Nicholas Brendon audioblog update Jan. 4, 2008
Hello everybody, this is Nicholas Brendon calling from Venice, California, where I reside. I live here, in Venice, California, and I’m calling just to check in and see how everybody’s holidays were, and let you know how mine were.
You know, a couple things going on. There’s a strike still going on, and I just … don’t know how I feel about it anymore. You know, because like, it’s like… the little people, they’re not … Wait. Not the little people. The below-the-line people. The people who really need the money, they’re really being affected right now. So, just wanted to throw that out there because I figured it’s a part of my life, and I should let you know what my life is like. So, anyway, yes I support the writers more than… I don’t know what to say. I just want to have the people get back to work. There you go.
My holidays. … Oh, by the way, everybody give a shoutout to Jacqui, who runs my Web site. She’s just great, and apparently I found out that she … I talked to her yesterday; she actually transcribes the whole thing, by hand, which I find amazing. So every time I blog, I will give a shoutout to Jacqui.
You know, it’s 2008 here, and I couldn’t open it … open it? I couldn’t welcome it more than with my big open arms right now. I hope you guys all had a great 2007; I know I did, living here in Venice, California, where it’s about to start raining – I guess a lot.
Um, so, uh, yeah. Let’s see here. I don’t think I’ve talked to you since I wrote – since I wrote? What am I talking about right now? Since I did Super Cat. We did the pilot. Me and Tom … I wish I knew his last name – he’s the voice of SpongeBob, plays my little sidekick. And it’s just beautifully awesome; it’s just a great show, and it’s just been a great collaboration.
What we’re trying to do is, it’s going to be for the Cartoon Network. And we wanna kind of, because they love it, and I think, from what I understand, the head of the Cartoon Network is a big fan of mine, which is great, and I would imagine he’s a big fan of Tom’s, too. So we just need to get some prebuzz, some emails or letters or anything that we can send to the Cartoon Network to get this thing going. It’s the cutest show of all time; I think just on the merits itself it should go, but why not get a big push, as well?
Ben, who’s the creator of it, spoke to Jacqui, my webmaster, yesterday and I think they’re going to do like a press release on the Web site, and a picture of Super Cat, and if we can possibly get a sample of some audio for it. I’m fighting a cold right now, so if I sound a bit nasally, it’s because I am. [sniffle] ‘Scuse me. I apologize for that. Oh, gosh. So, yes, I think so we’re going to be on top of that.
The Criminal Minds thing – you know, everything’s great. I think once we get back to work I’ll be there, and that should be a lot of fun. And y’know, there’s some other things going on that we’ll talk about once they come to fruition.
Is there anything else going on really right now? Am I lying to you? I might be lying right now. I mean, what’s coming to fruition? There’s nothing happening. I’m a big fat liar! Well, I’ll meditate and I’ll manifest something that happens, so then I can talk to you guys about it.
Let’s see. In terms of … I’m trying to think, like…. I’ve been surfing a lot lately, and I think that’s probably where I got this Ian Fleming [cough] that I have right now. It’s kind of like when you have a lot of potatoes, I’d say, “Wow, I’m Starchie Bunker.” [laughs] God, I am funny. Oh, man.
I bought a huge tree yesterday, for my living room. I took out my Christmas tree, and my tree was probably, like, 12 feet. And I took it out, and I put it in the trash can, today, and, I almost started crying, y’know? It was in my house, for like a month, and all the sudden there it is, waiting for the trash people to pick it up. It was kind of awkward; it had like, a little lean to the left you know? And it was like, aw, you were such a big part of my place, and now you’re just – you’re just dropped off like a … I don’t know, like a murdered hooker or something like that – next to a dumpster. I don’t kill people, and I sure as hell don’t want to kill trees. But it was good, and so I said bye to it, and it’s weird. I got a little verklempt.
But, anyway, that kind of prompted me to buy this 14-foot, beautiful palm tree for my place, and so I’m looking at it right now. Anyway, I wish you guys were here.
Books that I’m reading – because I’m sure you all want to know. I’m finishing a book called The Catcher Was a Spy. It’s the story of Moe Berg. (I’m going to talk for a long time, so Jacqui has to type a lot. By the way, say a prayer for Jacqui, she’s going through some, a health thing. So just talk to God, and Jacqui and just kind of give her some love.) Um… It’s about Moe Berg, who was a catcher for the Boston Red Sox and a bunch of other teams – the White Sox – in the ‘30s, and then became a spy for the – hold on real quick. Oh, that’s a friend of mine calling – I’ll have to call back. And this guy was just a really amazing individual. Weird, eccentric, you know, but truly a fascinating man. And if you like fascinating men who work out, and enjoy a Turkish bath and gladiator movies, I think that you’ll like The Catcher Was a Spy.
I’m trying to think of what I finished. I think – well, I know I read a book about surfing. I think it was called On a Wave? By … uh… Some Guy? And, before that, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by, uh, author… um, also Some Guy. You know, Some Guy writes a lot of great shit, man. And before that, I read a book called The Mulching of America — also written by One Guy – Some Guy. Hah! One Guy? Yeah, I guess Some Guy is One Guy.
Oh, gosh. I need a cold medicine or something like that. So, big storms are coming in, apparently, to Los Angeles, California, or Venice, which is where I live, and, you know, they’re talking about flash foods and all that kind of great stuff. It’s been cloudy! Very cloudy, very gray. It looks like it’s about to really start coming down. But they said it was supposed to start coming down yesterday, at 10 o’clock in the morning, and nothing so far. Y’know, it’s just kind of like you know L.A. Story, basically. Remember when Steve Martin, he’s the weatherman, and he just puts all the sunny things on there, because he does the weather ahead of time, over the weekends, and anyway, y’know, comedy ensues. Traffic signs speak to him.
Traffic signs speak to me, as well. Typically, it’s about politics. It’s about world politics, and things of that nature. And also gives me songs. Like, ideas for songs to write. And it tells me the chord in which to play it in on my guitar – only two problems there: I don’t have a guitar, and I don’t know how to play a guitar. So I could be writing gold? Platinum – as it were – records. But I’ve got no idea what it’s telling me. You know, it could be written in Chinese as far as I’m concerned. I don’t speak Chinese, nor do I read music.
Maybe I should learn Chinese. I will do that. I will learn Chinese. OK. My next blog: I will be speaking to you only in Chinese. I’m a quick learner. So, let’s set a date – I know I do this all the time. Next [Editor’s Note: xingqiwû]. That’s actually next Friday, in Chinese. I could be saying that wrong. You know, I think it’s because I have a little phlegm in my throat that’s not – hold on – because I don’t need anybody who speaks Chinese to call me out. There we go. Bye… that’s good night you all, I will talk to you soon. [Sound] That means “Watch out, there’s a Mack truck behind you.”
Hope you guys are all doing well, hope you guys had a great holiday, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa. By the way, Kwanzaa came into effect in 1967, a black woman told me, so it must be true. … Um, and that’s it, man. Love ya’ll, talk to you soon. I hope this message reaches you all in good health and happiness, and … I tip my balls to you. Talk to you soon. Bye.