Posts from July 2009« Older Entries
July 24, 2009
Here’s a bit of fiction I wrote for Vice. It’s pretty much all made up. But seriously… have you ever had a nightmare neighbour? I wanna hear stories.
Waiting for my bestie Ronit to roll in from Toronto. Very excited. Going to show her around my favourite place in the world. Aiming for the Richmond Night market (aka heaven on earth) this weekend and lots of beaching. Also, looking for easy camping destinations. I’ve lived here for 11 years and have never been camping, not once. Oh and y’all should check out the Biltmore on Tuesday. Stop Podcasting Yourself is doing a live show. Yeah, that’s all I got to say.
July 24, 2009
I know enough about design to know my current layout is really ugly. I messed something up with html and my awesome nerd whiz neighbour is currently picking up a foster cat so she can’t be at my side during this dire time. I will try not to freak out and vacuum instead.
To distract you from the ugly lay out, I’ve included a photo of me unsuccessfully trying to reenact that scene from that 80s movie where the girl gets out of the pool. Anyone know which one I’m talking about because I’m drawing a blank on the name or whether it even existed. I want to stress this was an unsuccessful attempt.
I feel bad about not posting a podcast but I’ve been really busy having a fun summer. I’ve never really enjoyed summer in this city because I spent a long time working evenings and weekends. I decided to try and make the most of it this time since my schedule is much different now. But I’m slowly getting things together and when things come together a bit more, they will surely be good. I should also let it be known that I’m working on various projects, in various stages, so it’s hard to keep really focused all the time. So there you have it.
UPDATE: Sean and Karen are hands down the best neighbours/friends ever. I will dedicate a book to them one day.
July 23, 2009
A Steinberg, Finlason, Jacot, Lev co-production. Marie Pierre is an alter ego who’s a hyper-sexual, androgynous Cirque du Soliel reject.
Illustration, voice, writing, animation and editing: Sarah Steinberg (Check out her other animations. They’re funny and very observant.)
Marie Pierre Concept: Chris Jacot and Elianna Lev
Hair, makeup, wardrobe, photo direction: Matthew Finlason and Chris Jacot
July 20, 2009
See the hot blond girl in the middle? Her name is Ali Liebert. Get used to seeing her around. And don’t say I didn’t call it…
I had a really productive weekend, that included, but wasn’t limited to, a) attending the best Laugh Gallery show I’ve ever attended (I was totally blown away with Trevor Boris, my dear Porno’s colleague on VOT…I never gave that show much credit) b) listening to serenades on the fiddle…
Oh, I have a friend whose heart is a bit sore now and I advised her to do the following. Pick your favourite love songs on your iTunes and arrange them from happiest to saddest. Then cut and copy your playlist and send it to me: email@example.com or leave a comment. I’m doing some research.
Also, if you have any good stories about being trashed while travelling Europe, please get in touch.
July 16, 2009
Above is a picture of two of my closest girl friends, Lizzie and Natalie. They are my British birds. Two of the most beautiful women I know. We hadn’t hung out together in a while, cause well Natalie is busy raising two beautiful children (she just gave birth a few months ago) and Lizzie is busy studying to be an animal doctor and I’m busy living like a 22-year-old. Anyhow, they make me happy.
I wrote this for Vice about two talented young fellas. Actually, they’re really talented and I feel bad I didn’t get a chance to stress that more in the article. But visit their website or check out their shows to see for yourself. I really love writing for Vice because they give me full creative feedom and let me write whatever I want and my editor believes in me and pushes me and I usually end up exposing way more of myself than I want but I’m a slave to my craft. In a good way. I always feel really weird and exposed after an article is published because so much is left to be interpreted. I mean, I’m writing satire and a lot of it is juiced up for entertainment but at the same time, my name is attached to it and a lot of people don’t get it. Like my dad. I recently did an interview with this up and coming animator (actually I wrote about him for Vice a while back) who worked on children’s animation for a long time and then did this thing for Spike and Mike. I asked if that’s affected his career in any way. He said his reputation is built on professionalism and work ethic more then content. I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately.
My interview fell through tonight so the podcast won’t be out for a little while. I spent a lot of time in Richmond today, shopping for my apartment, so at least I’m being productive.