MELANCHOLYBALL Season A Is On The Way! Support Via Patreon And It’ll Happen!

This here blog Melancholyball.com is also the hub for my production company, Melancholyball Media. I’m pleased to announce that our slate of projects-in-development has reached the stage where we may as well call it what it is: A full season of independently-produced live entertainment, stage performances, videos and theme parties, ideally to culminate in production…

WAITING FOR GAL GADOT, a Tragic-Comic-Parodic Mashup of Beckett & The DC Universe (Staged Reading This Wednesday!)

So, this is happening, I wrote a mashup adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT (one of the first plays I ever saw) with DC Comics characters, notably the unbelievably-conveniently named star of WONDER WOMAN, Gal Gadot. (The WONDER WOMAN TV show starring Linda Carter was one of the first shows I followed, in reruns,…

AVENGERS:ENDGAME Spoiler-Saturated Super-Strong Podcast With The NERDS OF COLOR!

Keith Chow from NOC and I assemble many, though hardly all, of our thoughts on Marvel’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Among other topics, I try to disambiguate a common misunderstanding about SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH, as it’s conceived in comic books. Superhuman strength has nothing to do with human body type: you can be short, tall, wide, skinny, but…

I Hate My Blog, Too: MC Frontalot, Baddd Spellah, LEX, & Gm7 on NET SPLIT

MC Frontalot’s new album NET SPLIT: OR, THE FATHOMLESS HEARTBREAK OF ONLINE ITSELF dropped this weekend. (Or, is it still dropping? Is the moment of album-drop an indivisible quantum thing? Probably no one cares.) Five years in the making, NET SPLIT is in some sense a concept breakup album, in which the Godfather of Nerdcore…

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, a found poem.

It’s Valentine’s Day 2017, and I know of no more romantic movie than STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Here’s my associative transliteration of the film in found-poem form:   THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Legend. Scroll. Gold over blackness.Seed pods. An ice planet, an explosion. A crab rises out of the crater.A Wampa.The…