Okay, this is just an idea. I admit before I even get started that I have no idea how difficult or maybe even impossible this may be.
I couldn't sleep last night because of all the snow plows. It sounded like those cars kids have with the big speakers in the trunk. Except it sounded like there was at least 5 of them and all playing different music.
Most people would get up and do something productive like house work or catch up on some reading.
I thought about Keith. Specifically about the thread Sprinkles created asking if we could give him one gift what would it be. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong but, is it not every actors dream to be able to perform in whatever form he/she considers to be they're best and most creative genre? Without someone correcting them or most of their hard work ending up on the cutting room floor?
Keith has said many times how he did not become an actor, that it is who he is and it was not really a choice. He has also said that he becomes really "grumpy" when he is not acting.
I think I heard that Skyping is a free service and will even supply the equipment necessary to get set up and started.
My question is... how difficult would it be to incorporate it to this message board? Would it be possible to set it up so that it could only be viewed on this board and can be seen as often as a member chooses without being able to make copies or downloads of the Skyped video? Kind of like the way youtube has clips set up for viewing but different because it would only be viewed by pre-screened, pre-approved members of this MB.
I'm thinking Keith could skype in whenever he felt like it and do a skit or, a poetry reading, or even a scene from Hamlet, exactly the way he would perform it if he had full creative control.
Anything he wanted within reason, and it would be a perfect outlet for his talent and creativity.
Of course, he wouldn't get paid and there would have to be ground rules.
Rules like: no requests; no swamping his email address with questions; no demands on how often he has to use the service...
We could set up a couple of threads, for example: Good reviews/Bad reviews. The comments and questions would be restricted to these specific threads and he could choose to read or participate in discussions on his own terms or not to participate in discussions at all.
There are lots of kinks and wrinkles that would have to be ironed out and of course Keith would have to be a willing participant, but that's my idea. What do you think?