Saturday, January 24, 2015

Plug It Up

No, this isn't a CARRIE blog. It's the other kind of plug. NOT THAT ONE EITHER! The promotion kind.
You know, marketing, spreading the word, pimping one's goods...and a good pimp is a happy pimp as yo mama used to say.


2015 is the resurgence of LA RUE'S RETURN or HOW'S A BAYOU?, the seminal New Orleans-set comedy melodrama written by Edward Thorpe and myself way back in the Jurassic period. Our play will be the summer attraction at the Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville Theater in Oceano, CA in the same exact spot where SONG OF THE CANYON KID ran last year. The dates are June 18-September 19. If GAM does even half of what they did with THE CANYON KID, this show ought to be a gas! Not only is this an honor to have my work on their stage, but also part of their 40th season.

Coincidentally enough, GAM's first show this year is BULLSHOT CRUMMOND, a brilliant spoof of British spy thrillers from Low Moan Spectacular that was a big influence on me when I first saw it in San Francisco back in the Seventies. In fact, I auditioned for that same production then. The result was a disaster, me not knowing how to audition even though I got my foot in the door. I used that same foot to walk out that door too with my tail between my legs. However, as I said, the show is fantastic and GAM will do it up just fine. I've come full circle yet again in my theater career, such as it is, with LA RUE in the same season with BULLSHOT. Not to be snotty (well, a lil bit) but I beat Low Moan to the GAM stage with my show last year and I've been welcomed back for a second go-around.. So BULLSHOT CRUMMOND sits between a Scott Cherney sandwich. Mustard, anybody?

The script of LA RUE has also been published by lil' ol' me, now available in paperback and e-book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo.

That's not all. The novelization of SONG OF THE CANYON KID and my collection of comedy sketches NOW THAT'S FUNNY have also been published in e-book form to iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, Page Foundry and Barnes and Noble Nook. Still wondering why Barnes or even Noble don't go into the e-porn business with Nooky.

Now last but never least, my good friend Thomas Amo, author of MIDNIGHT NEVER ENDS, FOREVER ME  and AN APPLE FOR ZOE, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign for his radio station, THE BLITZ. In the radio persona of Tom Slick, he is the best friend an independent artist has on the radio, supporting  writers, musicians, filmmakers and more. Support The Blitz on IndieGogo! GoGo have until February 28.
                                                  THE BLITZ INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

Yes, we all know it's hard out here for a pimp....even on the Internet Superhighway. I feel just like The Mack.