I’ll be performing a piece for spoken word and electronics on Sunday, 6 August 2017 at 2:30 PM as part of the 13th Annual Electro-Music Festival running from Friday, 4 August to Sunday, 6 August, 2017 at the Irving Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana [directions]. The entire weekend is a long-form celebration of electronic, electro-acoustic, and experimental music that runs the alphabetic gamut from the abrasively new to the zestfully soothing, with a three-day bill jam-packed with amazing musicians I’ve had the pleasure to work with and otherwise revel in for several years now. I’m bringing my combination of left-field storytelling and digital atmospherics to the party, and I get to spend the rest of the time enjoying and educating myself in how it’s done. It's a real bargain for anyone interested in music on/off the beaten path.
Liars' League is a themed monthly fiction night, where professional actors read new short stories by writers from around the world. The stories this month feature baby rats, traumatised soldiers, uppity moths, self-consuming metafiction, 80s action figures, and a very sinister housing committee. No narrator is too unusual, no story too strange for our Us & Them event, as we hand over the mike to collective voices, extraordinary viewpoints and life-or-death clashes and connections. [more inside]
I've revived and updated my award-winning one-man show, My Fairy Godmothers Smoke Too Much, a collection of stories about my mostly calamitous adult pursuit of a fairy godmother, and will be performing at the Kranzberg Arts Center on October 10. I explore my possible alien origins, the lopsided insights I've gotten from volunteer work in a porno store, my flirtation with suspected magical beings in the gutter, learning to dance through voyeurism, and other unsettling adventures on my way into haphazard adulthood. [more inside]
Cool Date: I'll be reading a monologue by your dad (who loves you kids very much, and who's maybe cooler than you kids give 'im credit for) at Cake Shop. Also appearing: @arealliveghost, @leh0n, @PIZZASHAMAN, @dry_hugs, and an in absentia piece by @THPD. The whole thing seems like it'll be a mixture of standup, poetry, and performance art, which frankly sounds like a perfect nightmare to me. It's seven bucks and 21+. You can RSVP on Facebook if you like.
Take Ten is a monthly music and spoken-word night at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle. I've been booked for a rare transatlantic appearance, and I'd love to say hello to some local MeFites. Have a pint of real ale or cider on me! Admission is £4.
The reason for me being here - to work on my creativity. And now I get to show you what I've been up to, while trying to also explore SF for the first time and get my sexytimes on. [more inside]