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Next up: I will be launching None of That: A Black Books Podcast

1 Aug 2017

Journaling the month: July 2017

𝕴n order to keep myself motivated going forward, I'm going to try to journal every month, with some of the things that I have accomplished. It'll be corny, and of little value to a lot of people, but hopefully it'll help me take stock of things. Also, it's on my LifeRPG app as a monthly goal, as is blogging once a week, so I may as well kill two birds (that's a very violent idiom, by the way... isn't there a bowling term or something, that could be used instead?).

8 Jul 2017

Moving to LA for Pilot Season - the actor's Mecca

𝕻ilot season is the early months of the year, when a lot of production companies in Hollywood are creating new TV shows in the hope that they'll be picked up by a broadcaster for long term production. These pilots are the first episodes of shows like sitcoms, dramas and new reality shows.

22 Jun 2017

From Youtube: James McAnespy 2017 Showreel (short edit)

This is from my Youtube channel: Showreel of actor James McAnespy. James McAnespy is a writer, actor and podcast host, based in Ireland. He has performed in a huge variety of productions over a nine year professional career, on both stage and screen. He hosts Ecumenical Matters - The Father Ted Podcast and None of That A Black Books Podcast, based on the Graham Linehan-penned sitcoms, as well as other discussions on culture and life. He blogs at http://blog.jamesmcanespy.co.uk Clips from Two Pints, Jackalope, Éalú

17 Jun 2017

Theatre is no longer the writer's medium

𝔗heatre has evolved away from the writer. This is a stark statement, but increasingly proving itself to be true. Where once the writer was the main crux of the stage, and productions were put on to bring the writer's vision to fruition, or to maximise the impact of their ideas, it is now largely a storefront for singers, dancers and physical performers.

15 Jun 2017

Arcade Fire and the subdued reception in Belfast: A study in the radio-industrial complex.

𝔚hen Arcade Fire decide to call it a day, they will be hailed as the most influential band of the early 21st Century, so when Belfast music lovers look back on their performance at Belsonic 2017, they may do so with a hint of embarrassment. Similar to the legend that Led Zeppelin debuted Stairway to Heaven in the Ulster Hall (only to be almost booed off the stage - they are trying to erase that part from the brochures), Belsonic's opening night might find it gathers up quite a few phantom attendees in the next few decades.