Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Sunday Roast

Can Adam West Play The Role Of Bartman?

This week's interview is with Bart Raeke,
who writes the blog Crazywhack Shiznit for your Brizzle.

1. The first of the standard weekly questions: Why do you blog?

It's a way to keep writing. Plus, I do what the voices in my head my head tell me to do. Or else it gets the hose again.

2. What's the story behind your blog name?

It's an oblique Blue Man Group reference. In their routine Rods and Cones (YouTube it), the "disembodied voice" says that the process of eyesight interpretation is called by scientists the "hellawhack shiznit that happens inside your brizzle." I took it, shook it up a bit, and tried it on for size. It fit.

3. What's the best thing about being a blogger?

People actually reading my writing. Sure, I'm not getting paid for it, but it's satisfying nonetheless. Oh, and the free swag, like my Dan Mega baseball cap.

4. What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

Write what you know, and immerse yourself in the community for readers. If you comment, they will come.



6. Sorry, I took my eye off the game plan there for a second - and missed a question! What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?

It wasn't one post, but rather a series. Filmmaker Kevin Smith's chronicling of his long time friend Jason Mewes (the Jay to his Silent Bob) spiral in to heavy drug addiction and his ultimate redemption. It was about 10 posts in all, each of them long, but it was awesome.

7. What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?

You're gonna make me look now, aren't you? You Klingon Bastard. I'm going to go with this one: Release This On DVD Yesterday. I talked about it getting released, and bam, it happened half a year later. What do you mean I had nothing to do with it? Why you gotta crush my dreams, man?

Today's Sunday Roast with Bart is the fourteenth in a weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world.


Jennifer H said...

David, I love this series. Your choices for bloggers to interview are always so interesting and entertaining.

Love the name of his blog! But, there's free swag? Where? Guess I'm not in the free swag arena yet.

Great interview.

CrazyCath said...

Another good interview and I've been over to his shiznit site and it's great! (been there earlier with his "Mom" post you recommended). Like Jennifer says - I love this series. But I also would like to know more about the free swag!

Thanks for another site David.

Bart said...

Sad thing is, I did the interview so long ago that I could have easily updated the question about the most significant post I ever wrote. Oh well.

Tammy said...

I've never read his blog before, but I'm going to go stop by there now.

Bart said...

Oh, and Adam West could totally play me. I'd be honored.

imac said...

Another good Roasting David.

Dan Mega said...

Dan Mega baseball cap? I have never received royalties from this merchandise!

Colleen said...

I'm gonna have to check out this guy's blog too. And a Dan Mega baseball cap?? I know Dan Mega and I want one too!!

Louis la Vache said...

David, Louis thanks you for visiting "San Francisco Bay Daily Photo"! Louis has a warm regard for visitors from "Down Under"!

Louis invites you to visit also his two other blogs, "The Frog Blog of Louis la Vache" at
and "Les Recettes de Louis la Vache" at

À bientôt!

Jules said...

Very interesting.

I actually thought Sunday roast had something to do with a leg of lamb and Tom Cruise though!!

Akelamalu said...

Another great interview David. I'm off to ask Bart about the free swag! :)

Anonymous said...

Bart, Bartman, or is it Batman?
Hey guy, nice interview. I'll be coming round to visit.