If you don’t yet know The Kloons, now’s your chance you lose a couple hours to YouTube. These three incredibly likeable dudes release a new video every Friday – hilarious, weird, thoughtful, whatever. This summer they asked me to do a song for a music video, and what resulted was “The Laundromat Hustle”. For the song, I went into a laundromat at 3 in the morning, recording all the sounds I could find, then went home, chopped them up, and started sampling until I came up with something fun. You can buy the song here.
You’ve all probably seen this guy cruising around your screens for the past year or so. He’s part Swamp Thing, part Pizza the Hut, and completely made of money. While I can’t take credit for writing or performing The Allman Brothers’ classic song, “Midnight Rider” (which is being used in two of the Money Man commercials, click here), I was lucky enough to do the music for the other spots with DCP Productions, the creators of these beautiful spots. Click here to see the “GEICO – Money Man Gas Station” spot and click here for the “GEICO – Money Man Boat” spot, both from last year’s campaign. And click here to see “GEICO – Money Man Bike Rally” from this year. Keep an eye for more Money Man later this year.
Genius comedienne Summer Shapiro’s latest show opens tonight, May 2. The show is part of the curated theatre festival, Flint & Tinder, hosted by Off-Broadway theatre company, The Tank. I have been fortunate enough to do the music and sound design for the show, and am extremely excited for it to be going out in the world tonight. If you can come, please join us @ The Tank, 151 W. 46th st., New York, NY 10013. The showtimes are: Thu 5/2 @ 7pm
Sat 5/4 @ 7pm
Fri 5/10 @ 9:30pm
Sun 5/12 @ 7pm
Thu 5/16 @ 9:30pm
Fri 5/17 @ 7pm
Sat 5/18 @ 3pm & 7pm
Check out my new piece, “Yay Oh!” from my latest batch of songs for Clean Cuts. Click the picture, or go to the Music page.
Last weekend, we finished our 6 month residency at Incubator Arts Project at St. Mark’s Church in Manhattan. It was an amazing experience to work with Peter Musante, Summer Shapiro, Sabrina Jacob, Will Siegfried, Drew Madland, Catherine Lacey, Lauren Shannon, and all the amazing people at Incubator. “Mantras” is the closing piece of our show “Archipelago”. Click the picture, or go to the Music page. Enjoy!
People of New York!
If you happen to be ambling around on the evening of Saturday, July 28 and are in the mood for a mindblasting theatre experience, you should come to the famous St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery (the corner of 2nd Ave. and E. 10th St.) at 10 pm. I have been collaborating with theatre artist Peter Musante on a series of performances that have been part of the Incubator Arts Project’s ‘Short Form’ theatre series. This Saturday’s show is the third of 5 pieces in our series, “Archipelago”, and is shaping up to be awesome. I hesitate to tell you much about it, but suffice it to say it involves sculpture, a moving audience, fire, and live music. PLUS! There are two other performances that night, one by the brilliantly bizarre group, ANIMALS, and one by designer Jonathan Cottle. On top of all those amazing things, it’s only $6, so you really have no excuse. Come see us make theatre history in the same space that’s housed Kahlil Gibran, Martha Graham, William Carlos Williams, Houdini, Alan Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Sam Shepherd, and enormous list of other legends.
I was recently approached about making music for a video produced for Make It In America – a Federal government initiative with the goal of bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. The history of industry in America is fascinating, and I found myself inspired to Make It Big. Check the song out on my Music page.