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Palliativity 206: The Homesick Cabaret

Posted on August 29, 2013

You are here, on some level, because you too are fascinated with the retelling of the epic rock-opera that is

the 20th century.

And I your host, this contemporary creative, am tirelessly fetishizing the fetishization of the exotic,

and dissecting the legends of everyday people who lived with a genuineness that makes my teeth hurt.

A colonial march of good and evil, might and right, Axis and Ally, freedom blues and commie red.

A time built on accepting unknowns while furiously scribbling in the empty spaces on the map.

A time when we hadn't yet reached the depths of space or the seas outside of our dreams,

Until we chose to claim them.

When questions were more important than answers, but flags more important still.

And we humble apes huddled around the embers of spilt oil and split atoms.

A terrifying epoch indeed.

The only thing scarier still is that this story arc isn't over.

We are currently tearing thru Act 4 and, "something wicked this way comes."

Alas, we still live in an age of post-colonial world culture adolescence.

This is my heartbreaking nostalgia. This curse of memory. This march of time.

The beat goes on, but instead, I choose to dance.

The Burning Beat - Audio-Curio-Cabaret from The Roustabouts on Vimeo.

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Time & Tide

Posted on August 26, 2013

Time & Tide

"Time and tide wait for no one."

— Geoffrey Chaucer —

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Showtime: Fringe Fest 2013 and the 45th Ward

Posted on August 22, 2013

45th Ward Reception

I never thought my art would be hanging anywhere respectable just yet 😉

Come on out tonight to the 45th Ward to celebrate some wonderful artworks!

— also —

Fringe Fest Chicago

Not to be outdone, but next week I have been invited to show at the legendary Fringe Fest!

Opens 8/29 - 5340 N. Lawrence Ave.

I'm busting out a few brand-new works to make their world debut:

 See you at the shindig!

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Salome

Posted on August 19, 2013

"Salome"

"Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation?

I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength,

strength and courage to yield to."

— Oscar Wilde —

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Palliativity 205: Postmodern Jukebox

Posted on August 15, 2013

These guys get me.

An appreciation for history is one thing, but I'd rather just dive right in.

There's something humbling and pleasantly subversive about reopening a sealed piece of the past,

remixing it with the present and making it dance again.

Want more?

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Midnight Radio – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Posted on August 12, 2013

Midnight Radio

I can't believe it's already been 5 years. Our first dance at our wedding was set to Origin of Love.

Because love is not about conquest or sacrifice or submitting to some higher being.

Love knocks down the wall.

I spent far too much time building that divide, between myself and the pieces of myself I couldn't bare to hope for.

But then she came into my life and the bricks crumbled to dust.

In that warm embrace we are free to be ourselves.

"And you were so much more than any god could ever plan, more than a woman or a man.

And now I understand how much I took from you:

That, when everything starts breaking down, you take the pieces off the ground

And show this wicked town something beautiful and new."

— Hedwig ATAI, Wicked Little Town

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