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“Vive the Life” at Recession Art

December 3rd, 2013

pulled out an old favorite for my performance at Recession Art’s Salonukah – “Vive the Life”, my reflection on a life lived in NYC

“To the Basic Cable Faithful,” Live Version

February 11th, 2011

A live version of “To the Basic Cable Faithful,” a critique on the Rally to Restore Sanity, performed at the November 2010 listening party for “The Events of Election ’08.” To see the full film by Mike Varley and Mickey Benson, visit here.

“To the Basic Cable Faithful”

November 20th, 2010

“To the Basic Cable Faithful” One late October, I saw a rally through the eyes of a foreigner trained to root out all deception. She spoke the Queen’s diction with broad authority, and when she listened, her lashes gave dangerous attention to the fight behind your words. Nothing less than honesty would do. Nothing less [...]

On Inauguration Collaboration, Video Version

February 20th, 2009

click the post to view On Inauguration Collaboration from Mike Varley on Vimeo.

On Election Night and Day, Video Version

February 19th, 2009

click the post to view On Election Night and Day from Mike Varley on Vimeo.

On Joe the Plumber, Video Version

February 18th, 2009

click the post to view On Joe the Plumber from Mike Varley on Vimeo.

On Absentee Elders, Video Version

February 17th, 2009

click the post to watch On Absentee Elders from Mike Varley on Vimeo.

On Inauguration Collaboration

February 6th, 2009

“On Inauguration Collaboration” Teach the father Heal the mother Bless the child Bless the soul Teach the father Heal the mother Bless the child Bless the soul With the coolness of a Buddha at his opening miracle, he stands before the masses primed to preach the new stone tablets.  The flag pin stuck in his [...]

On Election Night and Day

February 5th, 2009

“On Election Night and Day” I am an old, black woman from Macon, Georgia on a sworn mission from God. I know that sounds strange, but it’s true. My Lord rubbed my feet soft at the dawn of the morning and told me I had good work to do. Mr. Peterson took the day off [...]

On Joe the Plumber

February 4th, 2009

On Joe the Plumber Joe the Plumber, the moment of Debate ’08 that will live on like Slinkys and Pet Rocks. Do you watch MTV when you masturbate, or have you moved to computers? Do you live in your grandma’s old house? Do you cry at the anthem of the Minor League ball game, after [...]

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