Pierre de Gaillande
Pierre de Gaillande
Join us for a birthday celebration Bushwick Book Club style! Your favorite local and touring musicians, songwriters and artists present new music and performance inspired by the work of Bob Holman — poet, spoken word artist, endangered language activist, founder of The Bowery Poetry Club and creator of new PBS series, “Language Matters.” We are celebrating this celebrator of creativity with creativity inspired by his creativity!
March 15th, 1pm
Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY
New music and performance inspired by the work of Emily Dicksinson. Presenting are:
Snow really is magic. It’ll stop the New York subway system for hours, and it’ll give us a chance to begin the year twice. Our annual Vonnegut-inspired show happens AGAIN in full, February 4th, 7pm at new lower east side venue and restaurant, Moscow 57 (168 1/2 Delancey St., north side, at Clinton).
Puppetry by Dana MorganShare
Our next show is January 27th at our much beloved Barbes in Park Slope. We will be observing our new year tradition of presenting new songs in response to a work by Kurt Vonnegut. Come be baptized in new performances inspired by:
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, 7pm
376 9th Street
ph: (718) 965-9177Share
The show was on October 29th. John Fell Ryan’s birthday. His 42nd birthday. 42 people. October 30th was the date of the closing day at The Overlook. It’s all coming together now. Our next BBC book? Bluebeard of course by Vonnegut. Vonnegut in January. Date will be posted soon.
Meanwhile, enjoy the photos by Lippe Manufacturing online:
And all these synchronicities (extracted from JFR’s presentation):
“Room 237” premiered at Sundance, at the Egyptian Theater, located on Sidewinder, which is the street that leads to the Overlook in the movie.
The Egyptian theater was also the theater JFR worked at as a teenager in Seattle.
“The mirror, the mirror, the mirror’s all there.”
Like walking through a mirror, JFR walked into movie-ness. He’s not the super fan. One day, after drinking 12 beers in 8 hours…
October 30th – the closing day in The Shining at The Overlook.
In 1977, October 30th was daylight savings. Time, contracts, celestial bodies…
This just in:
CHARMING DISASTER will grace us with their songs of murder and accidents and calamities for our post-SHINING afterglow on the historical lightship FRYING PAN. There will be exclusive pre-release copies of their debut album, “Love, Crime & Other Trouble” available at the show.
Join us in casting that creepy light next Wednesday night!
Our first show on water. We are working toward playing songs about books in all the elements.
Flyer by Tom Bayne.
Casey Holford – songwriter/producer–thoughtful and melodic folk/rock songs, caseyholford.com
Debe Dalton — banjo player, singer/songwriter, legend, debedalton.bandcamp.com
Phoebe Novak – singular singer/songwriter, phoebenovak.bandcamp.com/
Susannah Pryce – fire dancer, rapper
Kung Fu Crime Wave – band of Kellys (The Kellys of Brooklyn – Luke, Joanna, Neil) and Preston Spurlock, www.kungfucrimewave.com
Sanam Erfani – playwright, actor
Adrian Cohen – pianist, songwriter – jazz and middle eastern influences; now exploring electronic music, www.carrollgardenspiano.com
Leslie Graves – ethereal singer songwriter, lesliegraves.bandcamp.com
Alex Norelli – multi-media conceptual artist and musician, alexnorelliart.com
Clayton Colwell – composer, producer, musician from band, Hector on Stilts — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_on_Stilts
Nicola Yvette – dancer, http://www.nicolayvette.com/
Jessie Kilguss – singer/songwriter, alt country spectrum from sweet to dark, jessiekilguss.com
Hilary Downes — singer/songwriter – beautiful voice and presence, not to mention hair, hilaryedownes.com
Pearl Rhein — singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, pearlrhein.com
Susan Hwang – hosting, curating, singing, accordioning, susanhwanglalala.com
Our next show is inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining. The date is October 29th, 8pm at The Frying Pan–the historical lightship built in 1929 that is now docked at pier 66 in Manhattan. This will be our first show on water.
Meanwhile, we said goodbye to our Swedish partners in songs about books. Kristian Carlsson and Thomas Teller returned to Malmo last week after a month here in NYC where we were able to collaborate on two shows together inspired by the work of Swedish author, Reidar Jonsson– My Life As A Dog and American author, Maya Angelou — I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Both were coming of age stories that juxtapose hard realities, loss and grief with humor and insight. Sweden and NYC got to know each other through songs about books — not the most common way to intersect, but as we found out, very satisfying.
Here are some artifacts from our show at City Winery inspired by My Life As A Dog. We played a game where we picked out questions or dilemmas from the audience and paired them randomly with quotes from the book. We called it the “Ingemar Oracle.” Let’s look back wistfully at some of the questions and answers:
Maybe these should be tarot cards. The Ingemar Deck.
And… the selfie we took at the very first show. We’re looking forward to more international collaborations in the future. In My Life As A Dog, Ingemar explains how being kin is essential to survival. It was wonderful to meet and spend time with our Swedish kin in songs about books. Here’s to more creativity-inspired creativity – ”Skål!”
You can listen to the songs from both these nights on our bandcamp page: bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com.
Photos are up on our facebook: facebook.com/bushwickbookclubShare