I finally got a chance to see the new video by comedian Ted Alexandro and I have to say, it’s perfect for this weekend. Check it out for yourself down below.
It’s interesting, but I don’t necessarily listen to the same type of music when I’m feeling down. Depending on the “state” of down-ness my taste vary. When I was wondering about job security a few months back, the music that I was drawn to was Rap. I found this a bit interesting myself as I have been down on Rap for some time now. I’m more into the old school stuff and don’t think the Rap of nowadays, for the most part, has anything to say to me. Yet there I was listening to Kanye West’s new album, Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” and Donald Glover’s (of Community Fame) free EP “Culdesac” album. In between Rap, I was listening to dance music to get me moving and motivated.
Other times, I’ve listened Metal or Grunge intermixed with Punk music. Most of the music I listen to when I’m feeling down I guess is to acknowledge the state I’m in, own it and mentally take control of it. Like, “how dare I let whatever it is bring me down!” and “don’t you know this is me you’re messing with?!” Then of course sometimes I would just listen to some Big Band Jazz music or Ingrid Michaelson (more upbeat and happier music) to just lull me out of that mood altogether and just move on with my happy go luck self.
When I’m not listening to music, comedy is usually my other choice to cheer me up and bring me into a state of peace. In general, I’m not one to bask in depression and self-loathing for an extended period of time. I’m usually an upbeat person. And if I’m honest with myself, I really don’t have much to feel sorry for so it’s good that I don’t.
Once again, “Shoot The Shite” will be at Creek And Cave this Saturday night at 10pm (delays notwithstanding). The hosts of this monthly comedy show as always are Ray Devito, Ben Kronberg and Nick Cobb. The lineup this month features:
Micheal Somerville (Host of ‘Wingman’ Comedy Central, VH1)
Liam McEneaney (VH1, Comedy Central, ‘Tell Your Friends’ Movie)
Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents: Pat Dixon)
Tim Dimond (Pittsburgh Comedy Festival)
Amy Albert (Deliah Dix & Her Bag of Tricks)
Jay Welch (Arms & Hearts Show)
It’s always a fun show to see and I implore you to check it out. For those that think they can’t be there, that’s no longer an excuse. Once again, I’ll be on stage broadcasting the show via our Ustream page. So please watch, laugh and enjoy.
Recently, Comedy Central aired a tribute for Greg Giraldo called “Give It Up For Greg Giraldo“. Not having cable anymore I wasn’t able to see it. Fortunately, thanks to the blog, The Comic’s Comic, I found out that Comedy Central has clips of this show on their site so I got to at least view a sample of this special.
One of my few regrets in life is not being able to see his stand up live. The closest I got was seeing him during a live taping of WTF with Marc Maron. He was still funny as hell without any stand-up bits. At least I have his two albums that I can listen to whenever I want to hear his comedy genius.
He was a comedy great and he shall be missed.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Since I moved down to Brooklyn, ¡Sacapuntas! became a monthly congregation of comedy that I would trek to. Every month, for around $5.00, I would get to see a stellar cast of comedians, have the time of my life and then possibly mingle with them at the nearby bar, Slainte, after the show. It was a wonderful routine that I looked forward to with fondness and anticipation. However this month looked like it would be without my monthly indulgence due to lack of funds.
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