I don't know if anyone even reads this, but since it had been so long, I thought I'd try to post. First of all, I've been cast in Driftwood Players' "The Grand History of the Andy Landy Clan" opening Dec 2 and playing thru Dec 11th. I suppose this is also a way to procrastinate on working on my lines. The show is set up as a series of monologues, so the line load is harsh.
Second, I caught the show Next American Band or whatever it's called, and heard a band called Sixwire that I thought was quite good. I looked up their Myspace page and it turns out these fellows were touring musicians for the likes of Faith Hill, Lee Greenwood, and more. Now, I'm all for any talented artist getting the attention they deserve, but the producers of these show make it seem like it's Joe Q. Public who is getting their shot at the bigs. It's just not the way it works. Joe Q. Public just isn't ready.
Last, I'm finally taking a crack at "The World is Flat" after having read "The World Without Us." I'm just at the second chapter, but I'm curious about how education plays a role in this flat world of ours, as well as the social implications. I'm thinking primarily about the example of the kid with an online tutor for Geometry based in India. I think the quote was about $20 an hour for the tutor. What about the kids who don't have $20 an hour? Are the school resources so bad that the kid needs an online tutor? What about the classroom teacher? Where's mom and dad?