I spent the weekend running around the small town of Drumlish dressed as a priest having a panic attack. It was cold and obviously it was a rehash of the Father Damo character I played in Father Ted but there are worse ways of making a living. Anyway at no point did I feel the urge to Tweet about it with the hashtag #actorslife. Although I just have now obviously. I could have tweeted ” just spent the day pretending to be someone else #actorslife” or “just spent four hours talking about myself and my career to a bored looking electrician #actorslife”  Are there plumbers doing the same thing on Twitter? Actually I checked #plumberslife and its mostly advertising but there was one that said, “When you want to watch the Packers in the playoffs but you have to go fix other people’s plumbing #plumberslife”. So you see plumbers have to plumb because people really need their plumbing done but no actor is ever called out on an acting emergency. Actors are always so excited about their acting. They will never Tweet  “wanted to stay at home and paint the bedroom today but had go and act #actorslife” I wish it was like that. I wish you could just get random calls from people saying, “your name came up on Google. I have a script that needs some acting. I wonder could you have a look at it?”. I would call out, have a look over the script, scratch my head a bit and say, ” It’s a big job. This could take roughly ten days of acting and I won’t be able to do it all on my own. I’ll have to bring in a subcontractor” His/her tweets will have #subcontractorslife obviously.

I interviewed Norwegian Kristin Vollset via Skype for my podcast https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/episode-68-kristin-vollset/id975188270?i=1000381166511&mt=2 Kristin spent some time with the lads who keep horses in a stable in Cork St and she wrote a song about her experiences called No Plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19A53SyAUak . Please check out the podcast as it has interviews with all the major Irish comedians including Des Bishop, Bernard O’ Shea and PJ Gallagher.