Sunday, June 24, 2012

What a Host, So Zealous!

Friend Richard suggests starting a Kickstarter campaign:

Living Room Concerts
David Thomas in concert in your living room!

David Thomas will appear in solo concert with his melodeon and synthesizer in your living room.

These are the terms:
  • Cannot be on commercial premises. Must be in a private residence. Admission is by invitation only. A group may pool finances ahead of time to pay for the appearance, and may sell "invitations" to strangers, but no tickets are to be sold "on the door." (Keep in mind all issues of admitting strangers into your home.)
  • Announcements of the performance may only be made on social networking sites. No commercial advertizing. If requested we will post an announcement on the Ubu Projex Calendar page directing email enquiries to the host.
  • Maximum of approximately 40 people permitted in the audience. Minimum of approximately 10. This a guideline and nobody's gonna be counting heads but please stick to the principle. Children don't count.
  • Payment of fee to Mr. Thomas to be via Paypal, a minimum of 30 days before the performance.
  • Mr. Thomas will bring a small sound system suitable to a medium sized living room.
  • The performance will be no louder than a stereo played medium-loud to loud. Mr. Thomas will do all in his power to avoid civil noise complaints but it is the responsibility of the Host to satisfy local authorities and neighbors and any legal ramifications are the sole responsibility of the Host.
  • A contract with full terms and conditions will be completed. Click here to download a copy of the contract. This offer is intended for the territories of the USA and England but may be extended based on supplemental costs where applicable. Available dates are conditional. Acceptance of offer is conditional.

Email with desired date(s) and any other enquiries.

LRC001: Duane Capizzi & Linnea Hemenez, Los Angeles, 4/16/11. "A unique evening we won't forget."
LRC002: Dan Carbone, Oakland, 4/15/11. "You were terrific to work with."
LRC003: Pierre & Lisa Gonzalez, Los Angeles, 4/17/11. "Fantastic, magical time."
LRC004: Scott & Steph Cameron, Toronto, 11/5/11. "Incredibly real, powerful, and raw. Everyone was deeply moved."
LRC005: Chris Butterfield, Detroit, 11/6/11. "An overwhelming success, people are still talking."
LRC006: Todd Pullen, Atlanta, 11/12/11.
LRC007: Lee Shook, Birmingham AL, 11/13/11. "Incredible event, a lifelong dream."

My first thought, and first response to Richard, was that I am such a fanboy I'd teehee embarrassingly though I'd get a blog post out if it (et viola), but als0 to0 consider this a gauging of interest. Hey! Did you know Washington DC has a professional soccer team?

It's true! and tonight they play fucking Metros in New Jersey, the biggest game of the season since the last until the next! I'll see bits and pieces of it - birthday dinner tonight for me mum at a restaurant near SeatSix's place, dinner at six, game at seven, probably catch the end of the first half there, don't know if I can get others in my car to stay for the second half.


Frank O'Hara

The eager note on my door said “Call me,
call when you get in!” so I quickly threw
a few tangerines into my overnight bag,
straightened my eyelids and shoulders, and

headed straight for the door. It was autumn
by the time I got around the corner, oh all
unwilling to be either pertinent or bemused, but
the leaves were brighter than grass on the sidewalk!

Funny, I thought, that the lights are on this late
and the hall door open; still up at this hour, a
champion jai-alai player like himself? Oh fie!
for shame! What a host, so zealous! And he was

there in the hall, flat on a sheet of blood that
ran down the stairs. I did appreciate it. There are few
hosts who so thoroughly prepare to greet a guest
only casually invited, and that several months ago.


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