The N.S.A. and Call-Waiting: Perfect Together
That’s why call-waiting is the perfect tool for maintaing patriotic,…
Swimming With 100 Popes by birdsongdreams on Etsy
Every morning after I wake up I draw whatever I can remember from my dreams the night before. On this occasion, I dreamt that every year the Vatican would have a swimming contest in a very secluded lake surrounded by formidable cliffs to decide who’d…
Mary Birdong (Reno 911, The Descendants) in a heartfelt PSA aimed at non-celeb TV actors battling PSS (Pilot Season Syndrome)
There IS Hope. And you DON’T have to do this alone. I mean… you kinda DO have to do it alone. But there will be lots and lots of equally alone, narcissistic fame-vampires there with you. Being just as alone as you are. In your alone-ness.
A public service announcement from Bitter Party of Five’s Mary Birdsong (Reno 911, The Descendants, Adventureland). Ever wonder what it’s like to be type-cast? It’s probably awesome for Charlize Theron or Rachel Weisz— they mostly get roles described as “beautiful” or “hauntingly vulnerable.”) But the roles Mary Birdsong gets seen for usually require a slightly different vocab. This video contains a small sampling of those character descriptions. These are not made up. These are ACTUAL roles that she and countless other non-celeb actors have auditioned for. If you are a non-celebrity actor in Hollywood for pilot season, or you KNOW a non-celebrity actor in Hollywood for pilot season, please watch. There IS hope. And you DON’T need to suffer alone.
Featuring the song “Tiny Dancer” by CottonHead, vocals performed by Mary Birdsong (available on iTunes)
AT LEAST WE GOT INTO THE GAME (an anthem for pilot season)
AT LEAST WE GOT INTO THE GAME
by CottonHead (featuring Mary Birdsong)
It’s the height of pilot season here in L.A., and I can feeeeel the collective pain of my brethren and my…. sistren…. actors. Even the agents and the managers and the casting directors are giving off pheromonic stress-vibes. The whole town right now is like one big hung-over college student cramming for an exam- leaving us all sleep-deprived for about three months straight, but convinced that if we pass that final, we WILL get laid. To all of those people in L.A., and New York, and, hell, to anyone anywhere who has ever hustled the good hustle and called it “work,” (or far worse- called it “art”) ; to all of us who (and we know who we are) have described projects and performances as “genius” or “hilarious” so many times that those words have lost all meaning…This song is for you.
Myyyyyy Bitter Valentine, Sweeeeet Loser Valentine….
Greg Cromer gets schooled by hot blonde, Tricia O’Kelley, on how to kiss hot blonde, Rachael Harris.
BIRDSONG BOOK OF DREAMS: Mirth, Madness, Magic Markers
For a few years now, each morning, without fail, I’ve been trying to recall my dreams from the night before. First I write down whatever plot-lines I remember, then I start drawing any images that come out of that. Eventually I started getting more into it— coloring them, etc. Now? I have a full-blown addiction. To drawing. With magic markers. And white out. And nail polish. Glitter pens. Stickers of ponies. It doesn’t really matter to me as long as it looks cool. I start them in black Papermate Flair® felt-tip pens, and then switch over to the magic markers, etc. for color. Since I draw in pen, mistakes can be a problem- so I use USPS Priority Mail address labels to cover over any mistakes. (They’re free! And plentiful!) I tried using the white-out but the magic markers don’t work on top of white-out. They hate it. White-out is their kryptonite. And all of the above could not be done without the aid of an entire pot of strong black tea.
Here’s a fun “meet the cast” video for the show I’m doing on Disney XD:
CRASH AND BERNSTEIN! I love this show. I really do!
FINALLY!!! IT’S HERE! EPISODE 3 OF…
BITTER PARTY OF 5!
A lot’s happened since our last episode.
another general had an affair…
The plus side? There’s SO much to be bitter about!
So come get YOUR bitter on by watching episode 3 of…
BITTER PARTY OF 5, with our very special guest– STEPHEN ROOT!
You can also view this video on my website here:
Halloween is just around the creepy corner. So enjoy this special sneak peek of the indie tv pilot THE SPIRIT SEEKER… a hilarious project I’m doing with the incredibly talented writer/director Matt Scott. This clip stars Natasha Giberson and Seth Kirschner. We’ll be releasing more little clips like this between now and Halloween.