Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Don't Stop Mario Now

Via Kotaku.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Goodnight, Sweet Lou

Not that Lou. Piniella lives.

Unfortunately, Captain Lou Albano, the beloved wrestler and actor, has died at age 76. Lou was famous for helping pro wrestling cross over into the mainstream and also for portraying live action Mario on the short lived The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.

Rest in peace, Lou. Thanks to you, I'll always know how to do the Mario.

Thanks to Kotaku for the heads up.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Lyrics of Zelda

Pretty funny stuff from YouTube entertainer Brentalfloss. He's also laid down tracks to the Final Fantasy, Mega Man, and Duck Tales theme songs. Check out more of his off the wall work here.

Thanks to Kotaku for the heads up.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Almost, Maine

If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Kennebunkport, Maine anytime between now and next Saturday (August 29th), come and check me out in the Arundel Barn Playhouse's production of John Cariani's Almost, Maine. I'm playing multiple roles alongside a terrific cast and crew and the Barn is really a charming space. It's been a whirlwind of a process and it's turned out to be a solid production.

For more details on location and performances, check out arundelbarnplayhouse.com.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

8-Bit Weezer

When you go on a retro kick (and I know you do) and you start hanging out in the garage and blowing on cartridges and drinking lots of sody pop, your mind tends to wander towards the finer things in life and the mysteries of the universe. You may wonder aloud, "Hey, I wonder what some of Weezer's songs would sound like if they were a soundtrack for my favorite NES games?" because, hey, I know I have. Well finally, we have an answer.

Enter 8-Bit Weezer, a compilation of Weezer songs from Pterodactyl Squad all made in the style of retro game soundtracks. All of the tracks are very well done, clear standouts being Tugboat's cover of El Scorcho, nordloef's blistering rendition of Buddy Holly, and my personal favorite (and my favorite Weezer song of all time) Bit Shifter's excellent version of The World Has Turned And Left Me Here. Honorable mention goes to videogame orchestra for getting Castlevania in my Weezer with their brilliant Island In The Sun (Belmont's Revisal). Gosh darnit, people are just so frickin' creative!

If you like Weezer or if you like retro gaming, you owe it to yourself to check this out. Thanks to Winston LaGrange and Offworld for the heads up!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


If you're in the Columbia, SC area from now until July 25th, make a point to stop by Trustus Theatre and catch me playing the asshole Brad Majors in Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.
It's a really fun production of the inexhaustible cult classic. If you love the movie, you'll love the original stage show as well (the play did come first, after all). The cast and crew are all very talented and I promise they won't disappoint. I've heard I'm not bad, either...

Where: Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady Street in the Vista, Columbia, SC
When: Now through July 25th. 7:30 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 8 PM Friday and Saturday.
Cost: $25

Buy your tickets in advance by calling the theatre at 803-254-9732. They are going fast.
For more info, visit trustus.org.

You know you want to do the Time Warp again...

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Tonys

The Super Bowl of theatre came and went last night and except for a hell of a lot of technical difficulties, it went pretty well, mostly due to the job well done by the phenomenal Neil Patrick Harris.

Why next to normal didn't win every award it was nominated for is beyond me, but congratulations to Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey for their much deserved Best Original Score win and also to the incredible Alice Ripley for her Best Actress in a Musical victory.

If you're in the Apple, go see this show!