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The Strangers Project – Washington Square Park

May 20th, 2013

Back in early April, I visited with Brandon Doman as he went about collecting stories for his strangers project.  Here’s a little FAQ video I took of the experience: Brandon is also running a Kickstarter campaign promoting is project as we speak – or, as I type.  Check it out here.

Queen/Mob Jam Sessions Volume 1

April 20th, 2013

Check out some of the old Queen/Mob Jam Sessions I’ve put together in album form.  Pretty enjoyable for listening while working  

Andrew W.K.’s “Party Hard” from in the pit – 285 Kent, Brooklyn, NY

March 7th, 2013

Canoeing the Nissequogue

August 16th, 2012

Mike Varley and the Varley-Twyman family canoe the Nissequogue River in Long Island, NY, August 2012.

Friends Theme

June 12th, 2012

Darin and Varley at Punderdome:

Cover: “Grand Canyon”, The Magnetic Fields

May 14th, 2012

One of my favorite Magnetic Fields songs, off 69 Love Songs, disc 2. This has been rolling around in my head for over a year, and I finally wanted to get it down in some form. Music and vocals by Mike Varley, song originally by Stephen Merritt.

Regarding a Recent Visit to The Rock Shop

December 12th, 2011

Dear Management, . Please excuse the delay in reply. Life got in the way a bit, but I still feel this is important enough to share. It’s concerning the bar service I received at the Saturday, December 1st show featuring Sky-Pony and Toys and Tiny Instruments. There was one bartender behind the bar that night, [...]

Hydrofracking New York: A Letter to Gov. Cuomo

December 1st, 2011

11/27/2011 Greetings Governor Cuomo, My name is Michael Varley.  I’m a Long Island-born, upstate-educated, Brooklyn-residing New Yorker, writing to you with concern about the gas extraction process known as hydrofracking.  Many guesses have been made at your intentions behind supporting this controversial drilling method, but I’m not looking to add to the stack of speculations.  [...]

Hydrofracking New York: A Six-Part Series by Mike Varley

November 27th, 2011

Hello All, . I’ve recently completed work on a new short film series.  It’s called “Hydrofracking New York: From One New Yorker to Another,” a six episode project covering the controversial mining practice known formally as hydraulic fracturing.  In as early as two weeks from now, permits may be issued to allow gas companies to [...]

Field of Honor, Huntington, NY

May 30th, 2011

Huntington, New York’s Field of Honor in front of town hall, Election Day, 2010. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Huntington. Shot by Mike Varley. Kiwanis Club of Long Island