When I rented Me And You And Everyone We Know back in 2005 I had no idea who Miranda July was – I was just renting a quirky indie film. But the writer, director and star of the film made an impression and a couple of years later I was buying her book of short stories when I found it on the shelf in the store where I (then) worked. So then there were other films and other books and flash forward a few more years, and as a fan, I got to attend her writers/readers event at the Festival – which was great. Until the inevitable Q&A. Fuck, that was particularly embarrassing. The way it almost always is; writers you’ve never heard of commenting on the work of someone they’ve paid to see, throwing out little bon mots, being super impressed with the development of a star, mentioning their own work that no one knows and discussing the apparently parallels. “This isn’t so much a question as a comment…” FUCK UP! It’s called Q & A not C & A.
As you can probably tell from the picture below this ticket stub was found just recently. We were having some new bookshelves built and this turned up as I was moving some furniture. Found my Miranda July books too – funnily enough. So must get back to those for a second round.
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.