Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

About me...

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, 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.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Brucemore...The Big House.

Songs, monologues....a thoroughly entertained crowd (plus wine, appetizers, champagne and desserts). That's "A Modern Salon" 2012. Hosted by Brucemore Mansion, a Queen-Anne home on 26 acres built between 1884-1886, preserved by the National Trust and listed on the National Register for Historic Places. 3 more shows next weekend. A sold-out, 3-week run. Special thanks to Jane Pini, Janelle Lauer, Doug Elliott and Gerard Estella of SPT Theatre for inviting me to be this year's special guest artist. Also thanks to David Janssen, executive director of Brucemore for allowing us to perform in this unique venue.

The formal gardens.

The stables transformed into offices, museum and gift shop. For more information, check out Brucemore's site here and the wikipedia link.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

TGIF! presents...Happy Birthday, Shelley Fabares & "Johnny Angel"!

One of my all-time favorites (Shelley). Her hit, "Johnny Angel" , was a #1 US Billboard Hot 100 chart topper in 1962, selling over a million copies. AND the ONLY woman to star in three Elvis movies.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Really Funny Horny Goat International Short Film Festival.

DRINK FILMS. WATCH BEERS. The Really Funny Horny Goat International Short Film Festival!

Do you like films? Short films? Comedy – do you like to laugh? How about short, comedy films your mother wouldn't even let you see?

Brought to you by The Horny Goat Hideaway, WMSE 91.7 FM Frontier Radio, Three Olives  Vodka and Babbling Bohemian Productions.

13 international award-winning, comedy shorts you can’t see anywhere else! Direct from film festivals around the world…brought to you under the B.F.T.!

Plus…Vee Valentine from Brew City Bombshells Burlesque, The Flaming Hula Hoops, a plethora of giveaways and more!

$10 tickets per night – come either night, March 2 and 3, screenings begin promptly at 8 p.m. (same films shown each night) Private & Confidential. You can purchase at the door OR online here -

The Horny Goat Hideaway is located at 2011 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1101
(414) 482-4628

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Monday, January 16, 2012

A Modern Salon opening weekend @ Brucemore!

Great opening weekend. Appreciative crowds. And the folks I'm performing with are outstanding. Love it at Brucemore - The Big House. 2 shows down, 5 to go.

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"Sorry, Aaron, it's true."

Finally something Milwaukee's SportsRadio 1250 and I agree on. Packers got their cheese unexpectedly curdled yesterday in the divisional match-up with the New York Giants - NY 37, GB 20. Season over - first time in NFL history a 15-1 team went one and done.

Read Josh Vernier's blog post here.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rehearsing for A Modern Salon 2012 @ Brucemore.

Left to right:  Jane Pini, Doug Elliott and Janelle Lauer. Opening night (last night) went well. A few tweeks and we'll be ready for tonight's show. If you're in Cedar Rapids this evening, stop by (although I think we're sold out).

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Friday, January 13, 2012

TGIF! presents...Mary Hopkins' "Those Were the Days"!

For Gerard, Jane, Janelle, Doug and all my friends in Iowa.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

"Thank you, thank you very much. I'll be appearing at the Brucemore Estate..." A Modern Salon! This is my first time performing in Iowa since December 1997 ("Jack and Jill" at Riverside Theater in Iowa City) and the first time performing in Cedar Rapids since "A Chorus Line" in....I think it was the summer of 1997.

In its 9th year, A Modern Salon takes its inspiration from the Parisian salons of the early first half of the 20th century, offering an evening of great music, lively stories, and engaging conversation. Not only will I be performing in the company of such talented theater friends - (left to right in picture above) Jane Pini, Janelle Lauer, Doug Elliott and Gerard Estella  - but I get to perform at Brucemore, the 128-year-old Queen Anne mansion preserved by the National Trust and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Here's an interactive look at Brucemore - feel free to peruse the entire website. We'll be performing in the Great Hall (2nd picture of the Mansion Tour section) Also, here's an article on A Modern Salon, along with an interview Diana Nollen did with me on being chosen as the show's special guest artist.

Three weekends. Six shows - and we're sold out. They've added a 1/26 show but I would give Brucemore a call pronto for availability. CURTAIN UP!

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TGIF! presents....The Chieftains' "Walsh's Hornpip!"

I'm feeling rather Celtic this morning.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Dear Asshole...

Dear Asshole Who Didn't Clean Up After Their Dog,

I don't know what you've been feeding that pet of yours, but it left a pile of human-sized turds in the middle of the sidewalk. Guess what? This isn't Fido's personal toilet, you asshole! It's a public sidewalk and no one in the neighborhhod wants to walk by, inhale, step in, or otherwise interact with his shit. It's time for you to embrace the responsibilites of pet ownnership. Attach some plastic baggies to your hand. Buy yourself a pooper scooper. Anything. Because the next time you fail to clean up after your dog's dump, I'm going to follow you home and smear it on your pillow. Comprende?


PS Cesar Millan called. He said you were an asshole.

Someone stole my idea. Dang! And, it's written by two women! Nice. Hey assholes, next time your write a book, try including page numbers.

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