I’m off to Eritrea! Be back in early January. Happy Holidays to all!
Great piece on Sweeney Todd in the New York Times today. Make sure you check out the audio slideshows–more pix, and fascinating interviews with Patti LuPone and Michael Cerveris.
How much do I dig this show? I bought the souvenir mug.
Foto ganked from listener Kyle.
Pic ganked from listener “Patty Bouvier.”
It ran the gamut. We did Madison Square Garden on Friday, and a house party in Princeton, NJ on Wednesday.
Against all odds, that Princeton gig–in a little dining room–was killing.
Wanna take a minute to thank all the DMB peeps, their spectacularly kind crew, Dave, and everybody else.
I think we really rocked, too. My in-ear monitors got fucked up as I got onstage in Philly. It was a struggle until they got ‘em going again, but I was told that I stayed in tune. I’ve learned something good about myself: I can rock a hockey stadium without being able to hear myself!
What a drag. Some tone-deaf higher-up nixed it, capriciously. I called in today to say goodbye to Marc Maron on the air–I’ve been a huge fan of his for years–and I tried to tell him that surely this was the Universe’s way of steering him into some even better place in the world. But it came off poorly, I think; we drove for hours last night in the slush and sleet, coming home from Boston–doing 35 most of the way!!–and I got no sleep.
Saw Sweeney Todd for the second time.
Oh! So thrilling. I just can’t recommend it enough. Been driving my bandmates crazy singing the tunes. Yep, out of the blue, I’ve become a Broadway Guy.
I realized that Michael Cerveris–who plays Sweeney–and I had a mutual friend, so I asked him to forward an email of effusive praise to Michael.
“I’m glad you enjoyed our creepy little skit,” Michael wrote back.
I then asked him to be my Valentine.