CostaCoast at the Annoyance

SEPTEMBER THIRD! We have a really really fun lineup planned, in one of Chicago’s best spaces.  Check the homepage THURSDAY for tickets. You’ll get to see Hot Tawdry, Eli Hamilton, Mr. Power: Titanic Tulga, Sally Marvel, Scott Piebenga, and, of course, me! It will be a blast.

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LA Trip a Success!

I spent the last weekend in Sunny Los Angeles, and it shows. My neck and arms are BRIGHT red, and feel hot to the touch. It’s the first time I’ve thought of using the word “sere” to describe skin. It’s the byproduct of the car rental place upgrading you to a convertible. Which was awesome. […]

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Big Easy Variety Show

I’m excited to be hosting an open mic tonight, and even more excited that it is New Orleans Themed!  The idea is that anything goes – it’s a variety mic, so the stranger the better. It happens every SUNDAY night, sign up at 9 PM, at Fifolet Cajun in Wicker Park.  The cool thing – the […]

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Dialogue

“What was that, that you just said?” “I said you’re not the woman I -” “Not that. About my name on a placard.” “No, I said NOT putting your name on a placard.” “About NOT putting my name on a placard, then.” “I said you’re not some martyr who deserves to have their name put up […]

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What’s Going on with the CostaCoast show?

So our first show out of the gate was a wild success.  Every single act more than delivered to a sold-out crowd, and I have tons and tons of people to thank for making it happen… The scheduled second performance, however, was dead in the water almost before it began.  After failing to notice I’d […]

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Springtime and Relationships – an essay

Springtime is nice, isn’t it?  Everyone seems to look forward to those first light-jacket days and birdsong mornings.  Spring is like watching Game of Thrones in reverse – “Winter is Leaving!” But it’s also full of false hopes.  Themes of rebirth and resurrection make you think you’re going to start to take charge and fix those things you’ve always […]

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