Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday Pop Up Events

 Every Sunday Pilsen artists are vending their creations. Our friend, singer songwriter NEONBOMB is showcasing her clothing designs. We interview Claudia early in quarantine for a podcast episode. Caludia is a singer songwriter in the band %HITIZEN. This pop p shop is open every Sunday 11-5 at 1756 W 19th. Get your ass there Chicago. #theagencypodcast #shitizen #neonbombdesignz #pilsenarthouse 



Claudia had a brilliant idea she created chains fto hold our masks! They allow you to keep your mask on you so you can safely put it on and off while working driving, and doing errands.






Thursday, April 08, 2021

The Simple Elegance Of The Semicolon


You can listen to our podcast on Youtube, iTunes, Spotify and Podbean. Let us know what you think. What are you watching or reading? Email us at theagency.podcast@gmail.com

This week we talk with singer/songwriter David Tombesi-Walton, the new novel HENCH and trains. Please join us! The music selcections are provided by Mr. Wu's Pigs. You can find the band on Facebook and Spotify and Bandcamp. We met David over 15 years ago blogging. This is the first time we have ever spoken. 


Tuesday, April 06, 2021

M.I.R.L.

Here are some still photos from my imeetings for my documentary and sometimes just visits with people I met who I know from nline. If you would like to donate to the recent theme I've been sharing here about completing a multi-year doc...you can visit my Crowd Funding page. Or donate on the button to your right on my page if you scroll down.


Above is at Kaplinsky's in toronto I think around 2014. Below is at a Cormac McCarthy conference in Memphis in 2015. That is Rick, me and our late friend Peter.


Here is Peter Joseph at Memphis conference in 2015...he has been a part of online activities since the 1990's.
On left is Marty Priola who designed and maintains care of the Cormac McCArthy forum. On right is McCathy expert Nell Sullivan.









The photo above and the three following are at Giordanos in Chicago in 2006. Many of us from online participation and the McCarthy Forum went to see a premiere of THE SUNSET LIMITED at Steppenwolf. Then out for supper.








Above is a few of us in Alberquerque in 2018....at pop culture conference but sout for dinner at Route 66 Diner. 

 

Friday, April 02, 2021

Still More Outtakes

 To those of you folling this stuff..I've been working on a documentary for quite a while...and I'm hoping to get it completed. I am looking for support as a sort of kick in the ass...to get the final interviews and editing done. Any little bit truly does help! I'm sharing photos and video outakes in order to inspire interest in this effort. Here is a bit of video I found of a few of us from The Cormac McCarthy Forum meeting in Knoxville. The Portuguese translator Paulo Faria was doing research to translate SUTTREE so a few f us met him and spent time exploring the settings of Suttree.


If you would like to donate to my crowd funding you may find it here...DONATE TO DOCUMENTARY


Or you can click on the "Donate" button on this blog.


Here is some fun bit of videos....






Monday, March 29, 2021

I'm Naked!

 I'm naked in this video!

Yep. That's how enthusiastic I am about asking for your help on the next stage of my documentary called "INTERcoNEcTed." Okay, I'm naked in a bath towel. But still naked.
Thank you to those souls who have already donated!!! Whoo HOOOO!!!
Getting ready to get Greyhound to Asheville...an almost typical day in my life...of making a documentary. Documentaries are often multi-year projects but even I have to admit this is taking way longer than I thought it would to feel ready to complete.
Behind the scenes can be pretty mundane in film making and in this video it's a lot of bus riding. It's also a lot of time of me spending by myself just walking around in an unfamiliar place. Although most of what you will see in this video would not make it to a final product I thought it would be interesting to show the reverse of dvd "extras"...the out-takes before the film is even finished.
I have flown, taken buses and taxis, trains and cars to meet people I know from online. On this trip I was heading to Asheville for a meet up with people who had discussed dozens of novels together online. Moby Dick. Wings Of A Dove. Disgrace. The Boy Who LOved Anne Frank.
These discussions provided a rich arena for discussing ideas, ethics, and topics outside daily chit chat and into a dream-like experience of sharing intimate conversations with people who really didn't know each other in their "real life". I did toy with calling this documentary "M.I.R.L" (meeting in real life)at first but its working title at the moment is "INTERcoNnEcTed."
I am looking for support to complete this documentary. If you would like to help with the following items you can donate at




Saturday, March 27, 2021

Crowd Fund To Get MY Documentary Completed

 Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you will watch my video promo for a documentary I've been working on. It's not unusual for a doc to be a multi-year effort. I need a kick in the butt to get this thing moving forward and wrapped up. I hope you will consider donating Go Fund Me. Every little bit helps!


Here is my YouTube video too. You can find the link on the blurb below the video as well as going directly to my campaign.





Friday, March 26, 2021