Hey everybody! This post is a little late, but is definitely worth the wait. For those of you who were unable to join us at Barnstorm Cabaret so many months ago (and for those who were there and have been unable to forget the wondrous experience), here is video of our Saturday night performance! Thanks to everyone who helped make our show and the whole cabaret so much fun.
The Cast of Characters:
The Lonely Kazoo: Danny Fisher-Bruns
The Narrator: Tom Fucoloro
The Dumpster: Adam Prairie
The Drummer: Chris Prairie
The Rest of the Band: Geoff Brown
The Dancing Ensemble: Christina Ellis & Kelli Refer
I have lost .000047% of my expected lifespan since my last post. It seems like only yesterday. I’ve been having a great time with my plastic family out here in the Great Garbage Patch, but I thought it was about time to return to the stage to share my story with everyone again. On a rainy day like this, who couldn’t use an uplifting story?
A great group of artists in Seattle is creating a 3-night-only cabaret in Belltown bringing together provocative artists of all walks of life to share their work and spark constructive dialogue. Among this collection of artists will be yours truly: the poor old lonely kazoo. They’re calling the event Barnstorm, and you are all invited!
You can help make this event possible by donating to their massive fundraising effort. The Kickstarter campaign is going strong, but still has a little way to go. Check out their progress.
If you want to see a preview of how they are transforming a defunct storefront into a cabaret, check out this video
So mark your calendars once again, folks! I can’t wait to see you all there.
That’s all for now. I’ve got to float away – those pesky seabirds are hovering overhead again, and I know that I’ only going to give them indigestion if they catch me.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the world (internet) premier of The Lonely Kazoo: A Synthetic Journey to Heaven
Here’s the cast list:
- Lonely Kazoo — Danny Fisher-Bruns
- Narrator – Tom Fucoloro
- Dumpster – Adam Prairie
- Ensemble – Kelli Refer, Christina Ellis, Olivia Engel, and Liz Ellis
- The Lonely Kazoo Band – Adam Prairie, Chris Prairie, Geoff Brown, Steve Nielsen, Jacques Boudreau, and Olivia Cacchione
Scene 1: Valu-Pak Fun!
Hey everyone! Have you ever wanted to see an 8 piece rock band; a troupe of dancers; a living, breathing dumpster; a human-sized kazoo, and more plastic garbage than you can shake a recycling bin at? If so, boy do I have a show for you! Come on down to the Fremont Abbey on August 19th to see the Lonely Kazoo rock opera and art show.
Also, if you’re an artist and you’d still like to contribute work to the show, we are still accepting submissions. There’s no cost to you to be in the show, and you might find some kindred spirit artists at the event.
Are you an artist who works with reused mater ials? Are you an environmentalist interested in raising awareness about the destruction of ocean ecosystems due to plastic? Well then, we are looking for you to create an art piece on the topic of the Pacific Garbage Patch, waste or environmental destruction to pair with a rock opera performed at the Fremont Abbey called The Lonely Kazoo: A Synthetic Journey to Heaven.
Work must relate to the theme of waste, plastics, ocean health or environmental issues of some kind. Pieces utilizing recycled materials are highly encouraged. Photography, painting, prints, sculptures and mixed media pieces encouraged. Other mediums will also be considered.
Please email image of work by Friday August 13 with brief description of the work to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will notify you if your piece will make it into the show by Monday, August 16. Works must be dropped off by Thursday 19 at The Fremont Abbey located at 4272 Fremont Avenue N. Works will also need to be picked up by 2pm on August 20th.
Every song of the opera is now available to download. Check out our Bandcamp page to download or use the player on the right to listen.
When you download, you can choose any format you like (FLAC is available for those who want lossless). There may still be some touches and maybe some narration added in the future, but this is a strong draft moving forward.
So Download Now!
In other news, Danny has been on vacation and is returning late tonight (I think). So Lonely Kazoo stuff is going to pick right back up, and work leading up to the performances tentatively scheduled to start in August will begin. Cheers all around!
If you have any ideas or want to help in any way, drop us a line. We are way open to suggestion and creative ideas.
The Big Picture has a bunch of devastating photos from the Louisiana coast taken by the AP’s Charlie Riedel. Can’t say much more than the photos can.
There’s also this song by the Dirty Cajuns if you haven’t seen it yet. It was tweeted by @BPGlobalPR, who in a strange way brings a little sanity to this mess.