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
158 Bleecker St. (between Thompson and Sullivan)