Monday, June 9, 2008

Bestiarum Vocabulum - May 21, 2008

Did you ever play that game where you look at people and try to decide what kind of animal they look like? For example, I went to grad school with a lemur, an orange cat, a gander, and a bull, and I also knew someone who was an ewok (I’m not sure if that counts as animal or not, though). My best friend from high school always told me that I looked like a stuffed squirrel with shiny glass eyes, which always creeped me out. I thought of this game during Bestiarum Vocabulum, the May 21st show curated by Jacob S. Knabb, but I’ve only come up with a couple of examples. I could tell you that Nicolette Bond is a barn swallow, her preferred habitat being “open country with low vegetation, such as pasture, meadows and farmland, preferably with nearby water,” and I think Philip Jenks and Simone Muench are cats, all lean and sassy hanging out on an alley fence. But what about Jonathan Messinger, Greg Purcell, Erikka Mikalo, Nick Garcia and Aras and the Volodkas (we’ll just go ahead and assume that I’m a stuffed squirrel)? I would love to hear what you think.

Back to the show, though. This was a fun night for everyone involved. There were several performers new to the rec room stage, and it’s always delightful to hear new voices. I also learned new things about old friends—for example, Jacob does a pretty good Louis Armstrong impression, and Nicolette’s pet goat shares a name with my wonky-eyed cat. I just want to thank Jacob and all of the performers for the cool show. I mean, I guess I’m a dork, but sorry, animals are awesome!


Blogger I, Hambone said...

I'm a lizard. All serpentine.

February 20, 2009 7:13 PM  

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