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The Tom Cherry Experience

Friday, February 20, 2009

Not Necessarily the News



GOOD NEWS: Smoke on the Mountain winds up its run this weekend at the Main Street Studio Theatre and, like the previous two weekends, we’re sold out! Yay! I’m so proud of our little cast and crew! Everybody is doing such a great job with their roles and the music is so rich and energetic. I knew during our first week of rehearsal that we had the potential to create something wonderful on stage and it’s nice to be proven right for a change!

BAD NEWS: According to Thursday’s Star Press, Muncie is on the verge of losing its public access channel. Apparently, Comcast eliminated its public access coordinator position due to budgetary reasons and is hoping the City of Muncie will step up to the plate and assume the duties of making the channel run. Of course, depending on the city government for any type of help is laughable and, since Muncie is currently running on fumes, I’m afraid public access is on its way out. It’s a shame to see it happen, but Comcast and Muncie never truly gave the channel the support it needed to survive.

As you probably know, Those Funky Idiots started out as a show on public access so I have a certain fondness for the channel. It had so much promise and potential at first. I love the idea of local people making their own programs and I’m still disappointed so few took the opportunity to do so. I know all us Idiots had a blast making our humble garage sitcom. Making those episodes all those years ago were some of the best times of my life and I still miss creating the show to this day so it’s sad to think my old TV “home” is about to become history.

GOOD NEWS: I was recently interviewed by John Carlson from The Star Press for an article that will be in next Saturday’s paper (February 28, I do believe). I still find it hard to believe anybody would be interested in reading about this particular fat cartoonist, but I’m sure the piece will look nice in my scrapbook. Of course, expect a link once the big day arrives!

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1 Comments:

  • I did some community access stuff once upon a time, and it WAS great fun. And I look forward to trying to do some more once we've decided where our permanent home will be.

    By Blogger Postmaster, at 8:00 AM  

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