Friday, June 30, 2006


Tonight at Eddie's Attic in Decatur Hope For a Golden Summer will perform, along with Packway Handle Band (bluegrass), Rising Appalachia (they say Gillain Welch-esque) and Kaisercartel (?).

I've mentioned HFAGS before. I've seemed to miss them every time they've been in Atlanta since the last time I saw them at The Earl. We used one of their songs in a short film we made for Push Push's Dailie's Project. I really like them, but they don't seem to like Mack Williams' yappy mouth. (I still think they were just flirting, Mack. But seriously, shut the f#$! up.)

Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. $8.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Lauren "Son of a" Gunderson and Douglas Dankowitz

The Doug Dank Project, Wednesday at Push Push, 10:00pm -- This week's monologist will be Lauren Gunderson, Atlanta-based playwright, screenwriter, short story author, and actor. See her entire website and bio HERE.

Lauren's awesome.
You should come see her. And the show.

(photo by stacey bode)

I'll sell you beer or a ticket. Or cookies. Seriously-- hot cookies. You'd think they wouldn't go with beer. You'd be wrong. Kind of.

10:00pm Push Push Theatre, Decatur, Wednesday.
45 minutes.
$5!! What a freaking bargain

Thursday, June 22, 2006

"Adorable basic cable network VH-1" looks to Channel 101 for new sketch pilot

I'm happy for these guys.
Sounds like they're doing what they want to do, and TV is letting them.
That doesn't sound like TV.
I guess this will be just like (but with much better production values I'd imagine), the sketches are completely self-contained short episodes of shows where the audience decides what gets "picked up" and what doesn't.
I think that's how it's gonna work.
That'll be a tough turn-around, but i guess if they're getting paid for it now, they can dedicate all of their time to it.

I'm looking for when this will air.
I guess for the fall?

How does TV work, again?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Best Original Song

"The Other Side of the Glass" won "Best Original Song" for the 48 Hour Film Festival, which screened as part of the Atlanta Film Festival last week.

We had 2 songs in the short, I can only imagine they're talking about "This is my Penis song" and not "The Other Side of the Glass." Not sure, only a guess. Look at that picture, you can practically HEAR us saying "...enis, Penis, Penis..."

They were going to give me the "Best White Girl Mimicking a Black Girl" award, until they realized that both the award and I were in terribly bad taste.

Crap it! I would've accepted an award for "In Worst Taste," but nobody was offering.
I'm sure I'll get a few of those before i die.

Or someone kills me.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Steve Coulter does Doug Dank

This week's monologist will be Steve Coulter, local actor, teacher and filmmaker, and recent winner of the South Eastern Media Award at the 2006 Atlanta Film Festival--- he and his wife Dee's screenplay adaptation of Helen Frost's "Keesha's House." The Award includes $$ and production-oriented prizes to help make the film, which he will direct. At the staged reading, David Silverman and I shouted obscenities from just off-stage for one particular scene. I agreed to it, because I would've probably be already doing that, were i just sitting in the audience. This way was much less offensive, and a smidge more socially acceptable.
Steve's very good.
You should come see him.

Another treat for this week's Doug Dank Project is the addition of Matt Young as guest improvisor! Matt was one of the founding member of Dad's Garage Theatre and now lives and works as an actor/improvisor/musician (Captain Genius) in L.A.
Matt's very good.
You should come see him.

I'll sell you beer or a ticket.

10:00pm Push Push Theatre on Wednesday.
45 minutes.
$5!! What a freaking bargain.

Sunday, June 18, 2006 I'm "Miss June"

And a "pin-up."
Here's the interview that Chad did for his Polly Staffle film review site.
Stacey B. once said blogs are self indulgent.
I'm just out to prove her right. !!

...but she and Linnea got a photo credit, so there's the "giving" part.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

car coverage

Sent from Dana, of Ashley's car:
"your likeness is totes on the hood of a pontiac."


last night was a pretty great doug dank.
Tommy was a great monologist.
2-man improv team of Dan T. and Matt S.
They not only pulled it off, but did it well.
Next Wednesday is Steve Coulter!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

what is happening?

Somebody, help me make things like this go away from my mind.
Or, in the absence of those powers, please help me, with your comments or captions, to make it funny.

Then, when you've eased my mind about that, please help me wrap my head around the inherent needlessness, much less inappropriateness, of this pose in this place at this time.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


1 = Construction worker outside my house, with the accent of Dave Koechner's character, Gerald "T-Bone" Tibbons.
2 = other construction worker, not as loud.
3 = apparenlty a boss.

1: What's your musical preferences?
2: Country, I guess.
1: Seen any concerts lately?
2: (unintelligible)
1: You know, Athens has some really good music venues up there. Ever been up there?
2: Naw.
1: Never been ta tha 40 Watt?!
2: Naw.
1: Aww, man, they have some really good music up there. But i guess it's kinda more....uh...more....
2: alternative?
1: Yeah. You know, I wish I'd been here a week earlier, I'da gone ta see Beck. You hearda him?
2: Naw.
1: Beck! You never hearda him? Aww man, i'da loveta see him live. He was over at tha Tabernacle, tickets sold out 30 minutes after they put 'em on sale. (shovel, shovel).....I guess most of my music is more hard core, though. Early 80's punk scene. .....But mosta them're dead from drug overdoses.
2: Know whenta say No.
1: Yeah, I guess. But there's a few stragglers still around.
3: Yall shut tha hell up and work.
1: I AM workin, don't mean i can't try ta have a conversation while i'm doin it! Damn! (Cackling laughter)
3: (mumble, grumble,) ..runnin his mouth. (mumble, grumble....shovel, shovel.)
1: (laugh)

Monday, June 12, 2006

The birth of a blog

I can smell it.

That's gross.

It's out there.... and it's small, but it's there. It gets bigger. He swears.

I'll believe it when i see it!

On second thought, i'll take his word for it.

I look forward to it!

Honeymoon Foiled

This is from a flickr 'friend.' A couple came back from their honeymoon to this.
Then, there's THIS. A pretty hilarious story about a guy who went out of town and his friend/housesitter and a few other friends worked day and night to foil his entire place, leaving a lone book un-foiled, that book being "Penn and Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends."

Mr. Dank? Mr. Housworth.

Mr. Housworth? Mr. Dank.
Now. Start talkin.

Local author, Tommy Housworth, will be talkin some dank shit and tellin some true stories this Wednesday night at 10:00 at Push Push Theatre for the Doug Dank Project improv show.

As always, $5 to get in, beer, cookies, laughs.

Push Push Theatre in Decatur on New Street, right behind Figo and Corner Pub.

Come on out!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hi, how are you?

If I wasn't so fond of "Moisten Manapkin," I'd rename this blog "I'm sure you've already heard of this, but..."

NPR's song of the day today is "The Sun Shines Down on Me," by Daniel Johnston. Daniel is mentally ill and is now unable to take care of himself and lives with his parents. This song is from a recent retrospective called "Welcome to My World."

His artwork apparently was recently shown at the Whitney Museum in New York, though i can't seem to find any evidence of it there. crappy website.

But, his personal website is called, "Hi, how are you?" There's a bunch of his artwork here. For sale. Like this, to the right, called "If you just wouldn't be so verbal with your negativism."

And there's a picture on there of Kurt Cobain wearing a "Hi, how are you?" t-shirt, so...I'm not breaking any news here for you guys.
But it's news to me.
...or is it?
I ask the question because i read that there was a documentary made about him called "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." So I went to netflix to add it......and it was already in my netflix queue.
I have no recollection of putting it there.
And none of my friends have rated or reviewed or rented it.

where is my brain?
I'm hoping I was thinking about "The Devil and Daniel Webster."
But why would i put that in my netflix? Nobody has suggested that one, either.
Maybe I was thinking that Daniel Day-Lewis was in that.
He's nice to watch. in the dark.

UPDATE: Ok, so has a cd called "The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered." Here's the album cover---> ...funny!
Product description: "...stunning collection of DANIEL JOHNSTON songs recorded by some of his biggest fans should prove to awaken the music world to just how special (and actually alive) he is - contributors include TEENAGE FANCLUB w/ JAD FAIR, EELS, TV ON THE RADIO, BRIGHT EYES, BECK, SPARKLEHORSE, FLAMING LIPS, TOM WAITS, CALVIN JOHNSTON, and more!"
Can't believe they put Death Cab for Cutie as "...and more!"

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

He'll save children

...but not the British Children.

George Washington. Who knew about all the dicks?
Many of you, i have a feeling, have seen this before.
So, please tell me who Cox and Combes are. I can't seem to glean much information on them from the ole internet.
saw this first via Sarah Brown (who i don't know but may meet on July 4th) from an evite comment. Oooop, nope, she answered "no." oh well.
Animated by Brad Neely who is probably best known thus far for recording an unauthorized soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (called Wizard People, Dear Reader) which is meant to be played along with the movie---free downloads available at Illegal Art.
This George Washington animated video is doing the film festival circuit in the shorts category, apparently.
Who are Cox and Combes?
watch til the end.

Monday, June 05, 2006

S! S! S! Review

Someone reviewed us.
And liked us.
I guess that should be obvious, cuz i probably wouldn't put a bad review up here. And they're out there. I've seen them. I wish i were talking just about a poorly written good review of our unbelievable movie....but i'm not. though those are out there, too.

This review is by Las Vegas writer Chad Clinton Freeman at Polly Staffle.
Thanks for the write-up, Chad.
Wondering why it's called Polly Staffle? Don't know who Polly Staffle is? Click the picture and read.

we won the audience award!

"The Other Side of the Glass" won the audience award for our group of 48 hour films. !!

This means it will go on to be part of the finalists which will screen at the Atlanta Film Festival on June 17th at noon at the GSU auditorium, if anyone's interested in seeing the finalists and the "awards ceremony."
Tickets are $7, unless you are an IMAGE member. Or a senior. Or a student. Then it's $5, because you're probably poor, and those $2 will certainly go for food for your baby or denture cream.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

I suck

I meant to post this earlier. In fact, I thought I had.
If you're reading this on saturday night or Sunday morning:

a message from the Girl Fight Club (GFC):
THIS SUNDAY, June 4th from 8-3pm
335 Coventry Rd., Decatur, GA 30030

For those unfamiliar with this group, we are a gang of gal pals (and some beloved token males) who gathered forces a few years ago to help out one of our compatriots who was diagnosed with breast cancer. In lieu of beating the crap out of each other, the Girl Fight Club beats up on the cost of cancer treatment. We've managed to raise thousand dollars with our yard sales to help cover medical costs, and this weekend, the money raised is to help three of our GFC sisters who are battling cancer and medical bills.

We'd love to see you at the sale--LOTS of great stuff for you to go home with!! Please pass this email on to friends and family. Every cent raised goes towards the fight against cancer - no "administrative costs" here!!

The house is really easy to find. On Ponce, heading East, just after it turns into Scott Boulevard, the first light you get to is Coventry Road. Take a left, and the house is on the right. It's right there, on the right. Lots and lots and lots of stuff. Just saw the stuff tonight. There's Lots of it. Tons of cd's. something like 2700 cd's.

Come on by. Or if you are interested in just contributing, send me a sign. Or an email. Or put a post on here and i'll give you details on how to give money directly.