any way you want it that’s the way you need it

9/20/10

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Okay, folks on the eastern seaboard: if you’re feeling spontaneous, I’ve got something for you to do. Due to an odd date mixup, I am flying to NYC on Thursday early morning in order to perform in the Soundtrack Series that evening. What is it, you ask?

It’s actually such a good idea that I’m amazed it has never been done before – every month, six writers/performers pick a song, then get on stage while that song is playing. As the snippet fades, the performers tell a story about why that song changed their life (or haunted them forever, or came to define an era, etc). I’ve seen a few of these shows, and they are instantly compelling, and that’s coming from a guy who has to sit on the edge of rows during a show to maintain the illusion of escape.

My brother Sean is one of the producers, and there’s no reason why this thing won’t get as big as The Moth if they keep at it. It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s free, and if it’s any inducement, I will be playing the violin.

The Soundtrack Series

This Thursday, September 23, 2010

7pm @ The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge

free admission

158 Bleecker St. (between Thompson and Sullivan)


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0 thoughts on “any way you want it that’s the way you need it

  1. Neva

    I wish I was close enough to attend. This sounds incredibly fun. Can you post a video of your part?
    I just finished reading Love is a Mixed Tape by Rob Sheffield which is similar in that it uses old songs to bring back events/memories of the past. For us Gen Xers it is really fun to read for the music references too.

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  2. Annie H.

    I’m so excited about this, I will be there, and afterwards I will be going straight to my brother Greg Humphreys’s (grumphreys here on xtcian) show just a few block away! So anyone who is close enough (Neva and Anne, I too wish y’all were closer) come on out & join us! G’s show at 10pm at Banjo Jim’s on E 9th & Ave C. No cover!

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