- Jeffrey James Ircink
- Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
- Playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
"...Great is Life, real and mystical, wherever and whoever;
Great is Death—sure as life holds all parts together, Death holds all parts together. Has Life much purport?—Ah, Death has the greatest purport."
- from Walt Whitman's "Great are the Myths"
One chapter completed in my book. There's a sort of calm associated with writing about death.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Kramer's time? 6:10.76. Heiden's gold-winning time in the 5,000 meters was 7:02.29. 51.43 seconds slower than Kramer's time.
That's more than a lap distance.
Whatever. Heiden is still the king. Always will be.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 4:14 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Minnie Driver's birthday was yesterday. I had the good fortune to see her perform three times in Los Angeles in 2009 before I moved back to Wisconsin. Yeah - she sings, writes and performs guitar. One of the best voices I've had the pleasure to hear in years.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
I can't believe she's 70. The only actress to star in three Elvis Presley films (GIRL HAPPY, CLAMBAKE, SPINOUT), singer of the hit single, "Johnny Angel" and numerous TV/film appearances, Shelley is one of my favorites. I really do love her.
Here's Shelley in "Girl Happy". She's the one driving.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 9:54 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2014
That stage direction - from THE WINTER'S TALE, by William Shakespeare - is one of the most famous stage directions in all of theater. Here's another quote, from a member of the Wisconsin Arts Board in 2009 when reviewing Optimist Theatre's very first grant application: "I don't know if they can pull it off but, if they do, we need to be a part of it."
That's impressive. And Optimist Theatre has INDEED pulled it off. FREE Shakespeare in the Park at a new outdoor venue in Kadish Park, Milwaukee. FREE - this June. THE WINTER'S TALE! William freakin' Shakespeare! The Bard! But Optimist Theatre needs your help now. They're having a fundraiser in February at Turner Hall. $35 a ticket. And for an added incentive, BMO Harris Bank has issued a matching challenge grant. We raise $1,000 - they match it. We raise $5,000 - you get it, I know. Check out the link below with all the what-for's and how-da-ya-do's. If you can't attend the fundraiser, you can still pledge a tax-deductible donation. And remember - THE WINTER'S TALE is FREE this June for three weeks!
The new outdoor theater at Kadish Park (above). Who in the hell puts on FREE theater? Optimist Theatre in MKE does. Click here for fundraiser ticket information.
And if you're ever really pursued by a bear, you can't outrun it.
Optimist Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Shakespeare in the Park and "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" would not be possible without your financial support.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 9:31 PM
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
BONUS: The beard. Well - it can't hurt. Keeps my face warm during bowhunting, in -30 degree windchill and it's convenient for potential acting gigs.
I would add a good hand cream like Udder or No Crack for the wear & tear on your fingers (splitting, cracked skin). OK - go outside in the -40 temps & have fun!
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 7:58 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Richard Burton. Richard Harris. Peter O'Toole. Oliver Reed. There's no denying the many dysfunctions represented by this lot. There's also no denying the antics & joy one might experience in the company of these men. Or the talent.
"Hellraisers", by Robert Sellers (2011) is on my reading list. Check out a review here.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 2:48 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
In the cool green woods of morn;
Loose the hounds and let them go,
Wax the cord and bend the bow.
Grace showing her sister, Gwyneth (my goddaughter) how to shoot the bow! My Christmas gift to Grace. Gwyneth got the Barbie video. The bow, most likely, will belong to Gwyneth in less than a week.
Gwyneth has sprinkles of Maria, smatterings of Donovan, and she is the apple of her godfather's eye. I AM NINO JEFF!
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 8:08 PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
"...we dwelt where the chill breath of a vast polar express, quickening to the rushing might of eternal blizzards..."Quote from Sir Douglas Mawson (AUS), Antarctic explorer (top). No - wait... bottom. ;)
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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