Sunday, November 25, 2007

I'm Not There

Just saw the new movie, I'm Not There"-last night. I can tell it's going to be one of those movies I feel the need to see again in the theatre. Being a long time huge Dylan fan, I was a little skeptical at first, about how this film was going to play out. Different people playing him, Cate Blanchett? What? (Meanwhile, she was pretty much the best Bob in the film) But after seeing it, it was like, oh of course-How else could it be portrayed? He's such a famous and intricate character, what one actor could really portray all of him anyway-and why would we want just another straightforward biography----so Thank you Todd Haynes for getting the job done-I enjoyed it-and now I feel like only listening to Bob Dylan music- Pretty funny, when I think back to being about five years old, and my mother (also a huge Dylan fan) had just purchased Blood on The Tracks-I was a little scared of Bob back then, especially when she would blare Idiot Wind at volume 10-and I would slam my door--it only took about 10 or 12 years for me to appreciate the meaning of that song. And then I developed a deep love for exactly what I was afraid of as a little kid-Thanks Mom-and Bob---

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Givin' Up Food For Funk

Just waking up ---Saturday morning--I got my decaf in hand-which is ever so daring I know---But I am givin' up food for funk-I don't need a bagel--I need to feel the funky funk---I also want to meet this guy on this album cover--I gotta tell him-- Dave--it's the best worst album cover I have ever seen-Zip Zap Rap!

The boys had a great show at The Back Room last night--was happy to be a part of the hilarity--AND the amazing Jim Gaffigan stopped by for a set--so funny---and the best Bacon material out of anyone-

Have a nice weekend--and please do yourself a favor and check out my show, MAX, at Ochi's lounge at Comix on November 28th-

Love Rube

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I Love Fall--

I also love this album---and basically Bob looks like he's dressed for fall---you can almost see the leaves falling around his face--you can almost smell the woods--I don't know-it looks like a fall album---I just took my dog for a walk and it smelled so good and fall like out there, that I had to make note of it-Do yourself a favor guys--get a dog--it's a life changing experience-it's like the smell of Fall year round---and you can never sleep in again-

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sometimes It's Hard-

My life, that is, but I know, I'm not special. Why should I gripe about my life, when everybody's got somethin' to write home about. I guess I just wish it was as simple as this picture. I think we had a copy of it in my parents house, when I was growing up. I think I wanted to live this lifestyle, whatever that was. I mean, I think this lady is about to drink Absinthe. So that might have been weird for a kid--But it does look exotic--doesn't it?
So, now it's November---I feel like my favorite time of year is slipping by me---I'm gonna miss the foliage, just simply due to my own melancholy--Halloween is already gone---and now I gotta quickly make a new hand turkey drawing, because Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away---and then my birthday comes-where I will be 37---Who ever dreams of being 37? It's an odd age----you're not 35--which seems like a milestone--and you're not 40 (thank god)-you're just sittin' there---37--boring--(I secretly love 37, because it has my favorite number in it, which is 7)
Anyway---just feeling down----I look like the phantom, I've probably got dog shit on my heels, and I gotta host a show tonight, that nobody ever comes to, even though everyone says how great it is--but where are they then? So, this is what ya get----ya go to seek out a light blog from a comedian, and ya get Sylvia Plath---Love ya

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm Old-

I realized tonight, I am an older person. Most of the time, I feel like a spry little thing, usually gleeful and full of that eight year old zest-But tonight it hit me, as I picked up the garbage outside my house, I am almost 40. Ya see, years ago, I would have been the one that knocked over the garbage cans on Halloween--maybe even thrown an egg----But tonight, I stood there, picking up garbage, muttering to myself like a crazy old woman.
I also missed my show tonight and I feel all alone right now on Halloween, which we all know is basically a Holiday now----So, I am all alone on the Holidays-Have fun out there--throw an egg--

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Big Show Tonight!

Don't make me have this expression on my face tonight-----Please come to the fabulous debut of my show MAX! I was at the Chicks and Giggles debut at Ochi's lounge last night and it was so much fun. Therefore tonight, could be even more of a mind bending experience. Come and check it out, if you have the guts--

I love ya---

Friday, October 19, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Who Loves ya?

I just couldn't resist----This dog was part of the ugliest dog competition--Look at him! Think of him, when you are looking in the mirror and just not feeling special--Look at this guy--see what he goes through on a daily basis--Don't ya wanna give him a kiss--

My last MAX show is at the soon to be deceased Mo Pitkins this Wed--The debut of MAX will be at Ochi's Lounge at Comix next Wed--Come show your support!

Love Rube

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Save Joe!

Basically---They can't fire Joe Torre. Joe Torre looks like my Father---Would you fire somebody's father? Especially my father--I mean, if you are reading my blog, you must kinda be interested in me. Therefore, you wouldn't want anything to happen to my father would you! Well, actually my husband probably would. He is a Boston fan, which makes him loathe the Yankees--Which means he's not dying to to hear one last bedtime story from Joe----Joe, who looks like my father. Basically my husband hates my father.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

This Week!

This week marks the last "Thursgay" at Mo Pitkins--Come see your favorite androgynous duo, Bryan and Rexxx--They are back from a tour in Slavia, where they Deejayed at a pig factory by day, danced the night away in a ditch, where locals threw rocks at them--So daring!
Now, they are back, bruised and better than ever! Come see them this Thursday at 8pm in that 'ol hag, Sadie's lounge--

Love you Shawn!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

I Miss This-

It's been three weeks--and sometimes I feel like something is missing----and it look something like this. Pretty isn't it---

Thursday, October 04, 2007

We Can Live Again!

It is official. My beloved weekly comedy show, MAX, that I co -produce with the famous Matt McCarthy will be moving to Comix Comedy Club on Wednesday October 24th-
It will be an amazing line up-obviously!--I mean, why I would I write that they were awful? That would be embarrassing to their families-

We are very happy to have found a new home for our show and look forward to all of you coming and supporting us. Of course, when I say all of you, I am referring to my many fans who read this mind bending blog.

Love Rube

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mo Pitkins is soon to be Six Feet Under

Man---all jokes aside, what are we all going to do? For two years, the best of the downtown comedy scene has been making Mo's their home. I have been running my family style Stand Up show, MAX, there, with fellow comedian, Matt McCarthy--Mo's has housed, Chicks and Giggles, Shark Show, Thursgay, Two for the Show, How to Kick People, Rejection Show, Ritalin Readings, Don't Touch Me There, Stripped Stories, Mortified, and the list goes on--Not to mention, Murray Hill and the whole downtown Burlesque scene, as well as great up and coming and well known musical acts. I feel like I have been here before--Back in the 90's (Cuz I'm old) I worked at the popular music club, Wetlands, which paved the way for a lot of great music as well as became a great meeting ground for all types of artists throughout the city-Of course, it had to go, like all the good ones do- because we need more sterile, no vibe, mass produced places, to make New York become the enemy! I am from New York, so it can never fully be my enemy, but it is such a shame these places cannot stay alive.
Where will we all go to perform? Now--Ya either gotta go to an armpit smelling dive--or the comedy "clubs", which all comedians loathe---or maybe a theatre space---But Mo's was not only a good venue (when they still served food and made sure the microphones worked and cleaned a little) for performers, but you could go to a million different rooms, hang, eat and end up seeing at least someone you know-(Not to get all "Cheersy" on ya, but it really was like that) It's really a shame--For me, this really gets me in the gut--I not only worked there and ran a show there--I met my fucking husband there! We had our wedding reception there! And now it will soon be just a mere pile of dusty wood and Stella dripping rubble! Maybe after, a Duane Reade, -or perhaps a slick velvet rope, we need ID, piece of shit-who knows-

But I will say, I will be sad on October 20th--But thankful, it did exist and we all got to develop our shows there and so much more. Thank you Mo's for that--Now go fuck yourself- xo

Now of course--Please come see the last Chicks and Giggles on Tuesday Oct 16th---The last MAX on Wednesday Oct 17th--and the last Thursgay on Thursday Oct 18th-- (well, at least the last ones at Mo's)
Love you guys!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

At Least I Have This-

This is a picture of my lovely husband-and our dog--My lovely husband was fired from his lovely job yesterday-The same job, that his lovely wife--me, was fired from two weeks ago. Ah, the life of newleweds---isn't it a hoot! However, we are the proud parents of this adorable puppy, Fozzy-who just won cutest fur baby of the month on an animal training website! So----at least we have that---When we both are starving, eating lint out of eachother's pockets, at least we have this. When I have to finally give up Comedy and committ to selling crack, at least we have this.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Out of Work---so therefore time to Blog

Evidently, I am not famous yet, because I have not blogged since March of '06---I have been wondering what the problem was. Of course I know, that to become a well known comedian, you must be on Myspace, and the new phenomenon, Facebook---and of course maintain your blog with fascinating banter every day. I have not been doing this, and therefore, I am not famous. So, here I am, back and ready to collect my fame. There is also the fact that the man fired me last week---they wanna call it laid off---but let's call a spade a spade. Thank goodness I don't have to work right now--I can just be married, play with my new dog--and blog.

More to come....

Love to all and be sure to check out MAX at Mo Pitkin's every Wed at 8pm-