I love this apartment I'm staying in but whoever lives above me walks way too hard. I shouldn't hear every footstep you make.
We start filming Wednesday and today has been spent making sure everything is in order. Had an rehearsal with Shane, who plays the Lead. He's required to sing two songs. My songs are not the easiest things to sing as I have no use for traditional song structure but we spent a good time working on the songs and with some practice, I think he'll knock it out. I know he will. After Shane, I visited with Nadia who's playing the Adult Webcam Performer. That scene is improvised so we just went over the tones & emotions of the character. We wondered if she would perform on the bed or the couch. I don't believe we came up with a definitive answer. Which would you pleasure yourself on?
From there, I went to the Goodwill store to buy some dweeby shirts for the Office Worker character. Got em'. I also looked for a plaid flannel shirt for myself, just to look more Duluthian but nothing really spoke to me. I did however find some great VHS tapes. As some may know, I collect the worst in VHS tapes. Today, I scored "William Wegmen's Alphabet Soup", the cult film starring Siamese twins, "Chained For Life", "Bible Sing-Along For Kids" (featuring the Sunshine Kids), and something called "Treasures Of The Snow: A Classic Study on How Principles of Life Were Applied To Family Conflicts." This last tape apparently was previously owned by John & Kathie of Bemidji, MN. I hope they worked out their issues. There was another video which I did not purchase called "Honesty featuring The Indian Cinderella." I didn't wanna know.
When I returned home, I received a phone call from Justin at NBC News 6 in Duluth who wanted to do an interview. He wanted to do it live in person on camera so I was forced to put my pants back on and head down to the studio. I was surprised we did it outside. I haven't mentioned it, but yeah, it's still cold here. That story goes on tonight around 10:00p. I told him to edit it in a way that made me look evil, just to keep the fury alive. Everyone asks me if I think Duluth is horrible. Not really. Parts of it are but that's every city. Even good ol' San Francisco where I reside certainly has horrible stuff - too expensive, can't park anywhere, massive homelessness, and cold & overcast in Summer, for example. The interviewer asked me why people would watch something called "Duluth Is Horrible." I'm sure they rather watch that than "Duluth Is A Beautiful Place." Sounds super boring.