Welcome to summer! I’m writing this from the inside of my steamy Brooklyn apartment with no air conditioning. Melly, why don’t you have air conditioning, you ask? Well, I live in a fourth floor walk up and for the sake of everyone’s safety, I’ve decided to let a professional install this one. Truly, you should be grateful.
This month is FULL of The Little Death! We’ve celebrated the release, been interviewed by thirteen.org, been reviewed by several great blogs, recorded a podcast, and been offered a two week run at the Ontological Society, all in the merry month of May! First off, last Tuesday The Little Death: Vol. 1 dropped on Amazon and i tunes ! Go and buy it for a hundred million of your closest friends! Give it a listen over on the New Amsterdam site where you will find the full album streaming, and while you’re there, give our podcast a listen too. And check out our high res new fancy press photos… Meow!!
Matt, myself, and our director Rafael Gallegos have been working with the video team Satan’s Pearl Horses (could there be a better collaborative team for this project??) on a music video for I Don’t Have Any Fun, which we expect will screen in mid June. That’s them over to the left with their triple camera action! That was the most serious video set up I’ve been involved with ( and with me in that gigantic Scarlett O’Hara dress, people assumed we were a modeling shoot, not complainin’). So stay tuned for a double video/album release party! Rumor also has it that there might be karaoke, and you know much I like my karaoke!
Also just yesterday a great colleague of mine, Daniel Felsenfeld, who writes for thirteen.org published an interview with myself, Matt and Corey Dargel, who’s amazingly intelligent pop-art album Someone Will Take Care of me also debuted last week (Also streaming at New Amsterdam). I thought Danny asked some really great questions, and although there has been lots of great press surrounding the album, Danny is the only person to ask ME about my involvement, which I of course appreciated for purely selfish reasons.
I’m also pleased to announce that The Little Death: Vol.1 has been offered a two week run at the Ontological Society (soon to be known as The Incubator Arts Project). This theater has a stellar reputation for experimental art, and we’re tickled to be their first run as they change their look. Come on out and see how director Rafael Gallegos has transformed this opera from a recording in a Brooklyn bedroom to a fully staged dancing production. The show runs two weekends in July (8-11, 15-17th), so if you missed it in March, now is your chance!! And speaking of the Ontological, or the Incubator Arts Project as I should call it now, I just confirmed with composer Jacob Cooper yesterday that TimberBrit will have a run there in November too! TimberBrit shows will run November 18-21, so if you haven’t experienced the platinum love fest that is TimberBrit, get ready!
Finally, I’m starting a voice studio in Brooklyn. I’ve been busy preparing a teachable space in my music studio for lessons and coachings, so if you or anyone you know is interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me! For more information, see the lesson section on my website.