Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Riding the M60 home from La Guardia Airport, I traded my MetroCard for dollar bills to help a fellow traveler get on the bus. Yeah, NY busses only take coin or cards, drag... We struck up a conversation and introducing himself, Keith told me he was in town to screen his documentary: We Jam Econo: the story of the minutemen at The Walter Reade at Lincoln Center. He offered me a few passes to the film and reception. Contrary to what your mom told you, you should talk to strangers on the bus. Thanks Keith!
The New York premiere was amazing! I wish these guys great success.
We Jam Econo: the story of the minutemen
Produced by Keith Schieron. Directed by Tim Irwin.
A totally engrossing documentary that chronicles the San Pedro, CA punk rock band The Minutemen: D. Boon, Mike Watt, and George Hurley. Featuring interviews with Flea, John Doe, Greg Ginn, Richard Hell, Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins and more.
This film took me back to my high school days in Southern California and perfectly captured the early 80's "do-it-yourself" energy of the burgeoning Los Angeles punk scene. We Jam Econo: the story of the minutemen will play at Anthology Film Archives August 29th, through September 1st, 2005 in New York City. Click here to view the trailer.
I was in Los Angeles earlier this week to do a photo shoot for a show I'll be premiering with Monica Palacios at Highways Performance Space in October. More info about the show in a future post, stay tuned.
It was sweet and poignant to hang out in Venice Beach only a few streets away from my very first LA apartment. Back then I rented a small studio for around $575. I lived less than one block from the buzz and color of the Venice boardwalk and beachfront. Ahh, the good old days... I can barely believe that I lived there more than fifteen years ago?!? I miss falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and the taste of salt in the air. Here's a photo from our shoot, we are very serious.
(Pictured: Lance Bass)
Flying to LAX on American Airlines, (the preferred airline for Greg Walloch travel) I sat next to Lance Bass certified cosmonaut, member of *NSYNC, and an all around sweet guy. I'm not an *NSYNC fan per se, though I did really like that single that was produced by BT. Mr. Bass and myself chatted a bit and found we had a few folks in common, it's funny how it is such a small world.
Back in New York now and back to work. There are some fun shows coming up this summer, check out www.GregWalloch.com for more details.
Monday, May 16, 2005
It was so much fun performing at TWEED's Lit Light last week!
Check out this review in the New York Times-Cheerful Ode to Lemons of Literature.
(Pictured: Flotilla Debarge)
My favorite of the evening was Flotilla Debarge reading Uncle Tom's Cabin. In my "view" Flotilla has real "star" quality.
Sunday, May 15, 2005
These guys give the best aural in NY!
Marwood Will be playing at the lower east side hot-spot Rothko this coming Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00pm. Rothko 116 Suffolk Street @ Rivington in New York City. Marwood was just featured on Podcast NYC's Alley Cuts. The show can be sent straight to your ipod! Marwood's new self-titled EP is now on-sale at CDBaby.com
Greg Walloch - Love and Life In the Urban Jungle.
I had an amazing time performing in the All In One solo performance series at DAI's Das Haus der Kultur in Heidelberg.
Thank you to all who worked on the show and to the audiences who came out to see it!
On the way to the airport I crossed paths with Jerry Harmon - The Smoky Mountain Gypsy, he was just arriving to do his show. We'd never met before, but we "spotted" each other right away, I guess it takes a storyteller to know one. Maybe we just both had that road weary look? What a cool guy! The great thing about touring is that you get to meet so many talented an interesting folks.
Heidelberg is beautiful! I often found myself thinking, "I didn't know there were still places this beautiful on the planet..." That could've been the Absinthe talking, but I don't think so.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
The very first time I met Morgan Brayton she was wearing a black fur bikini and a pair of cat ears! Right away I knew we'd hit it off.
her new pretty pink website!
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
Greg Walloch appears at Lit Lite: The Lousy Literature Series
Fiction Can Be Bad For You
Greg Walloch reads from Ethan Hawke’s novels, THE HOTTEST STATE and ASH WEDNESDAY.
Sweetie reads from J.T. LeRoy’s first novel, SARAH.
Flotilla deBarge, Official Black Person of the New Millennium, reads from Naomi Campbell’s first novel, THE SWAN.
"We read the crap so you don’t have to.”
Elmo Lounge - 7th Avenue and 20th Street in New York City. May 10th, 9:00 PM $5.00
Sunday, May 01, 2005
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
May 12th 7:30PM
12 Alexander Street
Pay What You Wish/Box Office: 416-975-8555