Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Dick Monologues has one final show as part of Frontera Fest THIS SATURDAY, January 31st at the Blue Theater at 4:15 p.m. There should be some walk-up tickets but your best bet is to call and reserve tickets. Even though the show is at the Blue, you call Hyde Park Theatre to reserve. That number is 512-479-7530. Or you can buy tickets online right here.
Also, we're drawing the winners for two excellent baskets of goodies we are raffling off. One is filled with dick-related items from our sponsor, Forbidden Fruit. The other is packed with books, music and art created by cast members. Raffle tix are a mere one buck apiece and you can buy them at the show or by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pass it on.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 11:17 AM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
So we're fast coming up on the two year double anniversary of my friend Molly Ivins' devastating, untimely death and my (now ex) husband's big walkout. When those events occurred within twenty-four hours of each other I so very much fell apart that I quite literally was on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Oh how I locked myself in my room and cried-- for six months straight-- and could not eat and thought I might die.
Of course a lot can happen in two years. But even knowledge based on history that things eventually almost always get better is little consolation when one is in the throes of grief. This I knew far too well. I alternately tried to hide from my pain-- or at least wish it away-- and tried to race through healing. I was in heavy duty therapy, I went to alternative healers, I put on a cathartic show that is still running. And at some point, I sat down with Deltina Hay, protagonist for Dalton Publishing, and told her I wanted to do an anthology of essays on grief. She said she'd publish it, a co-editor came on board and now, here we are, about to have the book release reading on Wed, Jan 28th at BookPeople at 7 p.m. Something like ten of us will be reading from the book which is a collection that runs the gamut from raw and jagged to polished and literary, from pulsating with still palpable pain to moving forward with tentative joy. We've got some big name, well know writers involved. And we've got folks who are not writers by trade but who nonetheless were willing to spill their grief on the page for us.
It should be a really awesome event. Please join us if you can. And please spread the word.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 6:04 PM
Apparently, AustinMonthly is "looking for the next Spike Gillespie or Owen Egerton." This is the actual copy they used in an announcement they posted here at their website. I'm not sure what's wrong with the current Spike & Owen-- Hello People! Owen and I are out here and WE CAN BE BOUGHT for a fairly reasonable price.
Anyway, gotta say, I love this ad.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 2:37 PM
Friday, January 23, 2009
As part of our ongoing Frontera Fest shows, The Dick Monologues is happening tonight at 7 pm at the Blue Theater. There should be some walk-up tickets but I am expecting this show will sell out. So your best bet is to call and reserve tickets. Even though the show is at the Blue, you call Hyde Park Theatre to reserve. That number is 512-479-7530. Or you can buy tickets online right here.
Pass it on.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 7:52 AM
Thursday, January 22, 2009
PLEASE join me tonight at BookPeople at 7 p.m. I'll be introducing Rachel Resnick, author of Love Junkie. It is an incredible book to put it mildly.
I interviewed Rachel for my weekly installment at the Austinist. You can read the Q&A right here.
Pass it on.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 10:58 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
So my friend, Sue, posted a really lovely post about the Kick Ass Awards 2009 including THIS GREAT VIDEO of DJ Spaghetti playing Happy Birthday to me on his theremin.
In the video, I tell a little story explaining the picture above. Please check it out and pass it on.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 10:31 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Y'all PLEASE PLEASE ***PLEASE*** help me spread the word. The Dick Monologues is in Frontera Fest Long Fringe this year. Yay Dick Monologues!!
All four of our shows are at the Blue Theater. We really, really, really want to sell out these shows. The dates/times are:
Mon. 1/19, 7:30 pm, Fri. 1/23, 7:00 pm, Sat. 1/24, 12:00 noon, Sat. 1/31, 4:15 pm.
All tickets are $12. You can buy them online here. Please note that is not the most friendly UI in the world so you're going to have to click around a bit. The online fee is just $1. But if you want, you can just call Hyde Park Theatre and make reservations and pay at the door. Remember, the show itself is at BLUE THEATER. The number for reservations is 512-479-7530.
Please spread the word. Please come to the show.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 2:54 PM
Monday, January 12, 2009
[Robert Mace playing Happy Birthday to Me on his theremin LAST year, too. It's an official tradition. That's me in the banana suit, which is not a tradition. yet.]
Super Ass Kicking Kick Ass recipient Susan Van Haitsma did a great blog post about being at the awards show last Friday. Since I have run away to the beach for a few days (the birthday celebration continues) and am mostly avoiding my computer (in favor of my knitting and admiring the Bostons, who are currently snoring at Paula's feet -- the three of them snuggled on the couch), I will let Susan's post be my offering for today.
A Link to Susan Van Haitsma's Kick Ass Coverage
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 8:24 PM