Friday, July 01, 2016

Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.


Hello, July.

Overdue family reunion post:

A few weeks ago, I saw my father in person for the first time in over a decade.

Exactly five minutes before I was supposed to meet my family at a restaurant for dinner -- a family that hadn't been at one table together in well over a decade -- my sister texted me to let me know that she and our mom just had a "huge argument" and that "we aren't speaking".

I was already nervous about the 1,001 things that could go wrong with my semi-estranged dad -- and then I find out that my fucking backup is compromised.

Adrenaline rose...

So. About fifteen minutes later, I am sitting at a dinner table with my reunited immediate family, breathlessly trying to make light small talk with my father who I haven't seen in forever while simultaneously, silently comforting my mother who is LITERALLY HIDING BEHIND A MENU CRYING and angrily gesturing toward her daughter sitting across from her.

And it occurs to me... this dysfunctional family dynamic has informed every fucking aspect of my life.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bloodline


Family is in town.

Mom and sis, here through Sunday.

I see them maybe once or twice a year, if that, sooo... I'm basically seeing them after work every night this week.

Night one: Korean BBQ.

All of these dinners will lead up to this weekend -- when my *father* arrives.

I haven't seen my father in person in over a decade -- that time I got married.

In fact, my immediate family has not been together since that ill-fated wedding.

I don't see how this could possibly end well...

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Somebody's gonna hurt someone before the night is through...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

THEY CUT HEADS



It's Saturday! April 30, 2016!

Got my first paycheck from my latest gig. Now I'm gonna treat myself to a fucking cheap haircut in Chinatown!

HEY, CHINESE PEOPLE -- HERE'S $10, NOW CUT MY GODDAMN HAIR!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

At Least You've Got Friends



Tim Kazurinski captured this full, impromptu performance of Prince at SNL's 40th Anniversary After-Party. (This weekend, SNL played partial footage from another angle.)

Maya Rudolph fronts a Prince tribute band called "Princess". They were booked to close the 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival in Austin way before tragedy struck, and that show turned into something more charged. See and hear more HERE.