Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hey I interviewed DDP! Asking to lick his balls got me disassociated from a blog!
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Recently, the folks at Cambrian House came up with the Robin Hood Fund, a vote-based manner of dispersing money to those who need/ask for it. The newest winner of their 'naughty' wish was none other than Toronto comedian/musician David Dineen-Porter, whose wish for $10,000 to 'defeat Steven Spielberg'was granted by the aforementioned internet djinns. We spoke via the internet on this and his residency at The Drake Hotel during the month of February.
NF: Were you surprised you won?

DDP: Yes and no. I actually had no emotional reaction to the victory, but I did not expect to win.

NF: Have you started putting your editing suite together?

DDP: This will sound horrible, but 10k$ doesn't buy that much. It buys a lot of cantaloupes, but it buys maybe a computer and a camera.. but you're still anal-broke after. For professional use, 10,000$ doesn't buy you 2 good things, it buys you 1 good thing or 2 mediocre things.

Recently, the folks at Cambrian House came up with the Robin Hood Fund,a vote-based manner of dispersing money to those who need/ask for it. The newest winner of their 'naughty' wish was none other than Toronto comedian/musician David Dineen-Porter, whose wish for $10,000 to 'defeat Steven Spielberg'was granted by the aforementioned internet djinns. We spoke via the internet on this and his residency at The Drake Hotel during the month of February.

NF: Were you surprised you won?

DDP: Yes and no. I actually had no emotional reaction to the victory, but I did not expect to win.

NF: Have you started putting your editing suite together?

DDP: This will sound horrible, but 10k$ doesn't buy that much. It buys a lot of cantaloupes, but it buys maybe a computer and a camera.. but you're still anal-broke after. For professional use, 10,000$ doesn't buy you 2 good things, it buys you 1 good thing or 2 mediocre things. it seemed like so much, until you see price tags for entry level professional gear. Then you realize 10k$ buys you an HD camera, mic,tripod, memory sticks, charger, and batteries.. no computer, nothing else.

NF: When do you think the money will be squandered?

DDP: Prepare to have your mind blown: I am putting 4000$ immediately into a GIC. Aside from that, I should have it all spent within a week

NF: Nice. What is a GIC?

DDP: A guaranteed investment certificate, I think. It's basically a kind of savings option, involved with stocks, I think? But you put your money in for a specific period of time, during which you can't spend the money, and you accumulate maybe 6 or 7% interest, it's pretty safe, and then you receive a T5 for investment income, which goes on your tax return.You enter the T5 values in a T5 form on your T1.

NF: Do you get more sexy when you have more money?

DDP: Yes! Ever since i used 'i have 10k$" as my introduction, i have received numberful babes.
I'm not all business. There's party here too!

NF: That leads into my next question. Can i lick your balls?

DDP: I believe that testicles occasionally need licks. But those licks may not be supplied by you.

NF: Can you email me some food? I'm broke and hungry.

DDP: I can treat you. I'm the resident artist at the Drake hotel starting February 3. I get some free food.

NF: Can you tell a bit about your rock opera, and how the residency at the Drake came about?

DDP: After performing at the Joke Club[a show the writer puts on at the Drake]way back in 2005 I got offered a residency, but that residency never happened. After 2 years or so, i just emailed them and said "I want to do this, and get a residency for it" and they replied with "okay" and then it happened. I'm recording my 2nd rock opera, House On a Planet. It's loosely based on itself. It follows the story of itself in the order established in itself. I haven't written it yet, so I haven't got much to say about it. It 's got one or two amazing songs that I've played live that audiences go apeshit over, so at least I have "singles" on the album.

NF: Any last words?

DDP: Yes! Toronto can be a great city, if people want it to be! Support local artists, not by saying you support them, but by going to all the hundreds of PWYC shows, and just enjoy without judging. It's actually pretty fun to go see some bands or comedians, so try it out guys. You'll be happier for it. Go with friends.