All posts in category Courage

Truth’s Appetizer

Prior to 46 BC, no one in Rome knew what day it was. The calendar was tightly controlled by the priest class. They based it on cycles of the moon, and some years would have fifteen months, others would have eleven. Sometimes different priests would tell you it was a different day depending on how it […]

Great F#&k-its in History

The massacre and death that so marked World War Two Left Americans racked with bad shell shock and sorrow. But progress in the sciences and especially in flight Led all of them to believe in a much brighter tomorrow. The problem was that airplanes just could not break Mach One, Or the invisible barrier known […]

Misha Collins, you are the greatest

This is a brilliant comedy album about nerdy things. The guy introducing the album (me) has a very, very sexy voice: — Misha Collins (@mishacollins) October 29, 2014

What. a. night.

The CD release party was fantastic. Jeffrey Dinsmore killed with the songs he wrote about my material. How did I get so lucky? My thanks also to Greg Felden on lead guitar, Bill Watterson on Bass, Kurt Bloom on drums, ArtShare LA for the incredible space, my mom, my sister and my wife for their […]

They’re here! They’re here!

The CDs finally came. Thanks Sergio from UPS! The album drops on October 14th. Buy it on iTunes or Amazon. CD release party at ArtShare in downtown Los Angeles on October 10. More details to follow!

How to Shave Your Adam’s Apple

The TV show Right This Minute featured my video about shaving your Adam’s Apple! And here’s the original video…

But what should we direct?

The frozen tundra of 21st-century artistic possibilities stretches before us. Madness lies in every direction. We know directing is the only option for an intrepid, citizen-philosopher, bon vivant like ourselves (or so we like to think)… but directing what? To whom must we communicate? What message? Over what production elements are we compelled to bear influence? Can […]

Six Ways to Pass as Privately Educated

Directing is a trust fund baby’s game. Are you a trust fund baby? If so, good for you. Couldn’t happen to a better person. Seriously. Furthermore, go fuck yourself. While you yourself may be talented and friendly, your kind, with its consequence-free paradigm, dilutes the talent pool in the entertainment industry and has an undue […]

Turn Your Body Into a Lightning Rod, Part 1: Imagination, Eyes, and Tongue

Introduction Very occasionally throughout my career I have taken small roles to attempt to stay in touch with the task of acting, and found it utterly confounding and deeply, deeply difficult to relax into. As a man with scoliosis, I know body tension. If I even mention a certain stressful teacher I had in high […]

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal, Mexico City?

A long layover afforded us a constitutional in the neighborhood surrounding Benito Juarez Airport. Benito Juarez was the first full-blooded indigenous president of Mexico. There has yet to be a full-blooded indigenous president of the United States. Advantage: Mexico. It is here that I discovered not only do my shoes match the buildings and trucks, […]