Telegram from a Scattered Brain

C'est moi...

C’est moi…

I just erased everything I’ve written for the second time.  It wasn’t worth your time to read, so it was worth publishing.  I’m supposed to put up a blog post today.  “Content is king” they say.  And I agree.  But good content involves being open and engaged with the world around you.

And due to an overload of projects happening all at once, my world is kind of tiny right now.  And will be through the rest of the year, I fear.  Let me back up.

Here’s who I ripped off while writing Super Dan – And you can win cool stuff!

Super Dan by Phil Johnson and Roadside Attraction. Art by Jeff Sornig of Sornigrafix.It’s be a year in the making, but we’ve finally released Super Dan!

When I sit down to write each day, I often don’t have any good ideas to start.  The proverbial blank page stares at me until I put something on it.  One of my triggers to get started is to spin random songs and start writing variations on the lyrical themes until I get to something that has absolutely nothing to do with the original song I was listening to.

Phil’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Ice_CubesMy friend Sheila Baker challenged me yesterday to the ye olde ice bucket challenge to support ALS research.  So I got on the ball last night and watered both myself and the very brown part of my lawn.

In turn I challenge comedians Myles Weber and Kabir Singh as well as producer of the World Series of Comedy Joe Lowers and cartoonist Jeff Sornig.

And of course, I’ll be sending in some money today to fight ALS.  Below is my video along with a couple others I really liked.

Comedy Special Filming November 8th in San Jose, CA!

Phil Johnson Comedy Special Filming flyerI’m very excited to announce that I’ll be filming my 3rd  comedy special on Saturday November 8th, 2014 at Art Boutiki in San Jose, CA.

It’s been far too long since my last special “Be Yourself…Unless You’re An Idiot”.  But I have been working hard to make sure I’ve got some seriously funny material for you.  And having an official date now is kicking me in the ass to fix some of the jokes that have been working “ok” and make them work even better.  Ah, procrastination. :)

I’ll  have some special surprises for you at the show too. :)

8 Tips For Being Happier

I have no idea what this is and it makes my brain itchy.

There has been a lot of talk about depression, suicide, and mental health over the last couple weeks after Robin Williams’ untimely death.  It’s been depressing. Not to mention all the other bad news happening around the world.

So as I was driving from the airport yesterday to the club I’m playing this weekend, I was thinking about ways that I stay happy.  And I was thinking about them because I was in a bad mood. I was trying to figure out why and how to get out of it in time for the evening’s show.