Archive for November, 2006

Why Not 11? - Episode 10 - The Final Seduction?

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
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Hello everyone! This is week 10 of the Why Not 11 podcast. If you are just dropping in to my world, you might want to catch up with everyone else and start at the bottom (believe me, that's where I started...) But I've done all the work so all you've gotta do is sit back and listen!

For the record, even though I truly believe that 10 is a completely boring and predictable number, EPISODE 10 of "Why Not 11" is nothing of the kind. It's true! I've spent 10 long weeks crawling and clawing my way down the long and treacherous road to convincing Mr. Frederick Forte, executive producer of the Art of Seduction series to let me make one of this year's SHORTS IN MOTION films.

And we are so close. So, so, so close.

So newcomers, go listen to the other nine and then come back here!

For the rest of you, sorry, it's a slightly shorter 'cast this week, 'cause I'm in a bit of a rush today. You see, something's come up... so after this episode, Why Not 11 will be on a tiny little hiatus... This week's episode will fill you in. I just may burn in hell. I hope not... but one thing's for sure, life as we know it may never be the same again...

Anyhow, talk to y'all soon, and please don't forget to vote for Why Not 11 at Podcast Alley! See the right hand column of the homepage.

 Episode 10 - The Final Seduction? [11:04m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Why Not 11? - Episode 9 - Seduction on the Brain

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

It's the NINTH week of the Why Not 11 podcast. I know, I'm running out of time! One thing is sure, though - actually making the 11th Art of Seduction film is going to take far less time than pitching it has. I'm not worried. Really. Anyhow, on to the show notes:

First off, let me just say thanks to all of you who have been supporting me since the beginning. Without your encouragement, who knows? I might not have made it through last week's little "meltdown". That was a bit embarrassing. Well if last week you witnessed me cracking up... this week, you'll be happy to learn that - CRACK!! I've had a breakthrough.

This week on the 'cast, I discover several important things:

-I have been behaving like a lunatic (why didn’t anyone tell me???!!)
-Politics Shmolitics. Peter MacKay, your advice is not working. Sorry dude, I've got to try a different approach.
-Don't ever tell Joshua Karpati ANYTHING bad about Pasquale. Ever.
-It pays to be nice and make friends. (Are you listening, Mr. Forte?) My friend and advertising genius, Christopher Grimston and I do a sit down on repackaging... me!
-The 11th SHORTS IN MOTION Art of Seduction film will concern Mr. Forte's favorite subject...

Plus I get messages from Ron Sexsmith and Lewis Black...

...and a promise from Forte to make my movie! Okay... so I have to deliver two small things before the deal is SEALED... but he is INTERESTED!! FINALLY!

Friends, we are closing in! Now who wants to volunteer to be crew on my movie??

Image of the week:

The boys from OK Go recently stopped by to lend their support to the cause. Thanks Guys!

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 Episode 9 - Seduction on the Brain [17:03m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Why Not 11? - Episode 8 - Dressing to Seduce

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

It's Episode 8 of the Why Not 11 podcast, and I've gotta say, I hope I'm not starting to lose my mind... Anyway, Last week's AWESOME pitch for my Art of Seduction film, on "the seductive power of music" didn't go so well with the "powers (power, I guess) that be" at Shorts In Motion, so in this episode, I struggle to find a new topic...

plus, I:

-Narrowly avoid having a psychotic break.
-Receive some "advice" (and I use the term with reservation) from the normally helpful Joshua Karpati. Damn you, Karpati. Let's see if I feed your stupid snakes next time you leave town...
-Get some actual help from the lovely and talented Lucy DeCoutere and Sarah Dunsworth from Trailer Park Boys - we talk fashion, fishnets and fetishes!
- Become *slightly* tipsy at a swanky fashion party where I talk to style guru (and judge on Canada's Next Top Model) Jeanne Becker about stillettos, seduction, and the benefits of not wearing underwear.
-Collect more calls of support - this time from Donnie Wahlberg, plus ART OF SEDUCTION directors Trent Carlson and Mark McKinney. Are you listening Mr. Forte?

Sigh. Probably not.

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 Episode 8 - Dressing to Seduce [22:44m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Why Not 11? - Episode 7 - Seduction & Song

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

We're now SEVEN weeks into my quest to make the 11th movie in the "Shorts in Motion" ART OF SEDUCTION series. So, Forte didn't bite on last week's "Wing Girls" pitch. Too bad - it was really cool. I think, though, that I have an even better idea (thanks to the ever brilliant Josha Karpati, who I managed to get ahold of while he was out in the field - not easy, let me tell you). Anyway, my film is going to be all about the seductive power of MUSIC! and it's gonna ROCK!

In this episode of the podcast, I:

-hit the streets and ask passersby about the ultimate make out music
-Drop in on Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo, and ask him about the seduction of music (and musicians)
-visit with cellist Denise Djokic to try to figure out what's sexier - classical or pop
-get calls of support from Steve Dimarco, and - wait for it - Jeff Goldblum!

...and much, much more!

What do you think about our little debate - is Rock more "seductive" or emotionally engaging than Classical? Or the other way around? Post a comment!

Also, please show me some love and cast a vote for Why Not 11 at Podcast Alley! There's a little voting form on the right hand side of this page. - xo, Micky.

 Episode 7 - Seduction and Song [22:50m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download