one of the things i’ve decided to do is basically make a documentary of every video we put out, especially if it’s a larger production. this one’s about 20 minutes long and includes interviews (with me, coco and pope), footage of rehearsals in NYC, and tons of really fascinating stuff about the process of making… Read more »
after the news about el paso and dayton happening back-to-back, i was just like…fuck. there’s a mass shooting MORE THAN ONCE A DAY in my country. at the rate we’re going…won’t almost every town, every person, eventually, be affected? won’t the pain go fully viral? i got an idea for a song. it’s called “EVERYBODY KNOWS SOMEBODY”. read more about it on… Read more »
this is the most ambitious (and expensive) video i have made in years. michael pope and coco karol and i sat down for the first meetings about six months ago. we wanted the video to be not literal, but a feeling…a feeling that we all three of us saw in our heads. about flailing. about power… Read more »
the first winner of the power failure songwriting contest, from NORWAY……is: Thomas Herlofsen! out of the first hundred or so submissions that i’ve been able to listen to, this one – “later i told you” stood out as a clear front-runner…..the lyrics didn’t just paint a simple picture, they painted a picture beyond the picture, o top of… Read more »
WOE TO ALL WHO DO NOT LISTEN TO LINGUA IGNOTA podcast interview with kristin hayter, aka Lingua Ignota recored in march 2019 in austin, tx during SXSW. read more about the creation of this podcast and my conversation with kristin on my patreon .
i was honestly not expecting to be as excited about the recording and flow quality as i am, but i just listened to the entire show and DAMMIT this record of this evening is a small masterpiece of sound, learning, laughter, and total straight-up weirdness. read more about the making of ninja ted on my… Read more »
right before my second show in portland (the last of the north american tour) on june 9th, i sat down with dr. leah torres in a local portland library to talk with her about her work…..and what we can do. i believe strongly that if i’m/we’re going to get involved in the fight for reproductive… Read more »
remember when i went to washington DC (with laurie penny as my date?) for the white house correspondents dinner? and the “NOT the white house correspondents dinner with samantha bee” the night before? REMEMBER HOW I TOLD YOU THAT WE WERE GOING TO MAKE AN AUDIO-DIARY/PODCAST OUT OF IT! well……WE DID!!!!!! read more about it… Read more »
a video like Voicemail For Jill was a meta-video. we made a video, yeah. but we also created an incredibly important moment in time for the people in that room. including me. art heals. you’ll see what i mean when you watch the documentary. read more about it HERE .
SO…..this SXSW documentary rough cut is an official THING. patrons can read more about it and help me CROWD-EDIT THIS DOCUMENTARY on patreon HERE .
six years ago, a few days after the boston marathon bombing, i published a quickly-written post to my blog called “poem for dzhokhar”. it was meant to be a short stream-of-consciousness reflection for my small community of readers; then it was picked up by the outside world. the moment was painful. for a lot of… Read more »
this is a film, just for y’all, of a great in-depth interview-style talk i gave last november at the berklee college of music in boston, MA. i went to town just for this gig and discussed lots of things. patrons can read more about it on patreon HERE .