Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Everyone at work is getting very excited about collaboration. They do this by talking about applications like Google Wave and Google Docs... Nobody is collaborating about their collaboration. Few people are thinking about collaboration outside of the App. It's like you can install collaboration. Is this the new capitalism? It used to be that you could buy fame, success, beauty. That you could purchase who you wanted to be. Now you can install the society you wish to be surrounded in. I need to create and cash in on a buzz word for this effect. Applic-nation. Nope - that's rubbish.

Why can't it be more like playing

I did some wonderful things when I was a kid. I was just playing. I didn't care if anyone was watching or if I got it right, or how it would work out down the line. I didn't care if the play was constructive or would be judged. I didn't care if it was PC or not. Why can't it just be more like playing.

Sunday, 8 November 2009


I've been considering composition in art. It would seem that there is usually an ordered arrangement beneath the surface of most paintings. It would also seem that humans prefer for that order to be obfuscated, hidden within seemingly accidental arrangements; there to be found if you know what you're looking for, and appreciated without conscious reason by those who don't.

I'm extrapolating that the same should be true of comedy. The set list, the rhythms, the composition of the performance. We appreciate it when the performer isn't obvious about there arrangement, we like that structure to be hidden and suggested.

Rarely do I think about that composition when I created a set. It was more a case of "oh shit, how can I segway from that joke to the next".