Things have been a little quiet on the blog as of late. I have every intention of changing that. Here’s what’s up:
First, I’m welcoming Julie Seabaugh, who not only knows stand-up but has a strong opinion about it that she can back up. She used to publish the web magazine Two Drink Minimum, which was one of my own inspirations for creating Dead-Frog. You’ll notice that she’s already posted her recent review of Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk with Me.” She’ll be posting on the site as often as she likes. I’m looking forward to reading what she’s got to say.
I’m hoping that Julie’s posts will inspire some back-and-forth between her and I, letting Dead-Frog cover comedy more broadly as an art form. I pride myself on being authoritative but without being authoritarian. I’ve always wanted Dead-Frog to be a vessel for more voices than my own. Now is as good as anytime for that to start.
Second, I’ve become a bit obsessed with the programming aspects of the site. There are things I want to do with the site more than just talking about my thoughts on the funny stuff out there. And they take time to develop, design and code. In my interest in pursuing them (and a living), I’ve really slacked off on keeping the life blood of the site going - the blog. I’m embarrassed I have to write that, so my desire to avoid doing so ever again should help me be a bit more frequent poster.
Still, following from Julie, I’d like to add a couple of bloggers. Since both Julie and I are in New York City and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I’d like to get a regular poster who can talk about comedy in Los Angeles and another who’s up on Chicago. From a pure territorial perspective, that’s what I think Dead-Frog needs.