Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green performs his new “live documentary,” The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, with legendary indie rockers Yo La Tengo on June 21 at 5pm as part of the Solid Sound Festival at Mass Moca. As Sam cues images from a laptop and narrates the film on stage, Yo La Tengo performs the film’s original score right beside him. This is a not to be missed event. Do you have your tickets?
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be performing two new, short pieces as part of the River to River Festival later this month. The show is June 20th at 9pm on the East River Esplanade, Pier 15.
I’ll be screening two new “live documentary” pieces: Love Letter to the Fog, a meditation on fog, grief, and the sublime in San Francisco, with Brooklyn-based musicians The Quavers; as well as The Biggest-Smallest, a poem about fate and the outer contours of human experience, with NYC band yMusic. The performance is part of a series curated by the wonderful Laurie Anderson.
You can read more about the project on the River to River website. Come check it out if you’re in NYC!
“If you really want it, don’t be afraid to be a pain in the BLEEP.”
It really does boil down to a pretty basic mix of raw talent and an intense desire to make a life pursuit out of anything worth doing and achieving (particularly when the life pursuit is unusual) and it applies to so much in life. But in this case, we were talking about comedy and making a career out of connecting through comedy. And we – the “Stand Up Planet” production team, Hasan, his international comic friends, and his comedy posse from the U.S. – were talking about it with two of the legends: Norman Lear and Carl Reiner…