Bad Actor
15 September 2007

Regina Hackett is absolutely correct, I am a terrible actor. Basically, my accomplice Jeff Parker and I had an ill-defined plan that might look like this:

  • Get crazy type to play James Wreck
  • Buy whiskey (Jack, Makers, Jim…)
  • Drink said whiskey before reading/performance…
  • Signal to Rod with cell phone time check to start freaking out
  • Watch Rod tear up $10,000 drawing
  • Kick his ass out of gallery

Following the whiskey our plan was basically to react to this guy Rod, who was going to impersonate James, a fictional character in our book, The Back of the Line. When the shit went down, and Rod started to threaten the $10,000 drawing, local Seattle PI critic Regina Hackett flew into action causing all sorts of confusion. Rod fled the scene before Parker and I could salvage any sort of closure to the performance gone awry. Personally, I think Jeff and I needed to have finished a bottle of whiskey and made things really uncomfortable by being hammered.
Maybe shit would’ve gotten really out of hand.

WILLIAM POWHIDA
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