Thanks to my diligent sister, I found my way to Joe’s Pub a couple of months ago to see Adrienne Truscott‘s Asking For It: A One Lady Rape About Comedy. It was a fantastic thought provoking show that also inspired me pretty deeply in terms of how I approached some of the material in my recent show. Adrienne is an award winning choreographer, dancer, and stand-up comedian who has performed all over the world. I was really thrilled to have the chance to speak with her.
I ran across the new web series Everything’s Okay last week (via Shark Party Media) and fell immediately in love with it. The very next day I found myself conducting an interview with its creator, Ace Salisbury, which I share here for your listening pleasure.
EVERYTHING’S OK is an episodic series best described as a ‘post-apocalyptic cardboard punk’ adventure. Its first episode debut’ed as a short film at Cannes this year, and the entire 8-episode series will be premiering online, one episode every other week through the coming months. Most notably, the series was scored with brand new, original music from Rob Crow of Pinback. The brand new trailer includes the song, “Dismal Failure (Hold Me Stay Away)” by Rob Crow, exclusively heard in this trailer and in the series finale of Everything’s Okay. Continue reading →
This week, I was thrilled to talk with legendary drag icon, Lady Bunny, about her new show, Trans-Jester, which is running now at the (also legendary) Stonewall Inn. It was so much fun to talk with Bunny about her work, and our currently somewhat sensitive culture. Bunny’s long history as a drag queen gives her a unique perspective on the language that we use to describe ourselves that I can’t wait for you to hear. Even if we don’t all precisely agree, these are conversations that need to continue. Please feel free to join the conversation here in the comments or on my Facebook Page! Continue reading →
In celebration of the 11th anniversary of this here podcast, I present to you the first ever MikeyPod Live! I had a blast putting this together for The Queerly Festival at The Kraine Theater. This podcast was the thing that got me off my ass and up to New York City, it’s given me an excuse to talk to some really outstanding artists and activists and it’s just super fun to share with you these things that I love.
Joshua D. Fischer joins me on the podcast this week to discuss his book, Meet the Regulars, which features stores and portraits of the everyday and famous people who frequent Brooklyn’s hottest (or most underrated) hangouts. Joshua and I talk about his work with the book, gentrification, and one of my favorite topics: how to cope with big city living without succumbing to misanthropy. Continue reading →
I’m a long time fan of Joy Askew, both as a musician and as a person. She’s a fantastic musician, a tireless activist, and a great friend. Joy has performed with some brilliant artists as well: Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, and Joe Jackson, to name only a few. We talked about the current climate for independent artists, both the good and the bad, our mutual appreciation of crowdfunding, and Joy’s inspiration behind her songs. The new album, Queen Victoria, sounds like it’s going to be fantastic and you should seriously consider pre-ordering a copy on Joy’s Pledge Music page. Continue reading →
Will Shishmanian is a fantastic singer/songwriter and one of my guests for the upcoming MikeyPod Live! event that I am producing for the Queerly Festival here in NYC. I just ran across Will’s music recently and am so proud to have him as my guest both at the Queerly Festival and here on the podcast. We cover a great range of topics from getting acclimated to being a NYC resident to writing songs about cats. Give it a listen, and make plans to join us on June 27th at the Kraine Theater! Continue reading →
Duncan Pflaster is an award winning playwright and creator of The Naughty Jewish Boys calendar. He has appeared as a musician in several shows, and will be seen this July composing music for “The Social Avenger” by Lenny Schwartz in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. We have been internet friends since the LiveJournal days of old, and he has always inspired me with his steady flow of new work. I was so happy to have him on the podcast once again to chat about where he finds his inspiration to write and how he goes about getting it done. Continue reading →