The Importance of Plumbing

Not five minutes after Aaron Lyons and his lovely lady (and fantastic singer) Kelly Fletcher left our apartment following a scrumptious brunch, we were told there was an incident with the plumbing downstairs and we couldn’t use any water for a couple of hours. Naturally, I suspected Aaron and Kelly probably busted a pipe on their way out. That would be just like them.

So, while we’re waiting for two hours to pass, I’m reminded how good we have it. It quickly became clear just how reliant we are on plumbing because I now can think of nothing to do that doesn’t involve a sink, shower or toilet so just had to go check all on the issue at tspplumbing.com, or www.plumbers-portsmouth.co.uk.

Before we were demoted to 2008 B.C., I played the nearly-final mix of the song “Ballad of the Waitress”, which Aaron co-wrote, that I recorded last weekend. He and Kelly both saw me perform this song in the last Foe Pa show and really seemed to get a kick out of hearing this version. Edie Murphy continues working on mixing it, and we’re going to see if we can add some fiddle to the song since she’s such a great fiddle player.

Edie has been wonderful to work with. Her country band Dime Box recently released their first album, Five & Dime Waltz. Check it out! It’s available on iTunes. They’ve got come samples on the band’s MySpace page. What’s weird is that we discovered that Aaron somehow knows another member of Dime Box, lead singer and banjo player Kristi Callan.

Small world, huh? So small, we still can’t get this plumbing thing right.

First recording coming soon

I just spent much of the day recording a song I co-wrote with Aaron Lyons from last September’s live Foe Pa sketch comedy show. The wonderful Edie Murphy patiently and expertly guided me through the process. I’m very excited to share it with you all. I hope to post it soon.

Improv’ing this Saturday

Watch me play with the students of Bill Johnson’s The Magic Meathands this Saturday at The Spot Café & Lounge in Culver City at 8:00 PM. It’s guaranteed fun silliness, completely unscripted and off-the-cuff. I’ve been having tons of fun with this group. The best part is the show is completely FREE! Yes, that’s right! FREE!

Oh sure, now you’re interested.

I hope to see you there!

Demo Reel

Eagle-eyed visitors might have noticed that I added my demo reel to the Video Vault page so it can be with all of its friends. If your wrist hurts from clicking on the internet all day long, here it is embedded for your pleasure.

This reminds me. I need a new demo reel. I’ve done plenty of stuff since this was assembled and they deserve to be bragged about. Well, most of them.


I know you’re all sitting there waiting with baited breath, constantly hitting refresh to see what could possibly be added to the site next. Well golly-gee, do I have great news for you! On the About page, there is now a downloadable .PDF of my resume. Oh, you lucky dogs!

You think that’s all? No, no. Keen observers might also notice that my newest headshots have been added as well. They are currently the first thing you see when you go to the Photo Gallery. Now there’s no need to play it cool. We all know you want to click over and check them out faster than the internet can carry you. Well you go right ahead. There’s no judging here. You can stair at my amazing headshots to your heart’s content.

A bit of sad news as well. The Sanger Talent Agency is discontinuing their representation of actors, which unfortunately includes me. Over the Winter, you might have heard about the Writer’s Strike. As you can see, Hollywood is still feeling the repercussions of that. I always felt really fortunate to be represented by Karl Sanger. When talking to others about my plans for the work I’ll be posting here, I’ve recently been mentioning the excitement of independence and creative freedom. I think someone somewhere took me a little too literally. That’s OK, though. I’m eager to see where it takes me.

A bit of good news, too. As an addendum to the MS Walk post, Nahleen and Kelly both won the Most Spirited Award for their team! The National MS Society‘s blurb:

Most Spirited Team: teamMS –GLA
When the Chapter asked Kelly Garver and Nahleen Blake to lead the teamMS team they enthusiastically agreed to take on the challenge. They brought together individual walkers to create a team that was a force to be reckoned with in their first year. They welcomed any and all who wanted the great experience of being on a team. The 25 members showed incredible spirit and have already raised more than $15,000. Thank you!

They got trophies and everything!


Welcome to the new CoreyBlake.com! Please, please. No need to shove. There’s room enough for everyone.

I’m still settling in, as you’ll notice. I’ve got new headshots, my demo reel, a spec commercial and some other various and sundry items still to put up. Keep checking back.

And there’s more in the works – brand new original videos and other goodies for your enjoyment! Tell your friends! Alert the neighbors! Wake the cat! CoreyBlake.com is going to be one hip place, daddy-o. (Or some such hype-speak.) More soon…