Day forty-one

The Moisture Festival

Well, its been a while . I had a big weekend with the kids. On Friday night I took Baxter, my eldest son to The Moisture Festival at Fremont. We had a tremendous time Bax’s jaw was agape most of the night, I was enjoying watching him as much as I enjoyed watching the show.The Moisture Festival is a vaudeville style show that runs for two weeks in five different locations around Seattle. There were jugglers, aerialists, a magician, a bubble blower (very impressive too I may add), musicians and clowns among various other sight acts.
Bax sang, danced, and cheered his way through the night. We had a ball. Bax is five and for the life of me I wish he could stay that age forever, I’d even pay the outrageous monthly daycare cost for the rest of my life to achieve it! It’s a glorious age.
I went for TBS to scout for a juggler which we need for one episode, unfortunately both the juggling acts were International.

The Seattle Children’s Museum

Today I went with both boys to The Seattle Children’s Museum, we are members there so we go often, its a great place to take kids of all ages. The thing I like best about here is that they have permanent exhibits that are favorites of all regular visitors, as well as two or three rooms that very frequently change, its a perfect combination of the familiar and the new. The boys love it there.

Discovery Week

I met with Jim, Seth and Mike this time last week and they received the completed-thus-far scripts on Monday, so I will be seeking their feedback in the next day or two. Likewise, I sent Barney Burman the particularly-challenging-make-up script last week so I will be seeking his response.

Bj Kalms and I are working individually on different new scripts at the moment and Bj is also working on new t-shirt designs and a new blog entry, so thats something to look forward to.

I’ve already started seeking models for our t-shirt promotional stuff, we are seeking all sorts of people big, small thin, large, young and old. We will be taking the shots in Seattle – if you’d like to be a model, or know someone who would, contact us by email – theblokeshow@gmail.com all are welcome. We will be using the promotional photos on Facebook, Twitter and the website.

I will be approaching local film schools in the area this week to see what we can arrange to do co-operatively. I have no real set agenda other than to see what we could do together that would be mutually beneficial. At least I hope to gain some new supporters of the show and perhaps some student producers.

Makayla is out of action for the next three weeks, she is preparing for the opening of another film she was production manager on- which I don’t know the name of, but as soon as I do I will be posting a link here.

See ya tomorrow, hope fully with some updates. Have a stupendous week,

Simon

Heres a list of the artists we saw at The Moisture Festival (with links where available)

A Girl in the Sky, Aileen Wilkie, Dr. H P Lovecraft, Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra, Kerri Kresinski , Rob Torres, Run for your Life, Smirk, Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic, Wang Hong – a real shame she doesn’t have a website she is an excellent Chinese antipodist (foot juggler) and Zoom

About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again.
Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.

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