While I was in the Pacific Northwest, my friends with Unparalleled Suffering and The Evidence Box took me to a local dairy farm they had connected with to take some photos. I was going to write a post about this, but really, what I said on Facebook about this really sums up how it felt: Continue reading →
I just got home from running another Ragnar Relay race with my beloved Strong Hearts Vegan Power running team. I had a great time and will share a video on my YouTube channel about the weekend ASAP, but while I was out there I realized I haven’t properly explained what the hell is going on with me this summer and my tour. The short story is that I am doing a Summer tour of my solo theater piece, The Animal Show, but there will be a bunch more going on.
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It looks like we’ve got an annual thing going here! I am so excited to report that for the second year in a row, I have been invited to curate an evening of queer musicians for the Queerly Festival here in NYC! We’ll be at The Kraine Theater in the East Village on June 26th and this year’s guests will be Joel B. New, Anna/Kate Band, and My Demon Sister! Continue reading →
I just finished up 4 days of running an electronic music workshop at Moogfest with my friend Eban Crawford AKA Senator Jaiz. We took groups of people through the process of creating an 8 to 16 bar piece of music in Ableton Live digital recording software. I captured TONS of footage with my new camera which I will be editing into vlogs this week. I’m really having a blast getting into shooting videos and photos, and looking forward to developing these skills (over the next month omg) to document my tour this summer.
I am elated by the feedback I have been getting about The Animal Show, both from people I know and great reviews like this one. Lots of people have been asking me if I am going to do it again and the answer is a resounding “HELL YES!” I’m excited to share with you the seeds of the plan to remount the show, but first, I promised an update about the budget.
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It’s been just over a week since the final performance of my solo show, The Animal Show, and I feel like doing a little reflection on how it all went. All in all, I am pretty thrilled with the experience. I had great crowds all three nights, and it’s always a blast to perform at Dixon Place. The staff is outstanding and the space is perfect. I got some great press (Huffington Post, Vegan Future Now, Broadway Box, and this great review in Theasy!) Oh, and Sandra Bernhard came to the show, tweeted about it and talked about it on her Sirius XM show. Rock!
On Monday night I hosted the first ever live episode of my long running MikeyPod podcast. I had a great line up of guests, including Eve Beglarian, Victoria Libertore, Duncan Pflaster, Will Shishmanian and Sugar Vendil. The podcast of the event will go up in the feed at mikeypod.com on July 4th, but in the meantime I wanted to post this story I shared at the show. I’m pretty proud of this piece and it’s perfect for Pride. Continue reading →