Our Dec. 21 URIZEN Event Will Also Be a Coat Drive for NY Cares

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We’re are happy to report that our William Blake event at the Park Church Co-op on December 21st will also be an official NY CARES winter coat drive. And thanks to sponsor Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, for every new or gently-used warm coat you drop off, you’ll receive a free 5ml bottle of one of the following Yule-themed fragrances:

WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH CHURCH
Frankincense, myrrh, and rose resin drifting through a winter wood.

GINGERBREAD, RED FRUITS, AND SWEET JAM

To that haul, Josh Martin and I will add one of the handsome flash drives containing our full URIZEN recording, as well as Blake’s complete text and artwork, and a full synopsis written by yours truly.

Won’t you please invite your friends? We’ll be assembling in the historic Lutheran church building on McGolrick Park for an 8pm show, suggested donation for attendees is $10.

129 Russell St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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New December Date for ‘Book of Urizen’ in NYC

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Hi friends, following our sold-out performance at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, we’ve been invited to present an encore at Greenpoint’s Park Church Co-op on December 21, inside their historic 1908 Lutheran church building.

Track the event here on Facebook, and please join us for a haunting experience the week before Christmas!

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‘The Book of Urizen’ Debuts at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum 10/10/16

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A long-awaited debut for a project several years in the making!

Josh Martin and Tom Blunt invite you to the first live performance of THE BOOK OF URIZEN, hosted by Brooklyn’s spectacular Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Poet and mystic William Blake wrote THE BOOK OF URIZEN in 1794, hoping to counter the tide of religious fundamentalism he’d observed in the Church of England. A bookmaker by trade, he knew every text printed by humans — including The Bible — would contain errors. These errors compounded over time, degrading any culture that insisted on interpreting their sacred texts literally.

Centuries later, URIZEN remains just as prophetic: a terrifying alternate Creation myth foretelling the decay of information as well as mankind’s spiritual idealism.

NYC show-people Tom Blunt (Meet The Lady) and Joshua Martin (The Imaginary Orchestra) have joined forces to cast Blake’s spell over intrepid 21st century audience members, pairing the poet’s vivid, apocalyptic storytelling with skilled live musical accompaniment. The result, a product of two year’s work, is a unique experience meant to stir up shadows in the soul, as well as pay belated respects to an overlooked bit of literary history.

Running time: 50 minutes
Tickets: $10

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2603116

Afterparty at Haylards to follow!
406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

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A friend just sent me this perfect pic from the Death & The Maiden event I hosted at NYSEC.

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My 2015 Christmas Card

I made this video Christmas card to share with everyone this year! I am dreadful at sending out real ones but I wanted to put out something to acknowledge all of you who’ve shared stuff with me or otherwise contributed to my year.

This is just one of my regular commutes through the NYC, from Astoria down to Greenwich Village and back. I’m lucky to spend so much time flying past it all on a regular basis.

(h/t @griphus for the electro-jank version of the Mariah Carey classic)

Merry Christmas!

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Friday 12/18: Big Whiskey Vaudeville

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Quite honored to be your host for this upcoming diversion! The best little slice of “I didn’t get tickets to Star Wars” entertainment you could possibly ask Santa for.

I’m bringing Carrie Fisher memoir realness and some choice 2015 memories to the stage in between music, comedy, and burlesque acts. Won’t you join us?

Here’s the event on Facebook.

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KGO in the NYT!

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Great mention in The New York Times of our show tonight! Look forward to seeing many friends in attendance.

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Join Us December 3rd for the Kevin Geeks Out CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

 

Get your tickets before they sell out — the Kevin Geeks Out gang is taking over Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on Thursday, Dec. 3rd for a full-blown Christmas spectacular!

(Minus the Rockettes of course, but the popcorn is pretty good.)

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Join Us Friday for VideoTALE at NYC’s The PIT

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I’ll be appearing alongside long-time cohost and collaborator Kevin Maher this Friday at Harmon Leon‘s VideoTALE showcase — very excited for my first performance at the People’s Improv Theater. Be there!

Here’s the FB event page with all the details.

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Join Us at NYSEC for Death and the Maiden: A Meditation

This Friday I’ll be hosting a special event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, a meditative listening party for Schubert’s 1824 string quartet “Death and the Maiden.” The event will include elements from the Meet The Lady show on the same theme, which I presented in 2011.

Join us Thursday, November 5th at 6pm, in the Social Hall on the lower level!

 

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