You’ve probably noticed in web pages that certain words or certain pages have advertising that is “relevant” to the content of the page. This can be done automatically by software that “reads” the content, matches words to its database of adverts then either creates links in the body text or embeds advertisements in the side bar, or header or footer. Have a wee look at this one I found on how stuff works.
So I don’t know if this comes across in my rather spasmodic writings but I’m currently almost completely consumed by the show NIT WIT I’m creating for Edinburgh festival. I have never been this immersed in a project in the sense that I don’t really stop thinking about it – be it the writing, the design or the performance.
My desktop is a litter of half finished midnight ramblings transcribed from often baffling draft texts and non sequiturs. Behind it all is the real desire to have a show that deals with all of the things I have been trying to make funny in the last 5 or so years of writing comedy and sketches.
This is constantly framed be the requisite self doubt, the aching confusion and the awful insecurity; the relentless thoughts that maybe comedy isn’t what I should be doing. So I can’t help but feel a little deflated when all this self generated angst and head pounding comes up with this:-
Q: WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU CROSS DRAGONS DEN WITH DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS?
That’s what it sort of looks like. Its actually one of two large bruises on my upper thighs sustained while performing a very rough version of Austrian slap dancing whilst dressed like this.
Judge me all you want.