our latest trip to LA was fantastic. we were filled to capacity and had to turn people away! so sorry to the folks who couldn’t get in – we might be adding a closed circuit tv to the lobby at the bootleg. someone suggested we do two services out there but I’m afraid it might kill me. i’m pretty bushed after one…maybe a new space, something bigger? i’d hate to leave the bootleg, tho, it’s such a perfect spot for us. anyway, these are, as they say, luxury problems.
the crowd was great, the art was wonderful, the performers lively. the image i’m using here is from paul august bruins slot’s series, 6 sphinxes and a peacock, which he painted just for the event, inspired by the theme of PASSION. so great – it’s always been my hope that the artists would be creating to the theme of the month – wendy ortiz’s poem was made for the theme of passion, too. we’ve included it on here, too – you can find it on the slider, linked to her tumblr page.
now, we’re back in woodstock – still some remnants of snow on the ground. funny after spending a week in venice out by the beach – taking bike rides down the strand and wearing shorts to get coffee at groundworks over on rose avenue. it’s still sort of winter here – BUT, spring is on its way. i’m so excited for the green and the buds and the grass and the trees; to have the windows and doors open.
just in time for spring, we’re gearing up for our next service in NYC – the theme will be GENDER! a first for us – and, we’ve got some really great guests, including the wonderful taylor mac
, who’ll be singing a song for us.
feeling blessed with art and community right now. and, there are birds singing outside – they must have just come back from someplace warm, too.