Category Archives: Uncategorized

Criterion film a day, day 11: Weekend and the (non) politics of gay sex and love

Let’s be clear, when we talk about “gay” sex or “gay” marriage, very rarely are talking about the union (physical, spiritual) of two men: Yes, abstractly that’s what it is, but in reality those words to transform the sex or … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Criterion film a day, day 4: A Happier Hitler in Chaplin’s The Great Dictator

I am a very ill-disciplined film buff. To fix this, I’m spending the next thirty days plumbing the depths of the Criterion Collection, the if not definitive than certainly standard film collection of the important touchstones in the world of … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Criterion film a day, day 2: Pandora’s Box

I am a very ill-disciplined film buff. To fix this, I’m spending the next thirty days plumbing the depths of the Criterion Collection, the if not definitive than certainly standard film collection of the important touchstones in the world of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Criterion film a day: W.C. Fields

I am a very ill-disciplined film buff. To fix this, I’m spending the next thirty days plumbing the depths of the Criterion Collection, the if not definitive than certainly standard film collection of the important touchstones in the world of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Voice project day 3: Fighting my neighbor’s orgasms

The walls in my apartment building are exceedingly thin, which means I am doubly-blessed by having neighbors that both keep me up at night with their drunk-ass yelling and wake me up early in the morning with the sound of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Voice Project 3: Like Barry White, but drunk and on the subway

If you want people to think you’re crazy, go do some vocal exercises on the street.  Need some extra room on the subway? I recommend working on your hard glottal stop.  Say the word “hooch”, just as you are about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Voice work day 2: Poop metaphors–a critical analysis of Vocal coaching books

Since I’m working on my voice, I’m going take a minute to talk about the voice of my main two books–both recommended by actors: Voice: Onstage and Off, and Freeing the Natural Voice. If I had to choose a voice … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment