I had the great pleasure of hitting Chicago’s Moth Story Slam last night and seeing some fine tellers hit the stage, and I stood in a swelling group of friends, some of whom I’d have never met without the Moth. I also recieved a super cool postcard to send to Elizabeth Harper of Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing! But…
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Aug 17 2011
I have only been to the Beat Kitchen once, it was to attend some friends’ fundraiser, they were working on an economic disaster play, they did a read through of the first half of the first half, which we were warned, “It’s not finished yet, this might not make it into the final thing,” and though they had twelve actors present a number of them had to double up. I remember it being sort of dark absurdest, and though I signed up for their email list, I wasn’t pinged when it went up so I can’t tell you how it turned out.
Looking over the Elizabeth’s poem I see that the Beat Kitchen didn’t cease to exist upon my leaving that night.
Aug 12 2011
At the last show we were handing out postcards designed by Amy Kuttab. When I made these postcards I explained to the printer, “We’re hoping people go to shows and mail them back to us with little stories on them. We are an organization that promotes storytelling in all it’s forms.”
He replied, “Are you going to put stamps on them?”
I frowned, “No.” That was unfortunately not in our budget.
He empathized with my budget concerns and then with a breathy chuckle said, “Never going to happen, but good luck.”
Aug 05 2011
One of the main goals at Here’s the Story is to get people telling stories. To this end we’ve been doing a little art project with Elizabeth Harper, from Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing. Who’s one year anniversary show is coming up this Wendsday. It’s at Phyllis’ Musical Inn and I’d say, “Don’t miss it.” (We will likely keep reminding you.)
Aug 01 2011
So Elizabeth is having her 1 year anniversary at Phyllis’s Musical Inn I first met her at a place called Trace, which had a ten year open mic run. She’s taken a lot of, what I think was Trace’s open spirit and brought it to Division Street. I’m very much looking forward to this August 10th show.
Jul 28 2011
I have a back log of post cards to send out to Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing and to post here. I’ve also got a back log of post cards she’s sent to me from various shows. And I’m looking forward to getting a bunch of blanks in the mail, hopefully in time to give away at our August 3rd show.
This post card was presented to a fine group of fellows and ladies at last night’s Moth Story Slam. And with kindness and a trepidatious kind of gusto they took it upon themselves to write! This short missive was the collective work of four or five good looking friends who, after writing it gave it back with the instructions, “You absolutely can’t read this in front of us. Wait till you get home. It’s short.”
Jul 09 2011
Janna Sobel, God, I love the way you write. She was graced with a headlining slot along with Dennis Frymire at Story Club. I am not the only Janna follower. When I arrived, she was already flanked by the luscious Brandie Madrid and her paramour, Matt. Here is the postcard I brought with me.
Jun 25 2011
In my continuing attempt to fill the mailbox of Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing I present to you, a postcard!
There is only one rule of fight club and it is thus:
Jun 09 2011
I went and saw Interface last night. It was good, real good. So good it certainly deserves a fully cooked article. But for those of you who didn’t get to attend that sold out show I’ve got a postcard snapshot from the show to show you right now. Unfortunately alone for this show, I was seated between four lovely ladies, I asked the two to my right if they’d put some musing about the show on paper. One cordially accepted my invitation.