessor which I think had problems of "Hey, we're smart sophisticated people from New York City come to look at some hillbillies!" -- it stands on it's own, you don't have to have seen the first one, and it has heartwrenching performances and very compelling stories. If you're in Philly, or near Philly, you should see it. One of my favorite things in life is watching people mob her after performances saying "OMG! I saw you in Moon for the Misbegotten and it changed my life!" or whatever. After this show they're all in tears hugging her and it's ... really a great thing to watch.
Anyway. I'm off to save the world, or at least make tea. Until you get their EP -- here's Hot Breakfast singing in my living room.
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