I hope everyone is having a great summer. So great, in fact, that you’ve maybe lost or misplaced your iPads, iPhones, Androids, laptops and who knows what else, and you won’t miss Myles to Go for a few weeks.
While Warren (our indefatigable producer-director-editor) works to solve a gremlin in the footage for Episode 7, we’re taking a breather.
Like our bigger network brethren (Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels come to mind) we’re going on hiatus for a short while.
We’ll let you know when Myles to Go is all charged and ready – and charged it shall be – for the four-episode dash to the finish.
So enjoy the summer sun, lay down your internet laden devices, and, in the wise words of my Mom all those years ago, “Get outside, for crying out loud”! See you real soon!
Owing to second-order flood effects here in Calgary, we’ve got to hold back Episode 7 until the weekend, from our normal Wednesday release.
No, Episode 7 will not make it rain. And no, it shouldn’t cause your sewer to back-up. But amid the general misfortune of the last 10 days or so, MTG had to take a back seat for a bit.
I can tell you that it’ll be worth the wait.
On Episode 7, it’s dinner time at MTG and on the menu are a pair of vivacious blondes who prove:
vegetables make you crazy, and
the fruit does not, in fact, fall far from the tree
Episode 5 – A Couple of Deep Breaths – is fresh off the bench.
And it’s loaded – a raging battle, a love story, heroes, villains, innocent bystanders, panic, damsels in distress, Tibetan spirituality. The new shift is going for it.
Whether you’ve been following along or saving the episodes up for a good binge, try this one on for size.
Above all, enjoy!
Episode 4, our latest installment, is all ready to go. And ready to help you add more tools to your social-skills tool kit (we take our responsibilities seriously).
Plans unravel as do some of the principals (and principles, for that matter) as Diamond provides some well-received personal improvement advice and the fun and games come to a crashing halt.
Happy to have you along!
Calling all MTG’ers – Episode 3 is here!
In it, we’ve got Diamond’s stock soaring with Grace and Carla, Myles fighting an uphill battle for Diamond’s cash, and The Kid pulling out all his fan-crazed stops (but one) to impress.
The stuff that goes on – some of it – when Mom’s not home.
We’re off and running.
And it’s great to have you along. We’re planning on releasing every two weeks – so you’ll get Episode 3 next week – May 8th. (It’s about the bad things that happen when Mom’s out of the house.)
This week we’ve added:
two Behind the Scenes videos – interviews with Shelley (Grace) and me from Day 1 of shooting – if you’re into how this sort of thing gets started, and
a post by The Kid – wrapped in it’s usual prickly packaging – that’s got some great running advice and videos, whether you’re a barefooter or you just want to be
We’ve also got plans in the works, just squared up this week, for a spin-off mini-series you’ll start getting in late June about two of our female characters on the run – that’s all I’ll say for now – it should be frantic and fun.
Recovering today from a weekend half-marathon, I’m reminded why people run. I can only conclude it’s because it feels so good when we’re done. Tell me I’m not telling the truth.
Have a great week.
We are, in fact, a go!
We’ve left port!
In the words of Dr. Natron Diamond, we’ve crossed the starting line!
And we’re happy you’re with us.
We’ve got so much planned for this journey.
Two episodes to start (of 11 in Season 1) and we’ll be posting a new episode every two weeks on Wednesdays.
In between, we’ll be posting new videos and blog posts from some of the characters and the people involved – we’re starting with a few gems of Diamondisms (yes, intentional) and a couple of posts by The Kid.
And we’re gearing up for content from Grace and Rose, maybe even Myles, as well as a spot for runners to hang out and compare notes.
It’s a beginning, we’re off.
And we’re happy to have you along!
And most of all, enjoy!
Have we got an Episode 6 for you!
It’s Grace as you’ve never seen her. Gladys (Mom) as you’ve never heard her. The Kid as Gladys has never seen him. And Myles, well, actually I think you’ve seen him this way. And Carla. And Diamond.
But after that it gets kind of complicated.
Suffice it to say, if you’ve been following along, things come to a head.
In addition to going live with Episode 3, we’re firming things up on a new project – a spin-off – that we’re planning to start shooting at the beginning of June. As we get closer to the shoot date, I’ll keep you up to speed with posts and pics. And if you’re interested in helping out, or coming by, or hanging out, or bombing the episode (bring running gear), or just seeing how this turns out, we’d love to have you. If you’re not in town, don’t worry – once you see what we’re doing, you’ll undoubtedly have some ideas about future episodes.
Especially if you happen to be female and a runner.
We’re also on-track – Ted’s getting ready – to bring you more of Diamond’s words-to-the wise. Diamond, apparently, has been to the other side and, in the words of Joseph Campbell (The Hero With a Thousand Faces) has returned with a boon. In the words of Diamond “it’s a boon, not a bone. Don’t know what it is? Look it up”.
Dear The Kid: So, okay. Why do you go barefoot? You on a budget? Signed, Proud Yet Protected
Dear Proud Yet Protected:
Thanks for your profound yet emoticon-free email. I’m going to assume you’re not my neighbour’s teenage kid, so I’ll take the high road and dive into your questions.
Question 2. Yes, I am on a budget.
Question 1. That’s not why I go barefoot.
Here’s why I go barefoot:
And here’s why I go barefoot: Chris McDougall’s Excellent TED Talk
It seems like we humans have been doing this for a while – that would include yours and my great (x 10,000 generations ago) grandfather and grandmother. Let me know if you need any more “rationale”, Proud Yet Protected.
And you see how smoothly I avoided the whole thing of going barefoot because I’m on a budget – and getting drawn into that whole so-funny-I-forgot-to-laugh thing? That too is a learned skill.
Which I will share with you on another day, Proud Yet Protected.
Signed, Most Assuredly, The Kid
Dear The Kid Touche. You win. Signed: Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected
Dear Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected
Signed, The Kid
Dear The Kid Touche. It means you win. Signed, Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected
Dear Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected
I knew that.
Signed, The Kid