Had a down day yester, watched me some movies to try and catch up on my already way behind attempt at 211 movies in 2011. Did PUFNSTUF from 1970, the movie that introduced the mad genius of Sid and Marty Krofft to the world, thus creating a good part of my original childhood (as opposed to my NEW childhood, which I’m still working on) and last years RUNAWAYS about the classic 70’s all-girl rock band. Which is one reason why I’m listening to the Runaways as I write this.
So tonite was my second nite of UNDERCURRENTS at the GCTC this week, and Dang, I’m already getting frustrated that it’s gonna be over so soon. I know, I know, I’m a spoiled fuck, but I just loves it so much! Although as I arrived tonite around 8-ish for my 9 pm start, I discovered the first chink in the undercurrents armour…the bar wasn’t open! But…but we had such a good TIME on Thursday nite! Aren’t we doing that again tonite? I had it all planned OUT, and…and…
Oh, never mind. I’m likely just a bitter alcoholic, and there ARE bars in the vicinity. Still. I was thirsty, alright? Don’t judge me.
Luckily, where spirits were lacking, good company was in great abundance. Smooth Tim Oberholzer was on hand, pulling a trifecta of shows this day along with Ken ‘the God’ Godmere. Wayne C and Nadine Thornhill were on hand, along with the usual ‘the Lab’ crew, many of whom are annoyingly persistent and distressingly cute. I assume their studies are proceeding smoothly and producing squinky results.
The show let in, my only show for the day, HARD WAYS by and starring one Jason Cadieux. You know I love me a one man show, and fuck me, did I love this show. Within about the first two minutes Jason let us know that he would have no trouble keeping the room in his thrall. Set in a sparse room at border control, Jason addresses unseen captors through glass to tell his story, slowly and with increasing intensity. Why did he have all that money on him at the border, where did he get it, what’s with the towel and the dice, and why is it so hot in here..?
Hard Ways is an atom bomb to the gut, and there’s only one thing that pissed me off about it…it wasn’ t sold out. There’s one more show tomorrow at 1pm, and if I weren’t working I would absolutely be there to catch it again. I’m still trying to talk myself into faking a hysterical pregnancy to get out of brunch duty. I’ll let you know. In the meantime, if you haven’t gone and have the time, fucking GO!!
Big thanks to the Undercurrents overlords for bringing this show to us, and putting this Jason Cadieux cat on my radar. It’s a good name to know. I’ll see you all back at UC next week…I’ll be there on Thursday and Saturday once again. If the first week is any indication, we’re in for a killer good time. Peace, love and soul,
The Visitor (and Winston)