||Doing It Doggy Style
||When the Richmond State began publishing in
October 1994 they had the good sense to include a new bi-weekly humor column.
Contrary to nasty allegations you might have heard, this had nothing to do with the
newspaper's folding two years later. In fact, they were so hard up for things to
print--or as some of us more delusional people preferred to think, it was due to wild
public acclaim--that after several months the columns started running weekly.
They've been weekly ever since. Give or take a few weeks. Hey, we all need a
break, so give me one, okay?
At some point Alternet started picking them up and making them
available to alternative weeklies around the country. Between that and sending them
around ourselves, columns have appeared in newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, San
Francisco Examiner, NY
Daily News, Boston Phoenix, San
Francisco Chronicle, Detroit Metro Times,
Sacramento News and Review, and the Illinois Times.
You can find many of the more recent columns right here in the Doing it Doggy Style Archives.
A novel available from Xlibris, Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and
Borders.com. or READ IT HERE FREE.
columns included in this Australian humor--I mean humour--compilation from
Itís Such a Small World Than Why Have I Been Sitting on This Airplane
For Twelve Hours?
compilation of Mad Dog's travel humor from Lulu.com.
co-written autobiography of Dr. Isaiah "Ike" McKinnon, former
chief of police of Detroit, Michigan (Sleeping Bear Press - Spring 2001)
||Other published writing
||Articles, music columns, and short stories have been
published in such notable publications as SilverKris (Singapore
Airlines in-flight magazine), Commonwealth Magazine,
9X, Richmond Music Journal
, ThroTTle, Planet (a
travel article about Cuba), Rockrgrl
(helping his pal, Diva Darling with her advice column), Far West End
Press, Courthouse Press, Night Moves, and Nite
||There are three (count 'em, 3!) completed screenplays
so far. All (unfortunately) still looking for homes.
Velveeta and the '63 Fleetwood Stigmata
***winner of the 1995 Virginia Governor's
The Bay Street Boys' Club
Pressing The Flesh
||Ventures into the
wild, wacky, and wonderful world of the web began with conceptualizing, writing, and
overseeing the construction of the very fun web site for In Your Ear Music and Recording Services which was
recently overhauled. It's true what they say, you always remember your first.
fun is the Good Humor Band site,
which included all graphics and design. So did Spriggles,
Jason Monet, Camille
Monet, and Deady Advertising.
In the "Didn't-Write-It-But-Did-Design-It"
category is Lifepuzzle, a site
which promotes the Lifepuzzle self-help books and creates a community for people using
them. Now in its second incarnation, it looks pretty good. For a site designed by a
Other sites which I wrote
include (though they may have redone them since):
For The Love of Business
In a slightly different vein (and an inhaled puff of
nostalgia) was being the Head Writer By Default (now there's a job title for you) for the
live netcast of the 30th Anniversary of the Summer
of Love in Golden Gate Park on October 12, 1997. Lots of on-the-spot
writing. Lots of people. Lots of fun. Then did the same type of
thing for the 12th
Digital Be-In on January 12, 2002 in San Francisco.
||There have been a long string of corporate video
scripts both for internal use and outside presentations. Clients include Circuit City, USAir
Vacations (winner of 1996 Silver Telly and Bronze CINDY awards), the Virginia Division of Tourism,
and C.F. Sauer/Parker Advertising.
Before there was the web there was TV. There still is. In
between the programs are commercials. You may not be able to see them from the
kitchen and bathroom, but they're there. If you saw some for Southern States
Cooperative, XTRA Oldies 104, and B103.7
we might have written them.
If you heard the commercials and couldn't see anything it might have been
because your picture tube is burned out. It might also be because it's a radio.
We've written radio spots for food (IGA Supermarkets), gifts and
clothing (Pink Cadillac), jewelry (Cocoanut Jewelry), imprinted
sportswear (Dirt Shirt), haircuts (Austin's), and more.
This covers a lot of ground. Like newspaper and magazine ads, newsletters, special
promotional projects, direct mail pieces, special invitations, brochures, and other
silly-ass things that must have made the trees feel much better about having been cut down
so we could read these things. Well, at least they can rest easy knowing it was for
a good cause.
Top on the list is THE LOBE, the cult newsletter of In Your Ear Music and Recording Services. Perhaps the
only newsletter advertising agency people look forward to reading. Finally they have
something to look forward to. After fifteen issues it's still going strong.
Well, it's going anyway.
Other happy camper clients have included Silverman Productions,
Voice Box, Target Marketing,
Richmond Newspapers, Main Street Productions, Henninger Richmond, Beacham
Publishing, Uptown Talent and Casting, Ingram Video, Virginia Allergy and
Pulmonary Associates, Allergy Institute of Richmond, and The Butt Stops Here.
It's been a while, but in the distant past a promotional project for
Alpha Audio (R.I.P. *sigh*) was a finalist in the Clio
Awards for package design.
Then there are the unclassifiables.
Like writing and producing a murder mystery and game show for Benchmark Properties. Or song lyrics for Pazelli Pizza.
An audio script for a promotion for CMDS Software/IBM. Special
promotions for Orion Home Video. The 25th Anniversary promotion slogan radio
station Q-94. Or a party invitation for Mirage Productions.