I received a year-end newsletter-in-a-holiday card and, rather than just copy from it, I'll attempt one here.
Earth's northern hemisphere's shortest day approaches, suggesting a sun birth, something along the lines of, "For unto us a sun is born..."
The days enlarge through the winter, but December is named for the 10th month (sept, oct, nov, dec)? So 11 is Jan and 12 is Feb, and this year's 12th is a leap year. Happy upcoming birthday, leap year babes! It is also our real New Year's Eve!
As for now, Happy Kwanikamas! (tm antifolk.net)
Cinema VII has a handy review of year 2003 at http://www.cinemavii.com/Events/EventHorizon.htm.
May I here highlight the wedding of Diana and Peter? Remember, to those who think it will never happen, stay alive!
This year's Jean Cocteau offshoot, the ballet with dialogue, "The Marriage at The Statue of Liberty," is now available to help fundraise the statue's reopening. Post production of four colorful performances has resulted in a watchable video/dvd!
Olive Juice Music released "Songs of The Golf Wars," which has received favorable year-end attention by The Yale Herald and London based TrakMARX.
Now, when shall we see each other? -- perhaps at one of the following events appearing in the near sunrise event horizon:
Yes, there's a reading at the Lambs Club, and I'm sure Don Flynn, the author, will benefit from your feedback. It's an out of the bag secret... it's at 7, it's called Cleopatra's Eyes, the readers include Diana Dizozza and Peter Dizozza... 3 West 51st, 5th floor...
Friday, December 19th, the first night of the 8 days of candle light and
"I feel like a spinning top or a dreidel. The spinning don't stop when you LEAVE the cradle, you just slow down..." (Don MacLean)
I'm the collie at the Lambs, 3 West, 2m. 5th floor. 8pm
SATURDAY at midnight at SideWalk, 94AveA I'm playing Sinatra songs with Eric LaCaine, and You are Singing so bring your sinatra songs.... "you keep saying you got something for me, something you call love but confess...."
and Earlier that Saturday Evening:
Olive Juice Music and Boog City Holiday Party
Sat. December 20, 9:00 p.m., $7
The Bowery Poetry Club
13 NYC musical acts reinterpret the classic holiday album
A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector
One more show: I'm doing a set before Jon Berger on Tuesday, December 23rd at SideWalk, 94AveA, see you there at 9!
here's the rest of the Phil Spector Show Info:
White Christmas Derek Richmond
Frosty The Snowman Bad Teenage Moustache
The Bells Of St. Mary Knot Pinebox
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Aaron Seven
Sleigh Ride Peter Dizozza
Marshmallow World The Leader
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Phoebe Kreutz
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Schwervon!
Winter Wonderland Trouble Dolls
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers Recording Angels
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) The Domestics
Here Comes Santa Claus Brer Brian
Silent Night Huggabroomstick
With readings of Jewish-themed work by Jewish poets
Nada Gordon, Bob Holman, Erica Kaufman, and Ian Wilder
We'll also be lighting the menorah for the second night of Chanukah
A portion of the proceeds will go to a charity helping to prevent domestic violence.
Hosted by Olive Juice Music head Matt Roth and
Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum
For further information call 212-842-BOOG (2664) or
Directions: F train to Second Avenue, or 6 train to Bleecker Street. Venue
is at foot of 1st Street, between Houston and Bleecker streets, across from