Friday, August 27, 2010

As The (Single) Wheel Turns

Festival produced by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Poster Design:

From the Brooklyn Eagle:
NYC’s first Unicycle Festival will be rolling across New York City this September -- The first day of the festival is in Brooklyn and is being proclaimed by Borough President Marty Markwitz as Brooklyn Unicycle Day. The festivities begin with a 13-mile journey across Brooklyn, on unicycle...

The New York City Unicycle Festival will place from Sept. 3 to 5. Festivities will begin Friday afternoon with a mass ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to Grand Army Plaza and then to Coney Island. Expect to witness amazing unicycle displays along the route, on the Boardwalk and around the Cyclone Stadium. This long-distance unicycle ride is being organized by the Unicycle NYC Bridge Tour.

Unicycle riders are invited to join the group ... scheduled to cross the Brooklyn Bridge at 3 p.m. on Sept. 3. They expect to be riding through Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park at 4 p.m. and arriving at Coney Island at 6 pm. The route is available on-line at

Additional NYC Unicycle Festival events are on Governors Island (Sept. 4) and at Grant’s Tomb (Sept. 5). The New York City Unicycle Festival seeks to bring together recreational riders, world-class performers, mountain and off-road unicycle enthusiasts, mono-wheel vehicle inventors, and the thousands of people who have not ridden in umpteen years along with circus enthusiasts, extreme sports viewers, and anyone seeking an unusual sight — even for New York City!

In Amsterdam: Gerard Cornielje wil be playing with the Justin Hammer Band on the 7th of September at Schuim Spuistraat 189

Justin Hammer on the road with his Rock N' Roll mom and Friends Roadshow in the 70's.

Katie Duck's Agenda for the rest of 2010:

September 24 Amsterdam Friday Duck Projects - Kidnap Zaal 100

October 1-11 Iceland NORDPLUS Explorations in Music and Dance / EMD Network Improvisation Intensive Course Kedja Festival

October 11-15 Copenhagen, Denmark Skolen for Moderne Dans

November 8- 14 Bilboa, Spain
festival - workshop performances L'Mono Fim

November 19, 20 and 21st Madrid, Spain -- Estudio tres workshop

November 22-26 Barcelona, Spain -- workshop La Poderosa

December 10 Amsterdam Friday Duck Projects - Happy Homicide Zaal 100

December 27-31 Amsterdam Christmas Workshop

Hmmm -- From the titles of some of her Duck Projects, Katie looks like she might be creating a new genre -- Dance Noir.

Friday, August 13, 2010

An Upcoming Katie Duck Performance in Amsterdam

One of my first Katie Graphics, from a performance with Michael Schumacher.

Thursday August 26 Dance performance: Katie Duck, Vincent Cacalano
Orgelpark Gerard Brandtstraat 26 1054 JK Amsterdam 20:15 (That's 8:15 PM)
Music Joos van der Kooy (chruch organ), Alfredo Genovesi (electric guitar + electronics) and maybe others.
Light: Makiko Ito

Monday, August 9, 2010

As July Turned Towards August

Today happens to be 8/9/10 -- in the early morning it was 05:06:07 08/09/10, but I was asleep then.

The Conductor of the Danish National Philupthecarmonic Orchestra, August 2010

Last week, Johnny Melville traveled from Berlin to Hamlet's own castle at Elsinore, Denmark in order to lead an orchestra/chorus of musical cars. Rather than tour drive-in movie theaters, he'll post a video on YouTube -- stay "tuned!"

Stuart Curtis made some music in Western Oregon:

Sven's Blowholes July Jam: Stuart Curtis (far left), John Bliss, Jeff Morre, Jim Guynn, Cheryl Leckie, Rob Birdwell, and Mike Beavington.

Paul Blackwell sang along and played with Andre Floyd on the docks of Lakeside, Montana in late July -- but I wasn't there to shoot pictures.

Andre Floyd with Blue Iguana at Rock for Ravenwood, near Ferndale, Montana, four days after he performed with Paul Blackwell.

In Great Falls, Montana, Cowgirl/Stiltwalker Karen Quest worked the fair!

In Amsterdam, musician Davey Norkett saw George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars at De Paradiso on July 31. Justin Hammer played at Schuim on August 3rd.
Dancer Katie Duck was and is getting ready for performances in August -- especially Sunday August 22 Duck Projects - Criminal Mind single studio Eerste Nassaustraat 7 Amsterdam (same building - up stairs as the Studio Seven) See a full list of her summer workshops/performances HERE.

The Funk Mob later toured France all the way to the Riviera.
In Long Beach, California, a there was a free day-and-night Funk Fest last weekend, featuring Dawn Silva, Jeanette Washington, and the Brides of Funkenstein, along with other members of the extended P-Funk Family playing in their band -- like DeWayne McKnight, Jeff Bunn, Barry Chenault, and Greg Thomas. DJ/Scholar Ricky Vincent was there, along with legendary Jimmy Castor, Patryce Banks, sTOZO tHE cLOWN, Lonnie Marshall & Weapon Of Choice, The Stone City Band, plus various & sundry P-Funk fans from the Internet Community, including Darryl (Funk Store) Moon, and DJ Soul Sister from New Orleans, who introduced Webmaster Michael to the cyber-mothership.

Footsbarn continued to perform at Polzeath in their old home grounds of Cornwall, England. The Mir Caravan 2010 is still in Namur, Belgium, but I'm worried about their next stop -- Moscow and Russia are having some terrible problems with wildfires and deadly smokey air.