I’m not really sure what has come over me but for the last few weeks I’ve been obsessing with the idea of podcasting again. It’s doubtful that any of you remember my old days of podcasting back in 2006. It was a short-lived experiment in the burgeoning medium but a fun one.
Back then all I had was a Dell laptop and crappy RadioShack microphone and a quirky friend named Callie who laughed at everything I said and made the most ridiculous statements. Our show was called The Justin & Callie Show partly because we were so incredibly creative (snark) and because we thought it funny to have a “J C” show that wasn’t about Jesus.
I told you she laughed at everything. Oh dear Callie, you were too good to me. Continue reading →
I have so many things to update you guys and gals on these days. I’ve been so busy traveling, working, vacationing and other things that end with “ing” that I haven’t had time for one of the most important “ing” things, blogging.
Really quickly I’d like let you know about a great deal. Keith and the Girl, the podcast I’ve done some work with and have been a dedicated fan of for the last eight plus years, is giving my friends, readers, followers and stalkers (yeah you too…) a free download of their HILARIOUS Stand-Up-Athon.
I’m headed back to the Big Apple! It seems like I was just there and I can’t wait to get back. Over the years New York City has become one of my favorite places to visit. From the delicious food, fun night light and one of a kind shopping, the city so nice they named it twice has it all. Best of all it has amazing people and for the week I’ll be there, some really amazing events.
This trip to New York is centered around KATG Week. For those who don’t know, KATG stands for Keith and the Girl, a New York based comedy podcast hosted by Keith Malley and Chemda (the girl). They were the second podcast I ever subscribed to and the only one that has lasted in my iTunes library for the eight years since they first started. We’ve also done some work together.
KATG Week is a week long celebration full of comedy shows, drinks, games, live shows, music and general fun times. It ends with Keith’s annual standup show and after party.
My nights will be pretty much taken over by KATG events but I want to see you all if possible! Now I know what it’s like to be both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Here is my schedule:
Back in 2005 I made a huge decision to leave behind my school, my friends and my life in Columbia Missouri. I was heartbroken, mentally disheveled and felt like my life was spinning a slow spiral down a shallow drain. The decision was made in haste but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I made in my life. As you all know by now.
As a side effect of moving into a cabin in the words of wine country is I was limited to forms of entertainment. I didn’t have TV, there was no cell service to speak of and I was miles away from anyone with a head full of teeth (river folk are an interesting breed).
What I did have was a high speed internet connection and a new thing called “Podcasts” in my iTunes. Living alone with little human interaction can make you go crazy in no time. These podcasts kept me sane by entertaining me and taking my attention away from the problems in my life, by allowing me to laugh again and grow to know things would be OK.
One of the first podcasts I subscribed to was Keith and the Girl. Back then they were two professional clowns (seriously) who were dating and trying to make a name for themselves in NYC, in between gigs as Elmo at children’s parties. One a standup comedian, the other a talented if not under-appreciated singer. Keith Malley and Chemda became my friends, even if they didn’t know it. Continue reading →
In the episode, they took a question from me which was, “Hey Nick, what would we be doing had I been able to go with you?”
Well they quoted me differently making it sound like I was going to sleep with Nick, maybe they read it wrong. They also took out words that made me sound like I couldn’t write proper English. Hmmm. It’s ok, I figure they just got it wrong since it was live.
But what actually bothers me is the part where Nick says I’m hot. Well that didn’t bother me haha, it was when they went to my site and right off the bat said I didn’t have any pictures. (The second post is a picture of me…)
When they found the picture Fausto or Marc stated that yes, I was hot but also that my picture was heavily airbrushed.
Listen to it here
And now, here’s the picture. Click it to go to the larger sized version at PiczarPhoto.com
Argh! Why does that bother me so much? I didn’t airbrush myself. Oh well. Mostly it was all compliments and I absolutely adore Marc and Fausto’s show, it’s been on my podcast playlist since Day 1.
Still, I wouldn’t argue with some of you guys letting ’em know that the reason I don’t have lines and wrinkles in that picture is because I don’t have lines and wrinkles! I’m barely 24 years old! You can find the post specific to this episode here.
In the end though, it’s great to be heard on a podcast you love so much. I’m not on Dawn and Drew at all anymore, need to catch up with them… And anything with Keith and the Girl has been on the forms or email but never on the actual cast.
It’s a great feeling to have people talk about you, even with some of the bad parts (misquote/airbrush). But to be called sexy and hot for the whole world to hear, that’s empowering haha.
I want to thank Nick for being so nice and saying such wonderful things about me on the show, and for keeping it down to about two minutes, any more and who knows what might have been said tee hee.