Tuesday, October 18, 2011

James Strahs Memorial

On Wednesday, the 26th of October, from 7-10 pm, there will be a memorial service for Jim Strahs. This event will take place at The Performing Garage. 33 Wooster Street. Feel free to say something.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Adam Marnie: New Work

Adam Marnie has his first solo show opening on Friday at
Derek Eller Gallery at 615 West 27th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues

Hear the story here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tim Foljahn website

Dear, Old, Tim, has foresworn the electronic presence of TDG and put up a website devoted to him and him only.

new Tim Foljahn website

Go to the site, read his personal accounts, and listen to him sing of Songs For An Age of Extinction.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Joan As Police Woman Single Cover

The single cover for the song Chemmie from the album The Deep Field by Joan As Police Woman. My 5th cover for this record.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Amaryllis PR photos

Romain Gaia's band Amaryllis shot in New York while they recorded at Trout.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Joan As Police Woman Cover Photo

One of the publicity photos made it onto the cover of an Australian Rock Rag this month.
Power Femme. String Revolutionary. Meow Musician. Interior Warrior. Soul Sister.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Steve Fitch

Steve Fitch, one of the great NYC Mope-Core artists of the late 20th century, is making music again here in his lair:

This 21st century version of Stitch can be heard here:


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Yusef Lateef Robot Man

It's a good idea to watch this Yusef Lateef clip of Robot Man once a year if given the opportunity.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Banners & Cranks

Dave Buchen and Clare Dolan are happy to announce Banners and Cranks 2011, a
festival of cantastoria and cranky performance this June in New York City! There
will be a special outdoor kickoff show (produced by Great Small Works) in the
Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday June 19th from 4-8pm and then the fest at HERE,
(145 6th ave, nyc ) June 22-26th, with Wed-Sunday shows at 7pm, plus a late
night show Friday at 11pm, and a matinee Sunday at 2pm. We hope you will help us
spread the news far and wide, come and see the shows, and, of course, we want
you to know how you can help support this fabulous confluence of some of north
america's finest cranky and cantastoria artists! We are selling a set of deluxe
posters, featuring woodcuts by Dave and Clare, hand printed on Dave's trusty
Vandercook Press in San Juan. $50 gets you the set of four posters, and all of
the money goes directly to the many worthy artist who will be performing at the
fest. Please see our website http://bannersandcranks.wordpress.com/

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sarah Sloat

At supper with the poet-sister Sarah Sloat.
Her work spills forth from here: The Rain In My Purse

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dusty's Daily Animations

I'm going to start this for the month of February (but dont' wait to leave a message), maybe longer if the response is good. I've set up a voicemail service where people can leave messages. Then I am going to select a few of these to animate. I'm going to try to do one every day. I'll try. They should definitely be under thirty seconds, but preferably around ten or fifteen seconds. Just a few sentences, an idea, a word that you think sounds cool, a line from a book that you like, something you heard in the hall that afternoon, a secret that you don't want anyone to know, or maybe you do, something that bothers you, something that... you get the idea, right? Basically anything. I just think it is a perfect project for you, partially because I want to animate something you say, but also because you can give it to the students and let them run with it. You can do more than one, you can do as many as you want. You can do it a few times a day. If it runs long term, I might have regulars that I do often. I don't know. Of course, the idea is in its infancy and will change ten times by the end of this email. Everything will be anonymous, unless the person leaves his name and wants to be recognized.

I'm going to set up a site on vimeo.com, and the address will be:

The animation hotline number is:

put it in your speed dial!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Writing Workshop with Brooke Shaffner and Lulu Sylbert


Between the Lines is offering two 8-week workshops at Park Slope’s 440 Gallery this spring, a nonfiction workshop starting Tuesday, March 15th; and a fiction workshop starting either Wednesday, March 16th or Friday, March 18th, depending on student availability. The fiction workshop will be co-taught by Between the Lines director Brooke Shaffner and writer Lulu Sylbert (instructor bios below). Contact Brooke Shaffner at brshaffner@hotmail.com if interested.

Description: Writers in these workshops will investigate and discuss aspects of craft—plot structure, scene development, point of view, pacing, characterization, conflict, setting, tone, language, imagery, dialogue, beginnings, and endings—in both student submissions and published works. Optional writing prompts for inspiration and developing craft techniques will be offered. By sharpening their ability to discern and evaluate the stylistic and structural choices in the work of others, students will develop the ability to better manipulate craft elements in their own work.

Workshops will be capped at 8 writers. Each writer has the opportunity to submit up to 25 pages twice (stories, essays, articles, flash fiction, novel excerpts, etc.) and receives written critiques from the instructors and the other workshop members, as well as an individual conference with the instructors. We will meet from 8 pm--10 pm weekly at the 440 Gallery at 440 6th Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Fiction Workshop Dates: Starts either Wednesday, March 16th or Friday, March 18th, depending on student availability, and meets from 8-10 pm eight times.
Cost: $450 (The cost of the fiction workshop is slightly more as students will receive detailed feedback from two instructors.)

Nonfiction Workshop Dates: Meets from 8-10 pm eight times, weekly on Tuesdays: March 15th , 22nd, and 29th; April 5th, 12th, and 26th; May 3rd and 10th.
Cost: $350

To see student testimonials and find information about private consultations and other services that Between the Lines offers, see www.betweenthelinesnyc.com.

Instructor Bios:
Brooke Shaffner has led fiction and nonfiction workshops through The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Between the Lines, and at Northwestern University. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Dean’s Fellow. Her memoir, Between That Body and This One, is represented by Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. and currently under submission, and she is at work on a novel, Borderlands. An excerpt of her memoir appeared in The Hudson Review, and her personal essays were included in Lost and Found: Stories from New York. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Albee Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, and the I-Park Foundation; and scholarships from VCCA-France, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Prague Summer Program. She curates the 440 Gallery’s reading and artist talk series.

Lulu Sylbert received her BA from U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University, where she studied with Maxine Hong Kingston, Caryl Phillips, and Mary Gordon. She has been awarded fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Corporation of Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and The Millay Colony. Her screenplay, Swimming Sweet Arrow, is represented by Sandford Gross Agency, and her novel, Greedy Street, by The Wylie Agency.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Joan As Police Woman: The Deep Field

The New Joan As Police Woman album releases in Europe on the 25th of January. See my photographic work:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Three Sisters through Austin Pendleton's filter

The great director (writer actor teacher) Austin Pendleton has directed a production of Chekhov's Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal at CSC running now. Go See It.