Charleston, SC

Sometimes I love this place. Sometimes I itch to leave. It’s a real problem. Charleston is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. Still, after nearly eleven years of living here. Of course, if you take the time, as I have, to pull up the carpet a bit and see what is underneath, there is some disappointment. Obviously. That would happen anywhere.

I’m frustrated lately at the lack of Team Effort in this town. Perhaps that’s why Biv and I have started a Cabaret, in order to get people that we know to be artists to get together and be artists. Some of them have never done so, and that’s rewarding… but some of them are so involved in a million things that it’s hard to keep them in one place. We feel that we’re doing pretty good, but our first show hasn’t even happened yet, and we’re not sure whether anyone is coming.

I thought today that it might be a nice project to create a site where artists in Charleston could have a little place to go to find out about things that they might not be aware of. A very ajax-y, user-friendly myspac-ian environment that would cater to their desires. Hopefully the actors wouldn’t only sign up to learn about theatre events… the goal of the site would be to introduce all of it to everyone. I’m not sure whether it would work, and I certainly don’t know how to do it, right now. But it’s on my “someday/maybe” list, and pretty high up there.

Otherwise, I’ll have to leave. I’ll have to. I need to find a place here, or split, because not being on the road makes Charleston a dull place to live. And I don’t want that to happen.