Sorry for the deep cut Dr. Katz reference there. A few of the old late night Comedy Central fans might enjoy that one.
Since it is Thanksgiving week and this is my little corner of the virtual world, I wanted to take this moment to publicly thank a few folks who have been a part of all the creative endeavors I’ve been privileged enough to do this year. For a minute, let me just break it down – DX style – and brag about the life I am lucky enough to live, shall I?
- Parlour Bells continues to roll on, releasing new music this year as a part of the Keep Safe Boston benefit and even being nominated for a Boston Music Award for Best Live Act. It’s a trip to be invited to the big dance, but to be honest the only “in-crowd” I care about being “in” with is made up of Glenn, Nate, Magen, and Paulie.
- This year, I was also lucky enough to become a member of the wacky fucked-up Old School Game Show family. If you haven’t seen the show yet, you’re simply missing out. Even if you have, you likely have no idea the work and passion that goes on behind the scenes in the month leading up to each show to give you the most fun interactive experience possible. The cast and crew – led by Mike D’Angelo for whom I can’t come up with enough superlatives – are probably the most incredibly fun, kind, and soulful bunch of wackos I’ve ever been around. Thank you, OSGS family for taking me in and not judging me for my obsession with garden gnomes.
- Oh, and I made a film this year. Have I mentioned that? Yup. The Mayor of Rock & Roll was/continues to be one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I don’t know if I can describe what it’s like to pour out your life onto the page and then get a bunch of people to rally behind you to turn it into a film. Mark Phinney knows what I’m talking about – he’s done it before and is doing it again with It’s Not Funny Anymore. And I get to play a role in that one as well! Seriously, if I didn’t know it was true, I’d say I was lying right now. I really am the luckiest man I know.
There’s more to come! More film projects! More music including new Parlour Bells and finishing my long-awaited (by at least two of you) Broken Gates record! Some stuff I haven’t even thought of yet but will still do because I’m an idiot and hate sleep apparently!
Seriously, it may not be super cool or sexy to be grateful, but I couldn’t do any of it without this amazing community of which I am lucky enough to be a part. I can’t even say it’s the “Boston music community” anymore because I know so many of you from theater and film and other creative endeavors. But thank you. I am sincerely and eternally grateful.