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Goodbye Smodcastle

10 years ago I was a 20 year old college dropout living in his mom's spare bedroom. During those troubled times I did what I always did when I needed some inspiration; I watched movies that I held dear. One of those was Clerks. I had watched it a hundred times, but something about this viewing sparked a fire in me. The story of Kevin Smith and making Clerks inspired me to go back to college, to move on with my life and try to make something out of myself. I never would have imagined the journey I started that day would lead me to sitting on a stage owned by Kevin and talking about Dungeons and Dragons with Jason Mewes, but that's exactly what happened on a Friday in August of last year.

One year ago tomorrow I stood in a run-down theater in West Hollywood with my friends Matt Cohen and Derick Armijo, not sure what I was getting myself into. Over the course of that summer I got to watch the place turn into a magical clubhouse of sorts. It became a place where my dreams came true, a place I could go and have fun and help put on a show. It really was magical. I won't go into the details of why Kevin is closing the place down. You can read that all here. Smodcastle will live on at The Jon Lovitz Podcasting Theater and I am very excited to see all that Kevin has planned for the place. However, our little clubhouse on Santa Monica Boulevard will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks to all of those who played a part in letting me take part in it all, even if it was for just a while.

posted by | 05/06/11| 02:08:00 pm| Anything Else, Kevin Smith|


6 comments

Comment from: NoCalMike [Visitor]

Is Popsickles moving to the new joint?

If so, can’t wait to catch it there.


05/06/11 @ 14:15
Comment from: [Member]   · http://brendoman.com

For the forseeable future we are going to be recording at my house.


05/06/11 @ 14:16
Comment from: gringo [Visitor]

well, i’m glad i got to experience it just once. i got the tshirt at least.

what about blowhard? i’m kinda horrible at listening to podcasts… maybe that should change.

sorry about the bad news bro. when you coming to t-town eh? baseball awaits mofo. summer heat is about to roll in. come check out my pad (my f’ing mortgage!).


05/06/11 @ 14:35
Comment from: Andrew [Visitor]

I’m going to miss the castle, it was an awesome place. It was always nice running in to regulars am of course you and Matt at the door. Good luck with the future sir.


05/06/11 @ 17:49
Comment from: Brian [Visitor] · http://www.zombieoutlaw.com

Great podcast from you two! Though the “castle” may be closed, PopSickles will live on …


05/06/11 @ 20:16
Comment from: [Member]   · http://brendoman.com

Gringo, Malcolm is still recording Blow Hard but in Toronto. It is still awesome. I was planning on coming to visit this month but I have to go to Wisconsin to help my mom move so that got pushed back. Maybe next month?


05/09/11 @ 12:30


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