Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Sept Mike Daisey

NYC is much more fun when Mike Daisey is in town performing, reading, or just enjoying the food at Schnack...

Mike writes, "With the advent of autumn the air conditioners are finally coming out of windows, beloved houseguests who've stayed just a little too long. To celebrate this brief temperate period you might want to get out of your apartment and stop by one of the three events I'm performing at before fall abruptly departs and the ice storms descend.

THIS SUNDAY THE 26TH I'll be telling a story at The Moth--it's a real honor to be asked to perform where so many talented, eccentric and gifted storytellers have come before. Mark Katz, author of CLINTON AND ME, is curating an evening titled OFF WITH THEIR HEADS: Stories About Politics, and I will be doing my part to prove that the very best in all politics is the personal. If that doesn't work, I'll be talking trash about anyone in the crowd who got a Purple Heart--whichever works faster.

Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 7pm. Crash Mansion is located at BLVD, 199 Bowery at Spring--all seats are $20. You can make reservations at 212-868-4444 or by following this URL:

ON TUESDAY THE 28TH I'll be performing at Fez with Judy Blume, an obscure author of a few mostly-forgotten books on teenage and childhood antics. Ms. Blume will answer audience questions and read from her book, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" in hopes that some publisher will finally recognize its brilliance and get it back in
print. A number of luminaries will be presenting true stories of teen angst and childhood gone awry, and donations will be accepted to help the benighted Ms. Blume get a taxi home to Flushing.

Doors open at 7pm, and the show begins at 7:30pm at Fez Under Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette Street @ Great Jones. Cover is $10, and you can call 212-533-7000 to reserve tickets in advance.

ON THURSDAY THE 30TH I'll be reading at the Barbes Reading Series. Yes, reading, not performing: in my copious free time I have been scratching and clawing out a manuscript, and on the last day of September I will release a small part of it into the world. A terrible mistake? A delightful strategem? I invite you to Barbes so you can make the call yourself.

The reading starts at 7pm, and you can find Barbes at 376 9th Street in lovely Brooklyn, just a few steps from the 7th Avenue F subway stop...and this event is free, free, free.

Next month I perform in Los Angeles and Seattle--more details as they emerge.

Be seeing you,