Jan 25, 2010

I Got Nothing

Nada. Zip. Zilch. Squat. Big Fat Zero.

My mind is all theatre, performance and writing at the moment. I can't think of other topics that even sound interesting. You don't want to read about my creative shenanigans anymore - I've put up heaps of posts about all the stuff I do and you've either come to see it, made up your mind to come see it - or not. I shouldn't BADGER you anymore.

So. Time for you to badger me.

I know this is a cheap blogging trick, but I'm putting the call out for ideas. Suggestions. Demands. Inquiries. Hints. Tips. Topics. Questions. Whatevers.

Leave a comment. Ask me to write about something - anything - and I'll see if I can pull a few coherent thoughts out of my brain.



  1. Some tips on how to write a play perhaps?

  2. I'd like to know why you're such a keeno on English history. Where did that start?

  3. Huh. This could be difficult...

    Elena - I'm not actually a playwright - I'm helping Simon Bedak with "The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco" but with structure and suggestion only. He's the one doing all the creative stuff.

    My playwriting skills beyond that are quite lacking.

    And Dan - English history - I've always loved it. I can't really add much more than that. My earlier memories include a love of old things. Dunno whether much more would be of interest to you.

    But thank you for the suggestions - please keep them coming!

  4. Do you wear/look good in/own many hats?

  5. It looks like it's time to go a travelling in the wide world Lot's of mileage in travelogues
    The Ancient Man

  6. I think we need to see more of the Cooking side to Natalie. With all those new Cooking Shows coming up, we need to see more of that. Maybe do a Video of you holding a Dinner Party and being judged for your cooking. (You can bribe them for top marks though...just a tip!)

  7. Hrm. My bad.

    In that case, can I suggest books that you loved or hated.

    orr....pictures of animals doing funny things, accompanied by some sort of clever caption, written by you.

    I can't even come up with interesting posts for my own blog, so your'e probably better off going with Michael's cooking idea ;)

  8. Elena, just for th record, without Clumsy I just would be bothered trying to do the play-writing side. I can only do my bit because she's skiled enough to be across every little aspect of the theatre gig, with the most important characteristic in that she's bloody fun to be around, has a warped sense of humour, and, isn't up herself. So much so, Clumsy's downplayed her role in our perfect team to the point where I'm forced to defend her from herself.

    In the end though, what the director and playwright say should happen in a play are, in my humble view, merely suggestions. It's the boldness of the actor that rightly has the final say because they're the fuckers who are living it. Anyway, enough of my yakkin'. I've got a scene to write (For posterity, JB & Tony the Journo in Tassie Babes).

    My sugestion though for a topic you might consider is: Winston Churchill observed (regarding proposed alterations to the House of Commons) that, first we build the buildngs, and then the buildings build us...Could you apply that notion to Brissy & see where it takes you.

  9. Aw, Bedes, you're too kind. :)

    Thanks for the suggestion as well!

    I'll try my best with cooking, Michael, but we'll see how we go...

    Having said that, I've got a bit of a concept for how I could incorporate a few of these things, so keep them coming!

  10. How about you write a post-apocalyptic man/cyborg love thriller? Set in Cape York in the year 2057, the world is desperately in need of a hero.

    Now go!

    I feel a film adaptation coming along, and the words 'box office smash'!

  11. I want you to tell an outrageous, heavily built up complex lie of a story and finish it with 'just kidding'.

  12. What are your most and least favourite internet memes?

  13. Inappropriate places/times to sing a musical number, perhaps?