Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Long Halloween

Wow, it's been, like, two whole months since I blogged last. I feel bad for neglecting my throngs of loyal readers, but since it has been two freakin' years since the last time any of you commented, I think I can live with the guilt.

Speaking of living, my friend Spencer and I visited Hollywood Forever on Halloween Day and took a guided tour. We saw crypts and markers of Griffith J. Griffith, the Douglases Fairbanks, and lots more. It was a fascinating trip through L.A. history. Many people there were in costume, including us. I had a lab coat and a stethoscope and people kept asking me if I was a real doctor. I said yes, but it looked like I got there too late to help anyone. No one but me seemed to think that was at all funny. A few people told me I really looked like I could be a doctor and I should be on Grey's Anatomy. Of course, none of them have the ability to get me on Grey's Anatomy, so a lot of good their opinions do me.

Then we had some rockin' Thai food before heading over to a talent agency costume party in The House of Blues Foundation Room, where we were entertained by the rockin' blues of Devon Rowland and the Crazy Hearts.

That would been have great way finish to Halloween 2010, but in a sense it just keeps on going, because soon after that I was on location for a couple of scenes in Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas, reprising my role as the chief of police. This time I got to improv a little. I had the crew laughing, so at least I'm entertaining to someone. (It's a comedy - a very dark, bloody comedy.) I pulled double duty, standing in in one scene for the actor playing Psycho Santa, so it was a long, tiring day, but such is the life of an artiste du cinema.

And it goes on. I'm currently working on "riffing" City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel) as half of Ralph and Rick. There's still some more writing to do, then of course it will have to be recorded and edited, so it will probably be out after the non-Halloween holidays.