London and updates
I keep threatening to update this fucking thing more often, but reality keeps intervening.
I think I’m going to give myself a “to do” list everyday, and make my blog a daily part of that shit. I don’t like to put myself on a rigid schedule like that, but realistically it might be the only fucking way I’m ever gonna get shit done.
I watched this youtube video the other day, where there a guy was talking about “earning your breakfast.” What he meant was that you should do something first thing in the morning; go for a run, lift weights, do some yoga, etc – and that after you’ve done something physical you’ll have earned your morning meal.
Well, I really liked that concept, so I started applying it to my life, and besides the obvious health benefits, I find that putting something like that in a “rule” form helps me get it done.
I’m going to have to find something like that to get me to write here more often.
Maybe I won’t allow myself to jerk off unless I write… well, that won’t work, because sometimes I have to jerk off before I write just so that I can relax and concentrate (or at least that’s what I tell myself.)
Why am I lying? Nothing is gonna stop me from jerking off, I’m a freak!
Anyway, maybe I won’t allow myself to go online until I write… although that might not always be the best idea either, because that’s a major source of inspiration for me.
Either way, I’ll find something.
So, as an update, since the last time I wrote here tons of cool shit has happened.
First off I went to London for the first time.
What a trip that was, both literally and figuratively. I always thought it was cool back when I lived in Boston to go check out the old historic buildings. There’s this one old cemetery that I’ve been to a few times that has tombstones that date way back to the 1600s. It’s such a weird thing to wrap your brain around; that someone lived in that same area hundreds of years ago; before cars, before phones, before air travel – very little of their world resembles the world today, and it all went down right where you’re standing.
It’s just one of those things that makes you go, “wow” when you look at it and think about it.
Well, if Boston makes you go “wow,” London makes you go “Holy fucking shit!”
It was so fucking cool, we were driving by Castles – I mean like real live, King and Queen inside with a moat outside type Castles. Beautiful, ancient buildings built in a style that will most likely never be replicated in human history, and there it is right in front of your eyes, still standing.
So much cool old architecture, with modern buildings right next to them, while cars drive past them on roads invented for horse and buggy traffic.
I did two nights of stand up in London at a cool place called the Arts Theatre.
The way we’ve I’ve been trying to do it, is every time I’ve got to travel for the UFC, I just set up comedy shows out there to go along with it. There’s a really cool comic from Manchester named Dave Bishop that I met on my messageboard, and we’ve been doing these gigs together over there. He sets them up and secures the venue, and then he opens for me. We did Manchester, Belfast, and now London. It’s been fucking awesome. For one thing, he’s a really cool guy; very friendly, very smart, and he’s a real comic. He really loves the art form, and he’s having a great time with it. It was really a pleasure to work with him, and I’m looking forward to doing more shows with him the next time I get to the UK.
He wrote a blog about it that you can check out here:
It’s cool doing shows in England, because the comedy transfers perfectly over there.
For whatever reason some English humor can be an acquired taste to people living in the US (except for Ali G, of course. Respect,) but American stand up just seems to fit right in over there.
It’s almost like they’re too polite for us, but our harsher sensibilities are really appreciated over there. Who knows. Whatever the fucking reason, the crowds were fantastic, and I can’t wait to go back. London has got to be one of the coolest cities in the world. Compared to your average US city it’s just shocking how much nicer and cooler most of the people you meet over there are. I don’t know why that is, but it would do us all a lot of good if someone could figure out what the difference is.
One of the coolest things by far, was traveling half way across the world and seeing a dude with a Joe Rogan T shirt on.
THAT was a fucking trip.
The fights were fantastic, and the trip was one for the ages.
I’m starting a new thing on the site soon, where I give away 2 free pairs of tickets to any of my shows every week. What I’m trying to do, is to get more people to sign up for the mailing list that I’m putting together. I know that I haven’t been the best at keeping this site current, but nothing annoys me more than when I’ve just left a town, and I get an email from someone saying, “Hey man, when are you coming here?”
And then I have to tell them that I was just there, and I probably won’t back again for at least 6 to 8 months. That fucking sucks.
The best way to keep that shit from happening is to sign up for my email list.
I’ll never give it away to anyone, and if you want to be removed, there’s an unsubscribe link with every email I send out. And if you ever unsubscribe and want to come back, fuck it, that’s ok too.
I’m off to San Francisco this weekend for two shows Friday night at Cobb’s. I was just there a month ago, but they’re having some 25th anniversary celebration this whole month, and they asked if I would come by and celebrate with them and perform one night. Since it’s one of my favorite clubs in the country, of course I said yes, and that I was honored.
It’s only one night, though. Just 2 shows on Friday. If you live in San Fran, hopefully I’ll see you there. And I’m gonna get this whole update thing figured out. This new version of the site is really sort of a work in progress, so I should have some new features up very soon.
Thanks for tuning in…