Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Fun Follies of Flyering....a photostory of romance between a group of men and A5 glossy pieces of paper...

See above for our flyer design by Tom and artwork by his bro Bob Moran. Thought they were really cool and when flyering people did want to pick them up and read them rather than throw them away or wipe their arses with them or something (they are not very absorbent). My favorite comment on the flyers was when Tom and I were on the Royal Mile flyering and these two girls with wee feathers in their eyelashes started talking to us. One of them starts to examine the flyer and says...'these are cool, you know what's really great you've done them on recyled paper!...' and me and Tom were looking at each other, perhaps with the unspoken mental question...'do you not understand it's just a scanned in version of line notepaper done on photoshop and then printed on premium non-recycled glossy paper 10,000 times over'.
They didn't come to the show, just as well, we might had to talk them down about how our voices came out of those wee black boxes when we talked into the black metal flower with the rope coming of it. Being on the Royal Mile was a good experience though got to meet some of the Diet of Worms and guys and Andy who I know from Axis of Evil (and does similarly perverse stand up to myself and who gave me a nice compliment whilst I was flyer some girls who mentioned Jim Jefferies by coming over and saying I was way filthier) who had a really well received show with the Shitty Deal Puppet Theatre. Although I'm still ot convinced losing their Jesus puppet was genuine. Could it have been a publicity stunt? What with the whole Wallace and Gromit precedent.
Other highlights include the body stockinged Little Shop of Horrors Crew (I think I probably picked up about 18 or their flyers) and Siobhan, who was lovely, from Exeter's Theatre with Teeth's Golden which didn't see because a)it cost money to see it and b) it was at 11am in the morning a time zone that doesn't exist from comics in Edinburgh...or anywhere. It seemed like a cool show though

Check it out! the consignment of flyers displayed in all their glory in Whetherpsoons...before they got covered in beer, sick and horseradish sauce...I least I think that was horseradish sauce...


This was day one, look at the happy wee Jimmny how pleased he is to get the flyers, I didn't get a comparison shot of how I felt about seeing this A5 nuggets by day 25...


Would you except a flyer from this man? 100s didn't....

The official Royal Mile handing out bits of A5 paper festival!


Tony Montana: In this country, you gotta make the flyers first. Then when you get the flyers, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.


Impoverished performers occasionally resort to flyer eating the last step before cannibalism...lovely. (jk's fave ad)
By week two after trying to hand out stuff that people don't want for a show they won't like...in the rain....methods of flyer dispersal inlude the ole 'house of flyer cards trick'
until you sometimes think...

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