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July 27, 2006

Cincinnati/Covington Appearance

If you live in the Cincinnati area in Ohio or the Covington area in Kentucky, and you want to see if I actually exist, and you're not doing anything on August 12th, then you should know I'm making an appearance at the Mary Ann Mongan Branch of the Kenton County Public Library, In Covington, KY, on that date, at 2pm. I'll be there as part of an overall symposium on science fiction. The links have address information.

What will I do? Well, I thought I'd debut my acapella one-man musical about alien abductions, called What, The Anal Probe Again? Or, Once More With Feeling. But I'm having trouble with the bridge for the show centerpiece tune, "I've Got a Funny Feeling Inside," so I want to emphasize that the performance of this work is not confirmed at this time. Whatever I do, I should be reasonably entertaining.

Posted by john at July 27, 2006 11:55 AM

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Douglas | July 27, 2006 12:13 PM

"What, The Anal Probe Again? Or, Once More With Feeling. But I'm having trouble with the bridge for the show centerpiece tune, "I've Got a Funny Feeling Inside,""

This is really an edited out excerpt from Last Colony that you couldn't figure how to work in properly isn't it?

John Scalzi | July 27, 2006 12:15 PM

Really, no.

Steve Buchheit | July 27, 2006 12:40 PM

Somehow the theme music from Rocky and Bullwinkle's "Fractured Fairy Tales" came to mind and I heard EE Horton read the title of the musical.

Jinnet | July 27, 2006 01:15 PM

Not only do I live in the area, I also know the librarians at Kenton County. We may bring cameras and document your performance. For your fans, of course!

Joe Rybicki | July 27, 2006 01:15 PM

That right there is some funny, funny shit.

Mary Robinette Kowal | July 27, 2006 01:21 PM

How did the puppets work out in the second act?

meatbrain | July 27, 2006 01:31 PM

Aw crap. That's my dad's birthday, and I'll be out of town that afternoon. I am so wanting to meet you, John.

Well, you'll be around for a while, and so will Cincinnati. There will be other opportunities. But if a video is made, please post it somewhere on the web.

Have fun, John.

Diplomachismo | July 27, 2006 01:32 PM

Can I suggest a chorus?

Use the "Got to feel you deep inside of me" chorus from Grass Roots' song "Let's Live for Today"...but alternate with one you dubbed over with the word "sodomy" onto "inside of me".

That will bring the greasy slease of Alien probbing firmly to the forefront of your ballad. It should make the bridge work more successfully.

Cathy | July 27, 2006 01:35 PM

Keep working on that song. I've suggested that you be invited to speak at an event and I really want to hear it!

John Scalzi | July 27, 2006 01:38 PM

Mary Robinette Kowal:

It required prunes to work them out, actually.

Michael Patty | July 27, 2006 05:08 PM

You're a bad, bad man Mr. Scalzi...

Chang | July 27, 2006 05:18 PM

Bet you really rectum when you first suggested that title.

tim in tampa | July 27, 2006 05:41 PM

Hey! I used to do research in that library. It's pretty nice, for the area. I really like it.

Jon H | July 27, 2006 09:43 PM

I need to tell my friend John in Cincinnati. I actually think you two would get along well.

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