Behold and witness the marvel of my genius as two weeks ago I unveiled my latest creation Quick & Sloppy with Ric Delgado.
It’s odd how the evolution of my writing career has been so obvious, and right in front of my face, but it’s also justifying to see how the seed of an idea can change everything.
As I love to brag about, I’ve been writing in the Miami music and art scenes for 10 years. Which, by the way, is a gross overestimation. It’s probably closer to 8 years, but saying 10 years feels so right. Either way, this has been the trajectory of my writing: extremely serious, way too serious, kinda serious, and finally this dude’s got jokes.
I realized a year ago that I didn’t want to be a stuffy writer, blogger, or journalist, asking questions like:
“What has Miami done for your writing? What do you think of Vice City?”
5 Questions with JJ Colagrande, REVMiami.com, March 31, 2010
How boring is that? Now, new and improved Ric Delgado writer, asks questions like:
“I’m required to ask you questions about Miami, so have you ever done cocaine off a stripper’s thigh, then had to hide a dead body in the Everglades?”
Nikki Glaser Jokes About A Lot of Messed Up Stuff at Miami Science Museum, Miami New Times, April 12, 2012
Bam! Now that’s a question.
To further my writing career, I knew I had to interject a lot more of my personality into my writing. And I think I’ve been doing that pretty damn well.
But, as a writer, particularly for a local Miami blog, there is a gigantic flaw in my plan to become rich and famous: NOBODY READS IN THIS CITY!
Yes, it is the sad and pathetic truth, but Miami dun’t reed too goods.
Hence the idea of a podcast was born, which gave birth to Quick & Sloppy. The first two episodes are already out, I suggest you check them out and be extremely impressed by my interviewing and conversational skills.
I have to admit, of all the projects I’ve done this one has by far had the biggest reception. I don’t know if it is the nature of podcast being much more accessible, which naturally garners more attention, or if it’s just that I’m developing a true fanbase.
Either way, things are going good, and pretty soon I’ll be laughing down at all of you from my giant castle of fame and fortune. Except for my friends Carol, Cedric, Andrea Ocampo, and my Mom (who I laugh at already anyway).
Everyone else can suck it.