Sunday, April 29, 2007

While at the library...

I am trying to write a paper for a religion class, who things which I find incredibly funny came to my view.

1) From the book Tortured Wonders, "Orgasmic Climax brings "an almost total extinction of mental awareness; the intellectual sentries are, as it were, overwhelmed."

2) The guy at the computer next to me was trying to translate the following sentence into spanish 'How is the prison food?'


Just thought it was funny.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Map at the bottom

I'm guessing most of the people that read this know me, but I have been getting visitors from all over the world lately. You should look at the map when you scroll all the way down the map. It pinpoints where a person is visiting my blog from and I have a lot of random marks on the page.

As a side note, when you visit my page, you should add yourself to the map with a picture/email because I would really appreciate it, and it would not just be a bunch of dots on a may. I will add myself tonight.

peace.

No electricity and grape jelly

My house has no electricity now. They really weren't joking when they said they would cut it off. I figured since I only have 14 days until I actually have to leave this town I love to call home for the east coast, they weren't going to get to me that quickly, but they did.

I just have one word for the electricity company.... Meh

You were just doing your job. I understand. I have a lantern and who really needs electricity when you sleep? A fridge? Buffet line at the grocery store. Cooking food? They didn't shut off my gas, so screw 'em. This is the second time this has happened to me, so I'm not surprised.

I made a really cool litho print of a picture from the bodega downtown. This is just a placeholder to give you an idea. I am making a 2 image panoramic with some love put into it. I am also putting together 3 different picture with Photoshop in order to get some good experience and say that I accomplished something this semester in my photography class.



I also have made a lot of headway with my photography project. I have an opening shot and a 3rd of it basically edited out. I am doing an odd way of editing I've never tried before. I like to call it 'cut and fuck'. You basically take all your footage, and grind it out. Sync up your audio, and just make cuts accordingly.

Here is a photo of the opening scene.



I also want to say that I heart my friends as well. I was feeling crappy this morning, and then I looked at my phone. I had two text messages from last night.

The first said "Are you coming to the show tonight?" Oops, my bad. I forgot.

The second said "Your book smells like grape juice." I don't know why that's funny, but it is.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Slapping Joe around




There is nothing like faking an interrogation for a directing scene, in which you have to water torture a man, slap him around, and break him down to the point of crying. This is what the room looked like. It was a mixture of Reservoir Dogs plus a mystery.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Little Bear






Sometimes, I just have to represent. Thats just how I roll.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mouse Death Count - 17




I fear for the worst when I have killed 17 of their brothers and sisters in the last few weeks. The raves are getting smaller but more intense. They are now doing circles in the ceilings and being more defiant. Above is a picture of one of them that was taunting me earlier today.

I feel as though I am being stalked. They are getting smarter as well. I found a trap pushed to the center of my kitchen from where I placed it.

Lastly, I have callouses that are starting to develop. They replaced the wooden tube with 3 PVC pipes, which raised the weight of the drop by 20 pounds. Its exactly 19 pulls to get it to height.

Woohoo Drunkard opens tomorrow. Come see it!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fly Crew hurts your hands


Thats what I am doing for the show The Drunkard in the upcoming weeks (we open on thursday). Above is what I am doing. I'm going to have amazing guns after I get this show done.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fohawking it


Plus

Equals



My mother would be proud.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Promade makes your hair shiny



I put some promade in my hair for an 'old time sepia' picture for the theatre, now it won't come out. It feels like I have super glue in my hair that won't dry. Oh how I suffer for my art.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Show choir might be the devil



I just wanted to made it be known that show choir might be the devil incarnate. I really don't have anything to say past that to say today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cancelled an interview and got job offer

I was awoke this morning from a call from Tanya at Utah Festival Orchestra. She informed me that UFOC wanted to schedule an interview with me tomorrow at 10:15 AM. I had been holding out for a call from Erin at the Gateway Playhouse on Long Island. I did not want to put all my eggs in one basket and scheduled the interview. It was for a marketing job that I found on Backstage jobs a few weeks ago when I was sending my resume out to 2 theatres a week (I'd like to call that my short-lived summer crisis). I really wasn't too focused on it because I sent them my resume in march, and had yet to really hear a response from them. I then went and illegally parked my car in the school lot and went to stagecraft where we learned about drafting and how to read it.

I then made my way home to find food and a tape I needed for videotaping some primates for my digital media class. Who calls... Erin.

The conversation went something to this affect:

E: Hi is this Ryan?
R: Yes, How may I help you?
E: We've been talking at the office about summer positions and after your interview on Friday, we want you to work for us...

I was happy, ecstatic about the opportunity to work for a company that is "Long Island's only professional Music theatre company" and they have a pool on the premises.



Here's a google earth image of it. Its an hour from New York City and its IN THE HAMPTONS, so that is also entertaining.

Lastly, Great River Shakespeare Festival is putting on Macbeth and As You Like it this summer. I highly suggest you go see both of the plays.

peace.

Monday, April 9, 2007

I heart something Evol

With Easter passing, and Jesus not dead anymore, I just want to throw out a Hazzah for Jesus. Thanks for letting us drink in your name (WWJD - What Would Jesus Drink) on friday and eat lots of batter-fried fish. Its not often I celebrate holidays as hard as this one (April Fools day, New Years, St. Patricks, April 20th) but let me tell you, it was a good one. Just as a last jab to remind all those who were at the passover party last year, I will just throw this one out of someone who can't hold their Jesus AKA Boon's Farm.


Moving forward, I want everyone to go out and find some Evol Intent, Ewun, Mayhem, or Roni Size. I've been doing alot of personal searching for music as of late and come to the conclusion that Drum and Bass is about to break wide open to a point where you will be forced to notice it. Evol is coming out with a full length album this fall and it will be sick from what i've heard.


I will leave you with this closing line:
"They see me rolling, they are hating, controling, they are trying to catch me riding dirty"

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Who wants to go to a rave?

Due to the fact that a close friend is having this rave at his property, I find it quite fitting that I should help to promote it in a tasteful manner that is not only helpful but also insightful to the fruition of this party on May 5Th.

First, this property is gorgeous. Its spacious with many lakes and room for camping. There has been debate on how many stages, but its looking like 3-4 plus a chill room. I think that this will be a great start to the party season. A full description of all the DJs and everything else can be found here.

bring it bitch

I want to get this one in because if you have read my last posting, I might be on Long Island for the summer. If that does end up going down, you can imagine that I will be representing WI partying to the east coast. They don't even know how we kick it.

Secondly, Addict Records is having their 10 year anniversary party on May 4th at the Inferno in Madison. This should be a treat with DOORMOUSE/ Anonymous, Stunt Rock, J-Slim, AbleCain, Gein, and Hypnoassasin. So basically, EVERYONE I LOVE.

This is a must field trip as well. Let me know if you want to hit up either one of these. rclewis@viterbo.edu. much love.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

O.C.D.

I decided to spend some time today working on my music production and came to the conclusion that I have obsessive compulsive disorder with the following:

1) Checking my email/phone (I heard it ring at least 10 times today)
2) editing music till its finished

I will take them in order.

1. I went to school twice today, once to check my email after waking up because I have no Internet/cable at my house and then again after I found some Evol Intent MP3s on my removable hard drive that I did not know existed. I need to clean this out more because I keep finding music. I also have come to the conclusion that I have more music than I think I will ever need. I find a new song that I do not know that I have about once a day. Getting back to the email thing, I did find out that I have an interview tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. with a theatre that produces musicals out in Bellport, NY. The pay isn't the greatest, but its close to another theatre also on Long Island.

My phone has started doing this thing where I think it will be ringing/vibrating when in actuality, I am just crazy.

2. The second time I went to school, I started editing some music together because I might be spinning at a rave thats in early may, but who knows if that will happen. I spent 4 hours going over random music and came up with 2 five minute mixes. You can listen to them Here.

This will probably be my first album cover.
What it do

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Easter is fast approaching.

This is my first post, and hopefully not my last. I've decided to become a 'blogger' and take my anxiety towards whatever out in a more therapeutic way than drinking my problems under the table. With that said, I state the following:

With easter as close as it is, I am reminded of a photo that I made last year. I find it to be something to reflect on spring and the holiday season.

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On a lighter note, I think the mice have taken over my apartment and are planning a rave in my ceiling or plotting to kill me in my sleep. I heard about 20 of them this morning making their daily rounds of scampering, scouring, and making general noise to let me know its morning.