Please see the attached photo of the coffee tray. Apparently, this spread is available at every hotel in America, because it’s waiting every time I go into an interview room. My agent Jeff came out to spend the day with me in DC. He hung out while I did the usual interviews. We’re working on a couple really cool things right now, so keep your eyes on the blog for some announcements in the next couple weeks.
Normally, I'm doing all these interviews alone, but because I was in DC, Chris Buckley was available to join me for the day. You can't imagine how well people respond to this guy. He has such fans. It's cool to watch. That said, it's a pain in the ass to answer questions when the guy sitting next to you is a certifiable genius.
At one point, we were on XM radio. The interviewer asked Chris what authors he likes reading. He just goes off for about five minutes, thirty names or so, starting with Tom Wolfe and ending on Melville. So, instead of answering something stupid like “I enjoy the Far Side Gallery. That Gary Larson really challenges my intellect”, I put on my best Buckley imitation and went off…
“You know, I like Proust for a little bathroom reading. Chekhov when I’m waiting for a red light to change. The other day I read Milton’s “Paradise Lost” in all available languages. The German one really gave me a kick.”
Screening in Georgetown went great. Met some really great people. One girl with a partially shaved head, that resembled the kind of person that would have kicked my ass in high school, came up and told me how much she liked my short films. Rock on.
Check out the short films at www.atomfilms.com